Monthly Archives: March 2019

Take During Property Inspections

Heating Check all the heating supplies and make sure they are fitted properly. Over time, boilers can wear down and become non-functioning. The last thing you want to do is to leave your tenants without heating for days on end while you find a repair team. By regularly checking the heating appliances within your properties,… Read More »

Buy Property On Leased Land

When looking at homes for sale you can tell if the one you are interested in is on leased land if the advertisement says something like ‘manufactured home’ or ‘leasehold interest.’ Also be aware of the word ‘association,’ which will be used to describe areas of the property that you have not explicitly purchased yourself.… Read More »

Buy Abandoned Property

How to Find One Listings give clues if a listed property is abandoned. Textual descriptions such as for immediate ownership, must sell, below market value, under appraisal are just some of the most common identifiers used to sigñify that a property is abandoned. But there are also properties of this kind wich you may mot… Read More »

Benefits of Living in a Houseboat

Our experience told us that we needed 110 to 120 amp hours of electricity in a 24-hour period when we were stationary… And we were stationary 98 to 99% of the eight years that we were in the Caribbean. We had two 75 W solar panels located on top of our Bimini… They required no… Read More »

Identifying Investment Opportunities

Look At Historical Prices Your aim with real estate is always going to be to buy as low as possible, so it is a good idea to have a look at the historical trends of an area you are considering investing in. This way you will have an idea about what you should be expecting… Read More »

Steps To Effectively Marketing A Home

Price it right, from the start: One of the major obstacles to selling a house, is generally, the listing (or asking) price. This effort should not be based on either ignorance or greed, or haphazard, but, rather, should be based on the guidance of the qualified agent, you hire. Using, what is generally referred to… Read More »

Rental Property Advertising

You Must Have Professional Photo’s. It will cost from $200 and up and you could even get a video to post to You Tube and Other Websites. In today’s digital world everyone starts the process of finding a home to rent or buy sitting at a computer. And this makes professional pictures and video a… Read More »

Avoid Capital Gains on Real Estate

One such way we are talking about involves matching any losses that are incurred. Savvy investors know how to realize their losses to offset their gains for a specific year; thereby cancelling out the payment. There are restrictions that go along with this method. If you do not already have an accountant who specializes in… Read More »

Apartment Building Loans

The rules will not be bent anymore. In the past, it was not uncommon for a borrower to be a little under the minimum requirements for a loan and still qualify. This is no more. Underwriters at these banks are becoming stricter when it comes to the requirements for getting these loans. In order to… Read More »

Investment Property Loan Types

Residential Property Investment Loans Residential property investment mortgages have similar qualification guidelines as standard owner-occupied mortgages. Although, they do have higher down payment and credit score requirements. Below is a summary of the general guidelines for residential investment mortgages. Credit Score Requirement – The minimum credit score requirement is typically 680 or above for investment… Read More »