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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What do Baby Boomers Want in Accessible Rentals? August 29, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

A significant number of baby boomers want to move into rental properties as they age. Housing that is accessible for aging or disabled baby boomers will be a key factor in their decisions about where …

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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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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).…

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The risk of vandalism at residential rental properties is a real threat that real estate investors should take seriously. The expense and damage could be extensive and impact the property’s marketability should a vandal strike.…

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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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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 …

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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 …

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By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

If you’ve ever been involved in a neighborhood crime watch effort, you know that common sense and a commitment to safety can go a long way. These same principles apply when thinking about …

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By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

Investment properties can be found close to home and solid opportunities exist to purchase additional rental properties over the next two years, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2015 Investment and Vacation

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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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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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Spruce Up Your HouseBy Tim Herriage, Managing Director B2R Finance

If you live in Boston and have been buried under 50 inches of snow, it may not feel like spring yet — but the groundhog notwithstanding — spring is right around the corner.…

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When Intrinsic Value Trumps Market Value November 13, 2014

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

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By Katharine Briggs, Chief Operating Officer, B2R Finance

Real estate investors can find today’s housing market frustrating when appraised values on their rental portfolios come in lower than what they believe the properties are truly worth.

Market value —the price …

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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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Keep the Pests Out of Your Rental Homes January 21, 2014

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

Keeping pests out of your single-family rental properties is a year round job! Dry rot, crumbling timbers and spongy floors are signs of pest infestations that can seriously affect the structure of your investments. What’s even more frightening is that …

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