The Price of a Cup Of Coffee — Why Investing is Critical

We have talked in the past about the importance of investing in real estate to protect your wealth from inflation. With another 8.3% annualized inflation clocked for September, let’s revisit the perils of inflation using a simple metaphor — the price of a cup of coffee. How Inflation Erodes Purchasing...

Continue Reading by Eric Martel Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Get Your Investment Strategy In Gear Before The Year Is Over

Happy October, and welcome to Q4 2022! You’re probably formulating your holiday plans right now … and it wouldn’t hurt to start formulating a Q4 capital allocation plan along with it.   Q4 is a busy time at MartelTurnkey. Our long-time investors usually pull up their shopping carts, looking for...

Continue Reading by Eric Martel Monday, October 17th, 2022

3 Reasons Why NOW Is The Time to Invest In Turnkey Rentals

There’s no doubt about it — interest rates are up, demand is down, and we’re starting to see prices dip as the market finally starts to cool down.    Is the party over? Has the time come to hunker down and sit on your cash?   Far from it. Experienced...

Continue Reading by Eric Martel Monday, October 10th, 2022

Should You Be a Section 8 Landlord? Here are the Pros and the Cons

Section 8 housing has more than a whiff of bad reputation. It calls to mind decrepit slums and unreliable tenants. Why even consider it?   Because thousands of landlords swear by the benefits of offering their prized assets as Section 8 housing … and they have a point. As a...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

Investors Avoiding Michigan are Missing Out Right Now — Big Time

Humans are slow to change. Once we make up our minds about something, we tend to dig in — even when evidence starts flying in the face of the narrative we have adopted. Investors Avoiding Michigan is a good example of that.   Case-in-point — Michigan. Investors stuck on a...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

The 7 Best Detroit Neighborhoods to Invest In Right Now

Pummeled by the 2008 recession, Detroit entered a period of severe decline. Crime, job-loss, population flight…  You couldn’t give Detroit houses away. Many went so far as to predict that it would never recover, as if this heritage city would somehow sink into the Great Lakes, never to be seen...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

House-Hacking vs. Turnkey Rentals — Which is Better?

When it comes to beginner-friendly real estate investing strategies, you have a few popular choices. There’s house-hacking, BRRRR, and our bread-and-butter — turnkey rentals.  In this article I will compare these two strategies to determine once and for all which is better House-Hacking vs. Turnkey Rentals?   We have written...

Continue Reading by Eric Martel Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

HAPPY LABOR DAY — How to Trade Labor for Financial Freedom

In addition to BBQs and the last hurrah for boat people, Labor Day is a time to reflect on our personal labor and how we value it.    Labor Day was established in the 19th Century to commemorate labor movements and honor the American working class. While we agree that...

Continue Reading by Eric Martel Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Protecting your Investment Property with an LLC — Pros and Cons

“I own it! It’s mine! Look at my name on the deed!”   If you are in the first stages of your investment journey, you might need to let go of these vestigial sentiments about “pride of ownership.” Seasoned investors know that having your name on deeds is just asking...

Continue Reading by Eric Martel Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

BIG NEWS — We’ve Updated Our Cash Flow Summaries to Include Equity Buildup (And More!)

“So how much money am I going to make?” Everyone has that question when they consider a real estate investment — and there’s nothing wrong with that.    MartelTurnkey works hard to give you as good an answer as possible to that question before you buy one of our turnkey...

Continue Reading by Eric Martel Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

How Much Should I Set Aside from my Rental Income for Cash Reserves?

One of the challenges of rental property investing is that the expenses aren’t consistent or predictable. Seasoned real estate investors know to set aside some cash reserves for their rental portfolio and in this article I will help calculate how much reserve you need.   You might be sitting pretty...

Continue Reading by Eric Martel Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Are Condos a Good Real Estate Investment or Are Single-Family Houses Better?

It’s easy to see the appeal of buying a condo as an investment rental property. First and foremost, they tend to be cheaper. You can usually get a condo for less out-of-pocket than a single-family house in the same neighborhood.   Condos can be a good investment. At MartelTurnkey we...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, August 9th, 2022