RHJ Investor

RHJ Investor is the department of Rental Housing Journal that speaks specifically to the interests and needs of real estate investors and apartment owners. Whether you're part or a REIT (real estate investment trust) , independently own large apartment communities, are a small landlord with 1 or 2 rental homes or choose to fix and flip, RHJ Investor is a great source for information. This site features how-tos and best practices for buying and selling property, real estate taxes, choosing property management and maintenance vendors, 1031 excahnges & TICs, apartment financing, budgeting and much more.

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Mon
18
Nov
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HFO-TV: The Basics of 1031 Exchanges

Toija Buetler of IPX1031 On The Basics of 1031 Exchanges

Mon
11
Nov
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: APARTMENT SALES ACTIVITY

APARTMENT SALES ACTIVITY Apartment investors have already bought more than $2 billion of apartments in the region this year. That’s already the fifth best year on record and there are more than two months left. So why are we troubled by the amount of sales activity this year?

Thu
07
Nov
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Valuing Property Via The Capitalization Rate Methodology

By: Leonard Baronfrom PropertyManager.com a Service of AppFolio

Fri
18
Oct
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: TOO MUCH DEVELOPMENT?

TOO MUCH DEVELOPMENT?

Apartment developers are more active in the Puget Sound region than they have been for years. The question on investors' minds right now is, are they building too much? Only time will tell. But a comparison with previous booms proves useful. It shows some important underlying trends that influenced demand both positively and negatively. At look at where those trends are going will help answer the question of this week's video.

Fri
04
Oct
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

We update apartment development activity for our online reports continually. Plus, each spring and fall we contact all of the developers and architects working on projects to get a current update on timing. We just completed our fall update of apartment development activity in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. This week’s video discusses what we found and updates our forecast for 2013-2017.

Fri
20
Sep
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: WHAT’S DRIVING PRICES HIGHER? PART 1

In spite of a setback during the recession, apartment prices in our region have more than doubled since 2000. What caused prices to climb from less than $70,000 a unit in 2000 to more than $140,000 a unit so far this year? Investors should be willing to pay more for properties as revenue climbs, so rents clearly pay a pivotal role. But do rent changes in the past dozen years explain all of the price increase? Let's take a look.

Fri
06
Sep
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Business Income Insurance: Protecting Assets and People

Natural disasters and freak accidents happen. If your units or business are rendered inoperable by direct loss to property, your income may halt but the expenses don’t.

Are your clients prepared?
If they are anything like the majority (55 percent) of the small-business owners recently surveyed by the IIABA, they do not have business income insurance and even more (63 percent) say they are unfamiliar with the coverage.

Similar to an individual with disability insurance who is made whole if injured and unable to work, businesses can take advantage of this principle. Business income insurance is designed to replace a businesses’ income equal to what would otherwise have been earned had no loss taken place.

Fri
06
Sep
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: APARTMENT SALES ACTIVITY

APARTMENT SALES ACTIVITY Investors continually look at market trends to help decide the answer to that age old question, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” But is that really the right question to ask? We don’t think so. Here’s why.

Fri
06
Sep
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: BEWARE THE SKEW OF THE NEW

More new apartments will begin lease-up in our region this year than we have seen since 1991. That will have an impact on trends investors watch, like rent and price trends. And it means they will need to make some adjustments or risk being misled by these trends.

Tue
27
Aug
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Checklist for Buying a Rental Property

Congratulations on your decision to purchase a rental property. Now comes the hard part: finding the perfect property that will generate sufficient income, while requiring a minimum of upkeep and maintenance.

One way to find the right property is to have a due diligence list. Such a list should keep you on track when shopping for a property, reminding you what to look for — and what to stay away from.

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