Rehab “WOW” Factor



One of the most important aspects of rehabbing and flipping houses is offering the best house in the neighborhood. You buy an older, run down property at a deep discount, and bring it up to modern high standards to turn a huge profit. Creating the Wow Factor Beyond completely renovating the home with modern amenities […]

How to Successfully Rent Out Your Investment Property



According to a recent Harvard University study, the number of American households that are choosing to rent has continued to increase. In 2004 the percentage of American households that preferred renting to home ownership was 31 percent. By 2012 the percentage had risen to 35 percent, and in 2013 the total number reached 43 million […]

Fast Paced Rehabbing You Need to Know



When it comes to managing a rehab, the number one thing to always remember is “time is money.” Not only do you have the cost of capital but the sooner you complete the rehab, list it for sale, get a buyer under contract, and close on the sale, the sooner you can find another deal […]

Residential Rental Valuations – The Right Approach



Valuing residential rental properties can be tricky. Market value is not the same as investment value. When it comes to valuing residential rentals, you’re much better off taking the approach that commercial real estate investors use than the approach used by homeowners. Commercial investors base property values on the amount of annual income the property […]

Top 10 Places to Invest in Real Estate



Location, location, location. As you look for investment opportunities in 2014, take a moment to look beyond your local market. By doing so, you have the opportunity to make double digit returns on your investments. For instance, take a look at Wichita Falls, Texas. It’s an oil town with money. But more than that, nearby […]

The Dreaded 1099c Form for Real Estate Investors



You may find yourself in a position of having to short sale a property as a real estate investor. If you do, be sure you understand the possible IRS tax penalty. Investor tax consequences can be very different from the tax consequences of a short sale for an owner occupied home. The IRS Comes Calling […]

Tips for Building Your Brand New Real Estate Business



Buying investment property isn’t rocket science, but when you are just getting started it can seem overwhelming. It’s hard to know just where to start. There are definitely some tried and true things you can do that will help ensure your success. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Mortgage Activity Increases 63% Year-On-Year in the UK



Apparently mortgage activity in the UK picked up last month according to a new survey by valuers Connells, and the number of valuations increased by more than a third compared to August. Overall the number of valuations increased by 11% during the third quarter compared to the second quarter, but when assessed annually the growth […]

Commercial Real Estate Sales Decline in Asia Pacific in Q2, But Not in Australia



Investors in the Asia-Pacific region were more cautious during the second quarter, but it’s thought this is mainly due to short-term weaker market sentiment rather than any fundamental long-term change, according to a report from Alternative Ownership Conference Hotels and Resorts-Asia Pacific (AOCAP). The decline of 39% from Q1 to Q2 follows the earthquake and […]