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Return on Equity: The Best Real Estate Return Model You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Dec 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Real Estate Investors like numbers.

Or, at least they should.

And, in our industry, there are plenty of numbers and return models to consider. In fact, we’ve blogged about all the major ones, including:

However, today I thought I would discuss a return model that most people never talk about. I’ll guess that most people have never even heard of it. But, it’s a model that we embraced at the beginning of our real estate careers and I think one that deserves a little more love.

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Your Guide to Navigating Indianapolis Property Management Reviews

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Dec 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There are no household names in the world of Property Management.

Anyone could rattle off a list of car manufacturers, television brands, or even local real estate companies.

But, Property Management is different.

And that can make finding a quality Property Management company difficult.

If you are like most people, unless you receive a trusted referral, you’ll take to the internet to learn about different Property Management companies, paying special attention to not only fees and services, but also to online reviews.

Reviews matter.

They absolutely sway opinions.

But they can also be confusing.

And yes, they can also be fake.

Today I thought I would spend some time discussing what to look for when reading various online reviews about Indianapolis Property Management companies.

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Who to Hire for Your Indianapolis Investment Dream Team

Posted by Devon Hicks on Nov 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you've been an investor for any period of time, you know the importance of choosing the right things. 

The right Realtor. 

The right property. 

The right Property Manager. 

The right vendors. 

Etc., etc., etc., 

These individuals and companies can make or break your investment experience. It's important to get into business with people who know what they're doing and have your best interest at heart. 

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How To: A Quick Guide to the Indianapolis Landlord Registry

Posted by Devon Hicks on Nov 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Landlord registration is an ordinance that the City of Indianapolis, after much debate, established in 2015. It requires all Landlords and Owners of residential rental properties in Marion County to register with the City of Indianapolis' Department of Code Enforcement (DCE).

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The Pros and Cons of Leveraging vs. Paying Cash for Indianapolis Rental Properties

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Nov 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

I know a lot of people will read the headline of this blog and move right along to something else.

Because, in reality, there’s definitely a segment of investors - particularly new investors - who aren’t in the position to actually pay cash for an investment property… at least an investment property that’s habitable and in a respectable area.

But, for those of you in the position where you could pay all cash for an investment home, I’m sure you’ve debated the idea of paying cash, or using a mortgage - leverage - to help pay for the property.

This is a long-standing debate in the investment world and one that really doesn’t have a magic bullet answer.

At the end of the day, the answer all comes down to your personal needs and wants and what makes the best sense for you as an investor.

So, I thought I would spend some time discussing Pros/Cons of both and also talk about how we’ve used both over the years during our investment ventures.

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5 Tips for Finding Quality Property Management in Indianapolis

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Oct 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

So, you are in the market for a Property Manager.

My guess is that this decision is important to you.

It’s not one of those decisions that’s similar to purchasing, say, a stapler. While you may have a favorite and trusted place to buy a stapler, most people will generally look at the price, scan whatever features a particular stapler may have and make a quick decision.

If you’ve ever spent more than 1-2 minutes debating the type of stapler to buy, I’m certain you are in the minority.

Now, let’s compare that to searching for a daycare provider for your child.

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In most cases, referrals from other parents you know will weigh heavily in your decision. If that’s not an option, you most certainly will read reviews of different daycares, visit the daycare or daycares you find appealing, and only enter into an agreement with a specific daycare provider when they’ve established a very high level of trust with you.

Where you place your child for potentially thousands of hours each year is a big decision and a decision you will only make after carefully reviewing your options.

And my guess is that price won’t be the determining factor. It will be part of the decision, for sure, but not the same way you decide on a stapler.

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