What is a REIT and why would I want to invest in it versus just buying my own properties?
And who can I charge those too? Is it just commercial properties or also residential properties?
I don't really want to spend the money on getting a lawyer to help me create lease agreements. Therefore is it ok if I just buy a lease agreement template online and use it?
Should I be present for the property/home inspection? Can I just rely on the report? And if so (or not), why?
Obviously everyone should get an home inspection, but what I can personally look for as an investor when walking through a property I might be interested in purchasing? What are the biggest warning signs I should look for that will make me want to run? And what are positive signs that this is a good property?
What is a property survey and when are they needed?
What services can I use to find out what my credit score is?
Who qualifies for the tax credits, what is the timing, and how do I find out more information?
What are the signs that the windows need to be replaced? And do you need to wait until then or should the windows be replaced on a somewhat regular schedule?
In addition to the mortgage, what other costs should I prepare for? There's obviously taxes, but what else what do I need to prepare for?