What’s Your Residential Real Estate Investment Exit Strategy? November 2, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

It’s a great time to be a residential real estate investor: Rents are on the rise and return on investment is robust in many markets.

Even in a “hot market”, there are multiple reasons why …

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America’s Most Haunted Zip Codes October 31, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

Happy Halloween rental investors! On Friday, we shared some tips for what to do if your existing rental property is haunted. Today, we’ve got a hot-off-the-press list of America’s most haunted zip codes from ATTOM Data Solutions. Be sure …

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Investor Intel: What to Do If Your Rental is Haunted October 28, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

In honor of Halloween, this week’s Investor Intel is devoted to the spooky and sinister side of rental properties. We’ve given you rental investors tips on how to handle a terrifying tenant and how to protect your properties from ghouls …

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By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributing Writer

Returns on single-family rental properties continue to provide attractive investing opportunities compared to other options, according to the “Q3 2016 Single Family Rental Market Report” from ATTOM Data Solutions.…

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How to Incorporate Smart Technology into Your Rental Property October 17, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Integrating smart technology into your residential rental property could raise the demand and rents in higher-end houses, but may not be a wise choice for lower-end properties.

Smart home technology refers to all those recent …

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Rental Investors: Avoid These Four Profit Killers . October 10, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Enthusiasm can get the best of first-time residential real estate investors who’ve made the decision to invest and can’t wait to buy and rent out their first property. But wait! Strong profits and a steady …

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How Many Bedrooms Should Your Rental Property Have? October 3, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, B2R Finance Contributor

Before a real estate investor begins the search for a new residential property to buy, he or she must answer some fundamental questions.

One key question for single-family rental investors is “How many …

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More House Flippers use Leverage as All-cash Purchases Decline September 26, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment


By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributing Writer

It seems logical that a decline in the distressed housing stock coupled with low inventories would lead to fewer residential property flips, but just the opposite is true in today’s market where house flipping …

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By Kerry Curry, B2R Finance Contributor

Rising residential property values in Florida and California appear to be pushing more investors toward single-family rentals in those states.

The Sunshine State and the Golden State are driving some of the strongest rent …

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The Pros and Cons of Investing in Higher-end Rental Properties September 7, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Residential real estate investors often wonder whether it makes sense to invest in a couple of expensive properties rather than several lower-priced ones, with the biggest question often being: “Is it worth it?”

To help …

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By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

A real estate agent or broker who understands residential property investing can be a virtual goldmine for investors, so establishing a relationship with an experienced, investment-savvy agent can be very helpful, especially for novice investors.…

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Thinking of Skimping on CapEx? Read this First! August 8, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

If you own residential rental properties, or your own home, you know you have to maintain your investment. This can mean keeping up with everything from a fresh coat of paint to replacing a roof …

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Best ‘Bad’ Neighborhoods for Real Estate Investing August 1, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

By many accounts, the real estate market is tightening and it’s getting challenging for real estate investors to find residential properties to buy amid low inventory and rising prices.

It may be time for residential …

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Is it Time to Raise the Rent? July 11, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

For the real estate investor, deciding whether to raise the rent can be a difficult decision. It’s important to go about the process of raising the rent with the proper care and consideration to ensure …

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By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

A great deal hinges on setting fair market rents on residential investment properties, not least of which might include obtaining financing and securing tenants.

The goal is to hit the sweet spot: A rental rate …

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By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Several things can affect what interest rate a residential real estate investor may pay when financing his or her rental portfolio. While some factors are specific to the portfolio itself, others may be external.…

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Home Flips and Profits on the Rise June 6, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Home flipping rose 20 percent in the first quarter of 2016 over the fourth quarter of 2015, although it increased a more modest 3 percent from the period a year-ago.

RealtyTrac said 6.6 percent (43,740) …

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How Using Leverage Can Benefit Real Estate Investors May 31, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Anthony Cazazian, EVP and Head of Origination, B2R Finance

While many residential real estate investors buy in cash — nearly 32% — many have discovered the benefits of leverage. What is leverage? According to Investopedia, “Leverage is the …

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By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

According to a new RentRange data analysis of the single-family rental property market, Florida has the most cities in the top 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) ranked by average rental rate increase.…

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Diversify into Multiple States with a National Lender May 9, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Investing out of state can be appealing to residential real estate investors who want to diversify their holdings, but not all lenders will finance multistate portfolios.…

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