The One Critical Question Investors Forget to Ask When Shopping for Rentals

There is a lot that goes into what makes a rental property a good investment or not. In fact, most properties don’t actually make good investments. But what exactly determines if a property will make a good rental property? Typically, the primary factors are the numbers and the location. The numbers matter more than anything, but location will determine whether or not the projected numbers will hold up. Someone ...

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5 Risks of Buying Rental Properties in Declining Markets

You’ve probably heard that the key to real estate investing is “location, location, location.” This is true for all different aspects of a property’s location—the larger metro market it is located in, the specific area of town, and even the specific neighborhood. Some cities can literally vary street to street in terms of where is good to buy and where isn’t good to buy. The very ...

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The 5-Point Real Estate Market Crash Survival Guide

I’ve heard a lot of talk lately about an impending market crash that is coming in the next couple of years. Consequently, I’ve heard a lot of people asking, “What impact will a crash have on me as an investor and/or what can I do in preparation for a crash?” I can only speak and educate in regard to rental properties because those are all I have ...

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Two Ways to Force Appreciation with Turnkey Rental Properties

How many times have you heard that forcing appreciation is the key to being profitable with real estate investing? And how many times have you heard there’s no way to force appreciation with turnkey rental properties? Surprise! There are two ways to force appreciation with turnkey rental properties. But first, let me make sure we are all still on the same page with terminology here. I don’t want ...

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Should You Invest in Five Single-Family Units or a 5-Unit Multifamily?

I’ve heard more and more people ask lately whether they should buy a handful of single-family residences (SFRs) or one larger multifamily residence (MFR). Regardless of how many properties or units you are considering, the question remains—buy several SFRs, or one MFR? There are essentially two questions embedded in this one question, and you should evaluate the pros and cons of each in order to determine which is ...

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How to Determine Residential and Commercial Property Values (and Why It Matters!)

When it comes to real-estate investing, there’s one thing that matters regardless of which type of property you’re investing in. Property value. Why does it matter? Before I explain, there is one thing I need to clarify just so we are all on the same page: The value of a property only matters when you are buying it, selling it, or refinancing it. Most of you probably know ...

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4 Tips to Combat the Analysis Paralysis That Comes From TMI (Too Much Information)

Man, can I think of plenty of places there is just way “too much information” (TMI) floating around these days. Do I even have to mention seeing what people eat for breakfast every morning on social media? It’s not new news that we have absurd amounts of information floating around the internet, social media, and cell phones these days, but is it affecting real estate investors too? Yes! When ...

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