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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

AZ Investment Property Appreciation: How to Choose A Neighborhood

Many factors impact how profitable an investment property is, but nothing has a more significant hit to its long-term value than appreciation. It is the #1 way to build wealth within your portfolio.

Selecting the right neighborhood may sound simple, but experienced investors realize that it is critical to get it right. Treating this carelessly impacts the maximum rent you can get on the property, the type of tenant you are most likely to put IN the property, and appreciation. Phoenix neighborhoods can be particularly difficult, because there are pockets of good and bad all over the Valley.

Here are a few savvy tips on choosing the right neighborhood from Noel Pulanco, Realtor® and Sales Manager at HomeLovers, one of Arizona's fastest growing real estate investment and property management companies. Read this newest article on HomeLovers.com for expertise that is sure to make YOUR portfolio more profitable.

Friday, December 4, 2009

When your tenant does the disappearing act, here is what you do.

I'm hoping that you never need this advice, but here is a helpful article on "what to do if a tenant abandons your rental property."

While you may want to just pack up their belongings and have a garage sale, legally it is very important that you follow the right steps.

Getting tired of managing your own AZ rental properties? How this specific situation would be handled is a GREAT question to ask prospective property management companies. Having a property manager with extensive experience can save you from landing in some very expensive hot water.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What Investors Need to Know About AZ Short Sales

by Barbara Broyles, HomeLovers

Short sales are very popular with investors because they represent an opportunity to buy a home at less than market value. However, before stepping into the quicksand, there are a few things investors should be aware of.

You may be riding on the Titanic, so diversify

Short sales are a slow process. We have seen competitive cash offers made six months ago that still have not been accepted by the bank. If you are making offers on only one or two homes, be careful that you don't tie up all available cash on a short sale that may stagnate for three to six months as you watch other great cash deals sail by.

It is best to make offers on short sale properties when...

Read the full article here, just published today on NuWireInvestor.

Read Barbara Broyles bio.

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