Investors turn to farmland as “safe haven”



Farmland in America has reached a record high value, at a time when growing planting and maintenance costs are leading to diminished financial returns in the agricultural sector Recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that cropland in America is currently worth $4,100 per acre on average, matching record highs set in 2015 […]

8 Basic Steps to Becoming a First Time Landlord



Becoming a landlord is one of the easiest ways to invest in real estate. If you have a little extra money, property prices in your area are low, and rent rates are profitable, now may be the time to invest in real estate to generate additional monthly income. During these trying times of COVID-19, the […]

10 Property Management Tips For Landlords



Whether you’re a seasoned real estate professional, or new to the industry, whether you’re using a rental as a primary form of income, or simply a passive revenue stream, property management is a serious business and should be treated as such. It can, however, be difficult to start out—especially when you have no clear direction […]

8 Hospitality Tips for Successfully Renting Out Your Beach House



If your tenants are happy, they’ll come back, saving you the hassle of having to find new renters every year. It doesn’t take much to make your renters feel like guests in your home. There are many things to consider before buying an investment property but once you’ve made the purchase your number one goal is to […]

What the End of Rent Moratoriums and the Coming Evictions Could Mean to Landlords, Renters, and All of Us



On July 25, the federal moratorium on evictions ended. There are also state and local moratoriums with various ending dates. There were at least 25 states with moratoriums. The $600 a week unemployment premium ended on July 31 with tens of millions of Americans remaining without a paycheck. The writing on the wall couldn’t be […]

Should You Sell Your House or Rent It Out?



If you’re a homeowner who is considering moving to a new area or has simply outgrown your current house, you have a large decision to make: should you sell your house or rent it out? Each option has various benefits as well as drawbacks. To make the decision that is right for you, carefully consider […]

Should You Invest in Rental Properties or House-Flipping?



Although the housing market looks like it’s already recovered from the pandemic-induced downturn of last spring, don’t make the mistake of thinking we’re back to normal. With millions of potential evictions looming, a potential mass migration from cities to the suburbs, and historically low inventory coupled with sky-high demand, it’s safe to say the market’s […]

10 Ways to Reduce the Cash You Need to Buy a Rental Property



Most of us would love to have five or ten rental properties generating passive income for us every month. Far fewer of us actually own any rentals, having bumped up against one tall barrier to entry: cash. It takes investment capital to build a portfolio of rental properties. Cash for the down payment, cash for […]

7 Real Estate Investing Mistakes That Kill Profits



Investors are constantly flooded with advice about how to invest in real estate. The vast amount of that advice is about what you should be doing. Very little is about what not to do. A good businessperson understands both the good and the bad about their business. New investors need to understand both the upside […]

7 Things to Know About Buying Your First Investment Property



There are seven important considerations you need to think about before investing in your first rental property. Here’s the rundown.