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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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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Investor Intel: Is There a Housing Bubble? September 2, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | News

If any housing bubbles exist, they are local in nature, not national, says CNBC contributor Ron Insana, who suggests housing commentators need to settle down because “this is not an ‘all in’ moment on the housing front.”

Insana says that …

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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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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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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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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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Traditional vs. Asset-Based Lending for the Real Estate Investor April 18, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Financing

By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributor

Cash is king, right? Not so fast. Although some real estate investors prefer to buy their properties with cash, many prefer to utilize leverage to finance their investments.…

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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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SFR Investors Win Higher Yields When they Cast a Wider Net April 4, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributor

Counties in Baltimore and Atlanta are among the best markets for buying single-family rentals because of the high yields found there, according to a report from RealtyTrac, which ranks 448 counties and 6,551 ZIP …

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Investment Property Tax Deductions You Could Be Missing March 14, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Taxes

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer, B2R Finance

April is just around the corner, which means it’s tax season. Most residential rental property investors know they can deduct their mortgage interest payments and property taxes, along with all ordinary and necessary …

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How to Calculate Appreciation for Single-Family Rental Properties February 1, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Scott Pastel, VP of Marketing, Marshall Reddick Real Estate

It’s common knowledge that real estate is an appreciating asset. However, we all know that geographic markets across the country can perform very differently from one another. The question is, …

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How to Market Your Rental Property Online June 22, 2015

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

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

In a hyper-connected and mobile world, many prospective tenants begin their rental search online. As a result, a strong marketing plan is essential to reaching the right tenant and minimizing the amount of …

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Professional Property Manager

By Leslie Evanoff, HomeStar Property Management

Some real estate investors swear by them while others swear them off.

There are pros and cons to hiring a professional property management company. Hiring a good property manager can increase efficiency, reduce loss …

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Investability Blog

By Eric Workman, President, Investability.com

Investability.com has recently launched a state of the art platform aimed at serving buy and hold real estate investors. Utilizing the SFR industry’s most reliable rental property data, Investability.com gives investors the ability to search …

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Reduce Property Taxes

By Mike Hanna, Managing Partner, Investmark Mortgage LLC

It’s springtime, which means you’ve likely received your Notice of Appraised Value on your rental homes for the current year.

We’ve all heard that housing values are rising, but that doesn’t necessarily …

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Push Your Boundaries

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

Many real estate investors limit their investments to their own city or even their own neighborhood, but getting rid of that mystical boundary can open up a whole new world of investment opportunities.…

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Rental Markets on the Rise

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

Real estate investors buying residential properties as rentals still have the opportunity to make strong returns in many markets, according to a report from the housing data firm RealtyTrac.

RealtyTrac’s 2015 Residential Property

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Renters Struggle to Find Available Units March 30, 2015

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

Cities Where More Than 50% Percent Rent

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

As the country gains more renters, the demand for affordable rentals is outstripping supply.

Real estate investors who are able to provide affordable rental housing should have no problem finding tenants in many …

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Newslender Lead ArticleBy Brendan Carlson, Vice President of Production, B2R Finance

New underwriting guidelines at B2R Finance could translate into more financing opportunities for investors in the residential rental space. Recent underwriting adjustments have widened the credit box and made qualifying easier …

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