Which LLC Is Right For Me?

One of the most important things you can do at the outset of your career as a real estate investor is to form a limited liability corporation, or LLC. When you put your properties under the ownership of an LLC, it will help you tremendously and spare you some major headaches. There are several advantages…...

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The Once in a Lifetime Lumber Shortage

The Once in a Lifetime Lumber Shortage If you’ve looked into making any home improvements lately, you’re already well aware of the skyrocketing costs and delays involved in buying lumber. At the outset of the pandemic, the lumber and construction industries braced themselves for a slowdown, even closing some lumber mills. But the slowdown never…...

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What You Need to Know About Short-Term Rentals

If you’re living in a busy city that attracts a lot of visitors, or someplace that has a high season for tourists, you’ve probably considered renting your property out for short-term vacation rentals. Airbnb has been the most successful site, but in the past few years a flurry of competitors such as Vrbo, Tripping.com, and…...

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Tips for Investing Remotely

If you’re a real estate investor, you’re always looking for opportunities in an area with appreciating real estate, a high quality of life, a thriving job market, and a strong base of renters. But what if you’re eager to invest, but your market may not have a big enough renter population? Or what if your city…...

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Market of the Month: Boise, Idaho

If you’re looking for a booming real estate market that also offers breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery, big city amenities, and a small-town feel, Boise, Idaho, is hard to beat. Dubbed “The City of Trees,” metropolitan Boise is home to approximately 750,000 residents, with Boise itself being home to about 226,000. Newcomers will discover a city…...

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Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

I’m a big believer in using debt to my advantage. Debt is not intrinsically bad, but that all depends on what type of debt we’re talking about. Bad Debt So let’s start with the bad debt. Bad debt can generally be boiled down to one culprit: credit cards. For credit card companies to succeed, their…...

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Market of the Month – Houston

Houston, Texas: Market of the Month Houston, Texas, is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now, luring droves of newcomers from California, the northeast, and other pricier real estate markets. From 2017 to 2018, the Houston area saw an average of 250 people moving to the region every day, a…...

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Appraisals vs Inspections

Whether you’re buying a rental property or your forever home, it’s important to determine whether the property is worth what the homeowners are asking. Home buyers can ensure that they’re getting their money’s worth at two points in the buying process: the inspection and the appraisal. While they sound like they could be interchangeable, both…...

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The Pros and Cons of New Construction

If you were a contractor in 2020, your phone was probably ringing off the hook. With an unprecedented increase in the number of people working from home, there was a shift in the public’s appetite from houses in urban centers to more spacious houses in the suburbs. Of course, the supply wasn’t always there, which…...

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Finding Affordability in Unaffordable States

Finding Affordability in Unaffordable States

People often ask me questions about “the housing market.” It’s always something like this: What will the housing market do this year? Is it safe to invest in the housing market? Like so many things related to money and investing, the answer is, “it depends.” It’s a difficult question to answer, because the term “the…...

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Market of the Month: Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia, is a city that has been attracting new residents in droves while longtime residents are staying put. Currently, Atlanta is one of the five fastest growing big cities in the United States. In 2020 alone, the population grew by 1.6%. Like other big cities boasting warmer weather, Atlanta saw an influx of people…...

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Real Estate Side Hustles

A lot of you who are getting your foot in the door of real estate investing have asked me if there are other ways of earning money in real estate while they’re still seeking that first investment property. Or maybe you’ve done your first deal and would still like to be around the industry while…...

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Market of the Month: Tampa, Florida

If you’re looking for sun, surf, and a hot real estate market, look no further than our market of the month, Tampa, Florida. Even with the challenges of 2020, the real estate market in Tampa has thrived, and it’s expected to do even better in 2021. Tampa is the third largest city in Florida, and…...

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Dealing With Disaster

Most of the time, owning a rental property involves a fairly predictable list of recurring tasks centered around maintenance, repair, recordkeeping, and maybe the occasional noise complaint. Then there are the emergencies that come out of the blue and have to be dealt with urgently. One of those emergencies is damage from extreme weather. There…...

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The Biden Tax Plan

President Joe Biden campaigned on promises that would change the way people and corporations are taxed in this country. Now that he’s occupying the Oval Office, there’s a strong likelihood that some new laws and policies will alter what you’ll wind up paying the IRS. Let’s take a look. Taxing the Wealthy One of Joe…...

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Scaling Up Your Real Estate Investments

So you may be at the point where you own one or two investment properties and you’re itching to jump in and get started on a new one. But when newer real estate investors are in the process of growing their portfolio, they can quickly overwhelm themselves. Sure, they’ve met their goal of building their…...

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Ken’s Favorite Market Research Tools

One of the most important factors of long-term success is to always keep learning. While real estate investing operates around some consistent fundamentals, it’s still affected by external circumstances. That’s why it’s always important to know current market trends, new laws, and any other shifts in the economy that can affect your bottom line. Many of you have been curious as to what resources and market research tools I use in order to stay current, so here they are. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t understand everything you read right away. Education is a process that rewards persistence.

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How to Find a Real Estate Investor

How to Find a Real Estate Investor Looking for an investment property is an exciting process. There’s something thrilling about stumbling across a diamond in the rough and realizing what a great deal it is. But when you’re starting out, you may not have the funds available to close on that property you’ve found. In…...

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