Property or Property Management… Which comes first?

Which Came First?  The Chicken or The Egg? And what does this have to do with real estate investing you may be asking. There is an old axiom in real estate investing that your success is determined at the closing table. Certainly, there is much truth to that, but it's only half of it. Effective property management is THE key contributing factor to long term investment success. Think about it … [Read more...]

Resident Screening Tips

Selecting residents for your properties is of crucial importance. The ideal resident is one that will stay for 2 to 3 years, pay on time every month, and not cause headaches otherwise. The million dollar question of course, is how do you find them? You don't necessarily want to rush when filling a vacancy. That doesn't mean take your sweet time, but rather be thorough in your evaluation of … [Read more...]

Your First Criteria For Investing

The idea of investing *locally* sounds great, right?  The term "local" really helps narrows your focus and allows you become a targeted investor.  Well, theoretically, that's how it should work.  However, the local real estate market must still be analyzed for solid investment opportunities. So, where should you start?  What core criteria can you use to help evaluate the local market? First … [Read more...]