Mom & Pop landlords and COVID-19

Mom and Pop landlords — owners of up to 50% of rentals nationwide — could be hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, as renters start missing payments. 10 DIY home ideas while you are home during the pandemic, and from Bigger Pockets: a podcast Q&A on the Coronavirus pandemic. This and more below the fold.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate

We are in some pretty uncharted territory, and it’s going to be a little while before the dust settles and we see the devastation of the Coronavirus to the markets, and the local economies throughout the USA. Restaurant attendance has plummeted, renters are losing their hourly paychecks, and nobody is entirely sure what comes next. This and more, on the Weekly Digs.

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  • How Does the Coronavirus Impact Real Estate Investors?
    • As the coronavirus continues rattling investors and shuttering businesses around the world, people keep asking me the same question over and over: What will the impact on real estate be? Because no one knows how long the global pandemic will last, no one can know how…
  • Out-of-State Real Estate Investing with BRRRRs: Whitney’s System
    • “I keep offering to pay for my husband to retire and mountain bike all day, if he’ll move overseas with me. So far he keeps turning me down, but we’ll travel the world sooner or later!” Whitney Hutten is 44 and brings in around $15,000 per month in passive rental…
  • How to Buy Turnkey Properties Sight Unseen
    • Would you buy a rental property sight unseen? It might sound like a terrifying prospect, but it’s actually much more common than you’d think. Thanks to technology and the Internet it’s now easier than ever for investors to research and buy turnkey properties in the…
  • The Debt Snowball Method, FIRE, and Real Estate Investing
    •   When you’ve got extra money in your budget for financial goals, should you allocate it toward aggressive debt payoff or invest it? Financial experts love to point to math that shows investing is usually the best place for your money, but that decision proves…

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75 Deals at Just 20 Years Old

This Week in the Weekly Digs: In Bigger Pockets podcast – Will Brown reveals how laser-focusing on “deal flow” allowed him to build a rental property portfolio.Home Permits Soar to Highest Level in 13 Years in January, and We have a list of the apartment features tenants want most these days. This and more below the fold

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  • BiggerPockets Podcast 371: 75 Deals at Just 20 Years Old with William Brown

    • $700,000-plus in wholesale fees—fresh out of high school! On this show, Will Brown reveals how laser-focusing on “deal flow” allowed him to build a rental property portfolio, build a self-sustaining business, and amass a small fortune… all in a matter of months. You’ll be blown away by Will’s story

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  • Apartment Amenities in Demand: Housing Features Tenants Want Most
    • As an investor, every dollar spent needs to justify itself. You have to weigh which real estate amenities are worth your extra money based on which can garner higher rental rates, better tenants, and stronger loyalty. Some apartment amenities are consistently in…
  • How to Invest in Real Estate: 12 Types of Real Estate Investments
    • I love real estate investments as a source of income. Whether you’re looking to earn a quick return through wholesaling or flipping, or earn ongoing passive income from rental properties, there are dozens of strategies and types of real estate investing. Most real…
  • What Is Wholesaling Real Estate? Is It Too Good to Be True?
    • For most of us, the term “wholesale” refers to the lower price that a business pays for items, compared to the retail price that they sell to consumers. It turns out that real estate wholesaling works exactly the same way. But in the case of wholesale real estate, the…
  • How to Buy Foreclosures: How John Nets $20,000 in Monthly Rents
    • At 30, John Soforic was broke. But he had a vision: he wanted to earn $220,000 per year in passive income. So he wrote himself a check for $220,000, which he set aside where he would see it. By his late 40s, that vision had become reality. Not that he waited that long…

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How to Buy Foreclosures

In this edition of the Weekly Digs: How to buy foreclosures and net $20,000 in monthly rents. What is wholesaling real estate, and is it too good to be true? And the number of home buyers who signed contracts plummeted in December, despite high demand. This and more below the fold.

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    • I love real estate investments as a source of income. Whether you’re looking to earn a quick return through wholesaling or flipping, or earn ongoing passive income from rental properties, there are dozens of strategies and types of real estate investing. Most real…
  • What Is Wholesaling Real Estate? Is It Too Good to Be True?
    • For most of us, the term “wholesale” refers to the lower price that a business pays for items, compared to the retail price that they sell to consumers. It turns out that real estate wholesaling works exactly the same way. But in the case of wholesale real estate, the…
  • How to Buy Foreclosures: How John Nets $20,000 in Monthly Rents
    • At 30, John Soforic was broke. But he had a vision: he wanted to earn $220,000 per year in passive income. So he wrote himself a check for $220,000, which he set aside where he would see it. By his late 40s, that vision had become reality. Not that he waited that long…
  • Rental Property Deduction Checklist: 20 Tax Deductions for Landlords in 2020
    • The billionaires of the world are not doctors or lawyers, they’re entrepreneurs. Specifically, they are people who started their own businesses, whether those businesses are online, brick and mortar, or real estate empires. Starting and owning a business provides a…

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Mortgage Rates Fall to the Lowest Level in Three Months

This week in Real Estate and Property Management news: Mortgage rates fall to the lowest level in three months — but this could be a double-edged sword for buyers. Escaping the Day-to-Day Grind to Work on Your Business with Jefferson Lilly, Pushing After 150k Loss in One Day with Bob Lachance. Also, it appears that a refinancing boom is fueling mortgage rates to a new post-crisis record. This and more below the fold.

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    • For most of us, the term “wholesale” refers to the lower price that a business pays for items, compared to the retail price that they sell to consumers. It turns out that real estate wholesaling works exactly the same way. But in the case of wholesale real estate, the…
  • How to Buy Foreclosures: How John Nets $20,000 in Monthly Rents
    • At 30, John Soforic was broke. But he had a vision: he wanted to earn $220,000 per year in passive income. So he wrote himself a check for $220,000, which he set aside where he would see it. By his late 40s, that vision had become reality. Not that he waited that long…
  • Rental Property Deduction Checklist: 20 Tax Deductions for Landlords in 2020
    • The billionaires of the world are not doctors or lawyers, they’re entrepreneurs. Specifically, they are people who started their own businesses, whether those businesses are online, brick and mortar, or real estate empires. Starting and owning a business provides a…
  • When Should Landlords Add a Co-Signer on a Lease?
    • “I’m sorry, but you need a regular income and a good credit rating to lease one of our apartments,” Mary Keller explained to the anxious 20-year-old student eager to lease a one-bedroom unit in the popular Harlan House Apartments near the University of Arkansas. The…

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How to get a National Tenant in a Retail Shopping Center

On this weeks edition of “The Weekly Digs”: How to get a national tenant in a retail shopping center on the Joe Fairless podcast. Quitting retail to flip houses on the Bigger Pockets’ podcast. Also, home sales rose 3.6% in December as the low unemployment rates support demand for more buying of homes in the U.S. This and more below the fold.

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    • “I’m sorry, but you need a regular income and a good credit rating to lease one of our apartments,” Mary Keller explained to the anxious 20-year-old student eager to lease a one-bedroom unit in the popular Harlan House Apartments near the University of Arkansas. The…
  • 7 Properties in One Year: Nathaniel & Brittany’s Rental Investing Story
    • You can’t post most photos of couples in the shower together on respectable websites. Unless, of course, they’re renovating an investment property. Nathaniel and Brittany Hovsepian are 35 and 27 years old respectively, and own seven rental properties in the Central…
  • State Taxes Comparison: Are Americans Fleeing High-Tax States in 2020?
    • It turns out Americans really do vote with their feet – especially when it comes to state tax rates. United Van Lines releases a report every year on the prior year’s migration patterns within the U.S. They just issued their 2019 report, and the data is fascinating….
  • Should I Hire a Property Manager? Pros, Cons & Costs
    • “At what point should I hire a property manager?” Sooner or later, most real estate investors question whether to hire property management to make their rental income truly passive. I did, and I decided that for me professional management was almost as important as…

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Wildfire Insurance is Hurting California Home Sales

In this edition of the weekly digs: Buyers back out of deals or cut offers as prices of policies jump; “We’re just going to get a bunch of houses sitting on the market that won’t sell.” How one couple bought 7 rental properties in one year. And from bigger pockets: 40 Doors in His First 2 Years — with Henry Washington. This and more below the fold

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Jocko Willink on Real Estate

On this edition of the Weekly Digs: Ret. Navy SEAL Jocko Willink on Embracing Discomfort and Leading Through Extreme Ownership. The Six P’s of Raising Capital Like a Pro. U.S. Existing Home sales decreased 1.7% in November. And Should I Hire a Property Manager? Pros, Cons & Costs. This and more below the fold.

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Short Term Rentals for Profit

In this edition of the weekly digs: How to snowball short term rentals into passive investments from Bigger Pockets’ Podcast. Mansion tax may be headed to Boston soon. The pace of home-building is still ramping up in the wake of this summer’s drop in interest rates. And, what should a new investor do with $10,000? This and more below the fold

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Weekly Digs — Do More in 2020

Welcome to 2020! In this edition: How to do more work with less effort in 2020. It looks like Mortgage rates are continuing to rise, but will they hit a ceiling? And more and more permits are being taken out to create new homes. This and more below the fold!

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