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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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