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Is Multifamily Property a Good First Investment?

Posted by Ken Meyer on Wed, Mar 27, 2019

There are strong pros and cons to buying multifamily property as a first-time investor. By understanding them, you can make a more informed decision. In this article we discuss both the pros and the cons.


Multifamily can mean duplex, triplex, quadplex or a complete apartment block. Any property with more than five units is considered commercial rather than residential, so loans may be more difficult to obtain, and finding and managing a large number of tenants requires experience, skills, and abilities many first-time investors do not have. Let us begin with the investor, then move on to the property.

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4 Calculations Real Estate Investors Should Know By Heart

Posted by Ken Meyer on Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Systems and habits make good friends, and they help real estate investors make good decisions. There are many ways an investor can quickly assess the potential value of buying a particular property. These 4 calculations are the main ones real estate investors should know and use. To keep it simple, you will:

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What Real Estate Investors Should Know About Different LLCs in California

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Many real estate investors form their own limited liability corporation (LLC,) limited liability partnership (LLP,) and some consider forming a general partnership. It is worth knowing the differences, so you make the decisions that are right for you, your business, and your business partners. Different business entities impact both California State and Federal tax liability and other matters. They also affect how individuals who are involved in the business are viewed by California and federal law.

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4 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Real Estate Business

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Jan 22, 2019

Technology is changing the way virtually every business works in the 21st century and real estate is no exception. Today, technology is assisting people working in real estate more than ever before. Technology has simplified many jobs and helps people keep up with the breakneck market place in the real estate world today.

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How to Get Started Investing in a New Region (Plus Some Words of Caution)

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Jan 08, 2019

There are many advantages to broadening an investment portfolio by going outside your usual geographic area and getting started investing in a new region. There are different types of regions to consider.

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4 Best Ways to Start Investing in Real Estate Later In Life

Posted by Ken Meyer on Wed, Jan 02, 2019

Investing in real estate is one of the safest ways to preserve or build wealth and to generate income. When we get to later in life many of us want projects to be simple, safe, and profitable. By choosing wisely, real estate investing delivers on all three. But, like everything else, there are simple steps to follow, and other steps to avoid. Let us look at the best ways to start investing in real estate when you get older.

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California Voters Nix Proposition 10, More Rent Controls

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Dec 11, 2018

A key problem to examine before investing in rental property in California is the applicability of rent controls. California voters nixed Proposition 10 during the November 2018 elections which would have repealed the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, a law that limits municipalities ability to issue rent controls.

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2 Potential Maintenance Hazards to Look Out For

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Dec 04, 2018

You want to buy an investment property to rent out so you get immediate income or to flip for a fast profit? A lot of future rental properties need a little TLC. They may need a deep clean, some painting, replacing carpets or appliances, or some outside work. This is quite usual, and something you take into account when you write your initial offer. You also know that your home inspector may discover something that the current owner will pay for or you can use to renegotiate the price. The last thing you want is for your property to develop a serious maintenance problem that will cost you time, money, and hassle. These maintenance hazards are not always obvious, even to professional inspectors. Here are two to look out for.

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Investors: Are Hoarder Houses Worth It?

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Many investors like finding hoarder houses. It looks like a great opportunity. Properties that are in bad condition are often available at a low price and resold for a good profit. However, renovating a hoarder house usually involves more than just hauling out a lot of junk. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider several pros and cons and try to determine if the venture will provide a good enough return on investment.

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3 Ways to Make Landlording Less Hands-On

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

Many people invest in real estate to generate profits by way of renting out the properties they own. It's an excellent source of income and there are untold numbers of landlords who have created immense wealth. The truth is, however, that it's no easy task to be a landlord. In fact, it can be downright exhausting to manage one property, let alone several. There are ways, however, that a landlord can turn their rentals into a hands-off business, so they can rest, relax and enjoy the life they dream about.

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