No Inventory? Deals Can Be Made in Any Market. Here’s How.

Real estate markets are always changing, and I’ve been hearing investors say lately that inventory is so tight that there are no deals to be found. So what drives these cycles—and what can you do in a tight market? Local markets vary dramatically due to job growth/decline, the local economy, laws and regulations, population growth,…
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An Investor Analyzes: When Does it Make Sense to Pay Off Your Properties?

If asked when it makes sense to pay off my properties, my answer during most of my investing career would have been never. I do understand that people have different investing strategies, levels of risk tolerance, and goals — especially at different stages in their lifetime. For me, up until recently, my strategy has been…
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A Look at the Pros & Cons of Investing in Commercial Real Estate

When I first got into commercial real estate investing, I was actually working as a real estate agent. My boss at the time wanted out of one of his deals, a 6-unit building consisting of 3 efficiencies and 3 two-bedroom apartments outside of Philadelphia, so I took the plunge and bought it. (Note: Anything over…
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How to Craft Rental Lease Agreements That Reduce Tenant Turnover

For many real estate investors, finding the right lease for rental property can be overwhelming. There’s almost an infinite number of templates available online, many of which are for different purposes. You can lease almost anything (i.e. cars, equipment, apartments, land, furniture, etc.). There’s also contract law and other specific rules that apply depending on…
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5 Qualities to Seek Out in Your Next Real Estate Partnership

A business partnership is often compared to marriage, and I get why. How well you know and trust your partner can not only determine the success of your partnership, but also your ability to make decisions together and overcome challenges. While most of us wouldn’t blindly enter into a lifelong commitment with someone we don’t…
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