Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Forecasted Rental Property Growth Rates

Why the single-family home rental market is trending up, up, up

Single-family-home rentals are on the rise and all signs point to continued growth and opportunities for investors to cash in on the trend. Millennials opting to rent vs. buy are creating a demand for rental homes across the nation and expanding a market that has seen steady growth in recent years.

Why the huge demand for rental homes?

One reason could be a lack of inventory. According to Time MONEY, single-family home construction still hasn’t recovered from cutbacks, following the financial crisis. Potential buyers are finding housing shortages in cities like Nashville, Raleigh and Kansas City, where low inventory hasn’t historically been an issue.

Stricter credit requirements have also come into play. The loose lending practices during the last housing boom left nearly 8 million homeowners in foreclosure. What resulted was a financial reform law with new, firmer rules for lending.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

Single Family Homes Vs. Multifamily Property Investing

What is better; single family home investing or multifamily apartments?

There are passionate advocates for both of these types of rental property investments. How do they really stack up? Which is the smarter move?

The Pros & Cons of Multifamily Property Investment

There are some investors who are very bullish about multifamily apartment buildings, and argue that they have traditionally offered some advantages in the real estate investment space. Let’s look at both the pros and cons.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 00:00

Rental property growth rate data shows it may be a great time to both restructure and ramp up investment portfolios. Here are the stats, quirks, and opportunities rental property investors should be watching now…

The Rental Property Market Correction

Rental rates began slowing in 2016 according to CoreLogic. They experienced a massive surge in the wake of 2008, and marched upward at an amazing pace for several years back to back. Then credit slowly began to become more accessible to home buyers, while new multifamily construction took off. That construction and completions is believed to have peaked in 2017. Some softness may be patched up by tight inventory, a stronger national economy, and the absorption of new apartment units. Analysts believe that overall, the US should see continued modest gains in rental property growth rates, though trends will be localized.

Thursday, 08 October 2015 00:00

Planning to Buy a Fixer-Upper Property?

fixer upper property loansRead this first
The idea of continuous transformation makes humans innovative. For this exact reason, they purchase fixer-uppers. But are fixer-uppers always a good idea when it comes to
cash flow real estate investing? We review here.

What is a fixer-upper property?

First, let’s find out what do we mean by “fixer-upper.” A fixer upper is a home that requires either minor or major rehabilitation before it can be used for its certain purpose. The repairs needed by a fixer-upper can vary from a coat of fresh paint to an entirely new roof.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00

Here are 10 Questions that Your Home Inspector Should Answer

home inspectionA home inspector plays an important role in your buy-to-rent property purchase. Below are 10 important questions that you must ask a home inspector before hiring them:

 

1. What does your inspection cover?

The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all your requirements and will comply with the code of ethics. You should be able to ask any questions and check if all the areas are inspected or not.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:00

7 Relatively Unknown Benefits of Investing in a Single-Family Home

single family homeReal estate investment is considered as one of the best business practices one can make with their money. This year, general contractors have seen a jump in investing for single-family homes as compared to other types of real estate.  The price of a single-family rental home looks more attractive for beginer investors and adds a great start to a portfolio or quick portfolio add-on.

It's no surprise why there are so many investment opportunities in this market, as home prices experienced a major drop in certain areas in Canada. Read on for benefits of investing in a single-family home:

Friday, 16 December 2016 00:00

south carolina real estate topSouth Carolina's warm climate, beautiful beaches and multitude of golf courses, has become the a retirement mecca of the mid-south. Rental home investors, retirees and second-home owners are in love with North Carolina's real estate affordability. 

South Carolina's population is over 4.7 million and rapidly growing, with the tenth-fastest population growth rate in the nation at nearly 4.5%.  Speaking of rates, our rates for South Carolina investment property are highly competitive, conact us today to learn more.

South Carolina has three profitable secrets for real estate. Consider a blanket loan from us when checking out South Carolina Investment properties, we also can help you get started with stated income loans. We are looking intensly at South Carolina as an investment property promised land. We think you will too.

Keep reading to discover what we think are the TOP 3 reasons to buy in South Carolina.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Foreclosure Homes

foreclosuresHardcore real estate investors kept their eagle eye on various property deals to get the most out of their investment. For most of the real estate investors turned landlords, a foreclosure home is always a lucrative deal.

Reason being, they are cheap – the lower the price, the better deal a landlord gets. Foreclosure is a legal process in which a homeowner's right to its property are declared null due to failure to pay the mortgage and the property gets eligible for a foreclosure auction.

Since these homes are cheap as compare to other properties, landlords or property investors find it quite tempting. But, remember apart from some great opportunities, there are also some challenges associated with a foreclosure home. Have a look at a few challenges that you should look out for when buying a foreclosed home:

Friday, 24 April 2015 00:00

Why Real Estate Investors Should Consider Property Insurance Coverage

safety netRental real estate is one promising investment, featuring the dual advantages of rental income and long-term capital growth. However, as risk always comes with a reward, a real estate investor must be adequately protected from the unforeseen — with property insurance coverage.

If you think that finding a good tenant for your property will melt away all your troubles, think again. If you own a real estate property, you need to realize the unique risks you may face. And more importantly — how to shield against them.

Friday, 09 December 2016 00:00

profits investorsReal estate investing has three primary vectors to increased profits, there are a few other niche avenues but for the most part, it boils down to these three points.

The three primary real estate profit venues:

  1. Property value
  2. Rental income
  3. Property services income
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

 flip houseThe past year saw a dramatic rise in home flipping trend. Although over heated, analysts feel that 2016 is going to set new records in home flipping industry with more households joining the bandwagon. As per a research by Trulia, 5% of all home sales in 2015 came from house flipping.

Geographically, flipping varies a lot as per the property market. For example, Las Vegas witnessed high growth in house flipping whereas Detroit was placed at the bottom of the pile. Also, Florida areas are making entry into the flipping arena with zealous interest. Such markets also display a high number of investment property loans.

Historically, real estate agents consider house flipping to be a peak of a housing market. This can sometimes also signal over heating in the property realm. However, past year’s rise is nowhere close to the historic highs and instead show a steady increase that can be at most considered a healthy uptrend. Nationally speaking, it is well under control barring a few regions.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 00:00

fame The right kind of fame.

Recent landlord news over the past few years shows an increase of landlord fame, although not famous for the reasons they might wish. With a bit of planing and teamwork you can avoid increased insurance costs, remodeling costs, legal fees, administrative charges, and fines related to the "wrong" kind of fame.

Stories abound on not so lawful methods utimately being employed in order to get rent from a "Slick Willy" mooching renter. Some of the stories are almost as funny as college pranks such as removing the front door entirely instead of just padlocking it shut. Other methods make the news as our following frustrated Landlords did.

Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

3 Important Roles of Your Property Manager

property managementA decision that a landlords faces: Should I hire a property manager? Before answering this question lets first find out what exactly is property management. You will also learn about other related terms like landlord lender, what is a good cap rate and much more.

Landlords have to manage their real estate properties, and it is the management that decides how efficiently their business runs. They have an option to hire external help – for instance, property managers. Even so, it is still important to learn what a good property management involves in order to effectively distinguish a bad property management team from a good one.

Let’s take a look at this question from a different viewpoint: What does good property management mean?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 00:00

Don't Risk Costly Vacancies - Hire Property Managers to Successfully Raise Rents

 

vacantRental property owners or people investing in rental property are often surrounded by the thoughts whether they will be able to make considerable money through their rentals. Investing in rental property is different from other forms of investment, since it has a distinct ''human'' element involved.

Unfortunately, some investment property investors don't pay much heed to this element and fail to maintain rental property and make income from it. There is one person who can help landlords get out of the property maintenance fuss and guide about which tenant can easily absorb a rent increase that is - the property manager.

 

Thursday, 08 October 2015 00:00

A good property manager is more important than most think.

property managerProperty managers are not the most loved persons in rental property arena. Becoming a landlord is a tricky situation to be in especially if you are new to the job. Tenants and owners both have complaints against their property managers. But successful property managers pull off the job with a swift hand and make things click.

As you are becoming a landlord, you need to know what common problems people face and see how you can approach them. Here are 7 common problems that will help you get started.

Friday, 18 November 2016 00:00

Hoosier Rental Home Investment Markets

hoosierHoosier is the official demonym for a resident of the U.S. state of Indiana. The origin of the term was in general use by the 1840s, having been popularized by Richmond resident John Finley's 1833 poem "The Hoosier's Nest". Anyone born in Indiana or a resident at the time is considered to be a Hoosier. Indiana adopted the nickname "The Hoosier State" more than 150 years ago. "Hoosier" is used in the names of numerous Indiana-based businesses and organizations. "Hoosiers" is also the name of the Indiana University athletic teams. -Wikipedia

Overall, the 2016 investment rental housing market is looking great for Indiana and the country. Job growth is improving and other economic fundamentals are positive. Thus, consumer confidence should be high. 2016 should see the single-family housing market remain strong for both Indiana and the nation.

Indiana is very affordable in terms of real estate which makes it a solid addition to the portfolios of long term hold, income seeking investors.

 

Fastest Growing Population Centers
Indiana boasts some of the fastest growing population centers! Popular areas include Hendricks, Johnson Dearborn and Hamilton County. Fishers, IN has seen a 100% population boom since 2000.

Friday, 18 November 2016 00:00

New income loan opportunities for rental propertyWe know the previous limits in lending and are here to provide options not previously available to the investment loan markets. We want you to be able to take advantage of today’s rental investment opportunities so we looked at the challenges and are providing new solutions for your success. 

Rental Home Financing unleashes a totally new lending platform and is now offering a loan program specifically tailored toward rental, income producing properties such as single family (1-4 units), condos, townhomes & multifamily apartments Nationwide.

We are providing rental property Loan Solutions for:

  • Difficulty with new property financing based on your LLC
  • Constraints when you want more rental property but already have 10 or more Fannie or Freddie loans.
  • Challenges trying to buy more real estate using your retirement account as leverage.
  • Foreign investors find it difficult to qualify for U.S. financing.
Friday, 30 October 2015 00:00

Know Thy Neighborhood for Renting Success?

feeling mighty successful'What is a good cap rate' is usually the first metric people look for when determining whether the potential real estate investment is appealing to them. If you are wondering what is a good cap rate, it's up to you to decide. For instance, if you're getting a good 6% percent for a shaky neighborhood with plenty of risks, 6% might not be worthwhile. Finding good tenants in a good neighborhood is what matters. Getting to know the neighborhood is surprisingly one of the simplest ways to improve the value of your rental property.

The more involvement you show, the easier it becomes to identify areas of the community that you can enhance. It is beneficial to understand and support the neighborhood you are serving because it will also encourage others show pride in the communities they live in.