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Rental Property Investing 101

Tips for buying a home to invest as a rental home

If you are interested in investing in real estate as rental property investing, there are a few things you should consider before you make the decision to become a landlord. Although the hype that rental property investing is receiving on television makes becoming a rental property owner sound very appealing, it isn't all about some magical get-rich-quick scheme. There is a lot of hard work and determination involved in order to make this investment lucrative.

What to Consider

Seasoned property owners will likely admit that there can be a number of factors potential real estate investors should consider before purchasing a rental property. Investigating the location of the property in question, the property...

Test Your Financial Knowledge

Do Your Know Your Stuff? Put You Financial Knowledge to the Test

Finances are tricky, and it's easy to think you know more than you do. Plenty of financial blogs and articles available contain false information or incorrect opinions presented as fact. Test your knowledge -- and your ability to weed out poor information -- with these true/false questions:

True or False: It's more expensive to rent a home than it is to buy one.

Answer: True. Right now, market trends show high demand and low supply for rental properties. Contrast this with the higher supply and lower demand for homes, and you can see how the prices may compare. If you're renting, negotiate with your landlord for cheaper prices. Good credit, a solid job...