Category Archives: Investment Properties

Rental applications and whose most likely to apply

Thanks to “PARJustListed” for the following: More than 60 percent of today’s rental applicants are millennials. But a younger generation may be catching up. A recent report from Rent Café found that Generation Z, the generation following millennials, represent 9.2 percent of the renting population. In the past three years, Generation Z’s rental applications have…

Real Estate – Your Key to Financial Success

Hello to all of you, current clients and wannabees.  If you have been working with me over these past 15 years, you know what many others are just reading about today.  Looking for financial freedom, check out “Real Estate”.  Courtesy Of Just Listed from PAR, this article has information you want to hear, so click…

Renters are going nowhere, at least for a while

If you are a landlord, or someone considering it, you will love to hear this.  70% of renters think it is better than owning and 55% plan on renting for at least 3 more years.  As you all know, rents have been increasing rather quickly in the recent years, and this statistic has to have…

Flippers Love Pittsburgh

Well I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Pittsburgh is one of the best locations to make money with investment properties.  Check out this article, courtesy of “PAR Just Listed” which details the hot areas that investors are cashing in on.  Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania Flipping Profits If you are local or new to the area,…

Vacancies are DOWN, rents are UP

The trend regarding raising rents and lower vacancies has continued.  According to Market Watch, 2014 gave us the highest rent increase in the price of rentals in the last 6 years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that November showed a 3.5% growth in annual rent inflation, compared to total consumer inflation being up only…

Inventory dropping

If you have been following the numbers of Hot Opportunities on my site recently, you will notice that properties under $20000 in Allegheny County just took a good hit.  Some lucky buyers have been picking up these fantastic deals in the area, but there are still many more available for the savvy investor or handyman….

Avoiding tenant problems – is it possible?

If you own any rental properties, you know what its like renting to the “tenant from hell”.  Everyone does their best at screening, talking to the perspective tenants, credit & background checks, etc, and sometimes you still end up regretting the day you let them sign the lease.  And trust me, it doesn’t matter if…

Single Family Rental Properties Are Here To Stay

Statistics show that over 50% of rental units in the US are “single-family” homes.  Most of these properties were originally built for owner-occupants, but recently have taken on a different role.  Unfortunately, due to the weakening economy and increased numbers of foreclosed properties hitting the market, private investors are emerging as the saving grace to…