Category Archives: Real Estate Investment


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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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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 … 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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Kitchen & Bath Upgrades

Posted on December 3, 2017 in Real Estate Investment
KITCHEN, BATH & TENANT PREFERRED UPGRADES Consider Your Investment vs. ROI Residential rental investors … be sure to put emotion in the back seat when you plan upgrades to your investment property. Your rental property is an investment, not your residence, and should not be afforded the same rigorous standards that you likely apply to your own home.   The reality is that tenants view the rental unit as temporary ...Read More
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Residential Rental Property ROI Improvements

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Real Estate Investment
RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY A House … Not a Home First in a Series of Two Articles The title of this article is not meant to be cynical, uncaring or insensitive to tenants. It is to introduce a mindset … “Don’t fall in love with your investment.”  You can and should respect as well as protect your asset without feelings of emotional attachment.   The point is that your residential rental ...Read More
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Should You Flip or Hold Residential Rental Properties?

Posted on November 8, 2017 in Real Estate Investment
SHOULD I FLIP … OR SHOULD I HOLD Residential Rental Properties … That Is! First 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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Repairs vs. Improvements

Posted on September 13, 2017 in Real Estate Investment
The WOW Factor of Kitchen/Bath Upgrades Tax Considerations Second in a Series of 2 Articles In last month’s issue of the Residential Investor Connection we introduced a mindset … “Don’t fall in love with your investment.”  To revisit that idea, you can and should respect as well as protect your asset without feelings of emotional attachment.   The point is that your residential rental property should not be afforded the same ...Read More
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Where To Invest in Virginia Real Estate

Posted on July 24, 2017 in Real Estate Investment
Two Reasons and Two Virginia Markets to Invest in Single-Family Residential Rentals Trend-watchers … be aware of the growing interest by both renters and investors in the single-family residential rental market. Periods of major change are often periods of superior opportunities … in this case for both seasoned and wannabe residential rental investors. In this article, we’ll take a look at the national trends and then bring it closer to ...Read More
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