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How to get into your first investment property

How to get into your first investment property

A lot of people aspire to get into the world of real estate investing but they find just getting started to be the most daunting part. Take a look at anything that is built, it does not happen in an instant. It starts with the foundat...

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Cap Rates vs Appreciation - The Quandary

Cap Rates vs Appreciation – The Quandary

So you've already made the decision that owning rental properties is the best solution for long term wealth. The question now becomes, what should be your goal. Quick definitions for readers less familiar with the terminology I will b...

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Rental Property Tax Benefits

Disclaimer -I am not a CPA or tax attorney, I am just going to give some general information in this post and you should not construe this as advice. Consult the appropriate professional regarding your personal situation. Everyone is w...

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Transitioning from One to Many Rental Properties

Transitioning from One to Many Rental Properties

Many of our clients are what we call "Landlords by Default" meaning that they purchased a home at the height of the market and its value declined to the point that when they made the decision to move they couldn't afford to sell. These c...

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The Importance of Professional Photography

The Importance of Professional Photography

VSM has been hiring a professional photographer for all of its rental and sale listings for the last 6 months. The results have been tremendous, so much so that I wanted to share our experience. Buyers and tenants shop with their eyes...

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Home Owners - The Right Improvements

Home Owners – The Right Improvements

When you list your home for sale, you want to get top dollar for it. In order to do so, you need to present the home to prospective buyers in such a way that they view it as "move in ready". Sure there investors, do it yourself improvemen...

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