Out-of-State Real Estate Investing: States with Highest Percentage of Out-of-State Investor-Owned Properties

Posted by Marketing Team on Apr 21, 2017 10:44:06 AM
  1. Vermont 47%
  2. New Hampshire 43%
  3. Delaware 35%
  4. Arizona 33%
  5. Maine 29%
  6. Nevada 28%
  7. New Mexico 27%
  8. Wyoming 27%
  9. Florida 26%
  10. Idaho 24%
  11. Montana 24%
  12. Connecticut 20%
  13. New Jersey 20%

The above list reflects the states with the highest percentage of out-of-state investor-owned, tenant-occupied properties. As shown, at least 20% of the housing inventory in these markets is non-owner occupied, likely indicating investment properties according to RentRange® data evaluated after filtering out vacation homes. Out-of-state real estate investing is a strategy many investors apply when they live in an area with an unfavorable rental or housing market.

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Topics: How to investing in real estate, out of state investing, out of state reale state investing, buying an investment property, property investment

Real Estate Investing: Top 25 Most Saturated Rental Markets

Posted by Marketing Team on Apr 14, 2017 4:53:08 PM

When conducting rental market analysis for real estate investing, many investors look at the rental saturation and vacancy rates in a particular market. It’s imperative to understand how saturated the market is and gauge demand level. As detailed in previous blogs, low vacancy often indicates high demand, which can translate to higher rental rates and better returns for investors.

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Topics: how to analyze rental markets, rental markets, rental saturation

Investing in Rental Property: Top 10 Undersupplied Markets

Posted by Marketing Team on Apr 5, 2017 5:02:23 PM

Investing in rental property can be lucrative, but it’s important that investors be wise and deliberate in their strategy. One of the most commonly asked questions from new and seasoned residential property investors alike is, “Where should I invest?” This is a vital consideration when it comes to the ultimate success of a rental investment. Investors need to be able to analyze not only their prospective properties, but also their prospective markets. If an investor doesn’t live in a strong rental market, it may be prudent to consider investing in real estate out of state.

When considering out of state markets, investors should identify areas where available housing supply is low. Seems obvious, right? Put simply, undersupplied markets may signify demand outpacing supply, generally due to rising employment rates and insufficient new building supply to meet the growing demand. A rising population, coupled with a housing inventory shortage, can be an investor’s dream. A key metric for those investing in real estate out of state is the employment-to-building-permits ratio. Investing in rental property in an undersupplied market means that as an investor, you can often charge higher rents and expect lower vacancies.

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Topics: real estate investing, top rental markets, investing in rental property, undersupplied markets, out of state investing

Forbes Names Dallas the #1 Rental Market for 2017

Posted by Marketing Team on Mar 29, 2017 3:53:09 PM

The Forbes “Where to Invest in Housing in 2017” list is out and the Lone Star State is in! Texas is home to three of the Forbes ranked top real estate investment markets. Dallas takes the number one spot followed by Fort Worth at #9 and San Antonio at #20.

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Topics: investment property, dallas real estate, dallas investments, dallas rental market, where to invest, dallas

Understanding the Rules to Self-Directed IRA Investments

Posted by Marketing Team on Mar 15, 2017 3:54:45 PM

Now that you are aware of the option to invest in real estate using your self-directed IRA and can confidently identify a custodian and prospective investments, the last piece to consider is ensuring you clearly understand the limitations on IRA investment transactions established by the IRS and other applicable law. When selecting investments for your IRA, there are certain people and entities that you cannot do business with; since doing so could put the taxable status of your retirement funds in jeopardy.

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Topics: how to invest in real estate, investment real estate, self-directed ira, invest with self-directed IRA, retirement funds

Finding a Custodian and Understanding Your Options for a Self-Directed IRA

Posted by Marketing Team on Mar 13, 2017 2:46:20 PM

Welcome back to the self-directed IRA mini-series. In this installment, we will help you identify the right custodian and begin to understand the rules around holding real estate in your IRA. Here is a list of questions you may find useful as you interview prospective custodians for your self-directed IRA:

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Topics: real estate investing, self-directed ira, invest with self-directed IRA, retirement funds, invest

Real Estate Investing in Your Self-Directed IRA

Posted by Marketing Team on Mar 9, 2017 4:17:37 PM

Did you know you can invest in real estate with your IRA? Since 1974, the IRS has allowed investors to diversify their retirement holdings to include non-traditional investments like real estate. With a self-directed IRA that owns real estate, your account’s profits are tax deferred and the rental returns and/or sale proceeds become part of your retirement savings. However, most investors are unaware that this option is available so we’ve put together this three part series to show you how you can get started.

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Topics: Invest in Real Estate, invest with self-directed IRA, retirement funds

The Key Metrics Every Investor NEEDS to Know

Posted by Marketing Team on Feb 24, 2017 1:19:05 PM

A real estate investment is only as strong as the investor’s understanding of the numbers. Without a
solid foundation for calculating a rental property’s success potential, you could inadvertently expose yourself to potential financial loss. In this post, we will break down the key metrics that every real estate investor needs to know to crunch the numbers of a prospective deal like a seasoned professional.

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Topics: real estate investing, gross yield, cash flow, appreciation, metrics, analyzing a real estate investment

Alternative Financing Options for Real Estate Investors

Posted by Marketing Team on Feb 16, 2017 2:41:20 PM

Are you considering diversifying your investment portfolio or looking to establish one in the upcoming year? Think beyond the traditional stock market and consider real estate investing. While purchasing investment properties is not a new concept, the single-family residential (SFR) sector has more recently emerged as a legitimate asset class—and for good reason with more than 43 million U.S. households currently classified as renters. Nevertheless, many investors don’t have adequate cash on hand to purchase an investment property (let alone multiple properties) outright, which means they’ll need financing to help them achieve their goals. Many investors are familiar with traditional financing options like government-backed Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans attained at their local bank; however, there are other options available too, like Private Money and Hard Money loans. Understanding the different loan products and terms will help the investor select the financing solution that best meets their goals.

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Topics: real estate investing, Financing, How To Get Financed, single-family residential investment space, alternative financing, hard money, private money

Invest with Section 8 Strategy

Posted by Marketing Team on Feb 3, 2017 10:40:36 AM

Have you ever considered renting out your investment property under Section 8? In this post, we’ll dig into what Section 8 classification is, how you can qualify and what the pros and cons are to consider. Listing your property as a Section 8 rental can be a very lucrative strategy, but there are several important aspects to factor in before making a decision.

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Topics: real estate investing, real estate, affordable housing, low-income housing, section 8


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