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Understanding Property Code

Understanding Property Code

As a landlord, you will have to be aware of many property codes that your property must adhere to. Every state has specific building codes, which dictate the minimum standard to which each building must conform to. In addition, in many areas, there will be other codes to follow as well such as housing codes,… Read more »

Advertising Property

Advertising Property

When advertising property for rent, you should consider using several different advertising methods in order to appeal to as many people as possible. The type of advertising that will work best depends on several factors. These factors include the characteristics of the particular property, its location, your budget, and whether you are in a hurry… Read more »

Rental Lease

Rental Lease

Strategies for using a Rental Lease in Real Estate A rental lease is a written rental contract binding the parties involved for a specific period of time with a definite starting and ending date, usually one year. A lease will protect the tenant from rent increases and changes in terms unless the lease provides for… Read more »

How does the $8,000 tax credit impact real estate investors?

How does the $8,000 tax credit impact real estate investors?

I get a lot of questions about the $8,000 tax credit and how it can impact real estate investors. There is a major benefit to buying an investment property, fixing it up and then market it using slogans like “take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit while you can!” BUT first you need to understand… Read more »

Foreclosures – Bank Owned Properties

Foreclosures – Bank Owned Properties

Bank owned properties are the perfect choice for real estate investors. These bank owned properties are homes that the bank repossessed and didn’t sell at auction. Buying bank foreclosures is favored among many experienced real estate investors, because the price is right, and transfer is quick. bank owned properties can consist of residential homes, commercial real… Read more »

Evaluating an Investment

Evaluating an Investment

One of the dangers when becoming involved in evaluating an investment is making sure you can make a profit. After all, the whole point is to make money, so you don’t want to blindly buy homes without crunching some numbers first. To calculate the return on your investment, you’ll need the gross annual income of… Read more »

Rising Values in Tampa

Rising Values in Tampa

Rising values revive Hillsborough real estate market Tampa Here’s an interesting article from Laura Cone over at The Brandon News/TBO.com – Jackie Youngblood, a Realtor with Keller Williams Tampa Properties, said property values are quickly going up in Hillsborough County, but it’s just beginning to dawn on the post housing crash homeowners. “I think possible… Read more »

Blackstone Buys Thousands of Tampa Bay Homes

Blackstone Buys Thousands of Tampa Bay Homes

Blackstone, other investors snap up thousands of Tampa Bay rental homes Tampa Drew Harwell, Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer sheds some light on the hedge funds Ken and Susan Beran embodied that old idea of the American dream. They married, built a house, and raised a daughter within its walls, but after 30 years, as… Read more »