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Turnkey Real Estate Investing

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6 Ways to Take the Speculation Out of Real Estate Investment

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jul 18, 2024

By nature, real estate investing isn’t a particularly speculative investment. While the level of speculation varies among investment strategies, real estate will always be more sure (and secure!) than betting on the stocks of unproven start-ups. At the same time, real estate investors may fall into speculative habits – habits that ultimately increase risk.

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How to Raise Rent While Respecting Your Residents

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jul 16, 2024

Rental costs have gone up, up, up. Everywhere we look, we see headlines about the exorbitant cost of renting, whether an apartment or an SFR. Real estate investors must strike a balance. They’re torn between raising rates to account for inflation, high property prices, taxes, and rental demand, plus the tension of sustainability. After all, higher rental prices without a rentership experience that justifies it might drive good residents to look elsewhere.

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6 Essential Steps to Establish Your SFR Emergency Fund

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jul 11, 2024

Have you ever watched a trapeze act? Performers dazzle crowds with their impressive aerial feats. They balance, swing, and fly through the air! These acts are entertaining no matter what, but some feel the need to up the ante by removing the safety net. The tension – and entertainment – comes from the knowledge that a single mistake could mean serious injury…even death!

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How to Make Up for Lost Time in Real Estate Investment

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Jul 5, 2024

Are your investment goals out of reach as a “late bloomer” investor? Sure, in this business, time is of the essence. The sooner you can get started, the better. That doesn’t mean you’re disqualified from real estate investment success if you don’t start until your forties, fifties, or beyond!

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6 Red Flags to Watch for in Investment Markets

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jun 27, 2024

Picking the right investment market can be tricky. There are tons of factors that contribute to an area’s potential…or downfall. Real estate investors know the power of location – but picking the right places to own property isn’t always easy. Sometimes, seemingly beneficial qualities, like rapid property appreciation, can backfire when the market becomes untenable to buyers and renters. 

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9 Topics to Discuss with a Financial Advisor BEFORE Buying a Property

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jun 13, 2024

Every investor benefits from the counsel of a financial advisor. Ideally, your advisor knows you, what you want and need, and the essential aspects of your investment strategies. Their perspective and know-how help construct effective action plans and mitigate risk along the way.

But advisors aren’t just there for big-picture talk. Before you move forward with a property acquisition, consult your advisor to ensure you’re making the best decisions possible for the health of your investment portfolio.

As a passive real estate investor, here are some key topics to cover:

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5 Ways SFR Residents Factor Into Your Success

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 11, 2024

If you were to ask a room of SFR investors what the most crucial factor in success was, you would get a whole array of answers: the location, the property itself, the property management, accurate number-crunching…the list goes on!

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Pro VS Con: Financing Options for Turnkey Investors

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jun 6, 2024

What’s the best way to buy an investment property? Just as there are many investment strategies, various financing options are at your disposal, each with drawbacks and benefits. While we certainly have avenues we recommend more than others, every investor should be well-informed about every option.

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It’s Worth Your While to Invest for the Long Haul

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 4, 2024

Real estate investment is an enormously varied industry. Different types of properties, countless markets, real estate classes, and strategies are involved. On one hand, this is beneficial because just about anyone can find an approach that works with their financial goals. On the other hand, so much variety can be daunting!

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Stop Waiting for Mortgage Rates to Drop. Now is the Time to Invest.

By Chris Clothier on Tue, May 7, 2024

Mortgage rates are the highest they’ve been since the Great Recession. Current 30-year fixed rates hover in the 6 to 7% range. Historically speaking, that’s nowhere near the highest they’ve been (that title belongs to the average in October of 1981 at a sickening 18.82%. Yikes!), but current rates are coming off all-time lows in 2020 and 2021. 

With home prices higher than ever, it is no surprise that homebuyers are waiting patiently for mortgage rates to come down and ease sticker shock. After all, the higher the asking price, the more the percentage matters.

But is it wise to wait for rates to drop?

We think not. As real estate investors, you risk more in the wait than in taking the chance in the market as it is. Here’s why:

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