How to Invest in real estate when prices are high

How to Invest in real estate when prices are high

The real estate market has increased significantly in many areas of the country in the last few years. This has made it very tough to invest in real estate and challenging to buy a house as an owner-occupant as well. While it is tougher to buy real estate when prices are high, it is not … Read more

Does Rent Control Lower or Raise Rents?

Does Rent Control Lower or Raise Rents

Rents have been increasing in much of the US and most of the world. Whenever rents increase we here people bring up rent control as a way to keep rent affordable. Rent control has been implemented in many areas and it doesn’t always have the results that were hoped for. The problem with rent control … Read more

Is it Better to Invest for Cash Flow or Appreciation?

Is It Better To Invest For Cash Flow Or Appreciation

I am a huge proponent of investing in rental properties for cash flow, but I don’t invest just for cash flow. I love the money my rentals produce in income every month but I also love the equity I have. My rentals have created millions of dollars of net worth for me and while the … Read more

Is Investing in Rental Properties Risky?

How Risky is Investing in Rental Properties?

I am trying to buy as many rental properties as possible because of the great returns they provide. I am also trying to help other investors discover the fantastic world of investing in long-term rentals through my blog. However, I run into a lot of feedback from people who are worried about how risky it … Read more

Why It Is Risky to Rent Real Estate to a Marijuana Business

Why It Is Risky To Rent Real Estate To A Marijuana Business

I own rental properties, flip houses, am a real estate broker, and live in Colorado where marijuana is legal. I have no problem with marijuana or it being legalized, but as a landlord, I must be very careful renting to any business that involves marijuana. The big issues come from the fact that while pot … Read more

How to buy Another Rental Property With Less Money

Real estate is one of the best ways for the everyday person to make it big but it is not easy to get started, let alone buy another rental property! It takes money, perseverance, and guts to buy real estate and use it for an investment. A lot of people want to become investors but … Read more

How Much Cash Flow Do You Need on Rental Properties?

How Much Cash Flow Do You Need on Rental Properties

I am a strong advocate that investors should buy rental properties for cash flow and not appreciation. Appreciation is a nice bonus but it is really risky buying properties that do not make money! Another question an investor must ask themselves is how much cash flow is needed on their rental properties? How much cash … Read more

What is the Best Way to Screen Tenants for Rentals?

How to Screen Tenants For Rental Properties

When I bought my first rental properties I managed them myself, with some help from my wife. If you ask my wife, she would probably say she managed them with a little bit of help from me. Whichever is true, we did a decent job of managing the houses, but we could have done much … Read more

How I Made 2 Million Dollars From a Single Rental Property

I bought a commercial property in 2018 for $2,100,000. It was a 68k square foot strip mall that had a grocery store, restaurant, office, and coffee shop as tenants. I bought this property in Northern Colorado and it was the most expensive and biggest property I had ever purchased by far! I thought this was … Read more