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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 real estate agents should sell to multi-family investors

Multi-family investors are specialized clients with goals different from most buyers and even other real estate investors. To be successful, it is important to understand their needs and what to look for within your market. At Royal Empire Realty, our agents specialize in working with investors and specifically multi-family properties. Keep reading to learn some… Continue reading How real estate agents should sell to multi-family investors

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

The South Florida housing bubble: Is it ready to burst?

The South Florida housing bubble: Is it ready to burst?

With real estate prices skyrocketing and buyers clamoring for a dwindling inventory of homes, are we experiencing a new South Florida housing bubble? Florida was hit hard during the 2007 housing crash. Seasoned investors like myself are wary of history repeating itself. However, the circumstances are different today. I think – and other real estate… Continue reading The South Florida housing bubble: Is it ready to burst?

Why should I buy a fourplex in Florida?

A fourplex in Florida

If you’re looking for a long-term real estate investment with less up-front capital, consider buying a fourplex in Florida. It’s one of my recommended investment strategies for multi-family investors. Let me explain why. What is a fourplex? You’ve probably heard of a duplex, which is two connected homes. A fourplex is the same concept as… Continue reading Why should I buy a fourplex in Florida?

Top Reasons to Invest in Fort Lauderdale

As South Florida real estate continues to grow in value, investors want to know where they should sink their hard-earned dollars. When it comes to multi-family properties, I often recommend that my clients invest in Fort Lauderdale. So: Why is Fort Lauderdale a good place to invest? Though the city is often overlooked by outside… Continue reading Top Reasons to Invest in Fort Lauderdale