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
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B2R Investor Intel: Surging Home Sales, Prices July 24, 2015

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

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With the denouement of Greece’s bailout drama, all eyes have turned to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and the great eternal question of when the Fed will raise interest rates. Strengthening the case for a rate hike is U.S.

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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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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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Buy to Flip or Buy to Hold? February 9, 2015

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

Flip or HoldBy John Cantleberry, Business Development, B2R Finance

It’s not uncommon for residential real estate investors to begin dabbling in real estate by flipping homes before pursuing a buy-to-hold strategy.

Flipping a home may bring in more money over a shorter …

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Fannie Mae

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

The economy is on the upswing, but consumers remain cautious about buying homes and more said they’d rent instead, according to Fannie Mae’s most recent national housing survey.

This cautious sentiment about homebuying …

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

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

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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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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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Rental Property Maintenance Guide – 3 Common Air Conditioner IssuesThis summer when temperatures climb into the 90’s and the air conditioning unit in one of your rental houses decides to stop working, you need a quick solution. While many air conditioning problems require a professional, some may be addressed …

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4 Tips for Prescreening Your Rental Tenants June 30, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

3The prescreening process for your rental property tenants is a critical first step in ensuring a long-term professional relationship. These 4 tips will be useful as you review potential tenants and determine who will be signing your lease:

The Phone

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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 Notable Advantages to Investing in a Single-Family Home June 2, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Real Estate

As with all of your real estate portfolio investments, the type of properties you invest in, be it condos, multi-family, mixed use, or single-family homes, typically depends on the property location, market conditions, and projected return on your investment.

While …

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Do Your Tenants Have Renters Insurance? May 9, 2014

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

Most apartment dwellers do not have renters insurance. Not surprisingly, the number of tenants with insurance in rental homes is even lower. There are two large misconceptions when it comes to purchasing renters insurance. The first is that the landlord …

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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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What Makes a Good Rental Property? May 1, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Real Estate

By guest blogger Mark Ferguson.  Mark has been a licensed real estate agent since 2001, owns 10 single family rental properties, fixes and flips 10-15 homes a year and runs www.investfourmore.com, a blog discussing investing in rental properties, fix

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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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Tips to Rent Your Homes Out Quickly March 12, 2014

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

B2R Finance Guest Post by Mark Ferguson, InvestFourMore.com

One of the most important parts of investing in long-term rentals is finding a great renter.  There are many different ways to rent a home, I will break down exactly how …

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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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