Buying a single-family investment as a real estate purchase has been a well-established financial strategy for thousands of years. You purchased or inherited a home or condominium and now you have to figure out how to get your arms around it. Perhaps you were transferred and don’t think it is time to sell
It’s no secret that the transaction market for multi-family product is the hottest in recent memory. The past few years of a zero Fed Funds Target rate has reduced the cost of capital significantly. This reduction of borrowing costs has helped
When you own rental property, one of your most important tasks is screening and selecting tenants. Because the process of screening tenants is time consuming, you need to have a system in place for doing it efficiently.
You’re about to discover the 10 commandments of property management. Every landlord should apply these simple principles. And although I read books and attended trainings on property management when I first got started, the bulk of these commandments came from over a decade in The School of Hard Knocks. Here are your 10
The phone call was from a frightened older woman in the Central Valley. “I can’t afford to pay my property taxes and I may lose my home by the end of the year if nothing is done in Sacramento.” While this call was eerily reminiscent of the years just prior to Prop 13’s enactment in…
There is nothing more important in the life of a landlord than move-in day – the day you legally transfer ownership of your investment for the duration of the lease to a stranger. However well vetted this stranger may be,
Something to Think About #27 – Deflation: It’s not the Odds, it’s the Stakes – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker – BRE: 00957107, MLO: 249261
Executive Summary: The investor faces four major risk scenarios, but they are not equally likely. Inflation is the most universal and is commonly addressed with higher interest rates. The least likely but most serious risk is deflation. Deflation is defined as an inflation rate of less than zero and characterizes a failing economy. It is…
How to Reduce Capital Gains, Income and Property Taxes with a Living Trust – By, Michael K. Elson, Attorney
Since the year 2012, estate taxes have become less of a concern for most Americans. This is because the individual estate tax exemption had been raised to just over $5 million dollars. Though the anticipated 2015 estate tax rate will be 40% for any amount exceeding $5.43 million, there would be no federal estate tax…
A warm inviting smile from our staff is the perfect crowning glory to your holiday decorating efforts. Greet everyone with a warm welcome and ensure your faces and attitudes reflect the same joyous message that is presented by your
I don’t know about you and perhaps it is my age, but I have noticed a definite decline in workplace attitudes and loyalty. In the past, workers were extremely loyal to the companies they worked for.