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Is a Second Home a Good Investment?

You may believe that a second home can be a great place to vacation and retire, but it’s unlikely that buying a second home will be a very good financial move.

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Income Tax Tips for 'Accidental Landlords'

Here’s what newbie landlords need to know to get their taxes heading in the right direction.

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College Housing for Your Child: Buy or Rent?

It’s not uncommon for the parents of college students to consider buying an investment property near their child’s university.

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Investing 101: Estimating Rental Property Expenses

If you are considering buying rental properties, you should already know how to analyze an investment by penciling out your […]


Rental Homes: Making More Money by Keeping Your Tenants Happy

As an individual landlord, you have unique challenges in maximizing the money you earn on your rental property.

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Investment Property? 5 Ways to Crunch the Numbers

There are many ways to evaluate investment returns on an income property, but you are the only one who can choose which evaluation and analysis method is appropriate for you.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Real Estate Wealth

You have to take a long-term view with property, and if you do, the chances of having significant wealth down the road are much higher.

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What to Review in HOA Documents When Buying

Here are a healthy portion of the documents that you should review when purchasing in a common interest development, and why.

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Three Types of Costs on a Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

New federal rules have clamped down on the lending abuses, but you still need to protect yourself to make sure you are getting a fair deal.

Are You Properly Insured for Your Real Estate?

Most homeowners pay little attention to their property insurance until disaster strikes. And then, it’s too late.

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Should You Review Your Title Report and Boundary Lines Before Purchasing?

It’s hardly page-turning literature, but there are many reasons why you should read title-related documents before making any property purchase.

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Vacation Rentals – Huge Rents... Any Profits?

Borrowing from the boat owners’ passel of proclamations, may I suggest: “The best two days of a vacation rental owner’s life […]

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What Information Do Property Managers/Landlords Review?

The tenant-screening process may seem shrouded in mystery. The truth, however, is that all those application forms and probing questions […]

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How to Beat Big Investors to Good Properties

As real estate bidding wars become commonplace, it’s important to remember these adages: 1.  The early bird gets the worm. 2.  […]

What Do You Do If a Tenant Refuses to Vacate?

Handle this tricky situation delicately to deliver the best outcome.

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