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 […]

Risky Business Part III: How to Minimize Economic Risks

Editor’s Note: This article is the third of a three-part series. For more information on minimizing real-estate risks, check out Risky Business Part I: How to Minimize Tenant-Related Risks and  Risky Business Part II: How to Minimize Property Risks. Every sensible real estate investor worries about economic risks. Anyone can stumble into a good market at […]

Risky Business Part II: How to Minimize Property Risks

Editor’s Note: This article is the second of a three-part series. For more information on minimizing real-estate risks, check out Risky Business Part I: How to Minimize Tenant-Related Risks and Risky Business Part III: How to Minimize Economic Risks. The saying, “The bigger the risks, the bigger the rewards,” certainly applies to real estate investments. The […]

Risky Business Part I: How to Minimize Tenant-Related Risks

Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a three-part series. For more information on minimizing real-estate risks, check out Risky Business Part II: How to Minimize Property Risks and Risky Business Part III: How to Minimize Economic Risks. All investments come with risk, and real estate is no exception, especially when it comes to tenants. […]