Real Estate Investors and the Rental Affordability Gap August 15, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

The number of renters who spend more than 30 percent or even 50 percent of their income on rent is on the rise in America.

The number of cost-burdened renters reached 21.3 million in 2014, …

Read More
Rental Demand Outstrips Supply: Joint Center for Housing Studies July 18, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Rental demand is driving the housing recovery and should continue to be strong over the coming decade, according to a report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (JCHS).…

Read More
Why Real Estate is a Great Alternative Investment March 28, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate

By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributing Writer

Wealth manager Richard DeNapoli bought a house in 2013 that has appreciated substantially.

Real estate, he says, can be a great alternative investment for one’s financial portfolio as it can be highly leveraged in …

Read More
Investor Intel: 2016 (and Interest Rates) Lift-Off December 11, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment


This week, the talk around Wall Street water coolers is the strong probability interest rates will start their gradual rise after the Fed meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16th. U.S. economic fundamentals are strong. According to the Bureau of Labor …

Read More

By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributing Writer

Tenants, like owners, have a desire to celebrate the holidays with decorations, but rental investors may want to have a written decoration policy to ensure the safety of their tenants and avoid property damage …

Read More


By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributing Writer

We’ve rounded up some of the best gadgets to give and get this holiday season based on items showcased at the recent Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association conference (better known as CEDIA 2015

Read More

As the lower temperatures start nipping at your nose, it’s a good reminder that it’s time to winterize. Single-family rental investors can benefit in several ways from winterization of their properties:

  1. Winterization will protect properties from possible damage.
  2. Tenants will
Read More
Investor Intel: Opportunity Abounds for the SFR Investor November 13, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

The chief economist of the National Association of Realtors is calling the third quarter of 2015 the best quarter for the housing market in a decade, and the head of the New York Fed gave a shout out to the …

Read More

By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributing Writer

Finding a civilian job after a military career can be nothing short of daunting.

For Army National Guard veteran Wayne Demar, a typical 9-to-5 job wasn’t in the cards. A debilitating back injury and …

Read More


By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributing Writer

Single-family property investors brought in some impressive returns during the third quarter with an average gross return on investment of 33.8 percent per flip, up from 32.7 percent in the quarter a year ago, …

Read More
Investor Intel: No Fear for the Housing Sector October 30, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

The U.S. has avoided default (again), China abandoned its one-child policy, the Fed has decided not to raise rates, the new Bond movie is about to come out, and Halloween is tomorrow.…

Read More
October Investor Intel October 27, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

The U.S. economy has continued its modest growth over the past few weeks, with the labor market remaining in good shape, and housing and consumer spending continuing to be the main driver, according to data released by the Fed …

Read More


By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

We’re looking forward to a spooky night of fun this Halloween, but unfortunately for property owners, it could also be the stuff of true nightmares. Halloween has the highest number of vandalism claims …

Read More

The U.S. economy has continued its modest growth over the past six weeks, with the housing market and consumer spending as the main driver, according to data released by the Fed Wednesday in its periodical “Beige Book,” which offers an …

Read More
Is a Real Estate Coach Right for You? October 12, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

Investors in single-family rental properties can benefit from real estate coaching, but how do you know if a real estate coach is right for you?…

Read More

By Anthony Cazazian, Senior Vice President, B2R Finance

Investing in stabilized rental properties offers several benefits for the residential real estate investor. A property is considered to be stabilized if it is in lease-ready condition and is occupied by a …

Read More

By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

It’s September and parents around the country have recently packed up the SUV and moved their college-age children into college dorms, apartments or single-family rental properties.

There’s always a significant pool of students …

Read More
Investor Intel: the Fed has Spoken, Rates Remain September 18, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

A rollicking few weeks on Wall Street and concerns over the slow pace of inflation has compelled the Fed to leave interest rates unchanged, despite evidence of an improving U.S. economy. We’ll have to wait another month to see …

Read More
Can Your Rental Survive a Natural Disaster? September 14, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

As peak hurricane season approaches in mid-September, property owners along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are holding their breath and hoping for a mild storm season, while those in Western states—especially California—are continually …

Read More

By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

With fall just around the corner, we can’t help but think of change and improvement, and that goes for rental properties, too. Managing normal wear and tear on your rental is an ongoing …

Read More