Investor Spotlight: Krystal

Krystal is one of our valued investors and she kindly agreed to be interviewed for our Investor Spotlight series. Krystal lives in San Jose, California, which is just an hour south of San Francisco. Living in the Bay Area has been both a benefit and a drawback for Krystal in...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Investor Spotlight: Elena

We were recently fortunate to be able to interview another one of our valued investors. Elena lives in Westchester County, New York, and has been investing alongside her husband for five years now. As a full-time real estate investor, Elena has learned a ton about real estate, how to comfortably...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

End of Year Financial Planning For Real Estate Investors

This has been a tumultuous year for everyone. We’ve experienced a pandemic, waded through dire economic predictions and still come out reasonably safe, thanks to some smart investing in turnkey rentals. In a few short months the year will come to a close and it’s unlikely anyone will lament saying...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Investor Spotlight: Priya

We recently spoke to one of our investors. Her name is Priya and she’s from Arlington, Virginia. We asked Priya to share her real estate investment journey, as well as any insights she’s collected along the way. Being a real estate investor can feel somewhat isolating. It’s difficult to know...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Match Investment Strategies With Your Goals

People sometimes fail to meet their financial goals despite working hard all their lives. Others achieve remarkable investment success seemingly with little effort. What’s the difference? Why do some people build wealth while others struggle without getting anywhere? One of the keys is matching investment strategies with your goals. This...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Why Use Our Lenders?

When it comes time to finance your turnkey rental, you have a choice of lenders. Just as if you were buying any other piece of real estate, you can shop around and try and find a lender that will work with you. But there’s a lot more to finding great...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

How to Ensure a Successful Closing

As your closing date draws near, you’re probably getting excited about finally owning your own turnkey rental property. You should be! Everyone remembers buying their first real estate investment property. It’s the first stepping stone to building up generational wealth. Expert after expert and study after study show that real...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

How to Add Value For Your Tenants

As a landlord, it’s your right to collect fair rents on turnkey rental properties. When your tenant signs their lease, they agree to pay you a certain amount on a certain date over a certain period of time. In exchange for that commitment, your responsibility as a landlord is to...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

How to Determine the Quality of a Turnkey Rental Provider

When you invest in a turnkey rental, you’re doing business with a turnkey rental provider. Essentially, they become your business partner. Even though the actual purchase transaction is brief, the consequences of doing business with that turnkey rental provider are long-term. Choosing one over another directly impacts how much success...

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

Avoid These No-Nos as a New Turnkey Rental Owner

Being a turnkey rental owner is a no-brainer, right? You buy a property, get checks deposited into your account and go about your day. There’s a little more to it than that, though. While owning a turnkey rental is a means to get passive income there are a few tiny...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

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