Investing In Real Estate

Oct. 15, 2017

Why you need to be cautious when purchasing 1 bedrooms for investment or personal

One Bedroom Apartments

Ah, the one bedroom.  When you're on a budget, as an investor or just for yourself, the one bedroom looks like an attractive place to go.  It's cheap!  Sure, it's not big, but you don't need a lot of space ...

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May 31, 2017

How to Sell Income Property- Avoid these Common Mistakes when Listing

The Top Things you Must Do When Selling Income Property

The worst part about finding property for investors is that many of the listings agents don't do what they should for selling income property.  Let's look at some very common mistakes that lots of others make. 

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May 22, 2017

Freakonomics Revisted - One Agents Take On Realty Data Explored

The Freakonomics Summary

 

I'll pass along this link, currently active without paywall at the NYTimes.  I think it presents a short, but balanced summary of Stephen Levitt's study on the behavior of real estate agents selling their own homes vs. the homes they represent.  In short ...

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April 28, 2017

How can you buy a property in auction when you don't have the cash?

How can you buy a property in auction when you don't have the cash?

 

In real estate, like other industries, sometimes the vocabulary gets in the way.  It is not uncommon for many real estate advertisements to say "cash only".  Sometimes, that means what it says, but most ...

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Sept. 24, 2016

Signing Leases: Top 20 Things to Know

Here are some tips for both Landlords and Tenants. These are good tips for any state, except were noted as Massachusetts Only.

 

Top 10 Lease Tips for Landlords or Lessors

Landlords Need to Know

the Law.

  1. Know your lease!  You can get copies of standard lease forms everywhere.  But ...
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April 7, 2016

What is a pre-foreclosure home and How do I buy it?

What is a pre-foreclosure home?

A pre-foreclosure is a home where the home owners are late paying their mortgage. They are late enough where the bank has decided to protect it's right to foreclosure by filing a notice of intent to

Pre-foreclosures are rarely home owners

who want to ...

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March 20, 2016

Investing in Real Estate: How Market Cycles Affect Strategy

Real Estate Strategy Overview

There are many ways to invest in Real Estate. But the profitable ways (for the little guys) are different, depending on where we are in the real estate cycle. To help identify the cycles, I've broken them down with the following nomenclature. It should be ...

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Sept. 19, 2015

Investor Lesson: Avoid the Capital Gains Trap for Investment Property

No, the IRS didn't forget about your investment property, and the tax deductions you took

Hey! Did you know I'm not a tax attorney or investment advisor? Well, I'm not, so make sure you remember that, as this is just a layman's example of how the ...

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April 16, 2015

Tenant Turnover: Out with the Old, In with the New

 

How to Prepare for A New Tenant

Hello! As usual, a few caveats. Remember, this applies primarily for Landlords in Massachusetts, at least as far as statutory law is concerned. And in any case, I am not a lawyer, and this should not be construed as legal advice.

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Jan. 14, 2015

President Obama lowers cost of FHA loans - Will it help affordability?

Proving Government is always the last to know, Washington decides housing is a good risk

No matter your political stripes, we can all agree that that no one is better at missing a trend than the folks in Washington.

 

If you've been following this space, you're well ...

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