Property Taxes by State

2019-03-18T18:42:00+00:00March 19th, 2019|AZREIA, Creative, Did You Know..., Investing, Landlord Tenant Law, Rentals, Strategy, Tax Law|

Property taxes vary widely across states both in terms of annual taxes paid as well as effective tax rates. In 2017, the difference between average real estate taxes paid by New Jersey and Alabama home owners was nearly $8,000. New Jersey continued its perennial distinction as having the highest average real estate tax bill per [...]

The Music is in the Man

2019-03-15T18:53:36+00:00March 14th, 2019|AZREIA, Creative, Did You Know...|

"The music is not in the instrument.  The music is in the man!" by Bill Cook In my early twenties, I thought that to be successful, I must look successful.  I bought a Mercedes Benz, a gold Rolex watch and some Brooks Brothers suits.  Dean Kates, who was my mentor back then, told me the [...]

Are You Researching Investment Properties In Transition Areas?

2019-03-05T23:43:58+00:00February 28th, 2019|AZREIA, Creative, Did You Know..., Fix and Flip, Investing, Market Changes, Property Management, Small Business, Strategy|

In previous articles we have addressed time and again that the importance of knowing how evaluating potential investment properties is the key to success in this business. For example, knowing what a property will be worth once you’re finished with the rehab (ARV) is essential, along with knowing the cost of repairs, closing costs as [...]

Don’t Base Your Insurance Purchase Strictly on Price

2019-03-05T23:43:58+00:00February 26th, 2019|AZREIA, Buy & Hold, Creative, Did You Know..., Fix and Flip, Insurance, Investing, Market Changes, Property Management|

It’s no secret, the days of purchasing single family homes for investment purposes has become extremely competitive and challenging for the average buyer. No doubt it’s a sellers’ market, especially in major metropolitan areas like Phoenix, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Portland and Seattle with values appreciating in the last 12 months 8% to 25%. [...]

How to Stage a House for Free: 7 Ideas That Don’t Cost a Dime

2019-03-05T23:43:59+00:00January 29th, 2019|AZREIA, Creative, Did You Know..., Fix and Flip, Investing, Strategy|

Want to get your house in tiptop shape without spending a dime? One of the most common mistakes sellers make is assuming they need to sink a bunch of money into home staging. Some choose the expensive route—swapping out their furniture and art at the behest of a hired professional home stager—but that's not the only [...]

FROZEN WATER PIPES – Here in the desert? YES, RIGHT HERE!!

2019-01-08T16:49:35+00:00January 17th, 2019|AZREIA, Creative, Did You Know..., Investing, Landlord Tenant Law, Property Management, Rentals, Strategy|

Think it doesn’t happen here? Think again!!! If you have never experienced frozen water pipes, perhaps you do not understand the severity of this situation. When water pipes freeze, the water expands and splits or cracks the pipe. Then, when the water under pressure, finds that crack, the water runs until someone notices and shuts [...]