Spark Rental (Editor: Brian Davis)

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Get rich with rentals - this guy reached financial independence in two years

<b>How quickly can a person without a six-figure salary reach financial independence? Five years? Ten?</b><p>Evan Roberts reached it in two.<p>I’ve never met Evan …

Real Estate

14 Unusual But Possibly Brilliant Savings Tips to Net You Thousands

Budgeting, like dieting, has very simple fundamentals. Dollars (or calories) in, minus dollars (or calories) out.<p>And yet.<p>I believe that budgeting is …

Personal Finance

Pet Policies, Part Two: 6 Ways to Prevent Losses from Pets as a Landlord

In Part One of this two-part series on landlord pet policies, we covered how landlords can actually <i>raise their returns and earn more money</i> by …

Real Estate

Data Breakdown: The Best U.S. Markets to Invest in Rental Properties in 2018

Ever get sick of hearing people glibly spout “Location, location, location!”, whenever real estate comes up in a conversation?<p>Yet most real estate …

Real Estate

California to make solar mandatory for new homes starting 2020

Solar power has been around for years, even decades, but it has never caught on in the consumer market for two reasons. One is affordability, the …

Solar Power

VR Technology a Boon for the Prospective Property Buyer

The probability of visualising the real world without actually being in it is an experience that is becoming increasingly popular in the real estate industry<p>4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Are you still putting your best bet on brochures …

Real Estate

Pet Policies, Part One: 6 Ways Landlords Can Make Money from Pets

When I talk to landlords across the country, I’m always shocked at how many prohibit pets. What these real estate investors don’t realize is <i>p</i><i>ets are</i> …

Private Parts: How Far Should Landlords & Investors Go for Privacy?

“When I was your age, we actually had this thing called privacy!”<p>Is privacy dead? Long live privacy? I’ll let the politicians and data pirates debate …

Housing

7 Ways to Spend a $5,000 Renovation Budget for Max ROI

Every penny that you spend renovating an investment property has to be justified by ROI. For rental properties, how much extra rent can you expect to …

How One 30-Year-Old Built $40,000/Year Passive Income in a Few Years

When Brady Hanna turned 30, he decided it was time to start building passive income.<p>That was six years ago. Today, he has 12 doors, which gross him …

Apartments Remain Top Choice for Real Estate Investors

Although real estate investment trust (REIT) stocks may have lagged, multifamily remains the best-performing asset class in the private market, where …

9 Easy Home Improvements You Can Make for Under $100

They may cost less than $100, but they'll make your room look like a million bucks.<p>Even if we’re not committing every weekend to home renovations, …

Should Landlords Rent to Illegal Immigrants?

<i>*Note on Terminology: Conservatives and liberals can’t even agree on terminology, with conservatives using the pejorative “illegal aliens” and</i> …

8 Ways to Cash In on a Hot Housing Market

Only real estate offers the benefit of leverage.<p>As investments go, residential rental properties have plenty of pitfalls, from bad tenants to costly …

5 Highly Effective Negotiation Tactics Anyone Can Use

Want to be a better negotiator? Here are simple tips anyone can use to get more of what they want -- without conflict or confrontation.<p>A negotiation isn't a dispute or a confrontation. Great negotiators don't fight. When the bully on the boat in <i>Enter the Dragon</i> asks Bruce Lee to describe his kung …

7 Brilliant Ways to House Hack a Single-Family Home

Multi-family house hacking is incredibly effective tactic you can use to <b>live for free</b>.But what if you don’t actually want to<i> live in a multi-family</i> …

Real Estate

The same house costs $500,000 more to build in California than Texas

Collectively, Texas, Florida and California account for nearly one-third of all new building permits in the U.S. in 2017. California is the most …

I Asked Landlords for Their Best Tips: Here Are 6 Recurring Secrets to Success

What are the secrets to success as a landlord? I've asked this question repeatedly of many landlords—here are six recurring answers I hear over and …

Real Estate

How Long Does Each Part of Your Rental Property Last? (Infographic)

Have you ever had an angry tenant because their fridge went out, ruining all of their food? We hope not.<p>If you’re a landlord you probably know what a …

7 Advanced Tenant Screening Tips (So You're Not Fooled by Wolves in Sheep's Clothing)

If you’ve been a landlord long enough, you’ve had a nightmare tenant. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they cost thousands of dollars in unpaid …

The Next Housing Crisis: A Historic Shortage of New Homes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—America is facing a new housing crisis. A decade after an epic construction binge, fewer homes are being built per household than at almost any time in U.S. history.<p>Home construction per household a decade after the bust remains near the lowest level in 60 years of …

Real Estate

Real estate players are looking to corner the market on both baby boomers and millennials

Whether you call them the Selfie Generation, Generation Me or the Do-Gooder Generation, it's clear that millennials are the biggest and most economically powerful population on the planet. And that fact isn't lost on the real estate and business worlds. Everyone from condo developers to landlords …

Younger buyers jumping into retirement real estate

Charlie Rocque knows a great real estate deal when he sees one — at one of the largest retirement communities in the nation, Century Village in Boca Raton, Fla.<p>"I bought an apartment that not long ago was valued at around $75,000, and I picked it up for $20,000," Rocque said. "The value comes in …

Real Estate

Stanford Grads Use ‘Uber of Real Estate’ to Conquer Rio Rentals

Vicente Velazquez plunked down eight months’ worth of rent to get his own place in Rio de Janeiro. The monster deposit was the only way to avoid …

How can landlords protect their assets from frivolous lawsuits? Join us as asset protection expert Sayge Grubbs, Esq. explains exactly what landlords need to know!

Landlords get sued. A lot.<p>But by the time they're served with lawsuit paperwork, it's too late to protect their assets!<p>That's why we're bringing the …

How Driverless Cars Could Disrupt The Real Estate Industry

Driverless cars could become a regular feature of the roads as early as April – at least in California, which has decided to allow fully autonomous vehicles to be tested on the roads (none of those pesky humans who have been present in test drives so far). Arizona has already become a fair-weather …

Real Estate

Tim, Who Lives for Free: A House Hacking Case Study

Sure enough, the owner of a duplex in Forest View called Tim after receiving the letter. His ex-stepson lived in one of the units, he was retiring, …

Home flips are back with a vengeance

Homes in Boulder, COFlipping houses was more popular in the U.S. last year than at any point since the now infamous real estate bubble of the 2000s.A …

Best Places To Buy Vacation Rental Properties In 2018 Will Surprise You

In a recently released report, Rented.com named “The 150 Best Places To Buy A Vacation Rental Property In 2018.” Check out the report. The results will surprise you.<br>Here are the five top real estate markets across the country sporting the highest return on investment (ROI) for rental properties in …

Real Estate

16 Tax Deductions for Rental Properties: Quick Reference Guide

The billionaires of the world are not doctors or lawyers, they’re entrepreneurs. Specifically, they are people who started their own businesses, …