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Converting a garage into living space: Plan your...
Converting a garage into living space: Plan your...

Key takeaways A garage conversion can add extra living space without increasing your home’s footprint Before starting, you’ll need to obtain the proper permits Costs can range widely, depending on how you’ll be using the new space If you’ve outgrown your house and need more room for the family, the obvious solutions are to build an addition or move to a larger dwelling. But there’s a third alternative that’s worth considering: converting your existing garage into livable space.  Garage conversion is one of the simplest, least expensive ways to add more room to your home. That’s because the garage already has a roof, walls,... Read more

How To Buy Your First Multifamily Investment...

Multifamily properties include duplexes, triplexes, townhouses, high-rises, low-rises, condominiums, bungalows, mixed-use buildings, and more. Real-estate investing is...

5 Reasons Why Your 401K Could Be Killing Your...

By Glenn and Amber Schworm, Authors of The Birth of the Everyday Real Estate Investor   Ah yes, the 401k! A well-defined institution throughout America, providing...

Airbnb Launches Program to Help Long-Term Renters...

Prospective residents can find Airbnb-friendly apartments as the cost of living increases. Airbnb has launched a program that will assist prospective long-term renters...

What Are the Benefits of Renting Month to Month?

Pros and Cons for Tenants and Landlords While most landlords sign yearly lease agreements with their tenants, some landlords will also offer an option to rent month...

The Widely Used Algorithm Helping Apartment...
The Widely Used Algorithm Helping Apartment...

Relentlessly rising rental rates for apartment dwellers in much of the U.S. could be partially a result of the industry's reliance on a commonly used algorithm to help determine pricing, according to a report from ProPublica. ProPublica found property management companies are increasingly reliant on RealPage's YieldStar software to calculate pricing for their apartments. YieldStar analyzes data gathered from RealPage clients and uses it to set pricing. Sources in the report suggested that machine-driven pricing pushes rents higher than they might otherwise be because of the removal of the human element from generating the number. Former employees at RealPage told ProPublica... Read more

How to Buy and Hold Real Estate in Today’s...

By Mike Butler, Author of Landlord on Autopilot   Our real estate market along with pert’ near everything in our economy is already smack dab in the middle of an...

Real Estate Funds vs. REITs: What’s the...

Real estate is one of the most popular types of investments available, but because of the start-up costs and active involvement often required, it’s not the right fit...

Be Sure Where Your Real Profit Is Coming From

Over the long run, rent returns may be more important than price appreciation. There’s an old saying about risk that anyone in CRE should know: Don’t bet the...

What Happens If You Make a Lump-Sum Payment on...

Making a lump-sum payment opens a lot of doors for you So you've come into some extra money. Congratulations! Now you might be wondering about the best use for it....