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Tenants Have Frozen Pipes Do I Have To Pay To Fix?

Dear Landlord Hank:  Tenants Have Frozen Pipes Do I Have To Pay To Fix? If a tenant has frozen pipes and calls the landlord or property manager to come fix the issue, who is supposed to pay for the maintenance? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank...
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Flippers

Real estate investors know that the old axiom of buying low and selling high is the name of the game, so to speak.  And, if you’re in the home flipping business it’s gotten a lot more tough recently with the tight housing market we’re experiencing.  Today’s infographic from...
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America’s Longest & Shortest Commuting Times

Where are drivers sitting in their cars the longest and shortest across the nation?  That’s the focus of today’s infographic from the Census Bureau which looks at America’s average one-way commuting times for the 10 best and worst cities. We just hope you’re not sitting in your car,...
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Seller Financing and Land Contracts

The housing market, which took a considerable hit as a result of the 2008 recession, has rebounded in the past few years, in part due to an increase in seller financed residential housing transactions. A significant portion of seller financed transactions has utilized the land installment contract to...
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Fannie Mae No longer Allows Plywood in Pre-Foreclosure

HousingWire is reporting that Fannie Mae recently announced that it “no longer accepts plywood boards as an acceptable boarding solution on windows of its properties.”  Recall that last year they said that mortgage servicers would be reimbursed for using clear boarding instead of plywood when securing homes in...
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Best & Worst States for Retirement

For many of us, retirement is a long way off.  However, if you’re a real estate investor, knowing where the hot spots are are, or will be, is essential to making good, sound investment decisions when targeting that “now-retiring” demographic – Baby Boomers.  The folks over at Bankrate.com...
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Zumper’s National Rent Report for April

Rental information site Zumper recently released their National Rent Report for April showing that the median national rent for 1-bedroom apartment was $ 1,164 and $ 1,377 for a 2-bedroom apartment.  San Francisco continues to dominate their National Rent Index of 100 cities at $ 3,320/$ 4430 with...
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