August 26, 2019

Landlords have a lot to remember and a lot to do. Everything from finding a tenant, vetting, upgrades, communication…the list goes on and on. Just as importantly, however, is remembering NOT to do certain things. The following “Don’t List” will keep you out of financia...

Every flip is it's own journey. You have to see a building for what it can be, not what it is. The process is long, arduous, and there's no guarantee of success. That's why I am over the moon on my most recent flip in Santa Monica. This building is on Montana Avenue in...

June 5, 2019

If you are going to be a landlord, strive to be the best. Anything less and you’re shooting yourself in the foot. Rockstar landlords are going to have less vacancy, less unexpected problems and more profitability. Here’s a few of my favorite tips to keep your investmen...

To include or not include the cost of utilities with tenants. This is a question many landlords will have to face during their career. Often the size of the building will dictate the decision. For example, a landlord probably isn’t going to cover the utilities of a 24-...

As a real estate professional, I like giving a nationwide perspective of home prices and buying opportunities. I often hear about how millennials don’t like to settle down as much as previous generations, leading me to believe that more people are taking a broader look...

May 10, 2019

In the United States, 64.8% of the country owns a home. While that’s a lot of people, it still leaves more than 30% as renters (potential buyers). There are a number of factors that keep people out of buying property. For many, saving up for a down-payment is often the...

Foreclosed homes are often a great way to buy real estate on the cheap. Finding homes that have been on the market for a long period of time is another way, but that’s for a different article. It can feel exciting to see a great deal in a hot area. But before you sign...

April 23, 2019

A tenant is moving out! Depending on your relationship this could be cause to celebrate. Or they might have been great and you’re sad to see them go. Either way, it’s time to assess damages – if any. No matter friend or foe, a landlord still has to make an honest asses...

April 9, 2019

Flips are great…when they go right. Those are often the stories you hear from friends who know friends about the guy that make a killing flipping a house. That does happen and we do it every year at Ali Safavi Real estate. Real estate, however, is not always a sure thi...

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