Author: Michael Leafer

Best Flooring Options for Your Rental Property

    As you consider flooring options for your property investment, you’re probably trying to strike the right balance between competing needs. You want your flooring option to fit your renovation budget, be durable, and be practical for your type of rental property. Of course, the floor has to look good to be appealing to tenants. Fortunately, these three flooring… Read more →

Rental Property Yard Management

  Yards in the Greater Boston area are beginning to green-up, now. They also are entering the season when regular care matters most. Landlords understand that the yard is essential to a rental property’s curbside appeal. But it also is a long-term investment. Beautiful yards can require years to come fully into their own. It makes sense to maintain them… Read more →

DIY Renovations for Your Home

  Updating your home doesn’t have to be expensive. Refreshing your space can be fast, easy, and cheap if you’re willing to tackle a few do-it-yourself projects. Focusing on the kitchen, the bathroom, and the entryway, typically the most heavily used areas of the home,  provides the most impact. In the Kitchen Backsplash. Installing a backsplash gives your kitchen an instant… Read more →

How to Protect Your Real Estate Assets

If you have not previously thought about protecting your assets while investing in real estate, then now is a great time to do it. Protecting your assets is vital to keeping your assets safe from real-estate-related damages if that should ever come about. Your assets are what you use to take care of your family and how you ensure that everyone is… Read more →

Before You Invest – Protect

  Unless you want to risk losing everything, it’s crucial that you take steps to protect yourself before investing in real estate. In today’s sue-happy society, you never know when someone will decide to bring you to court. If a lawsuit is filed against you, all your personal assets, like your house, car and bank accounts are at risk. If… Read more →

Three Property Management Tasks You Shouldn’t Handle for Your First Investment Property

  Getting into commercial real estate and rental properties can be a great way to make some extra money. However, it can also be a lot of work, especially in the beginning as you are just getting started. Here are some property management tasks that you shouldn’t handle for your first investment property. Finding tenants. Finding the right tenants can be… Read more →

Duplexes vs. Single-Family Homes

When you are beginning to invest in properties, you will likely be considering a variety of different types of investments such as condos, apartments, townhouses, villas, duplexes, or single family homes. In this post, we will be discussing duplexes and single family homes and the differences between investing in the two. Both are attractive first-time investments for many individuals who choose to… Read more →