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Being Properly Insured is More Important Than Ever for Real Estate Investors

Posted by John Watt on December 1, 2021 12:24:00 PM EST

Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and wildfires are on the rise across the US. As a result, the total cost of property damage caused by natural catastrophes in the country rose from $39.6 billion in 2019 to almost $75 billion in 2020 – an increase of 88%. 

These stats should capture the attention of investors whose properties are vulnerable to the elements. While weather is notoriously unpredictable, you cannot simply cross your fingers and hope for the best. Obtaining an adequate insurance package has never been more vital, as it could prevent you from facing devastating losses that could threaten the integrity of your investment portfolio.

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Topics: Tenant Liability, Rental Property, Real estate

What to Look for When Searching for a Multifamily or Portfolio Loan

Posted by Guest Post on November 15, 2021 11:00:12 AM EST

Guest Article By Nate Zielinski, Business Development Coordinator, RCN Capital

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Topics: Rental Property, SFR, BFR

Property Insurance Premiums on the Rise for Investors

Posted by John Watt on August 31, 2021 9:14:00 PM EDT

It would be logical to blame rising insurance rates on the Covid 19 crisis but the truth is that property insurance rates have been going up for the past few years even before the virus entered our lives. The crisis has created a “new normal” for many people but it is not the only thing responsible for the rise in insurance rates. Natural disasters and social unrest are also to blame. In addition to raising premiums, many insurance companies are responding by restricting some coverages and eliminating some risks that might have been covered in the past. In short, property owners will pay higher premiums to get less coverage.

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Topics: Asset Protection, Rental Property, Investment Property, Master Policy

Real Estate Investors Must Prepare for Above-Average Hurricane Season

Posted by John Watt on July 5, 2021 4:30:00 PM EDT

Hurricane season is upon us, and this year’s storms look set to be more powerful than average. Researchers at Colorado State University have predicted 17 storms between June 1 and November 30, four of which are set to sustain winds of at least 111 miles per hour.

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Topics: Hurricane Preparedness, Investor

The 5 Hottest Markets for Rental Occupancy Growth?

Posted by John Watt on June 1, 2021 11:00:00 AM EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the rental market. Before 2020, average occupancy rates for primary multifamily markets were on an upward trajectory. Due to the widespread adoption of remote working arrangements, however, secondary and tertiary rental markets experienced positive net absorption last year. 

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Topics: Work From Home, Tenant Liability, Rental Property, Investment Property, Master Policy, Insurance Claims, SFR

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