Single-Family Rentals – A Perspective

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Most real estate investors are in it for the long haul. We look at our property investment performance over years, even decades. Single-family rentals have an impressive long-term track record. The chart below illustrates the annual returns from stocks, bonds, and single-family rentals: The steady, black line tells it all – single-family rental total income…

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Repairs, Maintenance, and Improvements – Know The Difference

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Of the things people least like to do, I’d wager that suffering through an IRS audit would be near the top of everyone’s list. Having a government official pour over all of your records and question you about what you did on hundreds of transactions… Yikes! Getting a root canal done with no anesthesia sounds…

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Looking Ahead

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The number one topic in the real estate world right now is, when will the red hot housing market cool off? With the pandemic in our rearview mirror, will the housing market return to more normal patterns by the end of the year? In a seller’s market, as we are experiencing right now, competition among…

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Is it “Déjà vu All Over Again?”

You don’t have to be a Yankees fan or even like baseball to know who Yogi Berra was and why people loved him. Yogi was famous for his hilarious quips like “It gets late early” or “You can observe a lot just by watching.” Recent events have me wondering, does Yogi’s saying, “It’s déjà vu…

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Making The Best Use Of Your Time

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For me, prioritizing how I spend my time is one of my biggest challenges. Because there are only so many hours in a day, if I don’t use a practical time management strategy to organize my efforts, I’ll run at a hundred miles an hour and still fall behind. I’m sure you can relate to…

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Time For A Little Laughter

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My blog articles are usually about serious things, and that’s how it should be. But every once in a while, it’s good to say, “You know what, it’s time to take a deep breath, relax for a second, and consider the lighter side of life.” When I come across something that makes me laugh –…

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Institutional Investors In The Single Family Rental Home Market

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There is no doubt that we have an affordable housing crisis in America. This is not a new problem, but it’s gotten worse over the past decade. The COVID pandemic poured gasoline on this fire – in 2020, people fled cities looking for more space in suburbia, new home building slumped, and the eviction moratorium…

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June 2021 Eviction Moratorium Update

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Thankfully, the COVID crisis is winding to a close. I’m sure that you are as thrilled as I am to be returning to normal after fourteen months of unprecedented social and economic disruption. Let’s hope that we are not cursed with another public health emergency for a very long time. For Westchester County real estate…

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5 Common Landlord Mistakes

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I could call this article “Been there, done that.” If you got ten experienced landlords in a room and asked them to share the dumbest things they’ve ever done, I guarantee you that some of the common mistakes I’ve listed here would come up. Hopefully, after reading my shortlist of blunders, you’ll be able to…

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How To Fortify Your Rental Property Against Damage

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Let’s face it. People can be clumsy, accident-prone, and dirty. You might have what you believe are some great tenants – they pay on time, repairs are few and far between, never a complaint – but when you’re ready to rent your property to new tenants, and you do a closing rental contract property inspection,…

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