Category Archives: Investors

Downsizing and Investment Strategies for Retirement

By: Frances Black

Two retirees who are choosing to downsize in retirement.

Downsizing from your current home can make a lot of sense for retirees — or even older people still in the workforce. Most real estate accrues over the long run — the Great Recession notwithstanding. Provided you can find a reasonably priced replacement property and a good mortgage rate, residential sales can unlock capital that in later years can help fend off that most morbid of retirement bugaboos: longevity risk.

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Building Your Business Does Not Need to Be a Bore: Get Capital by Taking the Anti-Hero Approach to Investments (Without Going to Jail)

A handshake signaling the funding of a property investment.

If you’re ready to build up your property portfolio, fund renovations or improvements in your rentals, or get your real estate business off the ground, you need the capital to do so.

But what do you do if traditional lenders, loans, or mortgages are not for you? You adopt the anti-hero approach instead.

In this article, we are going to cover different ways you can build your business using capital you acquire in legal but less-than-traditional ways.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Investing in Real Estate

A man holding the city in his palm, symbolic of investing in real estate.

Investing in real estate has long been considered a profitable opportunity for individuals looking to diversify their investment portfolio and build long-term wealth.

While the world of real estate investing may seem complex and inaccessible to some, there are simple and practical ways for beginners to get started in this exciting market.

By understanding key strategies, doing thorough research, and leveraging available resources, you can embark on a journey to invest in real estate and unlock the potential for financial growth.

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Experts Share Their #1 Tips on Real Estate Investing

Small houses on top of stacked coins symbolizing the profitability of real estate investment.

Real estate is a popular and satisfying investment method if you do not like the stock exchange risk. However, the ever-changing real estate market can seem daunting if you do not have any experience. By understanding the basics, you can make a significant return on your investment.

Property owners can increase rental rates or sell the property for a profit by making minor improvements to land and buildings. With the correct information and preparation, investing in real estate can increase your monthly income and secure your financial future.

In this article, the experts share their top tips for success when beginning your real estate investment journey.

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Essential Rental Property Tips for Real Estate Investors

A person looking online for rental opportunities.

Purchasing a rental property is no small feat, and even the most seasoned real estate investors can find it challenging. There are so many factors to consider – from investment strategies and evaluating potential landlords to assessing market conditions and legal implications – that it can be hard to know where to begin. This article will provide you with valuable tips and advice to help you pick the right rental property to suit your needs.

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What Homeowners Need to Know About Real Estate and Debt

A photo showing a home in exchange for cash, symbolic of real estate and debt.

Investments can help you earn lots of money. If you can invest your money judiciously, you can get a good return. There are various kinds of investment vehicles through which you can earn extra dollars. Real estate finances and investment is a good and profitable investment vehicle. If you can profit from your investment, you can use that money to pay off debt.

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Real Estate Scams Trending in the Digital Sphere

A person looking at a fake property listing online, one of the trending real estate scams.

Real estate scams cost buyers, renters, and landlords billions of dollars annually. The transition to digital real estate solutions and a rampant housing market resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has seen them increase more than ever before.

You should be mindful of these four real estate scams currently trending in the digital sphere, from wire fraud schemes to phony home and apartment listings.

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7 Tips for Selling a Rental Property

A real estate agent selling a rental property to a middle aged couple.

There are many reasons why people decide to sell their property. One of the most common ones is, of course, profit, or the lack of it. You might have spotted a chance in the market to profit by selling your property, or you have simply realized that renting it will not bring you the kind of profit you’re looking for, so you naturally decide to sell it. Nevertheless, there are many other reasons why people opt for this decision.

Selling a rental property is an exciting adventure, but you need to do it right. This is precisely why our Realty Executives team has decided to share some valuable tips for selling a rental property, so let’s get into it.

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RESPA- What Should You Know Before Buying a House?

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The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) was enacted in 1975. The federal statute was introduced to stop malpractice and restrict the usage of escrow accounts in the real estate settlement process.

Who regulates RESPA?

Once RESPA became effective in 1975, it was under the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) jurisdiction. Ever since its inception, the Act has undergone several amendments and changes. However, after 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau monitored RESPA due to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection legislation.

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10 Questions to Determine if You Need a Property Management Firm

A property manager reviewing documents with owners.

Being a landlord is more than just owning a property. There are a vast number of tasks and responsibilities that come along with it and balancing them all can be stressful.

Fortunately, there are options you can explore to lighten the load and maintain a healthy, sustainable relationship with your tenants.

One of the easiest ways to reduce the managerial load of being a landlord is to hire a property management firm. But knowing when to utilize one can be tricky. How do you know when you need help? Asking yourself these 10 questions will help you ‌determine whether a property management firm is your best option. 

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