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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What’s Available Wednesday? Baltimore!

We've got something special for you today... a new market! We are headed to the city of Baltimore, Maryland where we're excited to check out the National Aquarium, maybe catch an Orioles game, and eat a few crabs of course (we hear no one does it like Baltimore!). But what about the state of turnkey rental properties? WELL. Home prices are still well below pre-recession peak. Housing demand is increasing ...

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Cap Rate and Cash-on-Cash Return: A Definitive Guide

There are several means of determining the return on an investment property. You may hear the term “ROI” (or “ROR”), which means “Return on Investment” (or “Rate of Return”), which can be calculated in all sorts of ways. Unfortunately, a lot of people will determine this number based on whatever factors will yield the highest number, regardless of how accurate to real-life it might be. ROI is very general and ...

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What’s Available Wednesday? Philadelphia!

We're back in the city of brotherly love! Who's ready for a little cheese steak and cash flow? We are! The market here is on an upswing - but there's still room to get in while the going's hot. There are tons of job opportunities. Colleges. Employers. Ready renters. And yes. We are still eating and loving those famous Philly cheese steaks. The black and white cookies are pretty good ...

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Analysis of a Triple Net (NNN) Deal: Is This KFC Building a Good Investment?

Do you ever think something sounds like a great investment deal? Is it possible it’s really not? Aside from more complicated factors like market fundamentals or rent sustainability, is it ever possible the numbers themselves can trick you? Yes! I’ve recently been exploring commercial investment deals. For anyone who knows me, you know I’m not usually into commercial. But I’ve been consulting with someone to find ...

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What’s Available Wednesday? Kansas City!

We are back with another Kansas City property! Get ready... Because these properties are being snatched up like you wouldn't believe! Why, you ask? It is exactly the right time to invest in KC... big things are going on in this real estate market. There has been an 8.5% increase in median rent over the past year, Warren Buffet and other major investors are pouring billions into the city, and there ...

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Lease Options as a Tool to Rock Out Your Rental Properties

Money. We buy rental properties because we want money, right? I do at least. I don’t know what you buy them for. If I want money, what has to not happen in a rental property? Vacancy and repairs. Vacancy is avoided if you happen to get that lifelong tenant (of which I’ve yet to find). Repairs are unavoidable no matter what. It’s a house, it wears. So ...

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