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Is a real estate partneship a good way for you to invest?

UPDATED: 01-JUN-2009 Real estate partnerships have been around since the cave man's days. This is because people have learned to pool their resources in order to reduce their risk and increase their leverage. Pooling resources enables them to have a larger down payment, stronger financial statements, or greater experience. [...]

How to choose insurance for an investment property

UPDATED: 01-MAY-2009 Rudolf Holtzman had just purchased an office building as an investment. He was very proud. It was beautiful: 20,000 square feet with six tenants. Regrettably, the day after he closed, one of the tenants experienced an electrical computer malfunction and as a result, his 2000 square foot suite suffered extensive fire damage. Fortunately, the building was just three blocks from the closest fire station, and the fire department was able to limit the loss to only this suite. Portions of the building sustained water damage from the fire hoses as well as smoke damage from the fire. In all, half of the building was unusable. [...]

Am I really making money investing in real estate?

UPDATED: 01-APR-2009 The purchasing craze of the baby boomers is on. They are buying every stick of real estate in sight. As corporate pensions vanish, social security evaporates/extends to age 70, and the stock market delivers inconsistent returns, baby boomers have increasingly turned to real estate as their retirement vehicle. Real estate investment brokers cannot currently get their hands on sufficient inventory to satisfy them, and competition has reduced returns for investors. [...]

Preserve your property insurance at all costs

UPDATED: 01-MAR-2004 It was just yesterday when you were daydreaming about how happy you were with your real estate investment. Then you got a letter in the mail stating, “This is your notice that we will not be renewing your property insurance upon the expiration of your current policy.” [...]

Meth Lab Blues

UPDATED: 01-JAN-2004 Mrs. Darcy Smith owned a small rental house in the suburbs of her Oregon town. She had inherited the house from her parents and had successfully been renting it for 20 years. Usually the previous tenant would find a new tenant, so it was almost never vacant. Rent came in like clockwork, and the tenants never called her for repairs. As a matter of fact, it had been three years since she had stopped by the property for a visual inspection. Her current tenant was the daughter of a friend of who was working at the local motel as a housekeeper. [...]

Recruiting a successful on-site manager

UPDATED: 01-DEC-2001 If you ever wondered about the business of recruiting an on-site apartment manager, you are not alone. There are a few keys to successfully pulling this off. First, you have to decide what your on-site apartment manager is going to do for you. As with any hiring decision, [...]

Screening Tenants: critical to rental success

UPDATED: 01-JAN-2002 Zeke had been waiting a long time for this day. His Aunt Millie finally had decided that he could help her manage her investment properties. She owned three apartment properties and about ten houses, a small rental empire she had built with her husband. The income from the properties had sent Zeke through college. [...]

Advertise for a great on-site manager

UPDATED: 01-APR-2002 Marshall owned a 66-unit apartment property. He knew from experience that he needed to find a competent on-site manager to keep the units rented. He decided to look in the paper to see who else was looking for an on-site manager. [...]

Common sense tips for real estate investors

UPDATED: 01-JUNE-2002 Those of us that invest in real estate want to know how to get the most out of our investments. Here are a few tips. Let's start with the condition of a unit.[...]

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