5 Potential Issues to Be Aware of When Buying Rental Property



Have you been considering jumping headfirst into the housing market, not because you need a place to live, but because you want to own a rental property? According to a National Association of Realtors survey,

MLS TIPS For Real Estate Investors



Almost every real estate investor has access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in one fashion or another. Some investors work closely with a couple of real estate agents that feed the investor information from the MLS on a regular basis.

Easing the pain of the like-kind exchange



Real estate professionals face many frustrations in the daily grind, but one of the most irritating is when a prospective client is ready to sell an investment property but is fearful of the resulting capital gains tax burden they will incur.

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.