Real Estate Rentals: 7 Helpful Tips for Buying Rental Properties

There are few better things to invest in than real estate for growth potential.  But not all real estate rentals are made the same. With the wrong investment house that’s either overpriced, doesn’t have the right amenities, or isn’t ready for a tenant, you could end up losing money in the long run.  By keeping these 7 tips

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Ask Brian: Airbnb Investment Pros and Cons

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. Dave and Erin from Las Vegas write: Hi Brian, we’ve never invested in real estate beyond our own home. We’re thinking

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3 Ways to Make a Fortune on Real Estate

At least 33 billionaires in the U.S. made their money from real estate, and many experts say it’s the best way to create real wealth and financial freedom, as Forbes reports. There are only a few ways to make real money investing in real estate. While it’s simple to understand how, it’s not as easy

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Ask Brian: How Do I Reduce My Rental Vacancy Rate?

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 Becky of Huntsville, AL: Brian, I began investing in real estate in 2014. As a beginner, I made several mistakes

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How To Do a 3 Minute Basic Single Family Rental Investment Analysis

You’re probably familiar with the 80/20 rule also known as “Pareto’s Principle”. Obviously the 80/20 rule is a generality but basically it means there is an unequal relationship

How Much Higher Can Rents Go When Incomes Are Falling?

It’s no secret that Wall Street has been buying up billions of dollars worth of single family homes over the past few years. But when it comes to operating cash flowing properties at a profit, the basic issue always comes down to what the tenants in a given market can afford.

Why Buying Foreclosures Is Not A Real Estate Investing Strategy

When it comes to hot real estate investing topics, “foreclosures” is one of the hottest buzz-words out there. We’ve had several million foreclosures since 2008, and a few million more are out there in various stages of delinquency or default.

Calculating A “Sweet Spot” For Rental Rates In Your Market

Wondering what kind of rental rates you should expect for your rental properties in your market? Here are some data and ideas on how you might go about estimating what kind of rents a tenant will be able to afford in your market.

The REAL Lazy Man’s Way To Riches – Building An Income You Don’t Have To Work For

Thanks to high government debts and the resulting monetary policy of forcing interest rates to near zero, retired seniors and boomers nearing retirement are discovering that “retirement planning” ain’t what it used to be…

Rental Property Investing – Bringing Back The 1% Rule

This one is a classic of real estate investing that was commonly known and practiced years ago. But in the years since the housing bubble destroyed all sense of realistic property values, it’s been mostly forgotten, and is now virtually unknown to newbie real estate investors.

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