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 […]




Cash on Cash Return and Why it is Important to Real Estate Investors




One popular metric for measuring the performance (present or future) of a real estate investment is Cash on Cash return.  Cash on Cash Return gives an investor a rate of return on the amount of cash invested in a given property.  While this is not a perfect measure of return on investment it is a […]




Real Estate Investing: Is Location Important?




Location, location, location!  That familiar real estate phrase referring to the three most important factors in real estate.  We have all heard it and many of us have even repeated it but it often doesn’t get the consideration it should from real estate investors.  Getting the best possible deal has consumed many rental buyers leaving […]




Tips for Buying a Great Rental Property




Finding a great rental property to buy isn’t molecular biology but it shouldn’t be taken lightly either.  There are a lot of factors that can come together to create a snowball effect that determines whether or not you make money on your investment.  Here are a few tips to keep that snowball from running you […]




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, […]




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 […]




Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Investment Property




  You have determined why you are investing in real estate and what type of property can best help you reach your goals.  Now it is time to take the next step toward making money – purchase an investment property.  Hold on though, while this is an exciting step it will also play a huge […]




Is it Time to Hire a Property Management Company?




  Owning rental properties is a great way to make money but it can also be a great way to run yourself into the ground.  Especially if managing your properties isn’t your only job.  If you own rentals in Bend, here are a few indicators that might mean it is time to find a good […]




Real Estate Investing: Types of Residential Rentals




No matter what, people always need a place to live and that is a big part of the reason that rental properties make such an attractive investment.  Here are some things to consider when choosing what type of rental property to buy in Bend. Single Family:  Houses are perhaps the most common real estate investment […]