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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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