REITs VS Rental Properties
You want to invest in real estate but you’re not sure if you should be buying your own properties or investing in a REIT. Well there are some things that you should know about both of them before you make your decision about wether to investing in REITs VS Rental Properties....
How to Analyze a Real Estate Market Out of State
The question that I get asked a lot by new investors and experienced investors who want to learn how to invest out-of-state is how do you find a good real estate market out-of-state and what qualifies a good real estate market out-of-state. I’ll walk through different ways that I analyze...
Autocar Bringing 2,500 Jobs To Birmingham
Last month a truck manufacturing company called Autocar announced that their assembly plant opened and they will be hiring over 700 people in the Center Point neighborhood. These 750 jobs are just direct jobs, but the total amount of jobs that will be created from this plant are over 2,500....
MartelTurnkey Featured In Yee Real Estate Network
Watch the webinar below to learn about MartelTurnkey and our available properties in Memphis. This webinar was featured in the Yee Real Estate Network. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.martelturnkey.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-25-14.49-Invest-in-Memphis-TN.mp4"][/video]
A Tale of Two Investors (Apple vs Real Estate) Part 3 of 3
Welcome back to our third installment of A Tale of Two Investors. Make sure that you read Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't already. 2012 In Part 2, our investors survived 2 major financial crisis' and here is a comparison of their equity position. In 2012, the...
A Tale of Two Investors (Apple vs Real Estate) Part 2 of 3
Welcome to part 2 of A Tale of Two Investors (Apple vs Real Estate). If you didn't read part 1 please click here. Part 1 ends in December 2000, Mr. McIntosh benefited from a stock split back in June, while Mr. Moore reinvested his passive income and acquired additional...
A Tale of Two Investors (Apple vs Real Estate) Part 1 of 3
We were discussing the other day how rich one would be if they had invested in Apple stock as soon as it became publicly available on December 12, 1980. Many articles have been written on the subject highlighting the astronomical returns an investor would have made on this iconic company....
Should you buy with cash or financing?
Over the weekend I had a call with a family who is interested in buying a rental property from MartelTurnkey. They asked me whether they should buy this property in cash or finance it. While this is a very lengthy discussion, there are a couple of key points to keep...
Multi-Family vs. Single Family Home Rentals
I’ve talked to a lot of people who are interested in real estate investing, but most of them skip the single family home rentals aspect and move right to the duplex, triplex, or quad investing. Perhaps this is because they have learnt that these properties create more cash flow. It...
Property Management Fees and What to Expect
When investing out-of-state and especially buying rental properties out-of-state, your property management company is your boots on the ground. They're the most important person on your team. They do everything from collecting rents, to managing work orders, to filling vacancies, etc., and they help you manage the property entirely. Therefore,...
5 Reasons to Invest Out of State
While California may be a great place to live, investing in real estate in California is not great at all. When I first started investing in real estate I didn't have much money. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and wanted to really invest in my local...
What Does a Property Manager Do for You?
The most important person on your team when you are buying rental properties out-of-state is your property manager. They're your boots on the ground, and they're your most important asset on the ground. If you don't trust them then you might as well not have these rental properties out-of-state. While...