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Benefits of Owner Occupancy

Benefits of Owner Occupancy

6 key benefits to buying a multi-family and occupying one unit as a primary residence.

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Things to Think About Before Buying

6 Things to Think About Before Buying a Multi-Family

Consider these 6 important factors before buying a multi-family investment property.

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Things to Consider Before Selling

10 Things to Consider Before Selling a Multi-Family

Get the highest return on your investment property with these helpful tips.

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Things Every Landlord Should Know

50 Things Every Landlord Should Know

A must-read guide for every Massachusetts landlord.

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What Is House Hacking?

Have you heard of house hacking? Schedule a call with me here! House hacking is a fairly common term these days, and it refers to buying a property and living there essentially for free—in some cases, you can even make...

What Makes Us Different From Our Competition?

Here’s the main thing that differentiates us from our competition. Schedule a call with me here! What makes us different from our competition? I get asked this question quite a bit when meeting with someone considering selling their multi-family property....

What Is Your Property’s Cap Rate?

We’ll look at cap rates, how you calculate them, and their significance. Today I’ll answer the questions: What is a cap rate? How do you calculate it and what exactly does it mean? These are questions that I get asked...

How Real Estate Investors Are Impacted by Recent FHFA Changes

Here’s why new regulations from the FHFA will affect real estate investors. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced some new regulations that will affect our market. Specifically, it deals with multi-family properties, second homes, investment properties, and similar...

Is Right Now the Best Time to Sell My Multifamily Property?

Here are a few situations where you can benefit from listing your property. To answer the question of whether now is a good time for you to sell your multifamily property, we really need to know your short- and long-term...

Living Rent-Free Through Multi-Family Property Ownership

Yes, it is possible to live rent-free in a multi-family. Not all multi-families are created equal. If living rent-free is your goal, you must select the right property with the help of an experienced multi-family real estate agent. In this...

How to Deal With Problem Tenants When Selling a Multi-Family

Here’s my advice on how to deal with a problem tenant when selling. Right now, I’m selling a three-unit property, and two of those units have great, cooperative tenants. The third, however, has an uncooperative tenant. She’s made it difficult...

Preparing to Sell a Multi-Family

It’s a great time to sell a multi-family. Buyer demand is high and inventory is low. These market conditions will earn you top dollar for your sale. As you prepare to sell, you should get your ducks in a row....

Multi-Family Financing Tips

Financing is a key component to purchasing a multi-family property. As you start evaluating options, it’s important to know that not all lenders are created equal. Here are some multi-family financing tips to keep in mind and to ensure a...

Tax Basis and Capital Gains for Investment Properties

The Biden administration is proposing an increase to long-term capital gains tax. Tax basis and capital gains for investment properties are commonly misunderstood. Before you consider selling an investment property, it’s important to understand how gain is calculated. Here’s a...

2021 Tax Changes and What Multi-Family Owners Should Know

The Biden administration has proposed some changes to tax law that, if passed, will apply to the entire 2021 tax year. Some of the provisions will have great impact on multi-family owners. Below is a brief summary of 2021 tax...

Differences Between Leases and Tenancy-at-Will

One of the first decisions that you must make as a landlord is whether to offer/require a lease or tenancy at will. There are pros and cons to each, so it’s important to understand them and how they may impact...