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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

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

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

Five Reasons to invest in vacation rental property in South Florida

Royal Empire Realty specializes in investment properties, and our clients often want to invest in vacation rental properties, in particular.  Why? Because an investment in a vacation rental is all about location. You want to invest in a popular vacation destination, where people are booking trips no matter the season. You want your income-producing investment… Continue reading Five Reasons to invest in vacation rental property in South Florida

Why a duplex or a triplex makes an excellent first investment

Why would I pitch a multi-family investment property to a young couple searching for a new home? Because purchasing a triplex or duplex you’ll live in is a great way to jumpstart your real estate investment journey. Hear me out. The Traditional Model Let’s say this couple finds a single-family home they’re in love with.… Continue reading Why a duplex or a triplex makes an excellent first investment