Standardized Single-Family Rental Terms and Definitions



The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) has established “recommended best practices for defining, calculating, and reporting key financial and operational disclosure metrics for the single-family rental (SFR) industry.” Green Street Advisors’ Advisory and Consulting Group provided subject matter expertise and worked with NRHC members to develop standardized definitions and calculations of common disclosure metrics and […]

Investors are bulk buying inner city condos on the cheap



While the suburbs are making a comeback with homebuyers as seek out more space for themselves during the pandmic, investors are playing a longer-term game, betting on condos and a return to the city when the pandemic subsides. The Wall Street Journal says that investors in Manhattan are being lured by reduced prices and are […]

Should I Furnish My Luxury Leased Property?



The decision to lease your luxury property comes with several other decisions as well such as the type of property management team you should choose, whether you should leave it furnished, and your price point. Leasing luxury property is slightly different than a typical or traditional multifamily property or even a single-family house. There are […]

Ask Brian: What Can I Learn From an Experienced Investor?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Greg in NC: Hello Brian, I have a tremendous opportunity to work with one of the best residential real estate […]

5 Ways to Boost the Security of Your Rental Property With Tech



As a property owner and manager, keeping your rental property secure is crucial not only for your tenants’ safety but also for the reputation of your property. Even if property damage is minimal in the event of a crime or a weather-related disaster, your tenants’ lost faith in the security of your property could come […]

Key Differences Between Creative and Traditional Real Estate Investing



Real estate investing is probably the second oldest profession. Real estate investing is about controlling property to improve your situation in life. If you think about it for a moment, ancient wars were fought for the control of real estate. In its broadest sense, wars for real estate were an investment strategy (obviously not recommended) […]

Ask Brian: Can I Invest in Real Estate With $1,000?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Layla in AL: Hey Brian, I’m 26 and have been working on my career for about three years. I’m trying […]

Real Estate Investing in 2021 is About Basics with a COVID Twist



Back in March of this year, the real estate market looked to be headed into a steep decline as COVID-19 began to spread. The pandemic has certainly affected every industry but somewhat surprisingly, real estate has weathered the tough economy remarkably well. Rather than seeing an epic decline in real estate values, 2020 achieved unexpected […]

New York provides foreclosure relief for some landlords



New York state has introduced tough new rules that make it more difficult for landlords to evict tenants who can’t afford to pay the rent. At the same time, the law also provides help for smaller landlords, preventing banks from foreclosing on those with less than 10 rental units if they can prove financial hardship. […]

Investors transform struggling hotels into apartments



The hospitality industry has been pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic, and investors are swooping to buy up hotels and reimagine them as rental units instead. Hotel conversions have become a big business in recent months, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. Its report said that investors are buying up struggling hotels at bargain prices […]