Property Investment and Real Estate Syndication Articles

Commercial Real Estate, the Best Kept Investment Secret

Over the last two centuries, about ninety percent of the world’s millionaires (in today’s dollars) have been created by investing in real estate. The virtues of real estate investing are well documented: cash flow, leverage, accumulation of wealth through appreciation, tax sheltering (both cash flow and appreciation), and they are real tangible assets, not just pap...

Industrial -Emerging low-maintenance asset class as the n...

Distribution centers, warehouses, manufacturing, and other ugly ducklings used to take a back seat to glossy office buildings and gorgeous new apartments. Over the last decade the market has been flooded with these beautiful buildings, but this increased interest has resulted in these assets being overvalued and over built in the last few years. Meanwhile, indust...

Ten Things You Have to Know Before Closing on a Multifami...

There are so many reasons to get excited about owning a multifamily property that it can be easy to overlook one or more critical areas of due diligence. I’ve been investing in real estate for 5 decades, and I love multifamily products. My best performing asset is a multifamily that I purchased 17 years ago. And the worst deal I ever owned was also a multifamily a...

10 Things to Look for When Comparing Real Estate Syndicat...

The increase in popularity of real estate investment syndications (crowdfunding) in the last few years has presented huge opportunities to investors looking to invest in multifamily and commercial properties for passive income. As syndications are a way to pool money from multiple investors to accomplish a common investment goal. In real estate, this typically invo...

To Flip or Not To Flip…

flipping surely seems exciting on “reality” TV. Actually, it is exciting in real life too. However, the flat screen doesn’t reveal the high risk, hard work, and stress. Flipping is primarily a US term (most often applied to real estate, although it can be any asset) that defines a purchase below market with the intent of selling (with our without adding value) at a...

Is Home Ownership Decline Good or Bad for the Economy?

Homeownership reached a peak of 69.2% at the top of the credit bubble. It is now down to 63.7%. Is that good or bad for the economy? Most would agree that we probably gave out more loans than we should have, therefore, contributing to the crash. I feel that the source of the problem was a decades long and ever increasing federal policy (yes, both parties) of promot...

The Top Five Reasons to Consider Commercial Real Estate F...

While many investors see single-family homes as their "bread-and-butter" investment, investing in commercial properties is an option that can also help you achieve your financial goals. I'm often asked what kinds of properties I recommend. There is, of course, no one size that fits all investors or markets. While in a normal market multifamily properties are a natu...

Crowdfunding, Steroids for Investors

Crowdfunding has become a hot topic. And for good reason. It allows an investor to participate in an investment that is normally reserved for the wealthy. However it is far from new. It is simply syndicating, a popular investing technique before crowdfunding for real estate ever was a term. Syndicating and crowdfunding is the pooling of capital with other individua...

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