Landlord Issues

Transfer Tax Legislation Proposed to Tackle Corporate Landlord Imbalance

Housing or, more accurately, the lack of safe and affordable housing has been at the forefront of the national consciousness for the past few years.  Inventory is at the heart of the issue, but it is not as simple not enough actual properties.  There is also a large part of the housing stock owned for […]

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Red Flags to Spot When Buying an Investment Property – Part 2 – Market Issues

In part one of this series, we covered red flags specific to the property, i.e. from the walls in.  These are not the only source of red flags for investors, however, and every real estate investor should also consider the area and the conditions in a market.  Often a good deal can tarnish if the

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Red Flags to Spot When Buying an Investment Property – Part 1 – Property Issues

Embarking on a real estate investment journey is akin to setting out on a complex adventure, replete with potential challenges that demand acute awareness. These issues or red flags should move front and center in any analysis of a potential investment property purchase as they will have the greatest impact on a deals viability.  Categorically,

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A Quick Guide to Refinancing Investment Properties – Five Scenarios to Consider

Landlords face a myriad of financial decisions in managing a investment real estate portfolio. Among these, the strategic use of refinancing emerges as a powerful tool to optimize returns and secure long-term profitability. In my experience, there are five key situations where refinancing an investment property can be a strategic move.  While cash flow is

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Strength Through Partnering On Your Real Estate Investment Deals

Securing financing for your real estate investment dreams can sometimes feel like pushing a boulder uphill. You’re passionate about the project, a good person with legitimate reasons to enter the real estate game, and yet, those rigid lending guidelines stand like a formidable wall. But take heart, for in the world of real estate financing,

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Black Market Renting – A Risky Strategy That Can Cost You

By Douglas Katz – 10/10/2023 Renting out your property can be a great way to earn extra income, but it’s crucial to do it the right way.  Some property owners attempt to skirt local and broader regulations by renting their properties illegally or in the black market. This is especially on the rise with the

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High Property Insurance Creating Headaches for Landlords

By Douglas Katz – 10/03/23 Being a landlord and owning rental homes used to be a bit easier, but there’s something happening that’s making it harder: rising “insurance costs.” Imagine insurance as a shield that protects landlords and their rental properties. But now, this shield is getting more expensive, and it’s causing big changes for

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Unlocking the Power of Affinity Relationships in Choosing a Real Estate Lender

By Douglas Katz – 09/07/2023 In the complex world of real estate lending, investors are often faced with a daunting challenge: finding the perfect lender who not only offers favorable terms but also adheres to ethical practices and maintains an efficient process. This challenge is amplified in the realm of hard money lending, where regulatory

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Tenant Landlord Litigation Costs: What You Need to Know

By A.I. Adrinfo, Edited by Doug Katz – 04/28/23 Tenant landlord litigation can be a costly and time-consuming process. If you’re a landlord or a tenant, it’s essential to understand the potential costs involved in a legal dispute.  It’s difficult to provide an exact percentage of landlord-tenant disputes that are won by landlords since the outcome

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE Becoming a Real Estate Investor

By A. I. Lendberg, Edited by Douglas Katz – 03/15/23 While it does tend to run cyclically, real estate investing has stood the test of time as a great way to build wealth and income.  It is, however, neither simple nor easy.  Because of this, I always get worried when there is a real estate

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