Ask Brian: Answers to Some Tough Real Estate Investing Questions

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 Josie in AZ: Hi Brian, I’m 58 and have three rental houses. I’m also convinced that real estate still offers

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How Coronavirus is Impacting the U.S. Rental Market

Just a few short weeks ago the economy was breaking records, the Dow was nearing 30,000, unemployment was at record lows, and the price of oil was at $50 – $60 per bbl. trading range. The coronavirus was in China, and the WHO, the CDC plus many U.S. government officials stated that the risk of

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Lord of the Lawn: 5 Lawn Care and Landscaping Tips for Landlords

When you rent a property with an adjoining lawn, who is responsible for mowing it, you or your tenant? What about aerating, dethatching, and fertilizing it? What about landscaping for multi-family properties? What do you do when tenants want to put in a vegetable patch or flower garden? How can you minimize dog damage when

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Landlords offer a cheaper alternative to the security deposit

Fewer landlords are insisting on a security deposit, and are instead coming up with alternative ideas that might help out new tenants who’re struggling to come up with the amount necessary. Landlords generally insist on security deposits in order to protect themselves against any damage caused to the property, or missed rental payments. But the

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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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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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Builders are targeting the growing build-to-rent market

The homebuilding sector has underperformed in recent years, but one segment, the “build-to-rent” market in which homes are built explicitly to be rented out, has managed to pull off some stunning growth CNBC reported that 37,000 homes were built as rentals in 2017, rising to 43,000 last year, which accounts for just under 5% of

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Real Estate Investing Should You Flip Homes or Manage a Rental Property

Real estate investing continues to be a popular strategy for entrepreneurs from all walks of life, as it provides more predictable, steady returns than stocks and bonds.

Avoid These Simple Mistakes Beginning Landlords Make

Investing in rentals can be a great way of growing a fortune by having renters pay for your investment. It can also be an ongoing headache if you don’t take steps to avoid these common mistakes most beginning landlords make.

Fannie & Freddie launch new programs to encourage investment in rental properties

Investors are being encouraged to buy up more single-family rental properties thanks to the introduction of new financing programs with competitive rates from U.S. mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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