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What to look for in a duplex, triplex or fourplex investment

Smaller multifamily investments — like a duplex, triplex or fourplex — are a great way to break into investment real estate.  In fact, I consider a fourplex investment the perfect balance between great profit margins and low risk.  Here’s why: Properties with up to four units are classified as residential, not commercial properties, making the… Continue reading What to look for in a duplex, triplex or fourplex investment

How to make your South Florida income property profitable

So you have purchased a great South Florida income property. Congratulations! Now comes the task of making your investment work for you. Income properties in South Florida can be leased to someone local or rented out as a vacation property or short-term rental. Either way, they require an investment of your time and resources, beyond… Continue reading How to make your South Florida income property profitable

What a real estate market correction will look like in South Florida

For a while, the real estate prices have raged out of control, especially in South Florida. With demand high and supply low as the economy recovered from the worst of the pandemic, there seemed no end to climbing housing prices. However, savvy investors have been looking for signs that prices are on the way down.… Continue reading What a real estate market correction will look like in South Florida

Pitfalls of buying investment property in Florida — and how to avoid them

Buying property in Florida has become an increasingly popular way to invest. However, like any profitable investment strategy, there are risks and obstacles to overcome.  If you are considering a property investment in Florida, it is important to educate yourself on the real estate landscape. At Royal Empire Realty, we value educating investors so they… Continue reading Pitfalls of buying investment property in Florida — and how to avoid them

What investors need to know about renting in South Florida

As an investor, you have been eyeing real estate investments in South Florida. You are considering a single-family property or maybe a fourplex to maximize your profits.  However, as housing prices continue to climb, is a rental property in the Sunshine State still worth the high price tag? At Royal Empire Realty, we believe the… Continue reading What investors need to know about renting in South Florida

How the real estate cycle should affect your investment strategy

One helpful way to determine the optimal time to buy, sell or hold your property investments is to track the real estate cycle for your local area. (See the video)  Of course, the real estate cycle can be tracked on the national level. However, savvy investors know that local factors matter most when it comes… Continue reading How the real estate cycle should affect your investment strategy