Archive for November 2016

How to locate and qualify the best tenants

When managing a rental property, one of your best investments will be the people who live in it. That may come as a surprise when there are so many other things to consider, such as maintenance, management and marketing. But sourcing quality tenants, who will take care of their temporary home, communicate their needs and…

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Due diligence checklist for Utah homebuyers

Purchasing a home, whether it’s your first or one of many transactions over a lifetime, comes with many critical considerations. To assist buyers in making the most sound decisions, the Utah Association of Realtors put together a helpful due diligence checklist*, which we’ve provided in a shortened form here. These are brief explanations of all…

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How to analyze your investment-property purchase

The value of a home you own and occupy is calculated differently than an investment property for rental purposes. That’s one of the first things to consider when purchasing a single-family residential property. The most rudimentary formula for calculating the value of an investment property is the capitalization rate. This is net-operating income divided by…

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