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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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How We Are Managing Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to tighten its grip on the world, we at MartelTurnkey are carrying on with business as usual, with a few differences. We wanted to take time this week to share with you some of the ways in which we have demonstrated the flexibility of our company to...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Single Family Vs. Duplex

Many first-time investors are attracted to duplex turnkey properties over single family turnkey rentals. They may have heard that duplexes cash flow more than single family homes, or they may just like the idea of owning a larger property. It’s true that duplexes tend to produce higher cash flow—at least...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Why You Can Continue to Put Your Trust in Us

The COVID-19 virus has shaken the faith of nearly every citizen on the planet. Every morning, we wake up to increased restrictions on movement and activities, and the human statistics seem to worsen with each passing hour. This global crisis is certainly testing our strength as individuals and as a...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Why Now is a Great Time to Buy Real Estate

They say that smart investors can make money in any kind of market conditions, but these times are proving to be challenging on a whole new level. Generations in the past have had to deal with the Great Depression, the Spanish Flu and two World Wars. And yet, here we...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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