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With mortgage rates still hovering near historical lows, now is a great time to look into either getting a new mortgage or refinancing an existing one. That said, mortgages from standard financial institutions are more difficult to obtain then they were 5 years ago, so you must have realistic expectations.

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Just like at the residential rental property level, running the numbers when you’re looking to buy a large apartment building is critical to ensure you are getting a good deal. But unlike the residential real estate market, at the commercial level the notion of the capitalization rate – or CAP rate – becomes paramount.

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Have you ever heard the expression, “nice guys finish last?” If not, and you’re a landlord, you’d better learn it real quick. I’m a nice guy at heart, but I learned long ago that it’s generally better to be a little blunter, a little less forgiving, and a lot stricter when it comes to dealing with tenants.

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I just read an article that discussed the growing demand for smoke free rental properties. The concept is very interesting and not something that I have thought about before, so I figured it would make a good topic for today’s blog post.

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There are countless ways to give a property more curb appeal when you start giving the matter some thought. A few rental property investors erroneously believe that this isn’t important since it is basically cosmetic in nature. However, these seemingly minor characteristics can be extremely significant when you are trying to sell your property.

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The concept of converting your primary residence into a rental property has become increasingly common the last few years. Much of this is likely due to the troubled housing market. But if you’re considering this, you must be aware of the various financial implications of doing so.

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CNN recently published a report that attempted to forecast the state of the real estate market in 2012. The good news is that the market is expected to make a slight recovery, but the bad news is that this recovery will happen at a snail’s pace.

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Any investment property landord must become proficient at tenant screening, which encompasses verifying employment, income, credit, and prior tenancies. The goal of this post is to discuss best practices for validating an applicant’s income.

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I love the fixer upper strategy because it allows me to buy cosmetically-challenged properties for dirt cheap, thereby enabling maximum ROI. However, even this strategy can cause problems if you make one of the following common errors.

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On the surface, from a pure appreciation standpoint at least, the concept of purchasing and holding a vacant lot of land seems appealing. But is it really? It’s a loaded question, because like most investment options, this one has its share of upsides and downsides.

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