Rental Investment vs. Stock Market: Which Should You Choose?

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Having cash in a savings account or in the hidden room behind your bookcase is great for an emergency fund. However, it is not useful for building an investment portfolio that will provide passive income streams. Whether you are investing for lifestyle, for retirement, or for your children, achieving your goals takes patience, wisdom and, above all, strategy. The power …

Income Streams

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Today I want to talk about one of my favorite subjects – retirement income streams. It may be true that I need to lead a more interesting life, but by the end of this conversation I hope you’ll start thinking and talking about income streams a lot more as well. When I first started out after college, the advice I …

Kitchen Design Trends 2017

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They say that the heart of the home can be found in the kitchen – and at Freedom Property Group we have found that to be true time and time again. Kitchen remodels consistently create one of the biggest returns on investment. Smart investors love a good return on investment and know that it’s important to consider design trends when …

Renting to Pet Owners

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So you’re ready to rent out your investment property to some wonderful new tenants – does that include pets too? Renting to pet owners can be a little worrisome. Although surely Fido is a loyal furry friend, you want to protect your investment and pets don’t always make it easy. At Freedom Property Group, we’re proud to rent to owners …

9 Tips for Finding the Perfect Tenants

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  Every landlord dreams of tenants who pay on-time and are clean, quiet, and respectful. It can be hard to tell which rental applicants will exhibit these characteristics from their application, but there are some clues to find out which applicants may make the best tenants. The following are our 10 best tips for finding the perfect tenants.   Tip …

The Biggest Rental Property Mistake You Can Make

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The concept of investing in real estate or even investing, in general, can be foreign. “A penny saved is a penny earned” and other such advice on ‘saving’ money has been deeply ingrained in our psyche.  Additionally, we are taught we must work for our money — trade our time for dollars. True investing requires letting our money work to …

4 Factors for Evaluating a Rental Investment Market

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At Freedom Property Group, our business is evaluating rental investment properties. It’s extremely important to avoid getting caught up in an emotional or uneducated decision when purchasing a rental home to protect your investment over time. Here are the four major factors that you must consider when you’re evaluating a rental market where you want to invest. 1. Cash flow. …

Best Appliances For Rentals

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Choosing the right appliances for your rental property can have a significant impact on your rental income. Rentals specifically need quality appliances that are both reliable and durable but also don’t cost a fortune. These appliances may live through a couple different renters (if you’re lucky) and must endure a lot of wear and tear. At Freedom Property Group, we …

Real Estate Investing As A Business

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“Investment is most intelligent when most business-like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business-like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more business-like fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look like? Does that limit the types of …