To answer your question. The process of starting your own rental home/apt business begins with education. You can gain knowledge by reading books but to gain the understanding you need to be a successful owner requires the experience you can only get from your own business or working with experienced real estate investors. We have a client who recently learned how to invest in apartment complexes by joining an exclusive investment club whose members were all seasoned investors. The cost? $10,000-- the result? at the second auction he attended he was able to purchase a 175 unit apartment complex for 1.2M that appraised at 4.7M and cash flows 100k monthly. Other clients start small by buying one unit they can easily manage then add on. Much of it depends on what your goals are. For a free consultation contact Own Realty Group.... more
If you haven't already, I would certainly recommend beginning with speaking with a financial planner or CPA in order to sort out the financial/tax implications of such a partnership.
I agree with Blair, If you are looking for a comprehensive list I would contact the Allegheny County Bar Association.
I have been told you can do it yourself. I also need to have a property of mine reassessed but according to the Allegheny County website, the time frame to appeal 2009 taxes ended 3/31/2009. I am going to call the county to see if there is another way.... more