Investors snapped up record numbers of homes in Q4

Institutional investors in the U.S. are snapping up as many homes as they can possibly find, but even then, it’s not enough, as high demand continues to outpace supply. A report from Redfin shows that investors bought up 18.4% of all homes for sale in the U.S. in the fourth quarter, amounting to a record

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Things to Be Mindful of When Investing in Your First Rental Property

The right rental property such as a two bedroom apartment stands to net you a small fortune on a monthly basis. However, if this is your very first foray into rental property ownership, it’s important to understand that not all properties are equally profitable. Furthermore, depending on your approach to property management, you stand to

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Investors are rushing to buy up more rental homes

As demand for single-family rental homes soars amid a growing preference for bigger, more spacious homes, data published this week shows investors are flocking to the market to buy up more stock. A report from CoreLogic this week shows that rents across the U.S. rose by an average of 9.3% in August compared to the

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Renters head to the suburbs, causing rents to rise

Renters’ preferences for urban locations is being reversed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and many are now choosing suburban markets with more space as they no longer face long commutes to work. Searches for rental apartments in the suburban markets of Sacramento, California; Norfolk, Virginia; and Inland Empire, California, for example, increased from 3.2%

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How To Ensure a Perfect Rental Experience for Your Tenants

Looking for tenants can be stressful, but so is looking for a new place to rent. Property owners who put extra effort into welcoming new tenants and responding to their concerns will come out on top in online reviews. With experience and the right property management, property owners soon learn how to ensure a perfect

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8 Basic Steps to Becoming a First Time Landlord

Becoming a landlord is one of the easiest ways to invest in real estate. If you have a little extra money, property prices in your area are low, and rent rates are profitable, now may be the time to invest in real estate to generate additional monthly income. During these trying times of COVID-19, the

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A Basic 3 Minute Single Family Rental Investment Analysis

You’re probably familiar with the 80/20 rule also known as the “Pareto’s Principle.” The 80/20 rule is a general rule that basically means there is not an equal relationship between your efforts and your results. The principle states that 20% of your effort is responsible for 80% of your results. That’s not particularly a good

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How To Get Your Home Rented Faster

The percentage of householders who rent their homes rose from 31.2 percent in 2006 to 36.6 percent in 2016, indicating a growing supply of rental homes in the US market, according to Census Bureau housing data. If you have a rental home, this is bad news, as it means that you have to compete with more

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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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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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