5 Ways to Make Money from Your Phoenix Real Estate | Rental Property Investment Advice

Service Star Realty - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

People invest in Phoenix real estate because it provides multiple ways to make money. Today, we’re talking about the five revenue streams a real estate investment can offer.  Read More

How to Handle a Security Deposit for Rental Properties

Service Star Realty - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

When you’re managing a tenant’s security deposit, you want to protect the condition of your property while avoiding a dispute with the tenants about how much is owed to them. The best way to prevent any disputes is by setting great expectations that are clear, to the point and are in writing.  Read More

Cash Flow 101: Key Differentiators of Positive and Negative Cash Flow on Phoenix Rental Properties

Service Star Realty - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A lot of investors have purchased properties back at the top of the market with negative cash flow. You might be wondering about how that negative cash flow affects you, and if the property is still a good investment. Yes, properties with negative cash flow can still be good investments. Today, we’re talking about positive versus negative geared properties.  Read More

How You Should Market Your Rental Property | Ask the Property Management Expert

Service Star Realty - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The members of today’s society are part of an instant gratification type of group. To effectively market your property and find a tenant, you need to be online. About 90 percent of all people look for rentals online. It’s not like the old days, where you put an ad in the newspaper.  Read More

Is It a Good Deal? Tips to Consider When Buying Investment Property in Phoenix, AZ

Service Star Realty - Tuesday, August 08, 2017

When you want to know if a property you’re thinking about buying is a good deal, you need to first consider your goals. The deals you’re looking for will depend on whether you need a lot of cash flow or if you’re earning a good income and you want to focus on appreciation for your retirement later in life. As a company providing property management in Phoenix, the most important advice we can give you without knowing your exact goals is not to get emotional. Don’t fall in love with a property. Crunch the numbers and make sure the math works before you go any further.  Read More

Preparation is Key in Handling Maintenance

Service Star Realty - Monday, August 07, 2017

Summer is very busy in the maintenance department here at Service Star Realty: repairs are on the rise with the AC system under duress, pool equipment running twice as long, and this can be of concern. How much do you as an investor need to budget on repairs and maintenance of your rental home? This can be one of the biggest unforeseen factors when you purchase an investment property and can make your investment a success as well as a disaster. Yes, it starts with a thorough home inspection when you purchase, but we need to consider that maintenance is a necessary evil in a rental home not only as components of the home will eventually need to be replaced but because there will be a tenant living in it and using those components on a regular basis.  Read More

Should I Rent or Sell My Home? (Part 2)

Service Star Realty - Monday, August 07, 2017

Other than getting tax-free money from your investment property, you have other things that you can do with the appreciated property. While the current tax law may change with the Trump administration, the long-term capital gains tax is still at 15 percent. This means that any property that has been held for more than a year will only be taxed at the capital gains rate instead of the higher income tax rate.  Read More

How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing – Phoenix Rental Property Investment Advice

Service Star Realty - Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Maintenance and Repairs 101: How to Handle Maintenance Issues for Your Phoenix Rental Property

Service Star Realty - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What Types of Fees Can I Expect When Using a Property Management Company in Phoenix?

Brian Rideout - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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