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Depending on your local ordinances, if you are renting out a property you may be subject to rent control, a system that keeps landlords from raising rent beyond a certain amount. Also known as rent stabilization, the practice originated in New York during World War II when tenants outnumbered...

Staging your real estate for new tenants can be overwhelming regardless of your experience. There are a lot of issues to address during the process, and you’ll need a good action plan. In the text below you’ll find some valuable and helpful tips which may ease up the whole staging...

Being a landlord is no easy task. Not for the faint of heart, landlording can quickly become a full-time job for those who embark on this journey. If you are a landlord, you may wonder how you can measure your own success. Being a successful landlord is about more than just having zero...

What? How can I get a 25% annual return on one real estate investment when interest rates charged bankers are almost zero, savings rates are 1 to 2%, and mortgage rates are about 4%. Your mother, bless her heart, would shake her finger at you and say, “If it sounds too good to be true.…” You...

So you’ve decided to combine the advantages of investing in real estate with the tax benefits of a self-directed IRA, but your plan doesn’t have the capital to purchase a property outright. Perhaps your IRA has a decent supply of available funds but lacks the purchasing power to acquire the...