Understanding Commercial Lease Types



Commercial leases are not one-size-fits all. The type of commercial lease will vary depending upon the asset class and building class and the landlord’s and tenant’s needs.

Negotiating Common Area Maintenance Charges in Commercial Leases



When signing a commercial lease, tenants may look at only the base rent amount. They are surprised when common area maintenance (CAM) charges result in a monthly rent bill that is higher than expected. Tenants may receive an additional surprise at the end of the year when they receive a bill for a CAM shortfall. […]

Renters can save thousands by renewing instead of moving, Zillow says



Renewing a lease instead of moving to a new apartment can mean major savings for renters. Those who moved in the past year paid an average of $3,946 more in 2015 on rent than renters who stayed in the same unit for the past five or more years, according to a new Zillow analysis of 2015 rent data from

Lawmakers push for crackdown on rent to own housing schemes



Lawmakers and housing authorities are pushing for regulators to stop investment firms engaging in what they say is a predatory business of selling run down homes “as is” through rent-to-own schemes

Net Lease Big Box Sector Softens in Q4



Cap rates in the single tenant net lease big box sector rose 42 basis points to 6.50% from the fourth quarter of 2015 to the fourth quarter of 2016.

Share Your Office helps real estate agents expand into new markets



Regular leads are essential to the success of any real estate agent. Leads can be generated through many different means, but one new source is worth looking at – an on-demand platform called Share Your Office.

Negotiating Lease Options



Rent to own homes or lease options are a fantastic method to buy and sell properties without investing your own money. While there are too many variations to lease options to discuss in detail, we will cover the key areas to consider for negotiation. When structuring your rent to own home contract with the seller, […]

The American Dream For Rent



Corporate America is buying up the American Dream of homeownership and putting it up for rent. Magnetar Capital LLC, has bought 1 out of every 11 homes in the Ohio town of Huber Heights and is now pushing for property-tax cuts that will gut the school district’s budget. In a capitalistic society, there is little […]

Advanced Lease Option Tips



As you probably already know, lease option purchases are a great low cost or no cost financing vehicle to control and sell a property for a nice profit. Because of the low cost and no risk, this is where many beginners start when they are ready for a career in real estate. Multiple Terms Meaning […]

Wildly Successful Real Estate Investors And How They Made It Happen – Part 1



Part one of our new series featuring several stories of actual people that I know personally, who are wildly successful real estate investors in their own right. I avoid mentioning their full names in order to protect their privacy. But the details are true, and illustrate the creativity, drive and persistence that enable major success as a real estate investor.

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