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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Real Estate Investing Clubs: Worth the Time?

Depends. What do you want out to get out of them? I definitely see pros and cons to the Real Estate Investing Clubs that seem to be everywhere these days. For anyone wanting to join these or thinking about joining, especially if you are newer to real estate investing and trying to figure out how to get started, I want to point out some things to think about in attempt ...

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Two Types of Leverage Real Estate Investors Can Use as Powerful Tools

It’d be hard to be around the real estate investing world and not have heard quite a bit about leveraging. What is leverage and in what ways can it help you as an investor? According to Investopedia, leverage is: The use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital to increase the potential return of an investment. My bet is that the way in which leverage has been most talked ...

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Opinion: Turnkey Real Estate ISN’T Actually Overpriced. Here’s Why.

Many people will say turnkey rental properties are definitely overpriced. I don’t agree. It’s not to say turnkey providers never overprice their properties—shady turnkey providers most definitely may overprice everything they sell. I’m not talking about the shady providers in this article. I’m talking about turnkeys as a whole. Assuming you are dealing with normal turnkey properties (and not shady ones), I believe the most ...

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Real Estate as a Hedge Against Inflation

Why do houses appreciate? It’s not because they get better with time because they most certainly don’t. They can actually get pretty worn out and require substantial repairs. So then what causes the famous appreciation so many people buy houses for? Inflation. The CNN news headline on TV this morning was “America’s economy held hostage!” Merry Christmas everyone, we’re all doomed. At least that seems to ...

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