PHA Housing Choice Voucher Program

We have recently taken the opportunity to become a landlord in PHA’s Housing Choice Voucher program. The PHA Housing Choice Voucher program, formerly known as Section 8, is meant to: “Provide improved living conditions for low-income families while maintaining rent payments at an affordable level, promote freedom of housing choice and integrate lower-income and minority…

Career Opportunities in Real Estate

The real estate industry is one of tremendous depth. While working as a residential real estate agent is the most commonly known career in the business, there are numerous other roles within real estate that can provide long-lasting and lucrative careers. Let’s take a look at what some of those opportunities might be.  Commercial real…

Home Inspection 101

What is the inspection period and how does it work? The inspection period is a set period of time when the buyer may examine their new property before fully committing to taking it as their own. The length of this period is negotiated in the agreement of sale and usually lasts for 5-10 days. Within…

Finding a Deal

I invest my own and other peoples’ money into real estate to create cash flow and wealth for time and freedom.  These are big problems to solve and here is a 3-part series that discusses the challenges we work through to achieve our goals.  Real Estate Investing is Hard Part 1: Finding and Buying a…

Downside Of The Housing Market Taking Off During The Pandemic

Last week we wrote about how home ownership increased in the U.S. during the pandemic despite the economy as a whole going through a recession. This took place because Americans who did not lose their jobs found themselves with more spending money than ever because of reduced travel and personal expenses and historically low interest…

How To Lease

Let’s take a look at how to lease a building in eight simple steps. 1. Take high quality photos Interior and exterior photos are usually the first impression of a building that potential renters get. And first impressions matter! Good photos will never secure a tenant right away, but bad ones can make people lose…

U.S. Homeownership Increased During The COVID Pandemic. How Could That Be?

In 2020, the United States economy experienced its largest contraction since the first year after World War II. The unemployment rate nearly doubled over the course of the year, and the stock market plummeted to less than two-thirds of its current value. Despite all of this, the number of homeowners in the U.S. increased by…

To Rent or To Buy: Some Reasons for Each

Deciding between being a tenant or homeowner is an important choice for any family or individual. Numerous factors such as timing, location, occupation and finances can play a role in determining if the time is right to buy, or if it would be better to rent. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages…

Does it make sense to invest in a depreciating property?

Every investor knows to “buy low and sell high.” If a piece of property has a low valuation that is expected to increase, then it would be a smart asset to invest in. But what about if the value is decreasing and is expected to continue to do so? Does it ever make sense to…