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Now in October 2020, we are not out of the woods. Many real estate investors feel a pinch as tenants have not paid many for a few months. With all evictions being frozen, the fallout of restaurants and businesses running at 50% or less capacity has yet to be seen, causing everyone in the real estate industry to ask, "When is the real estate market going to take a hit?"

At Rentometer, we wanted to know more as well. We’ve partnered with the American Apartment Owners Association (AAOA) to bring you a special Virtual Real Estate Roundtable. 

Neither tenants nor landlords look forward to when the time comes around for a rent increase. But with the cost of living increasing year by year, landlords can choose to cover their higher costs. Here are 5 questions to help you decide on the best time to raise rents.

As a real estate investor, you need to understand all of the costs that factor into buying, fixing, owning, and operating a rental property. Without assessing these numbers, you won’t have a clear picture of the actual return your cash is earning on your rental investment. How do you manually calculate a cash-on-cash return?

Effective tenant screening is a crucial part of the process, and one piece of that screening pie is the references you get from a tenant’s previous landlords. Here are 12 questions you should be asking previous landlords.