Medium-Size Apartment Buildings Often Better for Private Investors



Although many real estate professionals with an opinion about investing in apartment buildings believe complexes with more than 150 units are the best way to go, it’s not necessarily true. Multifamily complexes are indeed a great investment. However, what you really want to invest in is where you earn the most rent per unit. Often […]

4 Bookkeeping Tips for Real Estate Investors



The prospect of investing in real estate and growing your property portfolio is certainly exciting, but what many don’t realize is that property investment is much more difficult than one might expect. While managing and owning your own property portfolio can reap financial rewards, it is very much like running a business. Just like with […]

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 […]