Don’t rush into REITs

You’d think that investors would be leery of companies that own and manage commercial real estate. Vacancy rates remain elevated in office buildings and shopping centers. Except for apartment buildings, rents really haven’t grown at all in four years. And given the possibility that the global economy may retrench yet again, things could still get worse before they get better.

Navigating a Tight Rental Market

Demand and rents are up as the housing crisis and tighter lending standards have left many people unable to or wary of purchasing a home. So finding a deal requires compromise and negotiation.

Navigating a Tight Rental Market

Demand and rents are up as the housing crisis and tighter lending standards have left many people unable to or wary of purchasing a home. So finding a deal requires compromise and negotiation.

Rents keep rising

As if record low mortgage rates and beaten down home prices weren’t enough to get prospective home buyers off the fence, there’s another factor that has made the case for buying even stronger: rising rents.

Best cities to buy rental properties

A combination of beaten down home prices and rising rents make these cities promising places to become a landlord — just as long as you understand the risks involved.