Category Archives: Real Estate Investment


Residential Real Estate Rentals… Supply & Demand

Posted on January 28, 2020 in Real Estate Investment
Will Supply Growth Outpace Tenant Demand? (First in a Series of 3 Articles) 2020 Census as a Decision Driver for Landlords In several past first-of-the-New-Year issues of the KRS newsletter, I’ve gazed into my crystal ball to offer my forecast of the upcoming twelve months as it may affect residential rental real estate investors. Be sure to click here for a recap. However, this year I’m setting my crystal ball ...Read More

Big Corporations Gobbling Up Single Family Rentals (SFR)

Posted on October 31, 2019 in Property Management, Real Estate Investment
The Changing Profile of SFR Landlords Wall Street investment bankers are diligent and alert in seeking new opportunities to create marketable securities. And they did … largely driven by the recession. The vehicle was the issue of salable bonds backed by the asset value and cash flow from the purchase of single-family homes … most acquired at depressed prices. Pre-recession, homeownership rates were 69.2 percent. While it has rebounded slightly ...Read More

Safe Harbor For Real Estate Investors

Posted on September 24, 2019 in Real Estate Investment
Welcome News for Owners of Rental Real Estate In September of last year, I published an article in the KRS Holdings newsletter entitled … New Tax Rules – Residential Landlords Are Winners.  I cautioned readers of that article that I am not a professional when it comes to interpreting tax law.That said, you are urged to meet with your tax advisor and seek professional guidance for the specifics of TCJA ...Read More

How to Determine Rents and Manage Rent Increases

Posted on June 24, 2019 in Pricing, Property Management, Real Estate Investment
Your rental property is a business! This may not be the most profound statement you have heard all day, but it is nevertheless critical to your success as a residential rental property owner. And that means you must be vigilant to manage your business in the pursuit of cash-on-cash return plus increased asset value of your investment. As a business, your “inventory” is floor space. You sell it via rent ...Read More

Real Estate Investors: Market Uncertainty Can Bring Considerable Opportunity

Posted on May 17, 2019 in Real Estate Investment
Note: Savvy SFR Investors Go Where the Competition Ain’t! Our March and April articles this year, focused on my perspective of The 3 R’s of the Economy: Recession, Recovery, Recession.  In my view, we are approaching the end of the peak economic cycle we’ve enjoyed for nearly a decade. That said, I freely admit that my crystal ball is as cloudy as the next guy’s as to when to predict ...Read More

Six Costly & Common Landlord Mistakes

Posted on March 22, 2019 in Real Estate Investment
As a landlord, seasoned, inexperienced or otherwise, there’s a lot of responsibility on your shoulders, both personally and financially. Entrusting your home to tenants can be daunting. Making sure they make you thousands of dollars and not cost you thousands is another challenge. Therefore, it’s extremely important to be informed about the costly mistakes commonly made by landlords and how you can avoid them. In a hurry? Here are the ...Read More

Residential Rental Investors

Posted on February 20, 2019 in Property Management, Real Estate Investment
Realtors as Matchmakers … Property Managers as Partners As a residential rental investor, or someone interested in becoming one, you will 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 ...Read More

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


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

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