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Is a Pre-Rented Single-Family Home a Good Investment?

While perhaps not for everyone or available everywhere, a relatively new real estate firm called Roofstock is looking to disrupt how investors buy and sell single-family home properties. The firm claims to be able to provide cash flow from day one. The key is that they have an inventory of rental homes with renters in them. Does the income potential—or long-term growth prospects—of this type of transaction make sense for investors? Perhaps not as much for investors looking for the inherent value-added growth potential of a newly renovated home. To help make your own judgment, see this article in Forbes. Consider investing in a professionally managed portfolio of single-family homes? Please c

How to Choose the Best Property Management Company for Single-Family Home Investors

As an investor in one or a portfolio of single-family homes, or as a passive investor in a professionally managed portfolio of homes, one factor that often get overlooked but shouldn’t is: Who does the property management? FirstService Residential, one of the country’s largest property managers, has produced the following infographic as a quick reference guide for investors. Here are 8 key questions to ask of property management firms: 1. How long have you been managing properties like mine? The longer the better is the usual answer, but new companies with experienced real estate professionals can be equally if not more effective? 2. Do you have references? An obvious question, yet not alway

Existing Home Sales Trends from NAR: April 2017

The National Association of Realtors provides a monthly update on the state of existing home sales. Here’s the most recent report: Consider investing in a professionally managed portfolio of single-family homes? Please contact Harold Willig at harold.willig@springviewinvestments.com or 917-209-4452. Harold Willig is the Manager of SpringView Investment Management, LLC, which he founded in 2012. Mr. Willig also served as HFZ Capital Group’s Chief Financial Officer, and was responsible for the oversight of HFZ's Finance and Accounting team. He has over 16 years of finance and accounting experience. Mr. Willig also ran a consulting practice and provided valuation, analysis, and transactional s

What to Expect When You’re Renting to a Millennial [Infographic]

While not a homogenous group, the marketing cohort known collectively and popularly as Millennials – those born between 1977 and 1995 – generally have habits that differ from than their elders. How do the generational habits below impact investors in single-family homes? The fine folks from Appfolio have created an infographic with these key insights: 1. They love their animals. Have a pet friendly policy. 2. They are growing up and having kids. Have a kid-friendly policy and provide tips on child proofing. 3. They cook-in more than previous generations. Make sure your kitchens are modern and/or large enough to support maximum cooking time. 4. They rarely write checks. Accept online payment

So You Want to be a Property Manager?

Many real estate investors who specialize in single-family homes double as property managers for the homes they own. If you prefer not to outsource this critical function, consider the following 12 tips from property management experts. Infographic courtesy of Appfolio. Consider investing in a professionally managed portfolio of single-family homes? Please contact Harold Willig at harold.willig@springviewinvestments.com or 917-209-4452. Harold Willig is the Manager of SpringView Investment Management, LLC, which he founded in 2012. Mr. Willig also served as HFZ Capital Group’s Chief Financial Officer, and was responsible for the oversight of HFZ's Finance and Accounting team. He has over 16

How Technology Has Disrupted Home Sales [Infographic]

Selling or buying a home is a bit less technical and obtuse these days, mostly due to all things online—websites and apps for buying, selling, renting, and research. The big disruptor trends include: Less Time to Sell a Home Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and Redfin, among others have made home shopping easy for homebuyers—and renters—to research available properties, financing options, neighborhoods and more, from their computer The Rise of Professional Landlord Technology has enabled a new professional landlord class, such as American Homes for Rent, Starwood and several more to price, compare and buy and rent hundreds of properties at one time. The Development of Home Sharing Have you ever

Does Your Single-Family Home Tenant Have Renter’s Insurance?

Should home renters have renter’s insurance? Not surprisingly, Allstate says so, and they have a point. However, the majority of home renters (65%) do not carry any insurance for their personal possessions, as illustrated in the accompanying infographic from Allstate. By contrast, 95% of homeowners carry insurance. Only one-third of renters even really know what they own, in terms of not having a photographic or printed inventory of their stuff. If you are a landlord, you should have some form of landlord or property insurance. Make sure you know what your insurance covers, and does not cover. Investor landlords in single-family homes…do you ask or require your tenants to insure and protect

Chicago 2017 Home Resale Prices on the Rise

Crane’s Chicago Real Estate reports that homes sold in Chicago are fetching higher prices these days. “An increasingly healthy Chicago-area real estate market is generating higher profits for sellers,” said Crain’s Chicago Bus iness Journal in the April 27, 2017 edition. The publication pointed to data compiled by Attom Data Solutions. “The average profit that a Chicago home-seller made in the first quarter of the year was up nearly 20 percent from the previous quarter.” On average, said Attom, Chicago sellers’ profit was $11,500 for the first quarter of 2017. That was an increase of nearly $2,000 from the $9,619 gain in the fourth-quarter of 2016. By contrast in 2016, “Chicago-area sellers

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