All posts by Attorney William Bronchick

Retaining Tenants

What tenant wouldn’t love the allure of high speed Internet and a computer of their very own? This is one of many incentives that investors and property owners are offering in order to retain or reward long term tenants. There are other rewards that are just as effective and cost property owners a little less […]

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Dealing with Competition in Your Real Estate Business

When you talk about competition and competitors in any business and the real estate business is no different. It can tend to strike fear into the hearts of many investors who are in direct competition with them. The fact is, for most of us, our competition is here to stay, so we need to be […]

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Buying a Vacation Home Overseas

With the economy getting into a stronger position many more Americans are considering putting some of their hard-earned cash into buying a vacation home overseas. If you dream of owning a sunny villa in Italy, a cottage in Scotland or maybe a beachside apartment in the Caribbean, here are five essential tips to consider when […]

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Home Warranty Plans Can Save Buyers and Sellers Repair and Replacement Fees

After all the trauma of seeking your dream home, homebuyers rarely think about what could possibly break and that could cover a multitude of items. As a home seller just thinks of the peace of mind you could have by purchasing a warranty package for the unknown. And what an enticement; purchasing a resale property […]

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Curb Appeal 101

They say that 1st impressions are lasting impressions. By improving a house exterior you can attract buyers to look inside, where hopefully you have also done other great improvements! Exterior improvements can add not only curb appeal but can add to your bottom line by commanding a higher selling price on the property and a […]

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A House Is its Own Best “Comp”

An appraisal is a certification by a licensed professional that a house is worth a certain amount based on comparable sales. It is, however, an opinion of value based on one person’s analysis and experience. The actual “market value” is the amount a buyer is willing to pay and for which a seller is willing […]

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Tax Lien Investing 101

What is a tax lien? Tax liens occur when a property owner has not paid local taxes on a property. The local government will issue a lien against the property that states that it can’t be sold and ownership cannot be transferred until the owed amount has been paid in full. How do you make money […]

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Are Self-Directed IRAs the Best Kept Investment Secret?

There are any number of reasons why your investment advisor or broker hasn’t talked to you about a self-directed IRA. It could be they are afraid of losing your business, or it could simply be that they aren’t familiar with them. Whatever the reason, you should know all of the investment options optional for your […]

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Equity Sharing & Partnerships

If you are low on cash or have cash and are low on time, a partnership or equity-sharing arrangement may be for you.  Using partners to finance real estate transaction is the classic form of using “OPM” (other people’s money).  Experienced investors are always willing to put up money to be a partner in a […]

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