Yearly Archives: 2014

My Top Successful Real Estate Investing Rules

My top successful real estate investing rules Investing in real estate is a rewarding endeavour – financially and intellectual, but it can also be full of pitfalls if you don’t approach this type of investing in the right way. Whether you’re a first time investor or a seasoned one, my top successful real estate investing more »
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Knowing When To Sell An Investment Property

The ultimate goal is to have your investment property portfolio provide you with a passive income to fund your retirement years and/or supplement other investments. Even though you might buy your investment properties to “hold on to them” and maybe even pass them along as part of your estate, it’s always prudent to have a clear exit strategy and key to that is knowing when to sell. You never know when life may throw you an unexpected curve ball and you need extra cash. Refinancing your
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Which is the better property investment?

You’ve already made the decision to invest in residential real estate and now you’re trying to determine which type. This raises the question which is the better property investment: a single family dwelling (SFD) or a multi-family dwelling (MFD) like condominium, town-home, and duplex? I’ll tell you my conclusion right now – It depends. There isn’t a single definitive answer.
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Rental property inspections – Crucial to your success!

We’re very aware of the value of preventative maintenance in our own homes and typically conduct regular inspections of the condition of our homes and grounds. However, as real estate investors, it’s also important to understand that regular, routine inspections and preventative maintenance are also crucial for your rental properties’ overall success.
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Finding Great Cash Flow Properties

Finding great cash flow properties is easy, right? All you need to do is simply search for a property at an advantageous price that you can rent for a certain amount, so that you realize the expected income after the usual expenses associated with buying a rental property. It seems easy on the surface. However, there’s more to consider...
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15 Ways To Keep Your Tenants Happy!

Your tenants are the real “golden goose” that provide you with a monthly golden egg and your investment property is the nest that they stay in. Whether you manage your property(ies) yourself, are part of a rental pool with professional management in place or are an individual with property management in place – it’s important to keep your tenants happy and convert them to long term tenants, what I like to call residents.
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