Month: February 2021

What Are the Biggest Rental Property Investing Scams?

Nobody wants to get played.  But it happens more often than you think.  What Are the Biggest Rental Property Investing Scams? The five biggest scams targeting rental property investors and landlords are (i) real estate guru scams, (ii) tenant scams, (iii) contractor scams, (iv) overpayment scams, and (v) out-of-state investing scams. We’ll talk about each …

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Investing in Rental Properties Through Your Self-Directed HSA

You’ve probably heard of Health Savings Accounts or HSAs by now.  They are a benefit offered by some employers to help their workers pay for qualified medical expenses in a tax-advantaged way.   HSAs are perfectly suited for their main purpose, which is saving money when paying for medical costs.   But that’s not all they can do.  There’s …

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House Hacking vs. Renting Out Rooms: Which is Better?

As advertised, this article is going to pit house hacking against renting out rooms in your house.  These are two very popular rental investment strategies among real estate investors that are starting out.   So which is better? House hacking is the better investment strategy if you want superior cash flow, appreciation, and growth potential.  Renting …

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Unconventional Is Better: Don’t Have a “Regular” Emergency Fund

“You need 3 to 6 months of living expenses in a checking or savings account in the event of an emergency.”  -Almost every personal finance advisor That advice has been circulating for years and has become a cornerstone of personal finance. I don’t take issue with the view that you should have funds quickly available …

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Should I Rent Out My Investment Condo Through Airbnb?

Investment condos can be particularly well-suited for use as an Airbnb rental because: Condos Have Lower Fixed Costs Condos Are Self-Contained Dwelling Units   Condo Locations Can Be Airbnb Suitable Condos Have Great Amenities Condos Are Smaller – No Large Gatherings Thinking about converting your investment condo into an Airbnb rental property?   You’ve come to the …

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Investing in Small Multifamily Properties: The Goldilocks Investment

Small multi-family properties can be great investments because they combine some of the best features of apartments and single-family homes into a balanced investment that can generate strong cash flow, diversified income, and scalability, while remaining affordable and easy to finance. This chart demonstrates why they are the “Goldilocks” of rental properties: Features   Apartment …

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Are Apartments a Good Investment?

Apartments can be good investments because they can provide strong cash flow, appreciation that you can control, diverse income sources, scalability, centralized maintenance, and significant tax benefits. Apartments are coveted by many real estate investors for their powerful cash flow and other benefits, but there are also risks to investing in apartments that need to be …

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Are Triple Net Leases Good Investments? [Deep Dive on Pros and Cons]

Have you ever driven past a free-standing McDonald’s or Burger King and wondered who owned the building?    Well, wonder no more because there’s a pretty good chance that it is just a regular person like you.  They just happen to be leasing that building out to the mega corporation (or its franchisee) under a …

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