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Borrowers continue to be impacted by the coronavirus as many have been informed that several banks, bridge lenders and CMBS programs are unwilling to close on their loan commitments or have dramatically changed the loan terms.  If leading market indicators continue to worsen, it would not be surprising to hear that more warehouse lines for bridge…


To shoulder the temporarily new normal of isolation in the face of the current public health crisis, real estate brokers are relying heavily on technology more than ever to get deals done. Nationwide there has been a general disruption with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. With the global pandemic unfolding, the real estate industry…


Defining Normal Wear and Tear Simply living in a rental place will eventually lead to scuffs, scrapes, and stains. The longer a tenant lives in a property, the more potential there is for accidents and everyday deterioration.  In America, the onus is on landlords to understand that a certain level of wear and tear is…


The art of raising rents is a difficult one to master for newbie investors. The fear of creating a vacancy or offending a tenant is unbearable for most new landlords. It is a touchy dilemma. You are directly impacting the quality of a tenant’s life when you increase the rent, but you are also affecting…


A popular narrative of the U.S. housing market has been that big city prices are locking out young buyers, feeding a cycle in which a growing number of people are forced to rent at ever higher rates as demand overwhelms supply. Throw in the fact that wages haven’t kept pace, and you have a world where a wide swath of Americans can’t save enough to ever…


In a recent phone call from a prospective tenant, Robert’s last question of me was, “So, do you rent to felons?” When I asked what his felony was, he replied, “Strangulation.” I told him I’d have to talk to my owner, and suggested he call me back in a couple days. (I’m the owner, of…


Your applicant sails through the screening process with flying colors, moves in, pays the rent in a timely manner and treats the rental with loving care. All is well in your world! Yes, all is well. That is, until: His car suffers a major, expensive repair issue He gets laid off, or loses his job…

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