Investor Intel: Investing for Income August 5, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

The post-Brexit hangover is still lingering and U.S. stocks have been on a wild ride this summer, mostly due to fluctuating oil prices. One thing that doesn’t seem to be rattling the market – yet – is an increasingly …

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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 …

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What Rental Property Investors Can Expect in 2016 January 27, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

The 2016 housing market is expected to be a picture of moderate but solid growth, with increasing interest rates a minimal concern. Rental investors will particularly benefit as property appreciates, rents rise to record heights and vacancy rates fall.…

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Is a Tenant Screening Service Right for You?

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

Rental property investors want to find tenants that pay on time, adhere to the terms of their lease agreement and respect their rental property.

Using one of the many online services that offer …

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Many Renters Plan to be Tenants for the Long-Term December 29, 2014

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

buyrentMore than 60 percent of current renters plan to rent long-term, according to a recent survey from Freddie Mac that says renters see both positives and negatives about their living arrangements.

Freddie Mac commissioned Harris Poll to survey more than …

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6 Top Online Resources for Landlords June 4, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Real Estate

Today there are multiple online resources to assist landlords with everything from lease agreement templates to collecting rent. Below is a list of sites worth checking out:

Rental and Lease Agreementsezlandlordforms.com. This site will provide you with …

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Your Springtime Rental Property Checklist May 8, 2014

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

As a landlord, the beginning of spring is a great time of year to run through a property checklist for your current renters, or prospective new ones. Below is a list of items to cover:

  • Spruce up the yard. Have
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The Benefits of Becoming a Landlord April 23, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Real Estate

Becoming a single-family home landlord is not always a planned event. Circumstances may arise when you have the opportunity to buy one or more houses to rent out, or hold onto existing properties that you may have considered selling. There …

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New to Renting Properties? Consider These Five Points April 8, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Real Estate

Experienced investors who buy to rent homes have seen it all. Market swings, rent fluctuation and neighborhood renewal are all part of the journey. If you are new to the rental market industry and thinking about becoming a landlord, consider …

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The Top Nine Tax Deductions for Landlords April 1, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Real Estate

Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Below is a list of rental income deductions available for you to consider when preparing your taxes:

  1. Interest – Interest is often a landlord’s single biggest deductible expense.
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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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9 Ways to Keep Your Tenants Happy! January 27, 2014

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

Every rental home landlord knows that it takes significant time and money to attract and retain good tenants. It just makes good business sense to strive for happy, long term tenants in your rental properties.

Below is a list of …

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Landlord Checklist For the New Year December 30, 2013

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

As a single family rental property landlord, take the opportunity in January to perform regular safety and maintenance checks, replacing and repairing items that need attention. This may save you or your management company repair calls throughout the year, as …

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