How Much Higher Can Rents Go When Incomes Are Falling?



It’s no secret that Wall Street has been buying up billions of dollars worth of single family homes over the past few years. But when it comes to operating cash flowing properties at a profit, the basic issue always comes down to what the tenants in a given market can afford.

Why Buying Foreclosures Is Not A Real Estate Investing Strategy



When it comes to hot real estate investing topics, “foreclosures” is one of the hottest buzz-words out there. We’ve had several million foreclosures since 2008, and a few million more are out there in various stages of delinquency or default.

Calculating A “Sweet Spot” For Rental Rates In Your Market



Wondering what kind of rental rates you should expect for your rental properties in your market? Here are some data and ideas on how you might go about estimating what kind of rents a tenant will be able to afford in your market.

The REAL Lazy Man’s Way To Riches – Building An Income You Don’t Have To Work For



Thanks to high government debts and the resulting monetary policy of forcing interest rates to near zero, retired seniors and boomers nearing retirement are discovering that “retirement planning” ain’t what it used to be…

Rental Property Investing – Bringing Back The 1% Rule



This one is a classic of real estate investing that was commonly known and practiced years ago. But in the years since the housing bubble destroyed all sense of realistic property values, it’s been mostly forgotten, and is now virtually unknown to newbie real estate investors.

Investing in Property in Place of a Pension



With a significant decrease in defined benefit schemes and more emphasis being placed on defined contributions as pension provisions, the responsibility for investing for the future is increasingly shifting from the employer to the employee. Taking responsibility for how your pension contributions are invested can be daunting and require significant research and investigation.

Big Investors Raising Billions To Buy Up Foreclosures



Between the recent FHFA auctions of Fannie and Freddie foreclosures, and the appearance of mega-investment companies buying individual properties at local foreclosure auctions, the dynamics of the rental property business are changing rapidly.

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