10 rental property tax deductions landlords love (3/13/2017)
Even a part-time landlord has access to a lot of rental property tax deductions, providing the rent all or part of a home for at least 15 days per year.
Real estate investor reveals market secret to cashing in (3/10/2017)
Contrary to many TV shows, investor Sidney Torres says the secret isn’t finding the best house to rehab and flip – it’s finding a neighborhood on its way up.
2016 home flipping hits 10-year high (3/9/2017)
Home flipping last year was 3.1% higher year-to-year, and its highest level since 2006. Fla. was one of the top three states nationwide for home flippers.
Study: More owner-occupied homes becoming rentals (3/8/2017)
Which homes tend to become rentals? A study finds that underwater/low-equity homes do, largely because their owners have a lower incentive to keep them maintained and periodically updated.
Real estate investing: Who they are, where they buy (2/23/2017)
How many investor-owned homes in your city? It varies by zip code, but a new heat map lists both the percent and numbers in Fla. A second heat map created by ATTOM also lists, by zip code, the percent of sales flipped by zip code.
Flipping down in 3Q – but 4 Fla. metros in top 10 (12/8/2016)
Four Fla. metro areas made ATTOM’s top 10 list of “markets with the highest flipping rate,” but overall U.S. flips (homes fixed up and resold quickly) were 5.1% in the third quarter, down from 5.6% a year earlier.
HomeUnion: Top U.S. cities for investment bargains (12/1/2016)
To celebrate bargains associated with Cyber Monday, HomeUnion compiled a list of cities with top winter investor bargains – and a few are in Fla.
Short-term rentals come with risks and rewards (11/9/2016)
First thing: It’s critical to understand the legal, zoning and tax rules about owning a short-term rental, considered any property rented for less than 30 days.
Does home flipping help ease affordability? (11/1/2016)
Flipping – once blamed for helping fuel the housing crisis – is now a welcome sign to some city officials who say it helps solve an affordability crunch.
Single-family rental returns drop to nine-year low (10/20/2016)
ATTOM: 2016 average annual gross rental yield so far – monthly rent, annualized, divided by median home price – in the 473 counties studied was 8.7%.
Investors new to flipping should verify insurance (10/11/2016)
A home renovation can be overwhelming, and an important consideration often falls by the wayside: Making sure the project is adequately insured.
4 Fla. metros at top of ‘best cities to invest’ list (9/29/2016)
Orlando ranked No. 1 as the best city in the U.S. to own investment property in a GOBankingRates survey, and Tampa came in second. Miami came in 10th and Jacksonville No. 13 in the top 15 list.