Real Estate Investing

11
Oct

Property Manager Phoenix

Questions About Renting Properties Once you have found and purchased a property that you plan on using for rental income it is important to find a good tenant for your property.  Also, it is wise to determine how the property will be maintained. If you are a handy person, you may want to take care […]

27
May

What Makes a Property Management Company Great?

Many landlords aren’t able to differentiate between property management firms. Here are some qualities to look for when hiring one!

12
Mar

Arizona Landlords: Plan for Tenant Payment Problems

With an economic downturn that has been described as the worst dip since the 1930s, small business owners are in a panic. In such a landscape, where many are un- or under-employed, or helping friends and family who are, many are finding themselves scaling back, reducing extravagances, and, in some unfortunate circumstances, unable to pay […]

28
Feb

Building Wealth via Investment Property

Investment property is a business of capital. That is, you put large sums of money into a property with the goal that you generate a higher amount of money by either selling or renting out this property. That is a pretty spartan explanation of a way of life. There has to be more to investment […]

24
May

What are Some Advantages of Having a House for Rent in AZ?

Have you ever considered real estate investing and thought about owning a house for rent in AZ? If you are new to the idea of being the owner of rental properties, then you may not be aware of some advantages that come along with it. Cash Flow – The most important target is having a […]

28
Dec

The Phoenix Real Estate Market is Hot… And We Don’t Just Mean the Weather!

Now is one of the best times in recent history to invest in Arizona real estate.  Home prices and mortgage rates are at the lowest points they’ve been in decades.  Additionally, the large number of people who’ve recently been foreclosed on has created a vast pool of potential tenants.  If you’re prepared for a long-term […]

29
Nov

3 Reasons Phoenix’s Rental Market is Strong… and What it Means to Real Estate Owners and Investors

Experts and prospective tenants currently consider Phoenix, Arizona, one of the country’s best rental markets based on three reasons: 1. Would-be home buyers continue to struggle with obtaining financing, making a rental home their only option. The lending belts have tightened significantly, making financing extremely difficult for first-time home buyers. Although some government plans and […]

17
Nov

Experts Offer Advice on Purchasing the Right Investment Property

Dave Zundel, co-founder of HomeLovers and real estate investor, and Noel Pulanco,  broker and general manager of HomeLovers, discuss the benefits of investing in the Phoenix real estate market with Carol Blonder on KNFX’s Networking Arizona radio program. These experts say the biggest mistake investors make is buying the wrong property. In fact, 80% of […]

1
Nov

Five Tips For Investors Thinking About Buying A Short Sale

Many beginning investors see short sales as a very inviting opportunity to jump into the real estate investment market.  They are attracted to the chance to buy low, but they don’t always realize the reality of what is happening across the nation with short sale transactions. It isn’t a simple solution for a financially distressed seller, or the path […]

23
Feb

Inman article debates rental glut in the Phoenix rental market

HomeLovers was included last week in author Steve Bergsman’s “Don’t call it a glut” article on Inman News.  (No membership to Inman? You can also read the full article here.) Bergsman took another look at a claim from one of his earlier articles, which stated that cities like Phoenix and Denver were showing signs of a single-family-home […]

10
Feb

Investor Confidence Begins to Return to the Arizona Real Estate Market: Download HomeLovers 2010 State of the Industry Report

HomeLovers Arizona 2010 State of the Industry Report Now Available   Glendale, AZ, February 9, 2010 – HomeLovers, one of Arizona’s fastest growing Arizona real estate investing and property management companies, today announced availability of its 2010 State of the Industry Report for Arizona Real Estate Investing, which outlines recent trends and takes a look […]

12
Jan

AZ Investment Mistakes – Property Showcase Series

Investors typically head into Arizona real estate investing with one of two objectives for their portfolio - rapid cash flow on the property via rent collection, or making profit via long-term appreciation when they eventually sell the home. But regardless of their goal and level of experience with investing, one thing remains true. There are certain […]

8
Dec

AZ Investment Property Appreciation: How to Choose A Neighborhood

Many factors impact how profitable an investment property is, but nothing has a more significant hit to its long-term value than appreciation. It is the #1 way to build wealth within your portfolio. Selecting the right neighborhood may sound simple, but experienced investors realize that it is critical to get it right. Treating this carelessly […]

1
Dec

What Investors Need to Know About AZ Short Sales

by Barbara Broyles, HomeLovers Short sales are very popular with investors because they represent an opportunity to buy a home at less than market value. However, before stepping into the quicksand, there are a few things investors should be aware of. You may be riding on the Titanic, so diversify Short sales are a slow […]

19
Oct

Canadian Buyer Looking for Arizona Foreclosures?

HomeLovers’ Barbara Broyles was on Trulia this morning, answering a question from a Canadian Buyer looking at Arizona foreclosed homes. Click here for the full Trulia dialog. One rule of thumb for Canadian buyers that are not paying cash? Get your financing in order BEFORE you start looking. It can take longer than you think. […]

14
Sep

HomeLovers Hits 500 Follower Milestone on Twitter

HomeLovers just exceeded the 500 follower milestone on Twitter – a big thank you to all of our fantastic followers! If there is something you want to learn more about when it comes to real estate investing or property management, please post a blog comment or send a Twitter DM to @azhomelovers with your request […]

4
Sep

HomeLovers On Home Page of NuWire Investor

HomeLovers has landed a spot on the home page of http://nuwireinvestor.com/ – with an article on “How to avoid investor pitfalls“. Doin’ the happy dance. Whoot, whoot!

31
Aug

Arizona Investor News Over The Weekend

In case you headed out of the office early on Friday and/or didn’t keep up with your Phoenix real estate RSS feed over the weekend (subscribe to ours), you might find these local articles interesting. Phoenix Business Journal – 8/28: Foreclosure Home Sale Rates Drop As Resales Show Slight Decline Arizona Republic – 8/28: Resales […]

28
Aug

Arizona Real Estate News Feed

Ever notice the “Google Alerts” box on the right-hand page of our blog? It is an RSS news feed with the latest residential real estate news happening in Arizona. (What is an RSS feed? Here is a great post explaining it from one of my favorite blogs, ProBlogger by Darren Rowse.) We monitor breaking news […]

6
Aug

Short Sale Deals Often Collapse – How To Help Prevent It

USA Today recently ran an interesting article on how home sellers are increasingly frustrated as short sale deals collapse – often months into the deal when potential buyers walk away due to lengthy delays. Read the article here. The author wisely points out that the banks are only part of the problem. Buyers/sellers can’t do […]

28
Jul

Bio – Dave Zundel

Meet Dave Zundel Co-founder, Real Estate Investor To take the model of a drastically improved property management firm from an idea to fruition, Dave Zundel and Mike Sargent partnered in early 2008 to build HomeLovers, an Arizona-based property management company that specializes in residential rental properties including purchasing and managing rental property to building and […]

22
Jul

Phoenix Foreclosure Sweet Spot

According to MSN, Phoenix is still one of the top three leading destinations, regardless of all the marketplace grumbling. Read the article: http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=19873357&gt1=35000 In spite of all the stress in the economy, people on the move are still coming to Phoenix. This steady growth in population over time is fueling our recovery and contributing to […]

21
Jul

Bio – Mike Sargent

Meet Mike Sargent Co-founder, Real Estate Investor To take the model of a drastically improved property management firm from an idea to fruition, Dave Zundel and Mike Sargent partnered in early 2008 to build HomeLovers, an Arizona-based property management company that specializes in residential rental properties including purchasing and managing rental property to building and […]

20
Jul

Today’s HomeLovers Press Release

HomeLovers Urges Real Estate Investors to Avoid Major Pitfalls During Current Foreclosure Buying Frenzy Investors are flocking to purchase sub-$100,000 “bargains” only to learn too late that they aren’t good investment properties Glendale, AZ, July 20, 2009 – HomeLovers, one of Arizona’s fastest growing Arizona home rental and property management companies, today announced that second […]

18
Jul

Is land a good investment In Phoenix?

An interesting article hit the Phoenix Business Journal yesterday on how investors are starting to pick up speculative land purchases at fire sale prices, now that “we know the world is not coming to an end.” Love that quote. Anyway, it is true that the real estate market is emerging from the gloom slowly and […]

17
Jul

Do You Have a Realtor in the Family?

by Barbara Broyles Almost everyone has a friend, cousin, brother, sister, or uncle that holds a real estate license. But real estate transactions are much more than a simple relationship business. Especially when it comes to building a real estate investment portfolio. Is that family member or acquaintance really who you want to trust with […]

16
Jul

Bio – Barbara Broyles

Meet Barbara Broyles Associate Broker, Director of Portfolio Sales As Director of Portfolio Sales and Associate Broker for HomeLovers, Barbara shares her strong investment and portfolio management expertise by actively training and managing a team of HomeLovers agents, and is an essential force behind its roster of successful investor clients. She also manages a personal […]

3
Jul

HomeLovers Now On Trulia

When it comes to real estate advice, there is a lot of noise in the market place about grabbing up foreclosures. In all the excitement about “the next great deal”, investors can’t forget to educate themselves on the market at a deeper level. HomeLovers is now on Trulia – answering Arizona investor questions, property management […]

26
Jun

Renters Hit By Foreclosure Market: Upside-down Investment Property Options

For an interesting article in today’s Washington Independent, click here. It talks about the Phoenix market and how renters are hit by the foreclosure crisis. As owners/investors land in a bind and either are forced into foreclosure or a short sale, they need to do the right thing when it comes to their tenants. WHAT […]

1
Jun

Getting a Great Deal on an Arizona Foreclosure

There is a new feeding frenzy developing in the Arizona housing market. The buzz words are auction, foreclosure, short sale, REO, etc., but the common theme is “deal”. During the run up of 2004-2006, people were pretty much buying anything with a “for sale” sign and we all know how that story ended. Today I […]

29
May

Housing Demand Stabilizes

According to Business Week, recent signs point to a stablizing housing market. Read the article here. What does HomeLover owner and real estate investor Mike Sargent have to say? “Those that wait for the bottom of the market to be obvious are acting too late. What we are seeing in the Phoenix metropolitan area are […]

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