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Mortgage Rates On The Rise

Posted on October 23, 2018 in Investing Forecast, Real Estate Investment
Winners & Losers: Single Family Landlords and/or Renters? It’s no secret … single-family residential mortgages are on the upswing. As a matter of fact, according to YCHARTS the benchmark US 30 Year Mortgage Rate is at 4.90% 3.85% last year. Now put that in perspective.  It costs 25% more to borrow money right now compared to the same time last year! So what’s the upshot of this turn of events? ...Read More
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New Tax Rules – Residential Landlords Are Winners

Posted on September 21, 2018 in Tax
Checking on Accuracy of  My Crystal Ball In January of this year, I predicted that 2018 will be the year of promise for landlords. My core belief was, based on the facts that: Employment & Wages Are Up; Taxes Are Down; plus a Brand New, Major Tax Break for Residential Rental Investors Click Here  for the full article.   As we approach the end of the third quarter of 2018, ...Read More
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The Rise and Fall of Rents – The Law of Supply & Demand

Posted on September 10, 2018 in Pricing
This issue of The Residential Investor Connection delivers sound advice for Landlords and Tenants alike. Whether you are reading this on the KRS Holdings  site or Great Richmond Rentals, you’ll profit from insight for both renters and residential real estate investors. Rental Properties … the Law of Supply & Demand The law of supply and demand was not formulated based on residential real estate. That said it is very much ...Read More
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EVICTIONS IN VIRGINIA

Posted on July 9, 2018 in Evictions
Half of the 10 U.S. Cities With the Highest Eviction Rates Are in Virginia The above statement is the conclusion from Princeton University’s Eviction Lab. Following publication of the Lab’s findings, many articles have appeared in Virginia newspapers with headlines that read … 'Rather than ruin someone's life with an eviction, divert them out of the system': Effort afoot to help those who are behind in rent stay in their ...Read More
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REALTORS & PROPERTY MANAGERS: Dual Value for Residential Rental Investors

Posted on June 27, 2018 in Property Management
Residential rental investors have periodic needs to buy or sell properties. Additionally, investment units need management and maintenance. These functions are not mutually exclusive. Both need to be performed effectively and at a reasonable cost. Enter the two players that make that happen … realtors and property managers. It is valuable to understand the complementary roles of each, as well as the differences that each brings to the equation for ...Read More
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6 CRITICAL CHECKLIST ITEMS FOR SUCCESSFUL SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENTS

Posted on May 9, 2018 in Real Estate Investment
     A strong case is made that the best investment property for beginners as well as seasoned investors is a residential, single-family rental (SFR). Single-family homes tend to attract longer-term renters and typically superior tenants who pay their rent on time and take better care of the property. Additionally, turnover is typically lower than with apartments, landlords don’t have common-area maintenance costs and the asset’s value has meaningful upside ...Read More
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Successful Single Family Rental Investing

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Real Estate Investment
Remember … You are the Seller … Tenants are the Buyers (First in a Series of Two Articles) You learned the Golden Rule as a youngster and were urged to live by it … “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Good words to live by! But if you are, or intend to become, a landlord, consider an upgrade to the Platinum Rule … “Do unto ...Read More
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2018 Changes For Residential Rental Investors

Posted on March 27, 2018 in Investing Forecast
The Times They Are A’changing … Be Alert, Diligent & Proactive In January of this year, I predicted that 2018 will be the year of promise for landlords. My core foundation was, and remains, based on the facts that: Employment & Wages Are Up; Taxes Are Down; plus a Brand New, Major Tax Break for Residential Rental Investors Read my original article here. As we approach the end of the ...Read More
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2018 … The Year of Promise for Landlords

Posted on January 26, 2018 in Real Estate Investment
Employment & Wages Are Up … Taxes Are Down Plus a Brand New, Major Tax Break for Residential Rental Investors All good news for Virginia residential rental investors! At the beginning of each of the last three years, with the help of my crystal ball, I clearly and accurately predicted that … “There is nearly a perfect storm climate for rental property investors … one which may not prove repeatable ...Read More
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Should You Flip or Hold Residential Rental Properties? (Part 2)

Posted on December 15, 2017 in Real Estate Investment
SHOULD I FLIP … OR SHOULD I HOLD Residential Rental Properties … That Is! Second in a Series of 2 Articles As CEO of KRS Holdings - a rental property management firm serving investors in Central Virginia - I have both personal and professional experience in two residential real estate investment strategies – “house flipping” and “buy and hold”. There is a place for each to be considered by residential ...Read More


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