Allison Karrels ~ Rental Expert

I love learning everything I can about personal finance and real estate. I have purchased several rental properties in Florida and will continue to buy more properties until I can retire early and live off the rental income streams.

I am also a nurse, military spouse, mother to a little guy, and runner. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors's degree in nursing.

Investment Property 101 – Part Two: The Math Behind Investing

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The money and math behind investing in real estate. If you want to buy an investment property you will need to be able to do some basic math.

To Buy or Not to Buy: Is Buying a House Really a Good Investment?

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Buying a house has long been a staple of the American dream but is buying a home always a good investment? It depends.

Choosing Your Path: Single-Family or Multifamily Real Estate Investment

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We’ve written about becoming a landlord in a previous series. Now we look at the pros and cons of single family homes versus multifamily rental property.

The Power of Using Leverage in Real Estate Investing to Increase Returns

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Before buying an investment property, you need financing. Using leverage is simply using other people’s money to make more money for you. 

Investment Property 101 -Part Four: Forming A Real Estate Team

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If you want to an investment property, forming a killer real estate team will make the process easier.

How To Evaluate A Property Manager

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In my last series we discussed becoming a land lord. Now we look at ways to find the best property management company so you can be a hands off land lord.

Investment Property 101 – Part One: Are You Ready To Be A Landlord?

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This is the first in a four-part series explaining how to buy an investment property, teach you to generate passive income and how to be a landlord.

The 4% Rule Vs Real Estate

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A recent discussion started on the Listen Money Matters Community site that got me thinking how does the 4% stand up to real estate investing.

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