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Senior Housing: Is it Right For You?

According to the most recent Census data, the population of seniors- that is, people age 65 and older is on the rise. Juxtaposed that, Harvard has recently released a report indicating that more seniors are renting, as more people are moving away from owning homes in favor of rentals. Now, while a good amount of those seniors do still own homes, it was estimated that there were about 5.5 million...

Creative Idea: Property Management Mnemonic!

I recently came across an article that uses a mnemonic device to help folks develop new ideas to innovate products and processes across all fields of industry and life in general. The means for doing so, that I will briefly discuss below, can be found in more depth in the original article, but I'll apply it here to property managers specifically. So, I encourage readers to visit the original...

How Should I Invest my cash? Advice on Condo Investments and More

Today we field a great question from one of our RentPosters in California. It’s a great opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of condo investments, the current real estate market, and the future of the U.S. economy. Read closely, you will not want to miss this one, as we review the economic forecast for the coming decade. “J” from California writes: Tony,  I am a very...

Realtor Turned Property Manager? Software Could = Profitability.

In the wake of the 2008 Financial/Housing Crisis, the real estate industry was dealt a series of direct blows (as could be expected), and indirect effects continue to exacerbate the pummeling; at ground zero the dust has not settled, but what can be deciphered is a re-assignment of equity and the subsequent paradigm shift within the real estate industry.  Over a million new or “converted”...

New Financial Legislation Credit Default Swap’s Effects on Real Estate

Recently, our congress successfully passed new legislation, courageously recomposing century-old U.S. financial rules. It seems our buddies in D.C. have acquired great economic know-how, unseating 80 years of financial thought in a single, 24-hour session. The method of attack dealt with added regulation in derivative trading, and more specifically – Credit Default Swaps. Today, I will explain...

Rental Property: Calculating The Cap Rate

For years, the Capitalization Rate of an rental property has been the standard by which properties are analyzed and valued. However, the hypotheticals accompanying Cap Rates leave the door open for misguided investment; such misdirection may only enhance the bitter flavor of real estate succotash. Let’s be thorough because to do so will build a divide between the successful and the...

Retirement with Rentals; How Income Property can Make Your Retirement Dreams Come True

Ready to retire? Curious as to how the money you’ve saved over the years will last forever? Depending on your situation, income property may be your answer. It starts with identifying goals; from a broad perspective, most retirees seek to 1.) protect the money from inflation, 2.) use the money to generate an income with little risk, and potentially 3.) leave money to heirs. Now, it’s...

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