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…

The Four Types of Returns on Investment

Let’s take a look at four different types of returns when you invest in real estate. Cashflow. This is the money that is left over after expenses are paid and mortgage payments are made. If expenses such as taxes, insurance, costs of management and maintenance and the mortgage payment are less than gross rents, then…

Characteristics and Importance of Effective Asset Management

Let’s take a look at the importance of asset management in real estate. Every real estate investor has the same basic goal: earn as much profit as possible for as long as possible. The obvious formula for profitable real estate investment is for a property to yield more revenue than expense. For rental properties, this…

Prioritizing the Long Run as a Landlord

Investing in a rental property can be a great way for anyone to make money. Some tangible benefits of being a landlord include a boost to your net worth, a steady flow of passive income, and a way to continue to make money into retirement. Like any businessperson, the primary goal of a landlord is…

Renting in Philadelphia vs Other U.S. Cities

Let’s take a look at how renting in Philly compares to other coastal and national urban hotspots. With a population of over 1.5 million people, Philadelphia ranks as the nation’s sixth largest city. Of the six most highly populated areas, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and Houston, Philly’s median monthly rent cost of a…

How to Invest in Real Estate with Little to No Money Out of Pocket

Investing in real estate can be your first step towards personal financial freedom. Here, we will highlight a few strategies for earning passive income through real estate investments with little to no money out of your own pocket Work With a Partner If you have your eye on a fixer-upper but don’t have the capital,…