Should You Invest In A Fixer Upper?

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One of the first questions you must answer when considering jumping into investment properties is the type of property you want: a fixer upper, rehabbed or new. Of course there are many factors that come into play and its important to decide what the best investment for you and your goals is. Here are some helpful tips to ease the decision process. Continue reading

San Diego Market Trends: September 2016

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Everyone from singles to families are attracted to the city of San Diego, CA. It’s a great location to invest in property whether it’s to live in or rent out. Here is a brief synopsis on the current market for September 2016 and other trends that could affect the choice of neighborhood you are looking to buy in.

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Time For Property Managers To Partner With Airbnb?

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The well-known home sharing outfit, Airbnb, has recently set up a new venture to include property managers in their network. Airbnb is hoping to expand their Friendly Buildings Program to offer more options for their growing list of consumers, while offering incentives to the building owners. Continue reading

8 Must Haves For New Real Estate Investors

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real estate investmentReal estate investing is once again a viable strategy, given that the housing market has left the malaise of 2008 behind. With that said, it’s important for newcomers to the industry to be able to sift through the mountain of early considerations to make sure you don’t waste time, money and effort in establishing your list of clientele. The following eight keys are designed to help you optimize your efforts; starting with building a foundation to ease the learning curve. Continue reading

Don’t Rent Out Your Property Before Reading This

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Quite naturally, the primary reason that you – or any property owner – would rent out your property is in order to derive a stream of income. In fact; this has traditionally been more viable than most other ways of making money, and is capable of either putting extra money in your pocket, or liberating you altogether, in a financial sense. However, as with any endeavor, it is important to apprise yourself of the salient aspects of renting out property, so that you are positioned to succeed. Continue reading

Millennials, Live the Dream [Insert Travel Emoji] By Buying A Home

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Millennials have a different a unique mindset, they value mobility versus the stability other generations have. Not only that, but they would rather experience life in their youth rather than waiting to travel when they are retired. Obviously, money plays a factor as well as simply not wanting to settle down as soon as previous generations

It might sounds counter intuitive but buying a house can actually enable you to have a mobile lifestyle and here’s how. Continue reading

Part 2: Questions to Ask BEFORE Getting A Property Manager

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You’ve researched the right property for your investment, but your due diligence is also required to find the right property manager. Don’t choose blindly, choose someone your trust will help your investment grow. If you haven’t already, you should read the first 20 questions to ask your property manager. If you have, continue reading for the complete list of questions to ask. Continue reading

Part 1: Questions You Should Ask Before Getting A Property Manager

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Real estate investors do their due diligence when finding the right property, but the same care should apply to finding the most qualified property manager. Ultimately, this is your investment and no one else so naturally you are going to put the most effort into protecting your investment.

If you have a busy schedule or simply don’t want to use up your free time with the hassle of being a landlord then finding someone to manage your property is imperative. Here’s a comprehensive list of every question you should ask before you hire a property manager. Continue reading

Why It’s the Perfect Time to Invest in Single-Family Homes

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Although the housing collapse of 2008 took a chunk out of the real estate market, the truth is that Americans had been buying fewer and fewer single-family homes since 2006. As a consequence of the supply-and-demand, this state of affairs doesn’t seem all that good at first glance; but in fact, it represents a dazzling opportunity for institutional investors. Continue reading

Why the Demand For Retail Condos Has Sky Rocketed

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Challenges in the real estate marketplace are continuing unabated, presenting the opportunity for investors to consider shifting the focus to long-term alternatives that can produce a generous return on investment while still providing for an overall flexibility. This shift among many investors is contributing to an increase in demand for retail condos in many gateway cities across the globe. This is being seen in cities like San Diego, CA and has skyrocketed in New York, NY since 2008. Continue reading