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Self-directed Retirement Accounts and Turnkey Rental Investing

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

The investor who wants to invest in rental property without searching out homes, doing rehab, finding tenants and handling management find this an attractive option. There are advantages to this approach.

Enthusiasm for 2015 Housing Markets

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Here we have an interesting situation. While prices are higher, appreciation is better, so it could encourage some investors to buy and rent with lower rental cash flows than in the past.

Trulia Asks: 'Are We Past the Flipping Point?'

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.13.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

There is still plenty of opportunity out there for the fix & flip investor. Of course, it doesn't hurt if a project takes a planned six months and the home's ARV (After Repair Value), is a couple of percent higher than when the project began.

Is Multi-Family Worth a Look for Your Portfolio?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.06.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

As the supply of foreclosure units continues to shrink, it may be time to look for opportunities in the multi-family market.

What Do Non-farm Payroll & Interest Rates Mean for Real Estate?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.30.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Investors will need to be more selective and double-check their due diligence, but rising rates also discourage consumer home buyers. The already lackluster home market will see fewer buyers, which means more renters.

Top 5 New Real Estate Laws Affecting NYers in 2015

Andrew Lieb | Posted 01.27.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

New York has increased its estate tax exemption and will continue to increase this exemption through 2019, at which time it will be equal in amount to the Federal exemption.

Could Your Home Sell to an Investor?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.23.2015 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

First and most important, the home should be one in an area renters want to live. It must also have some or all of the features they want, and they want pretty much the same thing as home buyers.

Top 5 Things Home Sellers Need to Know About Price

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.16.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Every potential buyer will have their own unique situation and a top price they'll pay for your home. It's a mistake to assume you'll stumble into the perfect prospect who will fall in love with the home and pay over market.

In 2015, Will It Be More Renters or a Buyer Binge?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.09.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

If you don't anticipate a buying binge, investing in rental property or wholesaling to those investors who do may continue to be profitable strategies in the coming year.

5 Clues to See if You Are Cut Out to Be a Landlord?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

Rental property is one of the best investment strategies out there. Tax advantages, monthly cash flow, appreciating value, and inflation resistance all combine to make it very attractive. Just enter the game knowing what to expect or how to avoid what you don't like about landlording.

Oldies but Goodies in the Fix & Flip Market

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

With resale prices rising and rehab costs holding pretty steady, there is a lot of opportunity in locating older homes in neighborhoods where buyers and renters want to live.

Is Housing Cost as a Percentage of Income a Failing Measure?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Real estate practitioners love times like these for marketing, as they can show that in most markets it's cheaper to buy than to rent. With interest rates still low and owned homes having to compete with foreclosures in the market, prices of homes not in foreclosure haven't been rising much.

Real Estate and Travel Agents -- Not the Same

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Articles from doomsayers that the real estate agent is going the way of the dinosaur are premature and overstated, at least until bigger technological advances come along.

It's Not Too Late to Add Real Estate to a Retirement Plan

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Single family homes are still a great asset, but getting creative can provide alternatives that involve less competition and at far higher yields than other investment types.

10 Surprises When Inheriting Real Estate

Andrew Lieb | Posted 12.31.2014 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Following the death of a loved one, you may become the recipient of an unexpected parcel of real estate. Yet, with every windfall comes great obligations, so be prepared for the surprises you may encounter when inheriting property.

Top 5 Happy Landlord Tips

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

Whether you're considering rental property investment, can't sell and need to rent out your home and move, or you're already a landlord, these five tips can help you sleep at night and keep a smile on your face on your way to the bank.

Renters: When They'll Move and What They Want

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

For investors buying single family rental homes, it's important to note the affordability and safety concerns at the top of the list.

Foreclosure Hurting Your Neighborhood and Home's Value? -- Buy It!

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

All of this information is nice, unless you own a home in a neighborhood with a foreclosure in poor condition sitting there dragging down neighborhood home values. Actually, there is some lemonade to be made here.

Attitudes Alone Can't Buy Houses -- But We Can Hope

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.14.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Being confident and wanting to buy is nice, but there still has to be a down payment, affordable mortgage payments, and a sustainable job to pay them.

Surprises About Homeowners' Insurance You Probably Didn't Know

Andrew Lieb | Posted 12.09.2014 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Did you know that in most States, such as New York, an insurance broker is generally not liable for their failure to advise you on what coverage you should obtain? Let this be your resource guide to advocate for your own best interest in obtaining coverage.

'Fix & Stay' Your Way into a New Home

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.02.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Some are backing away from fix & flip and moving into rental property investing or other real estate opportunities. There is a big opening here for the retail buyer to use a "fix & stay" strategy to move into a home that's customized for their needs and a bargain buy as well.

Is Renting Really That Bad?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

It is not an easy decision in the best of economies, and these days buying or renting decisions are even more complicated than in the past. Weigh all of the financial, job-related, and personal preference factors.

Been Borrowing All Your Life? Retire as a Lender

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Let's face it, we're a consumer society, and much of our consumption over the past decades has been financed with debt.

Millennials, Jobs and Home Buying

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.12.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Buying the right homes which appeal to their lifestyles and where they will be employed should keep occupancy and rents high.

5 Tips Landlords Must Know Before Wrapping-Up Seasonal Rentals

Andrew Lieb | Posted 11.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Andrew Lieb

Just because the term of the lease is over does not mean that the landlord automatically gets their seasonal rental property back. In many States, the tenant must surrender possession of the property prior to the landlord retaking possession.