How to Limit the Risk of Investing in Real Estate

“No risk, no reward.”  That phrase has been applied to everything from play calling in sports to starting a business to investing in real estate.  It suggests that if risk is not taken then there will be no reward.  That may be true but it does not mean that we have to sit back and accept […]

Should Real Estate Investors Pay Cash Or Finance?

We previously discussed how much cash someone might need in order to buy a rental property and that got me to thinking about a question many real estate investors are faced with when making a purchase decision:  Cash or finance? For many of us it isn’t even an option.  We have to finance because we […]

How Much Cash Do I Need To Invest in Real Estate?

We have all heard about the cash investors that have been in the news so much over the last few years.  Based on those news reports it sounds like the only way a person can become a real estate investor is if they are fortunate enough to have piles of cash.  The good news is, […]

Are The Stars Aligned for Small Real Estate Investors?

There has been a growing amount of uncertainty in the real estate market over the last year or so with rising home prices, higher mortgage interest rates and a slower than hoped for economic recovery.  While these factors are combining to make a home purchase more difficult for many would-be home buyers they are also […]

Pros and Cons of Single Family Rental Properties

Fidelity Investments research consultant Peter Lynch famously coined the phrase, “Invest in what you know.”  For most real estate investors, especially those just getting started, what they know is single family homes.  Although there may be a level of comfort with single family properties it is still a good idea to weigh the pros and […]