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Category Archives: Buying Rental Property


March 27th, 2012 by Property Investor

With the housing market displaying indications that this may well be the last opportunity to pick up a home or investment property at a steal, there is many an aspiring homeowner and landlord eyeing the market with interest. However, if you are a first time buyer or lack experience in these matters, you may want to proceed with some caution.

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February 24th, 2012 by Property Investor

Picking up a model home presents a ton of advantages, like helping you save on rent money and giving you the opportunity to take advantage of current market conditions instead of betting on future volatility. However, this is true only as long as you go into things with your eyes wide open.

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November 18th, 2011 by Property Investor

I found a video this morning that is an excellent “real world” depiction of an actual multifamily investment property inspection. If you’ve never partaken in a real home or building inspection, I recommend that you check out this 6 minute so you know what to expect when the time comes for you to hire an inspector.

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September 30th, 2011 by Property Investor

Although any given real estate contract can vary slightly from state to state, there are some commonalities. As such, I thought I’d highlight the key components of a typical purchase agreement for today’s post.

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September 22nd, 2011 by Property Investor

The cold hard truth is that over 90% of folks who are interested in rental property investing never make it to the point of actually acquiring any property. What follows are 3 of the most common excuses for not taking action, and some tips to overcome them.

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September 14th, 2011 by Property Investor

You make money when you buy an investment property, not when you sell. In other words, your ability to make money when you sell property is completely dependent on how good a deal you got when you bought it. Therefore, it helps to have a framework for analysis, and as such here are 3 key things to consider.

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July 21st, 2011 by Property Investor

Because the closing process relies on so many factors beyond your control, one missed deadline or requirement could result in a domino effect that delays everything. As such, the purpose of this post is to offer some tips to make the closing process go a little smoother.

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July 8th, 2011 by Property Investor

Rehabbing fixer upper homes is a fantastic real estate investment strategy, but you must make sure your expenses do not get out of control. Always inflate your cost estimates by 20-30% to compensate for project delays and hidden costs.

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June 17th, 2011 by Property Investor

The hardest part of rental property investing is probably getting started. The fear of the unknown can be like an anchor that weighs you down, preventing you from reaching your true potential. At least, that’s what happened to me. But luckily, I was able to change my mindset and pack away my fears.

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May 25th, 2011 by Property Investor

More & more people are buying a property without using a real estate agent. Only 63% of buyers used an agent in 2010. This article aims to analyze this trend.

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