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August 13th, 2013 by Marco Santarelli
I came up with the following rules of successful real estate investing over my many years of successes and failures. These are the same rules I follow today and share with our clients at Norada Real Estate Investments.
1. Educate Yourself
Knowledge is the new currency. Without it you are doomed to follow other people’s advice without knowing if it’s good or bad. Knowledge will also help take you from being a “good” investor to becoming a great investor, and that knowledge will help provide a passive stream of income for you or your family.
February 16th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Birmingham Real Estate Market
If you are thinking of buying Birmingham Investment Properties, you might be wondering whether it is a right decision or not. Well, for a start let us know a little bit about this beautiful city of Birmingham. It is in no doubt the most populous city in the state of Alabama.
February 15th, 2018 by Chad Carson
This article was inspired by a series of posts by fellow early retirement bloggers about how to live off your wealth during retirement. They called this a retirement draw-down or withdrawal strategy, which, by the way, could be very different than your strategy to build wealth. I touched on my withdrawal strategy in How to Retire Early & Confidently Using Real Estate, but I will go into more depth in this article.
For me, a good retirement withdrawal strategy has two primary goals:
It turns out that rental income and other real estate investing strategies work great to achieve these goals. And real estate can make a big difference whether it’s a small or large portion of your overall portfolio.
So, in the rest of the article I’ll share ideas on how to use rentals for a retirement withdrawal strategy.
February 12th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
What Is Turnkey Rental Property Investing?
Are you tired of the small returns that your bank account savings or other investments provide? Or are you looking at other ways to continuously earn in a stable and growing market? If this is the case, then you should start looking at turnkey rental property investing. Is turnkey rental property investing an effective and safe way to put your money and time into? Let’s answer these questions —
February 11th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
What is residential real estate investing?
Residential real estate investing is more than just buying a home or looking for an investment property. Do you think it is easy to predict success in the residential real estate world, where circumstances keep fluctuating every now and then? To some extent, the possible hindrances can be controlled with a set of ground rules which you need to implement on your next residential real estate investing deal.
Let’s go through the two main guidelines which are inevitable if you wish to succeed in residential real estate investing.
February 8th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
A single family rental home is a standalone property on its own lot. Investing in a single family rental home is basically investing in a house or a condo with an intention of renting it to a single tenant. It has few pros and cons attached to it but it depends on your expectations from the property. Usually people tend to buy a property in a low budget or affordable locality and revamp it to attract new tenants. A single family home is a residential home. As a real estate investor if you’re looking to increase the number of rental properties you currently own with bigger returns, you should consider investing in single family rental homes.
Following the housing market decline in 2007, single family rental homes became favorable options for investors, saving in construction or refurbishment prices. The quick turnaround for an owner to rent out their property means cash flow is almost immediate. Single family rental homes have grown up to 30% within the last three years. These rentals outpace both single-family home purchases and multi-family apartments in the US. Almost all the housing demand in the US in recent years has been filled by single family rental units. Millennials are leading the way to single-family rentals. In general Americans are more interested in renting than owning. Big REITs are buying cheap homes and turning them into cash-generating rentals. People who can no longer qualify for mortgages can easily live in these single family rental units. They don’t need a large down payment to move in.
January 30th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
The advantages of buying single family rental properties are huge tax write-offs, a passive rental income and a long term capital appreciation of properties. Single family rental properties are easy to buy and hold for the new real estate investors. Investing in single family rental properties can deliver immediate returns, plus long-term appreciation of the asset. It is a great way to save for your retirement as this type of real estate investment becomes a good source of regular passive income. The discrepancy between the number of renters and landlords in the United States is increasing every day.
January 26th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Birmingham Investment Properties
If you are thinking of buying Birmingham Investment Properties, you might be wondering whether it is a right decision or not. Well, for a start let us know a little bit about this beautiful city of Birmingham. It is in no doubt the most populous city in the state of Alabama. There are several factors that have led to the truth of this statement. It is 330 square kilometers of land and 5.2 square kilometers of water. The city was first founded in the year 1871 AD. Since then, the city of Birmingham, Al has seen an upward trend in terms of its population growth. One of the factors that have led to this increase is its rich nature of mountainous ridges and good share of physical scenery. Since its year of discovery, the city has been an educational central of state of Alabama and has been the favorite destination of many educational aspirants who come here to seek the careers of their choice. 100’s of schools have been set up in the city of Birmingham and several top notch universities. The city’s ever growing population shows a need for real estate investments and developments for the good of the new growing population. Therefore, buying Birmingham investment properties is considered to be a wise decision by experienced real estate investors who know the market very well.
January 18th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
The Texas real estate market has been pretty quiet for a little under a decade now, but the real estate market in Houston has managed to remain relatively consistent while its surrounding areas have dragged their feet. There was a time when Houston seemed immune to the highs and lows of housing cycles, but it now seems to have joined the pace of the national average. But its rate of appreciation continues to be slightly above the national rate. The Houston Real Estate Market is becoming a hotbed of buyer activity that could be really beneficial for real estate investors; just ask the multitude of overseas investors who are choosing Houston as the city of choice to invest in for the foreseeable future.
With an extremely diversified economy and a huge demand for housing, the Houston real estate market remains one of the top markets in the US for real estate investing. The most recent population figures for the city show a figure of more than 2.3 million people, and the past two decades have seen billions of dollars in both public and private investment to develop areas and make Houston a more attractive place to live and to visit. Residential units, hotels, office buildings, restaurants; the city goes into 2018 with continuing development projects that promise to keep the real estate market strong.
January 14th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Real estate has long been viewed as a sound investment. Benefits of Investing in real estate are directly related to substantial increase in wealth of an individual. Wholesaling and buying a turnkey rental property are just a couple of the ways investors can benefit from real estate. The important benefits of investing in real estate are increase in property value due to appreciation as well as good cash flow in the form of rental income. Education and networking are very important to become successful in real estate investing.
January 11th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
If you are looking to buy an investment property in the Atlanta Real Estate Market, it is only common that you are on a constant chase for the best neighborhoods to choose in the housing market of Atlanta, GA. You must also know about a wide range of investment properties available in the Atlanta Real Estate Market, including their upsides and downsides. One of the investment properties that you can buy is a turnkey rental property, which is a completely practical option for new real estate investors who do not know how to fix and flip in real estate. In any case, before you can choose whether it is the correct investment option for you, you need to learn about turnkey property investing.
January 8th, 2018 by John Burns
Ten years ago we published Strategies to Navigate 5 Stages of the Housing Cycle. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of those analyses, we are sharing the graphic we produce each month that shows where 33 major markets are positioned in that cycle.
January 4th, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
Dallas real estate market offers some great profit-generating opportunities to all types of real estate investors. Whether you’re buying your first income property or just adding another one to the portfolio, Dallas real estate market is a great place to do so as it doesn’t get any more “location” than this. Dallas has a strong economy and a constant populations growth and will make your pockets bigger. As rents goes up smart investors should invest in Dallas real estate. Purchasing an investment property in the Dallas real estate market, whether it a single family home or a multifamily apartment is an investment that can pay out some huge benefits in the event that you have some experience and education in real estate investing. You have to know the best places to put your money in real estate so you must do some extensive research to find out the best neighborhoods in Dallas real estate market.
January 1st, 2018 by Marco Santarelli
STEPS TO BECOMING A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR
In real estate, once the market begins to bounce back, investing in real property likewise turns into an all the more engaging thought – either as a profession or an awesome side job. Like any other undertaking, however, there’s a correct way and a wrong approach. Successful real estate investors aren’t made overnight. It’s not easy to succeed in real estate investing, but there are some tips to become a successful real estate investor. Getting lucky on one investment does not amount to becoming a successful real estate investor. The only way to become a successful investor is to educate yourself and follow the path of successful real estate investors who have already made it there.
December 27th, 2017 by Dino Champagne
Congress has approved sweeping tax cuts and tax reform that have not been tackled by the federal government in over 30 years (since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.). The new tax law, formally referred to as “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” will go into effect on January 1, 2018.
This article has the most up-to-date information along with a summary of how the new tax law provisions will affect homeowners and real estate investors who own all types of investment property. Although this article generally does not delve into tax issues not associated with real estate, there are many new tax provisions and this is essential information for anyone that owns real estate to understand.
December 23rd, 2017 by Marco Santarelli
Investing In Rental Property For Beginners
Investing in rental property means buying a property that can generate an income in the form of rent. There is no doubt that investing in rental property for beginners can be a great way to generate positive cash flow every month. However, many people still find it challenging due to expenses typically associated with traditional real estate investments including property management and renovation works. It is a well know fact get started in real estate investing can be very tricky and overwhelming. In recent years, the solution to this problem has emerged under the so-called turnkey rental properties. Why did investing in turnkey rental property become so popular? The answer is because, on top of all of the advantages it entails, investing in rental properties offers an ideal solution to investors biggest problem: Headache. Turnkey rental properties allow investors to sit and enjoy their passive cash flows while someone else does all the hard property management work for them.
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