7 Things to Expect in States that Favor Tenants

Before the typical new investor pulls the trigger on buying a new rental property, they’ll do mountains of research on cap rates, cash-on-cash returns, and market economics. Those are all good things, but an equally important factor tends to get swept under the rug: landlord/tenant legislation. When choosing where to invest, knowing the legal landscape […]

Finding Off-Market Properties

It can be difficult to find off-market properties on the multiple listing services, especially when inventory is down and demand is up. People are trying to get out of the market and take their cash to other investments, and off-market homes can be few and far between. But that shouldn’t stop you from finding the […]

Nine Ways to Profit During Decline

No one puts up a big sign on the highway that says, “Now entering decline.” As an investor, you have to attune yourself to that. Fortunately, you have a few tools at your disposal. With just a little background research and education, you can learn to recognize the key indicators of decline—and more importantly, discover […]

Three Ways to Succeed in Equilibrium

If expansion, equilibrium, decline, and absorption were a family, equilibrium would be the middle child—the one accidentally ignored until it inexplicably acted out. Parents are most successful when they can adjust their tactics to meet every child’s specific needs. Unfortunately, that’s usually easier said than done. It requires time, research, and hand-tailored strategies. Below you’ll find […]

The 1% Rule: Compare Apples to Apples

Real estate can be a tricky, complicated business. Even seasoned investors can find themselves overwhelmed by the influx of potential strategies. So when they’re offered one simple rule to cure all their real estate woes, they obviously jump on it. According to the 1% rule, your property’s rent should be equal or be greater than […]

How to Nail a Six-Figure Passive Income in Ten Years

Everyone has their own goals for the new year. Most people hope to lose weight and quit smoking, but new investors should add one more resolution to their priority list: building passive income. Your strategy depends on your timeframe. As a new investor, you can build a six-figure passive income in 10 to 15 years, […]

The Power of Passive Income

Everyone has one thing in common: they want to end their careers richer than they began. That’s all well and good, but few ever secure a mentality of wealth; instead, they spend the majority of their lives chasing it. So how do you settle into wealth without stressing? The answer lies in passive income. The […]

Using Leverage vs. Paying Cash for Properties

Many investors have the turtle mentality: they’d rather pay cash for their homes, and when things get rough, they tuck themselves back in their shells. That might seem like a great plan, but it can cost you some big earnings in the long run. The Scenario Let’s look at a real-world example. Say you found […]

Real Estate Rap Sheets: How to Avoid Collecting Rent with a Shotgun

  Everyone loves an up-and coming-neighborhood, but there’s a big difference between an F neighborhood and a transitional one. An F neighborhood may be cheap, but it can be a real money pit. A transitional neighborhood, on the other hand, has a lot of potential for gain. You can get a desirable property for a […]

You’ll Find the Best Deals with a Turnkey Provider—Here’s Why

Some think market research is one of the most important parts of real estate, but the truth is, investing in the best markets is only half the battle. The best deals are relative. You have to get the very best deal in today’s market conditions, and that takes foresight and knowledge. Market Facts New investors […]