Should Your First Home Be A Fixer-Upper?

You’re a first-time buyer, and you watch HGTV. It looks easy enough to swing a sledgehammer through a wall and splash what walls remain with some paint. So, you just have to find the right property, one that needs some TLC, and you’ll be good to go. However, should your […]

Can A Real Estate Agent Be A Property Manager?

If you happen to come across a real estate agent who also manages properties, you may have a few questions. For example,- How can my real estate agent split their time between managing rental properties and selling homes? Could there be a conflict of interest between the two roles? In […]

Why Do Landlords Require Renters Insurance?

Do you ever read the rental listings and ask yourself – why do landlords require renters insurance? After all, I don’t need homeowner’s insurance so why does it matter to the landlord if I have insurance to cover my belongings? It’s not as if it matters to them. Right? The […]

What Can A Landlord Deduct From My Security Deposit?

Knowing what a landlord can deduct from a security deposit can help you avoid losing money to unscrupulous landlords.  What Can A Landlord Deduct From My Security Deposit? A landlord can deduct the following from your security deposit: Repairs needed for damage above and beyond normal wear and tear. Unpaid […]

Fundamentals of Real Estate Investing

Successful Real Estate Investing: The Ultimate Beginners Guide  For many years real estate investing was seen as the realm of the super-rich. After all, to make money in real estate, you have to have deep pockets, plenty of knowledge, years of experience, and the kind of business network you can […]