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Deciding Where to Invest Using The Price-to Rent Ratio

The price –to- rent ratio helps potential homebuyers, renters and investors locate ideal areas to move or invest into. This is determined by evaluating properties in a particular market and determining if houses there are fairly priced or more inflated than surrounding neighborhoods. Price – to -Rent ratios can help investors discover markets where homeownership is harder due to ...

Landlord vs Tenant Friendly States


One of the first steps in real estate investing is determining a location. One factor worth noting are the housing laws that differ per state. Certain states have unique laws that either act in favor of the landlord or the tenant. These are referred to as landlord friendly or tenant friendly states. 

Landlord Friendly States

 These states have law...

Top Golf Comes To St. Petersburg

The popular indoor driving range, Top Golf, has its sights set on St. Petersburg.  The franchise has recently released plans to move to the area in either late 2019 or early 2020.  According to ABC Action News, the new location will be stationed in between Roosevelt Boulevard and Ulmerton road. The St. Pete location will join Brandon in being the only cities in the Tampa Bay area to feature the franchise. 

Top Golf differs from tra...

3 Things To Consider When Investing Out Of State

Investing in a real estate property can be a challenging and time consuming process. If your investment property is out of state or in a distant area the challenges can multiply. While there are many potential benefits to investing out of state such as cheaper property taxes and bigger returns, there are many factors to consider when investing in an area you are unfamiliar with. 

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Choosing The Best Strategy For Your Investment

Deciding where to invest in a property can be a difficult decision. Identifying what risks your willing to take in order to receive a return is a crucial step in selecting a location. Understanding the four strategies of real estate investment allows you to build a diverse and safe portfolio, which provides you with a clear time span of when you can expect to receive your return. 

Core Assets: Core assets are regar...

Why Good Houses Don’t Sell

Selling your home can be a difficult process. Even after renovations and remodels, some houses remain on the market longer than desired. After many months of trying to sell your home and failing to see it make more than minimal progress, it may be time to step back and assess why your home isn’t selling. 

  1. Price: Price is one of the most common reasons properties fail to sell. Some owners list their houses hi...
New Sports Bar In Seminole Heights Set To Open Right Before Baseball Season

New restaurant and sports bar, Social House, is set to open its doors in the upcoming first weeks of April. The owners plan to take a new approach to the traditional sports bar layout and give the eatery a more contemporary decor. The restaurant will incorporate the traditional multi television setup found in most sports bars, and add concrete, steel and wood fixtures and appliances to make the space seem more modern. <...

Refinancing Vs. Selling Advantages and Disadvantages

There are many reasons to refinance or sell your home. Some homeowners consider these options to avoid accumulating debt as a result of a loan. Others want to downsize their living space or access their home's equity. Both refinancing and selling provide the opportunity to alter the terms of an existing loan. These choices offer homeowners opportunities that can lead to unique long-term advantag...

Bank Owned Vs. Short Sale

Prospective buyers have different ways to purchase a home below market value. Some buyers choose to buy from homeowners, banks or mortgage lenders who own properties nearing or approaching foreclosure. Others opt for what is known as a short sale, a type of sales agreement lenders are willing to accept in order to reduce the loss of revenue that occurs as a result of a foreclosure. ...

Financing Options and Alternatives for Real Estate Investment

For some people, buying a second home or rental property is simply not an option. This is due to financing for real estate investment being far more complicated than a traditional mortgage or than financing for a home to live in. 

According to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, investors looking at long-term investment properties need to cover down payments (typically 20%), closing costs and have 2 years of property management experience t...


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