Considerations to make when buying rental property



There are many things to consider when it comes to investing in rental property. Below are the top three considerations you’ll want to take into account when buying rental property. Consideration 1: Location I can’t stress enough about how important the location of your rental property is. Often times new investors don’t put enough emphasis […]

Standardizing 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 […]

Buying an Investment Property is not just for the wealthy



America is the Land of Opportunity. It is the land of capitalism. Everyone here has the opportunity to make his or her livelihood better, including you. There’s no better opportunity to turn your dreams into a reality than right here, right now. The American Dream requires a tremendous amount of sacrifice, dedication, work ethic and […]

The Realities of Real Estate: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Flipping a Home



You’ve likely watched quite a few home-flipping renovation shows on TV and thought you might have the skill and insight to try your hand at it. When done right, flipping homes can be quite a lucrative deal. However, for beginners, it can be easy to make a few costly mistakes that might end making them […]

Ask Brian: What are the Key Concerns for Fixer-Rental Investors?



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. Les from Tampa, FL writes: I’ve been a landlord before but out of the business for about five years. As I […]

Top Landlord Accounting Software for Property Managers



Landlord accounting software for property managers can make or break a real estate business. Real estate investors know that, whether they hire a property manager or manage their properties themselves, that pen-and-paper bookkeeping will get you nowhere fast — especially if you have a large number of properties. Thankfully, using landlord accounting software for property […]

Explaining Wholesale Real Estate to Sellers



As investors, we are always looking for motivated sellers. People needing to seller their house fast and willing to take substantially less than market value. We want to buy at wholesale prices. Maybe you even have a sign or two up around town or a classified ad that reads “I Buy House Fast for All […]

Ask Brian: What Questions Should New Investors Ask?



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 Linda of Cincinnati, OH: Hello Brian, I bought a condo as my own home a little over 3 years ago. […]

Easy Turn Key Real Estate Investing



Are turn key rentals the right real estate investment for you? Turn key rentals have already been rehabbed and have a qualified renter in place paying rent the day you take ownership. These also typically have a property management company in place to take care of the day-to-day operations and keep qualified renters in the […]

Alternative Investments as a Safety Net During Real Estate Downturns



Most readers have heard the old saying “Don’t place all of your eggs into one basket.” If anything sums up an approach to investment as an income, that saying says it all. And if your primary investment choice is commercial real estate (CRE),then you know the pain of a market downturn. When any financial crisis […]