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Hello and welcome to our website.  

We are Robb & Penny Krautbauer and we want to say thank you for dropping by.

If you are looking for a way to get an above-average return on investment (R.O.I.), backed by a solid asset (real estate), and without the typical challenges of being a landlord, you’ve definitely come to the right place!

Real Estate Investing Without The Hassle

Please take a few minutes to explore the website, watch our short explanatory videos and see what it is that we do here at RobbKrautbauer.com.

We believe that real estate investing, done properly and in an educated, logical manner, is the best investment available for the average person.

However, if it were actually easy, everyone would be doing it!

Here are a few of the challenges prospective investors face:

  • How to learn all the in’s and out’s of investing in properties.
  • Finding the right market to invest in (and the right time to invest).
  • Choosing the right investing strategy and the appropriate kinds of properties to buy.
  • Creating a solid, experienced, and effective real estate POWER TEAM.
  • Managing the deal during acquisition, managing the property during the deal, and coming up with a profitably and timely exit strategy

Fortunately for our investors, we take care of all of this. It’s what we like to call a “Hands-Free Investment” for them.

If you aren’t already on our prospective investor contact list, you are welcome to join us and be the first to know when we have exciting and profitable investment opportunities available. Just put your contact information in the box at the right of the screen, and we will give you access to a short video called “Why Real Estate is An Exceptional Way To Invest“.

And if you are ready to find out more about our investment program, we invite you to contact us directly, and we will be happy to show you exactly how it works, either in person, by phone, or on-line.

Simply click here to fill out a contact request.

Again, welcome to the site, and we look forward to talking with you personally.

Robb & Penny Krautbauer

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Fix and Flips, and Buy and Hold

Who are we? We own a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in Albuquerque, NM for our Fix and Flip projects and in the Kansas City, MO area for our Buy and Hold properties. We have been investing in real estate for 10 years. Our mission is to provide quality housing for quality tenants, while at the same time providing an above-average return on investment (R.O.I) for our investor partners and ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

What Do We Do?

We focus primarily on Fix and Flips and Buy and Hold properties and we provide good local families with quality housing while at the same time getting our investor partners and ourselves an above-average return on investment.

LATEST BLOG

Blog #38: Why Real Estate is Better Than Mutual Funds

We’ve all heard the advice that diversifying your investments is the best way to protect yourself should one of your investment channels bottom out. It’s good advice, but there will always be investments that consistently perform better than others. This article will discuss mutual funds and how they stack up against real estate investments.

Real Estate Provides More Leverage

When purchasing $1 of mutual funds, you get one dollar’s worth of value. When you buy real estate, you are leveraging your investment dollar because you are paying a 20% deposit and mortgaging the rest.

If you have $100,000 invested in mutual funds, which doubles in value in 10 – 12 years, you have made $100,000. Not bad, but you can do better with property investing.

An investment in a $500,000 house that has increased to $750,000 nets you $250,000. It’s not unheard of for homes to double in value in that amount of time, potentially raising your gains to $500,000. That net gain is before we’ve even talked about rental income.

Essentially, the ability to borrow your real estate investment gives you significant leverage that is impossible with most other types of investment.

Mutual Funds Expense Ratios and Fees Can Devalue Your Investment

Mutual funds are popular as a hands-off type of investment. However, if you don’t pay attention, the fund expense ratios and fees can eat away the value. Management fees can also vary between funds, and some will pass on sales and marketing costs to their clients.

The fund manager’s expertise can also enhance or degrade the performance of your mutual fund. Your investment may be exposed to corruption, unnecessary trading, and selling losses at quarter’s ends to balance the ledger. Unfortunately, you have little control over these events other than to cash out and try your luck elsewhere.

While real estate investments come with costs, most property expenses can be used to reduce your tax liability. Mutual fund fees and expenses are not tax deductible. You must also pay tax on any capital gains the mutual fund produces every year.

Property Rarely Loses Value Over the Long Term

It’s possible to lose out no matter what investment vehicle you choose. However, over the long term,  property values are unlikely to be worth less than the amount you originally paid.

Mutual funds invest in the stock market, so an economic crisis can pose a significant risk to your capital gains. Many people at the cusp of retiring have been forced to rethink their plans after their mutual funds lost tens of thousands in value overnight.

Property investments are much less volatile. While property values do experience dips and troughs, they are rarely catastrophic. Short of a zombie apocalypse, a couple of decades of appreciation will still put you in front by a significant margin, even if you do happen to be selling at a low point.

Are you ready to consider property investing to secure your financial future? Increase your chances of purchasing income-producing property with potential by talking to experts prepared to share their experience and expertise. A solid real estate strategy will give savvy investors more leverage and options. Property investment also provides stability during economic strife than more volatile mutual funds.

Robb and Penny are owners of a real estate investment company Mountain View Investors. We have been actively involved in Albuquerque NM for our Fix and Flip projects. In Kansas City MO area for our Buy and Holds properties. We have been investing in Albuquerque NM for 10 years.

Our mission is to provide quality housing for first-time home buyers and owner-financed buyers, while at the same time providing an above-average return on investment (R.O.I) for our investor partners and ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

Robb and Penny offer their investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact  Robb and Penny.

For more information about  Robb and Penny and their investment program,
please call (505) 404-1131, or visit  https://robbkrautbauer.com/

Blog #37: Why Real Estate is Better Than Bonds

Bonds are a relatively secure investment option, but safe choices in the money market rarely produce an attractive return. In contrast, real estate often outperforms bonds by a significant margin, especially over the long term. This article compares bonds against real estate investing to determine which one will give you the best value.

Risk vs. Return

Rental property investing will often yield high single-digit returns and often result in double-digit returns when you hold for long enough.

Government bonds are not complex investments, making them relatively straightforward for new investors to start growing their money. However, the built-in security of government bonds means your investment can lag behind inflation, possibly producing a negative net return.

On the flip side, property investment delivers equity appreciation over time and rental income that increases over the years.

Bonds and Income Taxes

Bond returns increase your tax liability, and you will also be lumped with capital gains tax on the increased value of your bonds.

Property can also attract capital gains tax when you sell, but you have the advantage of offsetting your liability with depreciation. Claiming for depreciation means you can deduct a portion of the property’s value every year against its income, making it one of the most lucrative tax breaks of any investment strategy.

Real Estate is an Excellent Hedge Against Inflation

While real estate investments require more capital and time to get into, and your money is not as liquid as other assets, other advantages will more than offset these inconveniences.

Property values will tend to track inflation. So, as the price of goods and services creeps upwards, so too will the value of your property. You also get the advantage of an income stream that tends to follow the CPI (Consumer Price Index).

Eventually, your monthly rental income will outpace your mortgage and other expenses to produce a positive cash flow. Of course, you will need to pay tax on this income, but you can offset that burden by using your equity and improved cash flow to acquire more property.

Real estate investing is the way to go if you want to ensure your investment dollars are worth more than you paid for them when you retire. When you add the potential for capital gains on the passive income stream, real estate investing takes the lead over bonds by a wide margin. Yes, bonds are almost as safe as houses, but the meager returns are far from exciting.

As we mentioned, purchasing investment bonds is not difficult, making them an easy path to investing. However, if you want to make your money work harder for you so you can enjoy a more comfortable retirement with options, real estate investing could be the right vehicle for you. Unfortunately, locating the best properties in the best neighborhoods can be challenging for inexperienced property investors. Take the stress out of property selection and reduce your risk exposure by partnering with the experts. Contact us today to find out more.

Robb and Penny are owners of a real estate investment company Mountain View Investors. We have been actively involved in Albuquerque NM for our Fix and Flip projects. In Kansas City MO area for our Buy and Holds properties. We have been investing in Albuquerque NM for 10 years.

Our mission is to provide quality housing for first-time home buyers and owner-financed buyers, while at the same time providing an above-average return on investment (R.O.I) for our investor partners and ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

Robb and Penny offer their investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact  Robb and Penny.

For more information about  Robb and Penny and their investment program,
please call (505) 404-1131, or visit  https://robbkrautbauer.com/

Blog #36: Why Real Estate is Better Than Stocks

Why Real Estate is Better Than Stocks

Stocks are a straightforward, no-fuss investment strategy for putting money away for the future. However, the stock market has inherent risks that can put investors at a significant disadvantage compared to real estate investing. Learn why property investing is the best strategy for building long-term wealth.

Real Estate vs. Stocks: Which Is the Better Investment?

Many Americans diversify by investing in real estate and the stock market. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 65% of residential properties are owner-occupied, and 55% of U.S. citizens contribute to an employer’s retirement plan, which is usually in stocks or a mutual fund. 

Diversifying your investments is sound advice, but If you want to get the best performance out of your investment dollar, you should know where to focus your efforts to maximize your gains. 

Real Estate Investment Advantages

Even though buying and selling real estate is a complex and legally intensive task, professionals handle the most challenging parts of the job. Most investors only need to focus on finding the right property at the right price, holding it for the long term, and selling it for a higher price after enjoying years of tax concessions and rental income. 

There are always going to be maintenance and tenancy issues, but even here, a good property manager can all but make your property investment a passive one. 

For the most part, property prices tend to keep pace with inflation, ensuring they grow in value from one decade to the next. Property investment also delivers tax advantages, with deprecation, wear and tear, and other property ownership costs reducing your tax responsibilities. In contrast, dividend income from stocks will increase the tax you need to pay, even if their current market value is less than what you paid come tax time. 

Stock Investing Disadvantages

Stock investments are easy to liquidate and diversify, but these advantages come at a cost.

Stock prices follow the mood of the market. A panicked market can bring prices crashing down to wipe out your capital gains, even though you may have been holding the stock for decades.  

During periods of economic unrest, stock owners are always the first to feel the pain. Should companies you have invested in go bankrupt, it can wipe out the entire value of those stocks, with no hope of recovery.

Real estate is unlikely to suffer the same fate because everybody needs a roof over their head, regardless of the state of the market. 

The extra liquidity of stocks means it’s easy to sell on an emotional whim when the most sensible strategy would be to hold for a more market correction. It takes more effort to sell a house, making it almost impossible to offload it in a panic. 

Real estate investing is unmatched in flexibility, tax incentives, and income production if you are researching strategies to diversify your investments away from stocks. While finding a property with potential can be challenging, partnering with the right team can ensure the security of your financial future with professional advice and guidance on every aspect of property investing.

Robb and Penny are owners of a real estate investment company Mountain View Investors. We have been actively involved in Albuquerque NM for our Fix and Flip projects. In Kansas City MO area for our Buy and Holds properties. We have been investing in Albuquerque NM for 10 years.

Our mission is to provide quality housing for first-time home buyers and owner-financed buyers, while at the same time providing an above-average return on investment (R.O.I) for our investor partners and ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

Robb and Penny offer their investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact  Robb and Penny.

For more information about  Robb and Penny and their investment program,
please call (505) 404-1131, or visit  https://robbkrautbauer.com/