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The Pros and Cons of Including Utilities With Rent

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

One of the questions a new landlord must ask themselves is whether they should include utilities with the rent. There are a number of things to consider:

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4 Important Items You Can Negotiate When Making a Real Estate Deal

Posted by Matt Meyer on Tue, Jun 12, 2018

When you're buying property, especially property you want to fix and flip or fix up and rent out, you want to be sure that you're getting the best deal possible. As you sit down to negotiate before writing up that important contract, there are several points to consider--and it's not just about the final price of the property. All of these details are open to negotiation when you're making a real estate deal.

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4 Reasons You Don't Need to See a House Before Buying to Rent

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Jun 05, 2018

Buying a house to rent out is a big decision. You want to make sure that you have the right property for your renters: one that will attract high-quality renters who stick with the property, pay their rent on time, and other key details. That doesn't mean, however, that you need to take a walk through every property before you decide to buy--especially if you're buying in a geographic area removed from the one where you live.

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Four Tips to Renting a Property Without a Property Manager

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Owning an investment real estate property can be a great investment option as it will help you to earn interim cash flow and long-term equity through value appreciation. In order to maximize your return on investment, it is very important that you are able to keep your property occupied. While many investment property owners choose to hire a property manager to lease the property, the leasing commissions can be very expensive and can cut into cash flow. Fortunately, there are four tips that you can follow to keep your property occupied without the use of a property manager.

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Superhost: How to Ensure Your Investment Rental Property Gets 5 Stars on AirBnB

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Having a good reputation as a "superhost" on AirBnB is essential. When it comes to how to ensure your investment rental property gets 5 stars on AirBnB, it's all about planning ahead. Make sure you hire a professional cleaning service or do a thorough job of cleaning the AirBnB rental. Establish rapport with guests during the first interaction. Also, understand how guests rate hosts. The criteria used for reviews include the following: overall experience, accuracy, cleanliness, communication, check-in, location and value.

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Will People Buy or Rent in 2018?

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Feb 06, 2018

 best return on investmentThe takeaway from this February 2017 article is that the West Coast is not a great place for buying a home, the reason being galloping prices. Even if the rate of increase slows somewhat, other factors are at play in determining whether renting or buying will dominate in 2018.

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Should you be Renting your California investment property on AirBNB?

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Traditionally, those that have purchased investment real estate in California have done very well with their Investments. While property values and rental rates continue to rise, there are now other ways to make money with your property. One great option to consider would be to use your investment property and rent it out on AirBNB.

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To Find the Best Renters for Your Investment Property, Ask These 6 Questions

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Nov 28, 2017

When you purchase and fix up a rental property, you expect a reasonable return on your investment. That means filling your rental units and finding renters who will pay their monthly rent regularly and on time. That can be a challenge, but you can simplify the process if you ask the right questions before they sign on the dotted line. Here are 6 questions you should ask renters before they move in:

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Buy and Hold: How to Make Sure Tenants Pay Rent on Time

Posted by Ken Meyer on Wed, Sep 13, 2017

When you purchase a house or other property to rent out, you're often reliant on the tenants to make sure that the bills get paid on time. Their rent may take care of the mortgage, provide money for repairs to the property, and help increase your available savings so that you have the money for other projects in your arsenal. Unfortunately, if your tenants don't pay their rent on time, that means you won't have the funds you need! Learning how to make sure tenants pay their rent on time is an important part of being a landlord.

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Should You Rent Your Investment Property Short-Term?

Posted by Ken Meyer on Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Purchasing a fix and flip property is often a long-term investment. You'll have your capital tied up in the house for quite some time. Sometimes, when the work is done, you're faced with a problem: you've got the property fixed up, ready to sell, but it's sitting on the market without selling. In other cases, you might have watched the market shift in your area so that you can't make as much on the property as you initially thought. If you encounter a problem, is it worth renting your investment property short-term? Asking yourself a few key questions will help make this determination.

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