This post is written by Steve Powanda

It seems like everything that used to work in today’s market suddenly won’t. The best investors will try to take advantage of this by fading the crowd and anticipating where the market will go. I know that sounds to easy, but this credit crisis is providing one of the best buying opportunities I have seen in my life.

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Setting the right rent can be one of the most difficult areas for many people who are investing in rental property. If your property rents out in no time, it could be an indication that you are not charging enough rent. On the other hand, if your property seems to take a long time to rent out, it could be a clear indication that your rent is too high. So, how do you go about setting a rental rate that is in line with the current market?

One of the best places to start is the newspaper. It is imperative that you do some local research to find out what kinds of prices are driving the local market. Location is the most important factor in determining rental rates. For example, a three

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From time to time you will have vacancies in your investment rental property. When that occurs, you will naturally want to rent the property as quickly as possible so that you do not lose out on any rent money. It could even be that when you purchase the property, it could be vacant. There could be many reasons why it could potentially take some time to find tenants. Perhaps the location is affecting it. Or, it could be that there are simply a number of properties for rent in the local area. Regardless of why your property is vacant you will need to get it rented as quickly as possible.

For every month that your property

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