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Multi-family Window Replacement Program

Multi-family Window Replacement Program

Lead can not only be hazardous to your health, it can also be hazardous to your pocketbook. If you are a real estate investor or owner occupant of a historic building, chances are the building is full of lead paint. Depending on the severity, lead abatement can be expensive and time consuming. Assistance from Federal […]

St. Louis’ Multi-Family Lead Remediation Program

St. Louis’ Multi-Family Lead Remediation Program

In addition to the Multi-Family Window Replacement Program, the City of St. Louis recently also has a  called the Multi-Family Lead Remediation Program. Where the window program only compensates landlords for the replacement of up to 10 wood windows per unit ($200 for normal windows and $400 for historic windows), this program has broader implications. […]

Minimizing tax burdens via 1031 Exchange

In this market of tight budgets and shrinking profit margins, minimizing your expenses when selling a property is essential.  Upon closing a real estate sale, any unsheltered capital gains will be subject to significant taxation, which can take a bite out of your profits. One way for a real estate investor to avoid this problem is […]

Owner Occupant Investors: Multi-family opportunities

When it comes time to purchase a home, most homebuyers fail to consider the path of purchasing a multi-family. Whether this is due to the belief  that they can’t afford it, that they can’t compete with seasoned investors, or something else altogether, most people don’t give the matter much thought. By doing so, they are […]

Who should invest in real estate?

The grass is always greener, right? When you hear so many stories about people making a killing on real estate, it can be hard not to feel a little envious.  There is no doubt that real estate can be very profitable,  just don’t fool yourself into to thinking that it is easy money. It isn’t.  […]

Single family investment properties

In March, I posted a story about duplexes suddenly becoming a viable, cash flowing, option for prospective investment real estate buyers. Four months later, I’m here to highlight the topic again. But this time, I’m not talking about two families. They are still an increasingly attractive buy, but the real surprise in the past few […]

Window air conditioner installs

Just like radiators, I’ve always thought window air conditioners get an unfairly bad wrap. They are relatively cheap (usually between $100 and $300 per unit), most models are efficient if properly installed and there is no need to install expensive ductwork throughout the building.

Rents on the rise

Rents on the rise

Despite the gloom and doom touted by the media, right now is a great time to be a landlord or real estate investor. You’re going to have a tough time if you’re trying to sell, but the current buyers market is opening up some real deals. But this fact is by no means a secret. […]