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Remodeling: Will it Be Worth it?

Remodeling: Will it Be Worth it?

  Interested in remodeling to improve your property’s value? Make the right choices and you just might end up getting great returns. Cha-ching! Not surprisingly, the most efficient ways to improve your property value include revamping the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen is considered the most important room of the house to have in good condition, […]

Interest Rates, So Hot Right Now

Interest Rates, So Hot Right Now

Act now or forever hold your peace, because interest rates are about to jump – and we may not see rates this low again for a while. Interest rates have been next to nothing since 2008, but that’s about to change in the near future as financial experts predict that rates are on the cusp […]

6 Surprise Costs of Investing

6 Surprise Costs of Investing

Investing in real estate is certainly one of the best ways to grow your portfolio and, subsequently, your wealth. However, for new investors, it’s crucial to keep an eye out for a few hidden costs that you may not be expecting. Unexpected repairs. Sure, a home inspection gives you some peace of mind. But a […]

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Property Manager

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Property Manager

  When it comes to managing your investment property, who can you trust? After all, your property and your money are at stake. For apartment building owners, having a great property manager is crucial to protect your investment – and avoid some nasty headaches. Every investor will have their own specific needs from their PM, but […]

The Basics of the LA Rent Stabilization Ordinance

The Basics of the LA Rent Stabilization Ordinance

  Los Angeles buildings constructed prior to 1978 are subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), which places stricter regulations on rent payment amounts and evictions. According to the RSO, rents can be increased only one time per year, and by only 3% at a time. Additionally, for tenants residing in the same housing unit […]

The Emerging Single Family Rental Market

The Emerging Single Family Rental Market

  For the past several years, there has been a sharp decline in homeownership across the nation. Decreased home values, lost jobs, stricter mortgage loan requirements and a foreclosure epidemic have all contributed to this trend. Millennials make up the largest generation our country has ever seen, while also being the least likely to enter into […]

Land vs. Improvement Values

Land vs. Improvement Values

  Successful real estate investing takes a lot of careful thought and research. How can you predict just how much your property is going to be worth in future years? Here are a few important things to consider in order to distinguish between the factors that are going to appreciate versus those that will depreciate over time, and […]

Understanding the Current Market

Understanding the Current Market

  The real estate market, like any other market, is subject to constant fluctuations which can be affected by a multitude of factors. These range from regional and national economic conditions, down to seemingly smaller details such as the time of year. When you’re in the market to buy or sell, it’s crucial to understand […]