Why Appraisals Don’t Necessarily Value Homes From an Investor’s Point of View

Why Appraisals Don’t Necessarily Value Homes From an Investor’s Point of View

The value of something is all a matter of perspective. So you have to remember whose lens you are looking through. Should the useful life of a fully renovated house (little future cap ex) have a bigger influence on the property’s appraisal than recent sales in the area? According to Mark Ainley, in regard to […]

Nearly Half of U.S. Renters Are Affected by Housing Cost Burden

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The American economy has been growing for the past ten years, yet more and more people are struggling to pay rent. According to the new report published by Apartment List, almost half of American renter households can be classified as cost-burdened as cost-burdened, spending more than the recommended 30% of their incomes on rent.   […]

Top 5 Exterior Maintenance Items To Perform Before Residents Move-in

Top 5 Exterior Maintenance Items To Perform Before Residents Move-in

Like anything in life, it’s the little things that can make a big difference. This also applies to rental properties. First impressions matter to tenants. This means that every part of your property needs to be in tiptop shape, not just to get the perfect tenant, but to see each property turn faster than average. […]

What is the 80% Carpet Rule and How Should I Handle It?

What is the 80% Carpet Rule and How Should I Handle It

If you’re a tenant in a New York City high-rise apartment or condo, you’re probably familiar with the “80/20 carpet rule,” which requires you to cover 80% of your floors with carpeting. Although not common everywhere, this rule does appear in lease agreements in some places other than the Big Apple. The primary purpose of […]

What’s More Costly: Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants?

What’s More Costly Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants

One of the most important factors that today’s real estate investors need to watch out for is choosing partners and professionals who have really mastered the dynamics of tenant screening and occupancy. Each investment opportunity is only as good as the execution. Without a great handle on tenant management, the results can be disastrous. Unfortunately, many […]

Why Appraisals Don’t Necessarily Value Homes From an Investor’s Point of View

Why Appraisals Don’t Necessarily Value Homes From an Investors Point of View

The value of something is all a matter of perspective. So you have to remember whose lens you are looking through. Should the useful life of a fully renovated house (little future cap ex) have a bigger influence on the property’s appraisal than recent sales in the area? According to Mark Ainley, in regard to […]