Reasons to buy into the rental market

Some characteristics to owning a single-family home are not available through standard investment types. Single-family homes give an investor the opportunity to borrow large loan-to-value amounts with fixed rates for long terms on assets that keep appreciating. They also offer tax advantages and a reasonable amount of control. On most residential units up to four […]

What would you give to own a home?

Yogi Berra said he’d give his right arm to be ambidextrous. Most first-time home buyers would not do something so extreme to own a home but they are willing to make sacrifices. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: 43% – cut spending nonessential items or luxury items […]

Proof you made the purchase

When you experience a loss of property, your insurance company will ask you for the proof of purchase which can take two forms; a purchase receipt or a current home inventory of your personal belongings. Even if you are a highly organized homeowner, you might find it challenging to locate receipts for all the valuables […]

Older Baby Boomers Are Staying Put

In the past homeowners had a natural progression in owning homes. They would begin homeownership with a starter home, move onto a dream home to raise a family, then downsize upon becoming empty nesters and finally moving into a retirement home to finish out their years. But recently, Marianne Cusato’s 2016 Aging-in-Place report indicated that […]

“This is going to be the year”

As we begin the new year everyone seems to have the same things on their resolution list. Lose weight, save money, exercise more…well maybe this is your year to invest in a rental home. With a strengthening real estate market, rents are on their way up, home values are steady and mortgage rates for non-owner […]