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Get CHBO’s Advice Before Investing In Real Estate

The advent of peer to peer property rentals is changing how we travel. Today, it is not difficult to find a residential style property to enjoy while you visit or work in some of the world’s most exciting cities, towns or locations. This has led to an entirely new industry to emerge, the “by owner” rentals. It has also turned lots of traditional investors into real estate investors, too. These are people (and in some instances, groups of people) who might have opted to purchase a property that they use for ongoing income rather than purchasing stocks, bonds or...

Corporate Housing

Trends: Investing in More Corporate Housing Real Estate

The answer is “Yes.” Question: “As a real estate broker does it make sense to learn more about corporate housing real estate investing.” Why: “Because the survey says people want to buy more!” If you believe in human evolution you want to believe we continue to do what works and we stop doing those things that do not work.  So it is important to know what current corporate housing real estate landlords plan to do in the future because this will give us the best picture of their current satisfaction. Spoiler Alert: Yes, Corporate Housing Real Estate Landlords plan...

Corporate Housing

Real Estate Investing: The Lottery Backup Plan

Real Estate Investing: The Lottery Backup Plan – just in case you didn’t win! I know we were all a little surprised last week when we didn’t win the billion dollar lottery.  The great news is we have other options for building our wealth that don’t have to include luck and unachievable odds. Since I get to talk a lot about real estate investing I thought I could share a few of those ideas with you… If we could all win the lottery the reality is we probably would not be in the market for investment real estate. However, since the...

Corporate Housing

Investing: Avoid Scams – 7 must ask Questions

Over the years CHBO has worked a lot with Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine. We have traveled across the country to present Corporate Housing real estate investment strategies at their Leadership Summits, we are a featured blogger on their online magazine and even serve on the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board. We do all of this because we do believe real estate investing is something that every smart investor should do, however we also believe there is a large learning curve between wanting to make money in real estate and actually seeing money in the bank. For too long the “get...

Corporate Housing

Real Estate Investing: When is it Time to Buy or Sell?

When is real estate investing the right decision for you and for the market and would a corporate rental property be a good idea? I was meeting with my financial advisor this week and we were discussing “Dollar Cost Averaging”. According to Wikipedia “Dollar cost averaging (DCA) is an investment strategy for reducing the impact of volatility on large purchases of financial assets such as equities. By dividing the total sum to be invested in the market (e.g. $100,000) into equal amounts put into the market at regular intervals (e.g. $1000 over 100 weeks), DCA reduces the risk of...

Corporate Housing

Investing: What to know!

6 MUST Knows before investing in a Corporate Housing Rental Property! If you’ve decided investing in corporate housing is right for you, here are some important considerations to make before you purchase a property specifically for use as a corporate housing rental. Evaluate Price per Square Foot Evaluate price per bed, not price per square foot. While some people think more space or a bonus room are great perks for a home they are going to live in, keep in mind that it’s just added liability for a home you plan to rent.  Purchase the smallest square footage with the most...

Corporate Housing

Home or Condo? What to buy while investing in rental property?

Home or Condo? What to buy when you invest in a rental property? 5 Must Consider factors before you invest in a rental property! What makes a better corporate rental: A single-family home or a condo? This is the million-dollar question in corporate housing, and it’s just one of the considerations to make when deciding the right type of corporate housing ‘investing property’ for you. Obviously, there are many other factors, too, so do your homework and take a “gut” check to find out what kind of investor you are and what type of property works best for you. Consider these factors...

Corporate Housing

Real Estate Investing: Fastest growing US Cities

According to new data from the US Census Bureau 3 of the top 5 fastest growing cities in the US are in Texas. People are being lured by higher-than-average salaries, but developers can’t build homes fast enough. San Marcos, Texas Frisco, Texas South Jordan, Utah Cedar Park, Texas Lehi, Utah Goodyear, Arizona Gaithersburg, Maryland Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Meridian, Idaho Odessa, Texas Gilbert, Arizona McKinney, Texas Franklin, Tennessee Pearland, Texas Biggest Population Increases Cities with the largest numeric growth and their current populations: New York – 8,405,837 Los Angeles – 3,884,307 Chicago – 2,718,782 Houston – 2,195,914 Philadelphia –...

Corporate Housing

Real Estate Investing: Learn more at REI Expo

People are always asking me about tips and ideas for real estate investing and I have enjoyed getting to know the team behind the REI Expo and I thought you needed to know more about them. REI Expo – Learn about Real Estate Investing The REI Expo is an Educational & Networking conference that strives to bring together the real estate investor community. Our mission is to introduce potential & existing real estate investors to all areas of the industry in a positive environment to include products, courses, legislative awareness, strategies, and technologies. The Purpose of the expo is to...

Corporate Housing

Flipnerd.com and Real Estate Investing Podcasts

Want a free way to learn more about real estate investing in the comfort of your own home? If you are tired from reading all those real estate investment books now you can watch expert real estate investors on short, interesting Podcasts on Flipnerd.com. I met Mike Hambright last year at a real estate investors’s conference in Baltimore and he is the perfect example of the “guy next door” who learned how to be a successful real estate investor which is now his full-time job. This year Mike is excited to take his knowledge to the next level by...