Sometimes Memphis doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves. Every city has its problems and Memphis is no different — but Memphis has a lot to offer its residents, its visitors and even real estate investors! It’s where rock ‘n’ roll began and home to great food, great music and a lot of heart and soul. We love Memphis. Part of being a good real estate investor, even if you don’t live where you own rental property, is knowing your market and having a great team in place to help you. That means knowing the people, the city, and being able to sing the praises of the area and your partners. If you cannot do those things...keep looking!
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You have a vested interest in keeping good tenants around. After all, a good relationship between you, your property manager and those living in your rental property is something to be cherished and nurtured. You want to be and can be in this for the long term with your renters. If a lease on your property is running out, however, and the future is unclear for tenants, there is something you can do about it. Real estate investing has many moving parts, and long-term buy and hold real estate has even more. Profitability is not just about finding and buying property but also about how you manage that investment.
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For the real estate investor, there can be far more opportunities to grow your portfolio than just single-family rentals. By targeting demographics, it is possible to build a portfolio, or at least a segment of your portfolio, designed to attract a certain age demographic. It seems like a logical decision! We know that properties with seniors in mind are a great asset, but there are more niche demographics that can be targeted for valuable tenants and real estate investing at a slightly different pace.
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Security deposits have a reputation for being a source of tension between tenants and owners, but they don’t have to be. Security deposits are a necessary way to safeguard your investment and encourage good tenants to take care of a property. There are plenty of steps you can take, whether you are working directly with tenants or having your property management handled by someone else, to make sure they are managed with honesty, fairness and efficiency. With these security deposit investment tips, you can avoid headaches and potential legal troubles.
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We hope you’re still on-task for your real estate investment resolutions a month into the new year. After all, new investment strategies and re-evaluations can go a long way to boosting not just your bottom line but also your personal satisfaction in your investments. Real estate investing, while often referred to as passive income, takes a lot of time and — you guessed it — investment.
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Once upon a time, the American Dream was defined in part by the goal of homeownership. People dreamed of their own plot of land and picket fence and a place to call home. In this day and age, however, Americans are realizing that they can call a place home without owning it. The attitude of people toward rental housing is changing. While the majority of Americans still would like to own a home one day, 45% of current homeowners can see themselves turning to renting.