• 4 Smart Steps For Investing In A Second ...
    In: Real Estate Investing
    4 Smart Steps for Investing in a Second Property

    Do you want to earn passive income? If so, investing in real estate might be the answer. As home prices stabilize, there's been an increase in the number of people investing in rental properties. Owning a rental property can create extra income for you each month. However, before you jump into buying a second property, you need to understand the good and the ugly. A rental unit is a big responsibility, so you need to get your finances in order and do your research before investing. Improve Your Credit Score The fact that you already own a home doesn’t mean you’ll automatically qualify for another mortgage loan. Truth be told, having an existing mortgage in your name makes you a...Read more >

  • Best Practices: Use Tenant Criminal History To Screen ...
    In: Tenant Screening

    It's a fact that employing strong tenant screening practices help identify tenants who will end up being a good fit for your rental property, and 'weeds out' many of the...

  • The Great Outdoors: Creating A Community For Your ...
    In: Latest News

    Last year, the 202-unit Western Station re-purposed a seldom used laundry room and volleyball court into a cozy community area that encourages residents to gather...

  • Breaking Up With 'craig' Is Hard To Do ...
    In: Latest News

    The classified super site Craigslist is simple, has been around a long time and doesn't have a mobile app - but it dominates the real estate rental market, particularly...

  • The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Real Estate ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

    While many investors get a rise when it comes to the potential profits in real estate, that doesn’t mean all properties rise enough in value to justify the...

  • Can Apartment Supply And Demand Keep Pace?
    In: Latest News
    Can Apartment Supply and Demand Keep Pace?

    The percentage of vacant apartments stayed incredibly low in the first quarter, as cold weather delayed a confrontation between growing supply and growing demand. As a result, says Victor Calanog, chief economist and senior vice president for Reis Inc., “The most die-hard multifamily optimists will have their beliefs tested in the next six months.” Vacancies will have to rise eventually, even though demand for apartments is anticipated to remain very strong for years to come. That’s because the supply of new apartments is growing too. For years, developers have been starting construction on new multifamily communities; meanwhile, demographers have said reassuring things about the...Read more >

  • Web Beat
    In: Rent Magazine

    6 REASONS WHY APARTMENT OWNERS SHOULD USE SOCIAL MEDIA To some apartment owners, social media is a powerful fad-the huge wave that you must ride while the tide is...

  • 1031 Exchange: Questions & Answers
    In: Rent Magazine

    By: William L. Exeter President/CEO of Exeter 1031 Exchange Services, LLC. Each month we review some of the common questions we receive about 1031 Exchanges. Your...

  • Legal Corner
    In: Rent Magazine

    By: Stephen C. Duringer, Esq. The Duringer Law Group, PLC QUESTION Many of my rental units are in central Los Angeles, near the campus. Of course, most of my...

  • 21st Century Estate Planning Principles For Apartment Owners ...
    In: Rent Magazine

    By: Kenneth Ziskin Attorney Way back in the last century (remember the 20th Century?), and even through the beginning of this century, estate planning for...