What is a REIT?

What is a REIT and why would I want to invest in it versus just buying my own properties?

Views: 1601        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Definitions, Rental, REIT


What are CAM charges?

And who can I charge those too? Is it just commercial properties or also residential properties?

Views: 1709        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Definitions, Rental, Accounting


Am I going to be ok if I buy some lease agreement templates online and use them for my tenants?

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?

Views: 1667        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Rental, Legal Documents, Legal, Tenants


Should I be there for the property inspection?

Should I be present for the property/home inspection? Can I just rely on the report? And if so (or not), why?

Views: 1454        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Buyer, Home Inspection


What should I look for when quickly walking through a prospective rental property?

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?

Views: 1485        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Buyer, Rental, Home Inspection


What is a property survey?

What is a property survey and when are they needed?

Views: 1621        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Definitions, Ownership


How can I find out my credit score?

What services can I use to find out what my credit score is?

Views: 1715        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Credit Rating, Credit Score, FICO


What are the basics of the US Home Buyer Tax Credits?

Who qualifies for the tax credits, what is the timing, and how do I find out more information?

Views: 1521        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Tax, Ownership


When do windows need to be replaced?

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?

Views: 1711        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Seller, Repairs, Maintenance


What are my monthly costs to owning a house?

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?

Views: 1454        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Ownership, Costs


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