Archive for the ‘For Real Estate Investors’ Category

Issues to Think About When Purchasing a Small Niche Hotel or Other Accommodation

Guest post on investing in hotels and accommodation can have some very good returns. Most people either develop a portfolio of investment, or they purchase a niche hotel or other accommodation and become an owner operator. In this article, we look at the owner operator and what they should be thinking about before they invest.

How To Become an Accidental Landlord

…and what you should expect. Having a problem selling your home? Real estate investment may be in your future if you are trying to sell a home.

New Software for Real Estate Development Shows the Way of the Future

The following is a guest post describing the advantages of new real estate software

Five Things You Should Know When Starting a Real Estate Business

Things you should know when starting a real estate business include knowing to use the right development software, doing your research before you start and writing a comprehensive business plan. The following is a guest post.

What Fannie Mae’s Findings May Mean to the Real Estate Investor

How consumers feel can be more important than what is actually happening. The survey that was conducted as a national housing review does indicate a change in attitude that can help real estate investors make a decision.

Outlook for Houston Real Estate Investors in 2011

Are there any trends that real estate investors should focus on? Is the market right for the small investor? Here is a look at a few things that I have noticed.

A Real Estate Investor’s Market Report for Houston

Are there good investment properties left in Houston? May a foreclosure not be a good deal? An introduction to some numbers to watch.

Is My Renter About to Leave?

Watching trends among renters could give real estate investors a clue to what they may expect.

Are Real Estate Investors Going into Foreclosure?

More foreclosures will be coming onto the market in 2010, and some of those homes may have been a previous investor’s downfall.

Electricity is Connected,but Outlets are not Working

Real Estate Investors looking at foreclosures may need to be warier than before when it comes to checking out a home’s electrical system.

Housing Forecast for Houston in 2010

Real Estate Investors and Home Buyers should take some factors into consideration when making plans for purchasing properties next year.

Pitfalls for New Real Estate Investors in the 2009 Housing Market

Investing in foreclosures can be profitable, but it can bring headaches. Here are 5 real estate investing pitfalls that new investors need to avoid.

Census Data for Real Estate Investors

Knowing some facts about Houston real estate can help the average buyer, but it can prove vital for the real estate investor. Entrepreneurs need to be up on statistical abstracts to spot the trends and forecasts to make wise home buying decisions.

For Real Estate Investors Considering Becoming Landlords: Rental Criteria Forms

A new Texas rule requires that Landlords (real estate investors) have to present their criteria for selecting a tenant.

Home Inspection Checklist for Texas Home Inspectors and Real Estate Investors

With new rules concerning home inspections going into effect February 2009, here is a checklist that home inspectors and real estate investors can use.

A Real Estate Investor’s Comfort Area

Real estate investment in other areas takes some planning. A home inspector gives you some items to consider.

Finding the Right REIT for You

Going over some financial numbers to determine which REIT is best.

Should You Turn the Utilities Back on in a Winterized Home?

Real estate investors and homeowners should be forewarned that water damage can occur when turning on this utility. There is a possibility of damage from other utilities too.

REIT Analysis for Real Estate Investors

For a real estate investor, determining what type of property to buy can be as easy as looking at the trend in REITs.

The Roof and its Framing: Avoiding Problems When Reframing an Attic

The roof and its framing can show many issues with a home. Some start when a new roof is installed. During a home inspection, I see a common framing mistake, but some solutions can be done by the homeowner, with a little knowledge.

The Best Landscaping Around Your Home to Allow It to Breathe

Moisture problems on the home’s exterior are typically found during a home inspection, but with some easy steps can be prevented.

Today’s News: Foreclosures Rising as Reported by RealtyTrac

Find the best information about foreclosures in your area by going to the primary source for news media’s reports, RealtyTrac. Here are some ways to find that information from that site.

As Real Estate Investors Balk at being Inspected, the Media Provides Stories of Why They Should Be

More communities are looking to protect tenants by requiring home inspectors to investigate rental properties. News stories such as one from Houston will only encourage this trend. Real estate investors should take steps now to protect their buildings.

How much would that cost to repair? Should an inspector be giving you prices after the inspection?

Maybe you should not have repairs done on your home by the home inspector. It is possible that you may not want them to estimate those repair costs either.

Real Estate Auctions Vs. Foreclosure Auctions

The difference between a real estate auction and a foreclosure auction. Possibly misleading advertising in a real estate deal.

Turning the Utilities Back On In a Winterized Home

A post detailing concerns when turning utilities back on in a foreclosed home.

How to Evaluate a Room

Evaluating a room without a home inspector’s tool kit.

Steps to Inspecting an Air Conditioning System

A simplified way to inspect your air conditioning system without a home inspector’s tool kit.

Walking around and Inspecting the Exterior

How to inspect the exterior of the home without a home inspector’s tool kit.

How to Inspect the Electrical System

Steps to evaluate an electrical system without a home inspector’s toolkit.

Roof: A Houston Home Inspector looks at a roof inspection for Real Estate Investors

How does a home inspector evaluate a roof? Some steps that you can take on your own.

How to Inspect a Kitchen

How to inspect a kitchen like a home inspector (sort of) without the tools that a home inspector uses.

How to Inspect a Foundation

Tackling a difficult task, finding a way to inspect a foundation.

How to Inspect a Bathrooms

Inspecting a bathroom without a home inspector’s tool kit.

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