Tips to Protect Your Credit Score During COVID-19

Having good credit is essential if you want to make money in real estate investing. Getting approved for a turnkey rental loan is probably paramount in your agenda. But that could get complicated if you allow your credit score to dip during the COVID-19 pandemic. With more people out of...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Is Cleveland, Ohio a New Boomtown?

When MartelTurnkey began investing in Cleveland, Ohio years ago, we had identified the city as a good market using our standard criteria. We liked that the economy was diverse, the population growth rate was steady, and that there were plenty of jobs at major employers like Amazon and the Cleveland...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Cash For Your Turnkey Rental

Are you getting ready to buy a turnkey rental? When you buy real estate, you always have the option of paying cash or getting financing. If you’ve been saving for a while or plan on using your self-directed retirement account to buy a turnkey rental for sale, you may be...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

How to Start Real Estate Investing

Getting started is often the hardest part of doing just about anything, including real estate investing. But once you get started investing in real estate, you’ll find that things get easier and easier, especially when you invest in turnkey rentals. We’ve explained before about how passive turnkey rentals are and...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

How to Self-Direct Your Retirement Account

One of the most commonly cited reasons why more people don’t invest in real estate is lack of funds. It’s easy to understand. Coming up with a down payment of $20,000 isn’t as easy as dipping into your savings account. After all, most people have their savings tied up in...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Maximize Retirement Account Returns With Real Estate

While many people's retirement accounts were cruising along in 2019, they quickly hit a major bump in the road once COVID-19 rolled into existence in early 2020. With businesses closing and unemployment soaring to frightening levels, the stock market and, subsequently, retirement accounts took a nosedive. Though the economy will...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Why It’s Better to Own a Turnkey Rental Instead of a Vacation Rental

As recent times have proven, people won’t always be able to go on vacation, but they’ll always need a place to live. This is just one reason why it’s better to own a turnkey rental instead of a vacation rental. Myriad problems have emerged regarding vacation rentals on the market....

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Interest Rates Through the Years

Throughout the last five decades, interest rates have bounced around more than a pinball in an arcade hall. Fluctuations in the market have opened the doors for alert opportunists to make a lot of money. Others who found themselves on the wrong side of the market have lost fortunes. This...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Reasons to Invest in Cleveland

Cleveland is in a growth stage and now is the time to get in early. Your opportunities to succeed in real estate investing in Cleveland have never been greater. Cleveland’s market offers reliable, cash flowing properties that both new and seasoned investors can enjoy. And since there are so many...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Turnkey Rentals and 3 Pitfalls to Avoid

MartelTurnkey turnkey rentals are considered a solid investment for anyone looking for passive income. Our turnkey rentals are chosen with great care and sold with property management and paying tenants in place 100% of the time. But there are lots of turnkey rentals on the market from other companies that...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

7 Tax Deductions Landlords Are Entitled To

The government has extended the 2019 tax filing deadline to July 15. This is good news for everyone, but especially landlords. It means you have more time to make sure you take all the deductions you’re entitled to. The taxes that come with owning a rental property can feel overwhelming...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

What is a Row House?

As you read in our previous blog post, we’ve started investing in the beautiful city of Baltimore. We’ve already sold our first supply of Baltimore turnkey rentals, but we have several more that are currently being renovated. They’ll be available to our investors shortly. Like the previous two Baltimore turnkey...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, April 28th, 2020