Maximizing Leverage with Net Annual Constant

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When investing in residential real estate there are many things that make up the overall benefit of the investment. Cashflow, value appreciation, tax depreciation and tax deductibility are a few that comes to mind. Another important element is leverage. How much or your capital is tied up in the investment and what is your monthly […]

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Need to Find a Tenant? We can help!

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At Soldsense we are your leasing experts. Every year we find great tenants for our landlord clients. We handle the whole process, including: Advice on preparing your unit for rent Strategy and advice on tenant requirements, pet policies, security deposits, insurance and homeowner associations. Advertising of your property Pre-screening of tenants Arranging and doing showings + […]

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Why a stacked washer/dryer may be a bad idea

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A stacked front-load washer/dryer is a great space-saver – particularly in a small home or condominium.  The problem with a stacked unit does become apparent pretty soon when one of the units ultimately breaks down. Some repair companies will not work on stacked units or will charge extra to send two service people to your […]

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Overcrowding of Rentals in Virginia and Fairfax County

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There is a lot of confusion out there as to what is allowed and what is not allowed in regards to limiting occupancy. The conflict is generally between HUD (that typically deems reasonable occupancy to be 2 persons per bedroom) and local jurisdictions and building codes (that calculates reasonable occupancy based on square footage of the bedroom.) […]

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Short-Term Rentals and AirBnB in Fairfax County

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In response to the popularity of home sharing sites like AirBnb Fairfax County enacted a new Short-Term-Lodging (STL) ordinance on October 1, 2018. Owner occupied (or tenant occupied with the owners’ permission) properties may potentially qualify for being used for Short-Term-Lodging. Short-Term-Lodging is defined any occupancy of a dwelling for a period of less than […]

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