Retirement Series: Traditional IRA

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Turnkey Rental Investment vs. The Traditional Retirement Plan: The Traditional IRA This article is the second installment in a series on retirement plans. In each post, I compare paper asset options against turnkey real estate investments. My goal is to show you why you may be better off calling your turnkey provider than your stock broker. When it comes to …

Vlog: The Importance of Tenant Turnover

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Hey, this is Erik Hitzelberger with Freedom Property Group, and I’m standing here in one of our latest renovation projects. I want to talk to you today for about five minutes about tenants; specifically about tenant turnover. The reason tenant turnover is so important is that it is probably the number one factor in determining the long-term performance of your …

How to Save for Your Kid’s College

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  According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for 2016-2017 school year was $33,480 for a private school, $9,650 for an in-state public college, and $24,930 for an out-of-state public university. That’s just for tuition! Books, housing, meals and travel are all additional. As if that wasn’t scary enough, the College Board also projects those …

Five Steps to Get Started Investing

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Are you wondering how to get started in real estate investing and whether or not you’re financially ready? The sooner you start the higher the likelihood of achieving your goals, but there are a few things you should do first. 1.Set Reasonable Goals Beginning to invest is like starting a long journey. Before you start, you need to know where …

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 …

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 …