Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes

~ Do you find yourself in this situation as well? Can I help, give me a call ~ Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes  As home prices soar in a booming economy, one impact is becoming dramatic. Families are being squeezed into rental properties, according to "The Dream on Hold," a study … Continue reading Why so many families are renting, not buying, homes

Make Your Rental Irresistible to Families

8 Features That Make Your Rental Irresistible to Families by Brian Davis | BiggerPockets.com By Brian Davis updated January 2, 2018 Landlording and Rental Properties Kids are high-impact on rental properties. So why the heck would any landlord go out of their way to attract families? First, because families tend toward longer tenancies. Young adults … Continue reading Make Your Rental Irresistible to Families

Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

~ have you read this? possibly not as this was published by The Terner Center for Housing Innovation UC Berkeley, but it is interesting ~ Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals Tenants living in single-family homes in the United States represent the fastest growing segment in the housing market today, but neither academic … Continue reading Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

Wall Street snaps up cheap single-family rentals

Wall Street snaps up cheap single-family rentals For Invitation Homes, the U.S. landlord built by Blackstone Group, the 220 houses it owned in working-class areas around Atlanta were outliers, filled primarily with low-income tenants paying rents well below those at its other properties. For another company with big private equity ties, the homes were an … Continue reading Wall Street snaps up cheap single-family rentals

Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally

~ in case you are looking to lease out any of your homes, take a look at these ~ Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally Property managers can use these eight recommendations to keep discrimination lawsuits at bay In October, a Massachusetts landlord who refused to rent to pregnant women or families with minor … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally

Investors: Check Out the Latest SFR Market Stats

Investors: Check Out the Latest SFR Market Stats According to data from the Census Bureau’s October New Residential Construction report and the National Association of Home Builders' analysis, the number of single-family rental (SFR) homes increased in Q3 2017 with 10,000 starts. The analysis finds that the SFR market share—measured on a one-year moving average—was 3.8 … Continue reading Investors: Check Out the Latest SFR Market Stats

How Cities Get ‘Granny Flats’ Wrong

How Cities Get 'Granny Flats' Wrong Nov 22, 2017 A Vancouver designer says North American cities need bolder policies to realize the potential of accessory dwellings. If you walk down just about any residential alley in Vancouver, you’re bound to run across one of the city’s thousands of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), known locally as … Continue reading How Cities Get ‘Granny Flats’ Wrong

The Pros & Cons of Using a New LLC for Every Property Purchase

~ hope these tips help clear things up for you! ~ The Pros & Cons of Using a New LLC for Every Property Purchase There is so much conversation on LLCs—from the basic stuff such as what are they and why should we use them to more complex topics like which state we should register in … Continue reading The Pros & Cons of Using a New LLC for Every Property Purchase

The 10 Most Common Rental Repairs You’ll Encounter

The 10 Most Common Rental Repairs You’ll Encounter By Brandon Turner updated August 17, 2017 Landlording and Rental Properties The most common repair requests we get from tenants are the following. The 10 Most Common Rental Repairs You’ll Encounter 1. Fridge/Stove/Dishwasher Not Working Appliances have a lot of moving parts and therefore tend to break … Continue reading The 10 Most Common Rental Repairs You’ll Encounter

The Top 10 Rental Features That Attract Cream of the Crop Tenants

The Top 10 Rental Features That Attract Cream of the Crop Tenants Let me share with you the cornerstone principle of long term real estate investing: The success or failure of your real estate investments depends on your ability to consistently attract and retain great tenants. In the end, it doesn’t matter how great of … Continue reading The Top 10 Rental Features That Attract Cream of the Crop Tenants