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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By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Residential real estate investment sales in 2015 rose 7 percent to an estimated 1.09 million from 1.02 million in 2014, according to the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) 2016 Vacation and Investment Home survey. The …

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By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer, B2R Finance

If you’ve been investing for a while, you may be ready to take your investments to the next level with a portfolio loan.

Portfolio lending offers a number of advantages for residential rental …

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By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer, B2R Finance

Imagine purchasing a single-family property to use as a rental only to discover that the homeowners association’s tough restrictions will prohibit using it as an investment property. Or, what if you thought that …

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What Investors Need to Know About Yield Maintenance December 22, 2014

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

Yield Maintenance

Brendan Carlson, VP Production, B2R Finance

Real estate investors seeking financing on their single-family rental portfolio may misunderstand how yield maintenance can affect a loan prepayment. It is something investors should be aware of, as it may affect their financing …

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Many U.S. Housing Markets Still Affordable December 8, 2014

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

Counties Still Affordable

Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania have some of the nation’s most affordable housing, according to new data from RealtyTrac, which found that 48 percent of housing markets are still affordable by historical standards.

Those three states had the most counties listed …

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By Kyle Major, Account Executive, B2R Finance

The buy-to-rent concept has been around many years with our brethren from across the pond, and now this investment mindset is gaining steam in the United States.

In Britain, what’s called “buy-to-let” is …

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Top 10 College Towns for Investing in Rental Properties November 13, 2014

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

College Town

We’ve all seen the annual list for top party schools. It gets plenty of media attention every year.

Here at B2R Finance, we’ve discovered another list that we think investors of rental properties will really eat up: the top …

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B2R Finance understands the challenges that residential real estate investors face every day. Whether it’s working to improve cash flow, convert loans to better terms and unlock equity from existing property, or even trying to fund new acquisitions.  We work …

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7 Strategies for Retaining Great Tenants July 22, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

7 Strategies for Retaining Great TenantsMaintaining the same tenants in your rental properties year after year can be a huge benefit to your investment property business. As a landlord, it prevents periods when the property is empty and you are not receiving rental income. It …

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9 Questions Your Rental Property Tenants are Going to Ask! July 14, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

Frequently Asked Questions

Tenants searching for their perfect rental home are coming to the table armed with questions to ensure that their living experience meets the expectations created by your rental property advertisement. Be prepared for their questions, or consider proactively addressing some …

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Your Rental Property Walk-Through Checklist June 24, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

2Once you are confident that you found a tenant for your rental property, the next step is scheduling a walk-through with them to record the current condition of the property. By documenting if anything in your rental home is in …

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5 Tips For Finding Great Tenants for Your Rental Properties June 18, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

Finding great tenants for your rental properties isn’t incredibly difficult if you consider the same approach as your investment strategy – research, planning and timing. Look for a tenant that matches your neighborhood feel, location and property, and they may …

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5 Tips For First-Time Landlords February 10, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Real Estate, Renters

In today’s real estate environment, more single-family homeowners are becoming first-time landlords. If you’re thinking about renting out a property for the first time, consider these 5 tips as you get started:

  • Start updating your property – An updated and
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