• Buying Single-Family Real Estate Investment Properties

    Real estate investing is a fascinating topic and a successful investment strategy for many people. As with most endeavors, the more information you have and the more carefully you apply that information to your set of circumstances, the better for…

  • Buying Duplexes and Residential Real Estate as Investment Properties

    Real estate investing is a preferred investment strategy for many. With proper information and planning, these investments can provide an additional stream of income or a mainstream of cash flow. If you are a seasoned investor or someone who’s interested…

  • Buying Townhouse Investment Properties

    This article is the third in a series of interviews with Minneapolis realtor Tim Kindem from Keller Williams Integrity Lakes. In our first 2 discussions on residential real estate investing, we focused on purchasing duplexes and single-family homes. This article…

  • What You Should Know When Consider Buying a Twin Home

    You learn something new every day! If you’re like many people, you might think that the terms twin home and duplex are interchangeable. While these two styles of housing are similar in many ways, there are some striking differences. We’ll…

  • 8 Tips for Landlords to Increase Rental Property Income

    Landlords are supposed to see rental income as a business investment or a way to create an additional revenue stream. That is why, if you want to be a successful landlord, you must first invest in your property. Little changes…

  • The Great Yardwork Debate: Who’s Responsible at a Home Rental?

    There’s no question that homeowners are responsible for performing (or paying for) maintenance on their yards to keep them healthy and attractive—but what about landlords of rental homes? Unless you own a rental property where an HOA pays for yard…

  • Buy a House: Understand the Contract for Deed Option

    When we’re trying to purchase a home, we don’t often hear the term Contract for Deed, do we? Most of us will seek traditional financing like FHA, VA, Conventional, Rehab, etc., but we don’t often hear: “I would like Contract…

  • When Buying a Home, Make Your Credit Score Work For You

    When preparing to buy a new home, your credit score becomes more important than ever in getting the best financing available. The huge investment of buying a house impacts your lifestyle and your finances. For buyers, it’s essential to understand…

  • How to choose the right buyer agent or broker

    Home buyers who have bad experiences are often those who called an agent advertised on a neighborhood lawn sign or in a magazine ad. Without much thought to expertise, they then quickly entered into a contract. I'm not saying those…

  • Signs Something Has Gone Wrong with Your Electrical System

    For most homeowners, the electrical system is, bar none, the most intimidating system in their home. This makes sense; electricity isn’t an entirely intuitive resource, and when mishandled, it can cause severe injury and death. Just as bad, unseen electrical…

  • Dealing with a Foundation Leak? Signs to Look For

    Foundation leaks crop up for all kinds of reasons. It’s often difficult to tell, though, just how severe the leak you have on your hands is before the worst of the symptoms arise. If you’re looking to sell your home,…

  • 5 Easy Tips to Plan and Budget for a Roof Remodel

    Being a homeowner can be a wonderful thing for those who plan for it well in advance. A home is not just a place where you spend time with your family. It’s a sanctuary that should be treated as such.…

  • How-to Lawn Care in the Summer, by the Lawn Guy Jared

    Summer’s heat, wind, and sporadic rain are tough on a lawn, but this article will hopefully give you some simple tips on how to improve your green-space. Understand that depending on your soil composition (black rick dirt versus dry sand)…

  • 7 Home Insurance Tips for the First-Time Home Buyer

    Buying your first home is one of the biggest financial steps you’ll ever take. Becoming a homeowner is a great way to build wealth and it allows you to set down roots, but it also brings on new financial responsibilities.…

  • Common Types of Real Estate Loans

    Type of Loans There are many types of mortgage products available for the investment properties home buyer. You may wish to talk with a mortgage professional to help you find which mortgage loan best fits your needs for investment properties.…