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Real Estate Investing: 4 Underestimated Rental Property Expenses

Posted by JD Esajian // July 24, 2012

This is an incredible time for investing in real estate and locking into passive income and long term wealth building by acquiring rental properties. However, while cash flow spreads may be fatter than ever and we appear to be on the verge of an extended period of equity growth it is those sneaky, unexpected expenses which catch investors out every time.

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Power Bill This Season

Posted by JD Esajian // November 25, 2011

As the days get shorter and the weather gets steadily colder, homeowners across the country will see their power bills increase dramatically. Heating and lighting your real estate investment through the late fall and winter can cost you thousands if you’re reckless. So don’t be! Here are a few steps you can take to help keep your heating and power bills to a minimum:

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4 (Weird) Threats to Your Property Value

Posted by JD Esajian // October 30, 2011

Every homeowner likes making their house unique, but it’s not always good to stand out. Sometimes what you think gives your home character will actually drive down your property value when you list your house on the market. Here are four odd threats to your sticker price you should be aware of:

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Flipping Houses: Those Leaky Pipes

Posted by JD Esajian // October 27, 2011

If you’re into rehabbing properties, you’ll eventually come across a real estate investment whose plumbing needs a little TLC. While major work should be left to the professionals, fixing a few leaky pipes yourself is easier than it looks, and it’s a great way to pull your property value out of the basement. Here are a few tips to get you started:

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How to Make Your Old Home Feel New (For Less)

Posted by JD Esajian // October 25, 2011

Does your house feel more cramped than cozy? Are those mauve walls driving you mad? Then it’s time to give your real estate investment a much-needed facelift. Although renovating or rehabbing properties can be expensive, especially in this economy, there are a few tricks you can use to make that old house look new without breaking the bank. Here are a few to try:

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Rehabbing Properties: Updating Historic Houses

Posted by JD Esajian // October 20, 2011

If you’re rehabbing properties in areas like Connecticut or San Diego, you’ll often come across historic homes that could be quick sells with a little remodeling. While these old houses aren’t exactly known for their creature comforts, spending some money here and there to bring their technology into the 21st century can net you big returns on signing day. Here are some things you should definitely consider upgrading when rehabbing historic properties:

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Flipping Houses: 4 Fall Hazards to Avoid

Posted by JD Esajian // September 26, 2011

Flipping houses isn’t easy to begin with, but it only gets harder if you wait until the fall to start your major renovations. While you can still turn around that real estate investment for a profit, there are some seasonal hazards that you should watch out for. Here are a few:

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4 Ways to Raise Your Property Value for Free

Posted by JD Esajian // September 25, 2011

If you’re selling your home on a tight budget, there’s no need to break the bank to raise your property value. There are a handful of projects you can do for free, all of which will go a long way towards hooking a buyer. Here are a few of them:

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What to do if Your Home Has Flooded

Posted by JD Esajian // September 9, 2011

Just last month, Hurricane Irene caused record amounts of flood damage to Connecticut houses. While there’s nothing anyone can do about natural disasters like Irene, you can still save a flooded real estate investment if you follow the proper procedures.

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4 Ways to Winterproof Your Connecticut Home (In the Summer)

Posted by JD Esajian // August 11, 2011

The Constitution State is known for its warm summers and beautiful fall foliage, but winters in New England are famously harsh. The ice and frost can take a heavy toll, especially on historic homes, and many homeowners find themselves struggling to patch up leaks in an effort to retain heat. Here are 5 ways you can take advantage of the nice weather and make sure your Connecticut property is ready for the changing seasons:

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