Author: Michael Leafer

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 →

Investment Strategy: Put More Money Down or Have More Available Capital?

When purchasing an investment home, many new investors struggle between deciding if they are going to put more money down an investment property or if they should have more available capital left in their reserves. Understanding the upside and the downside to each option will help new investors make better choices when it comes to acquiring new properties and deciding… Read more →

Steps for Profitable Property Leasing

  Leasing a property can be very profitable, but there are some steps a landlord should take to have the best experience. Many first time landlords make costly mistakes early in their careers. Most potential pitfalls can be easily avoided with a little research. CORRECTLY ESTIMATE THE MARKET RENT Market rent is the going rental rate for similar properties in… Read more →

Putting up Property for Rent

  Soaring house prices in recent years are fueling demand for short- and long-term rentals, with a diminishing number of people having the ability to ascend the property ladder. Homeowners are exercising business savviness in capitalizing on the demand, renting out their real estate holdings. But there’s more to being a landlord than meets the eye at first glance, and… Read more →