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Our Tips for Buying Property to Rent
Our Tips for Buying Property to Rent

Are you looking to enter the world of real estate investing? A big first step for any potential investor is buying property to rent out. Especially since there is a difference between buying rental property and buying a primary residence. A rental property is one of the largest assets you can invest in — and that can be daunting! But it doesn’t have to be. Although there are many steps to take and details to iron out when you’re buying rental property, once done you can begin to generate passive income. According to the IRS, rental income is recognized as passive income. The benefit of this grouping is that this means real estate investors aren’t subject to self-employment taxes.... Read more

Fake renter scams now taking advantage of Zelle...

IRVINE, Calif. -- Esther Jung was trying to sublet her UC Irvine-adjacent apartment when she heard from a potential renter. "She sent me her ID which established...

How Data is Driving Decisions for Multifamily...

Data has been a cornerstone of multifamily for a long time, but real-time data and open APIs have empowered the next generation of data-driven decision making....

Starter Homes More Affordable than Renting

The US median rental price surged 19.8% year-over-year in January, outpacing monthly starter homeownership costs in the majority of large markets despite competitive...

What You Should Know About Steering

The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal for a housing provider to attempt to influence or steer where a prospect lives due to the prospect’s race, color, religion,...

FCC Cracks Down on Apartment Broadband Revenue...
FCC Cracks Down on Apartment Broadband Revenue...

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in a ruling, criticized by many multifamily housing operators, says it is prohibiting revenue sharing agreements between broadband companies and apartment building owners. “The Federal Communications Commission has long banned internet service providers from entering into sweetheart deals with landlords that guarantee they are the only provider in the building.  But the record in this proceeding has made it clear that our existing rules are not doing enough and that we can do more to pry open to the door for providers who want to offer competitive service in apartment buildings,” said FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel in a release. “One... Read more

Feel at Home: How to Make Your Tenants Comfortable

You want to be an awesome landlord. You want your tenants to love living in your properties so much that they don’t even consider moving out. One of the most...

You Can Now Get a Mortgage With Crypto —...

There's now a crypto-backed mortgage product out there. But is it a smart use of your crypto holdings? If you haven't heard the news, a company called Milo is...

Old Cruise Ships As Apartments? People Say...

Shipping containers, tiny houses, micro-units — all have been explored as potential solutions to the affordable housing crisis. But what about decommissioned cruise...

How To Figure If Vacancy Rates in Your Rental...

By determining the vacancy rate of a multifamily property, a landlord or other type of investor can keep an eye out for signs of trouble. What most independent...