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Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate

Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
The way you invest your profits is key to your future success. Real estate investing should be a key part of your portfolio. Here's why.

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Commercial real estate can help you diversify and reduce risks while you enjoy the income that your real estate investments produce.  We advocate for commercial real estate investing to be part of your overall investment strategy. Your CPA, investment or business advisor or Jhoanna R. Jones can help you determine the best properties and percentage of your total portfolio that should be vested in commercial real estate.

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Do-It-Yourself Rental Property Maintenance For Landlords

Do-It-Yourself Rental Property Maintenance For Landlords | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it

Maintenance tasks that landlords can carry out themselves.


Managing a rental property can often keep a landlord on his toes. There are so many things to take care of, and on top of that, you have tenants calling you regarding minor issues. Tenants expect issues to be resolved promptly, and you will have to run behind a plumber, electrician etc to get the problem fixed.

 

 


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6 Things to Consider Before Investing in a Rental Property

6 Things to Consider Before Investing in a Rental Property | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it

"The idea of investing in real estate being easy money is nonsense," says Casey Fleming, author of "The Loan Guide: How to Get the Best Possible Mortgage" and a mortgage professional in the San Francisco Bay Area who owns rental properties.

While investing in real estate is often referred to as "passive income," there is nothing passive about it. You should expect to put in plenty of effort if you hope to bring in a return.

"I think the key question is do you want to be a landlord," says Tiffany Alexy, a broker with Lucky Penny Realty Team in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the owner of several rental properties. "Yes, it's passive income, but if you're managing the property yourself, you're potentially giving yourself a second job."...Click here to read more.


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Setting up a Rental Property Business and Securing the Right Tenants

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There are many benefits to running a rental property business. However, there are just so many considerations you have to make. Here are some tips for you.

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Buying Rental Property Isn't Just for Rich People

Buying Rental Property Isn't Just for Rich People | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it

Owning Rental Property Can Be an Excellent Retirement Plan

I am rejoicing along with my investor buyer that she has been successful in getting the winning bid on another rental home. This will be her 4th rental home purchase in 4 years. The beauty of this is she is not a rich woman and is what we call a blue collar worker. She works hard at her factory job as a seamstress.

It Takes Some Sacrifice

She is frugal and saves her money and waits until she has enough cash to buy another home. When she is ready she explores the market carefully until she locates the right home for her portfolio.

Real Estate When Bought Right is a Wise Investment

This woman has a lot of wisdom and knows that real estate is a sound investment and if she buys wisely it will give her a much better return on her money than sitting in a bank at 1% interest. She realized her limited Social Security checks and pension would not be enough money to live on when she retires.

She Has a Plan

Her plan is to have a half dozen rental properties paid for by the time she retires in another 4 to 5 years. This will supplement her Social Security check which will not be very large. She will also get a small pension from the company where she has worked for many years. Buying rental property is smart.  

Get Started Sooner than Later

How does one start into the world of investing and buying rental property? First you partner with an experienced real estate agent that knows the market and that can advise you about potential rental potential. It is also good to have a lender you can trust that can help you leverage and offer solutions for financing. Not very many investors get started by paying cash but choose to keep their cash investments as small as possible. Just think how many homes she might own now if she started buying when she first started working 20 years ago.


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Buy a rental property using a mortgage or cash?

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Would it be wiser to buy a rental property using cash or mortgage?

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Want to Be Smart With Your Rental Property? 4 Tax Basics You Need to Know

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Rental property can be a winner or a costly loser in your portfolio unless you know the rules.
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Is buying rental property better than a pension?

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The buy-to-let market is on the up again, but should you stake your retirement on bricks and mortar? (Is buying rental property better than a pension?: The buy-to-let market is on the up again, but should you sta...
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Buying Rental Property: Don’t Fall in Love with an Investment!

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For many investors, buying a rental property is something that happens later in life. Generally speaking, most people don’t start investing in property until they have already secured their own primary residence.
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3 Essential Financial Statements for Your Small Business | The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov

3 Essential Financial Statements for Your Small Business | The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it

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3 Steps to Create a Powerful Small Business Content Marketing Strategy

3 Steps to Create a Powerful Small Business Content Marketing Strategy | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
The small business is the underdog when it comes to marketing. Fortunately, a good content marketing strategy can level the playing field. Check out how.

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5 Essential Guidelines for Multifamily Property Renovations

5 Essential Guidelines for Multifamily Property Renovations | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it

Find out the 5 essential guidelines that property owners must consider when planning to go ahead with renovation project for the first time.


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3 Factors to Determine the Feasibility of Asset Repositioning

3 Factors to Determine the Feasibility of Asset Repositioning | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
Giving your multifamily property a complete makeover is a great idea, and there are several benefits of doing so. The list includes increased rentals and a higher base for future increases in rents

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What Insurance Do You Need For a Property Rental Business?

What Insurance Do You Need For a Property Rental Business? | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
Property rental is one of those business types that can grow very rapidly, as you buy and rent out more homes to tenants. With rent prices at a very strong level at the moment, it's not too difficu...

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8 Issues with Buying Rental Property and Becoming a Landlord

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Are you considering making the plunge and becoming a landlord? First, read about the main disadvantages of buying rental property and managing tenants.

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10 Unforgettable Lessons From My Loser Rental Property

10 Unforgettable Lessons From My Loser Rental Property | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
In this article, I’m going to introduce you to my loser rental property. I sold this lower-priced single family house early last year after more than seven years of frustration.

What you will read here is the opposite of most articles. This property didn’t make me a millionaire. It didn’t put a lot of cash in my pocket. It wasn’t fun.

So, why share it? Because we learn the most from our losers. It’s like we need pain before the tough lessons really sink in (at least I do!).

You can pay money to learn at a college. But you must pay with blood and tears at the school of hard knocks. Scars and wisdom are your only diplomas from this university.

So, I’m going to share the important details of this investment property from beginning to end, and then I will share my 10 biggest lessons learned. I hope the lessons will sink in so that you can improve your own real estate investing. Some of what I learned was what not to do. But other lessons were things I did well.

Feel free to ask questions and make comments in the comments section at the bottom of the article. I’d love to hear from you.

Now, let’s move on to the story of my loser rental property!

Background on My Real Estate Business

Before I tell you about the property, I want to give you some background about myself and my investment business.

During my first three years in real estate, my business partner and I primarily flipped properties. You can find out more about my beginnings in real estate with “My Sprint to the Top of the Real Estate Mountain“ or BP Podcast 84: Getting Started With Creative Financing.

The year we bought this property (2007) was my fifth year as a full-time real estate investor. This was the busiest year of my real estate career. In one year, my business partner and I had 48 closings on acquisitions!

While most of these purchases either made us a lot of current income or built a lot of long-term equity, we also acquired some duds — like the one you’ll read about here.

Growing your business fast is dangerous. It’s like pushing a car to a top speed that has never been tested at that speed before. Systems can overheat, parts can fall off, and wrecks can happen.

In our ambition to grow and to do more deals, we lost sight of our investment fundamentals in several cases. Luckily, we survived this fast growth episode, and it actually inspired our current real estate philosophy that big, fast-growing businesses are not the ticket to financial freedom.  

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5 Ways to Avoid Rental Scams | Property Manager.com

5 Ways to Avoid Rental Scams | Property Manager.com | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
It's not just renters who are the targets of online scammers; property managers can fall for scams, too. Here are 5 ways to avoid being the next victim.

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Top 15 tips when doing maintenance on your rental property

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You pay for what you get - Top 15 tips when doing  maintenance on your rental property
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Lease to Own for Real Estate Rental Property Investors

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Using the lease-to-own strategy, a real estate investor can create monthly positive cash flow while locking up a home for future purchase. Learn how it works here.

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More than half of landlords live within 10 miles of their rental property

More than half of landlords live within 10 miles of their rental property | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
Around 56 per cent of buy-to-let landlords and property investors live within 10 miles of their rental properties, according to Countrywide Residential Lettings.
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Life Insurance And SBA Loans FAQ | Waterway Financial

Life Insurance And SBA Loans FAQ | Waterway Financial | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
Planning with life insurance and SBA loans can bring up a ton of questions and we are available to help you through them with our most asked questions.

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How to get an SBA loan - The Business Journals

How to get an SBA loan - The Business Journals | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
The Small Business Administration has programs and new incentives that can help small businesses in the fight for capital.

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8 Small Business Lessons I Learned the Hard Way in 2016

8 Small Business Lessons I Learned the Hard Way in 2016 | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
I will always remember 2016 as a pivotal year for me professionally. Although I’ve been in business since 2011, owning and designing m

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8 Top Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

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Although that sounds fairly easy, the truth is that it really isn’t. The type of marketing you do can either make or break your business.  Here ar

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5 Hottest Multifamily Property Amenities that Attract Renters

5 Hottest Multifamily Property Amenities that Attract Renters | Los Gatos Lending Group | Scoop.it
Designs change and so do the architecture of the properties. With the increasing demand for multifamily houses, it is imperative to design…

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