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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ask Brian: Why Do Some Real Estate Investors Succeed and Others Fail?



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 Marty from TX: Hello Brian, I just received a court settlement and real estate investing has always fascinated me. Still, […]

Best Upgrades for Your Rental Property



A beautiful, well-maintained property is paramount to securing a potential renter. If you’re searching for high-quality renters, there are a few simple ways you can attract them. Here are some of the best upgrades for your rental property. By making these changes, your property is sure to catch people’s attention. Upgrade Amenities Upgrading to high-quality, […]

How To Ensure a Perfect Rental Experience for Your Tenants



Looking for tenants can be stressful, but so is looking for a new place to rent. Property owners who put extra effort into welcoming new tenants and responding to their concerns will come out on top in online reviews. With experience and the right property management, property owners soon learn how to ensure a perfect […]

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 […]