Rent vs. Buy Analysis South Boston

South Boston has been one of the hottest housing markets in Metro Boston over the past decade.  Southie consistently maintains some of the highest average rent prices and lowest apartment availability in the city, and it’s also one of the most active real estate markets in terms of total residential real estate transactions.   So if

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How to Rent Out Your Property in Colorado Springs

Rental property ownership is a lucrative investment that appreciates continuously. It is a competitive market and can prove to be stressful for landlords. Contrary to what many investors might think, rental property ownership is not a passive income as it requires time and patience to be a landlord. Whether you are renting out a property

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What the End of Rent Moratoriums and the Coming Evictions Could Mean to Landlords, Renters, and All of Us

On July 25, the federal moratorium on evictions ended. There are also state and local moratoriums with various ending dates. There were at least 25 states with moratoriums. The $600 a week unemployment premium ended on July 31 with tens of millions of Americans remaining without a paycheck. The writing on the wall couldn’t be

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Should You Sell Your House or Rent It Out?

If you’re a homeowner who is considering moving to a new area or has simply outgrown your current house, you have a large decision to make: should you sell your house or rent it out? Each option has various benefits as well as drawbacks. To make the decision that is right for you, carefully consider

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Ask Brian: What are Some Rental Investing Traps and Pitfalls to Avoid?

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 [email protected] Question. Buster from Omaha, NE asks: Brian, I’m a weekend warrior investor in rental houses. I currently own two but have bought,

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Ask Brian: What’s the Story with Rent-to-Own Homes?

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 [email protected] Question. Curt from Mississippi asks: Hey Brian, I’m 23 and have absolutely no experience buying a home other than occasionally reading your

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10 Costly Mistakes to Avoid with a Turn Key Rental Property

Many perceptive investors know that turn key rentals can bring in a reliable, low risk, and high reward passive income. What you want from a professionally managed turn key rental is strong passive income from reliable tenants who maintain the house and the landscaping. Tenants that stay put even when you raise the rent. Dependable

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Experts say parents should be charging adult children more rent

Financial experts say parents should be asking adult children who move back home to pay rent, even though most are only returning to the nest in order to save money. Currently, around one-third of U.S. adults aged between 18 and 34 live with their parents, up from 26% in 2005, according to Census data. “By

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Ask Brian: How to Verify Rental Occupants and Sublets?

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 [email protected] Question from Leon of Northern, CA: Hi Brian. We enjoy reading your articles. My wife and I own rental houses in Northern

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Zillow: Rent growth hits 10-month high

Rent prices grew at their fastest rate in 10 months in February, reaching 2.4 percent year-over-year appreciation, according to the February Zillow Real Estate Market Report. The U.S. median monthly rent was $1,472 in February, up from $1,438 a year earlier. This translates to more than $400 in additional yearly expenses for the typical renter.

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