Investment Strategy

Learn about asset classes and investment methods that dial into strategies to meet your REI goals: Alternative Investing | Commercial | Funds | IRAs | Multifamily | Single Family | Syndication

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Investment Strategy

Learn about asset classes and investment methods that dial into strategies to meet your REI goals: Alternative Investing | Commercial | Funds | IRAs | Multifamily | Single Family | Syndication

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Strategic Approaches to Purchasing Investment Properties

Strategic Approaches to Purchasing Investment Properties

Investors, brokers and many real estate agents are constantly on the hunt to purchase properties that can yield a high rate of profitability and a solid return on investment. Whether it’s a short sale, a small fixer-upper or a major rehab project, the rewards can be significant with the proper ...
Why RE Investors Must Have A Social Presence Online

Why RE Investors Must Have A Social Presence Online

The wealth of social media platforms that real estate investors have available to find deals, attract funding and meet other like-minded people is unprecedented, yet many investors aren’t taking advantage of them, says an owner of a social media management company that helps real estate investors manage their social media ...
Think Realty Magazine March/April 2017

Think Realty Magazine March/April 2017

+ WHAT'S INSIDE The Big Picture |  Rising Tides • Start With a Plan • Diversification Tips • Power of Social Media • Legislative Watch Cover Feature |  Triumph Times Two Special Report|  10 Women to Watch The Big Picture|  Should You Go Solo? Up Close & Personal|  One on ...
RentRage

Encouraging News for SFR Investors

Good news for investors of single-family rentals: Market stability appears to be gaining steam, as RentRange’s Q4 2016 data shows a lessening percentage change between quarters while rent rates continue to increase. “As we begin 2017, it continues to look bright for single-family rental investors,” said Wally Charnoff, chief executive ...
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Five Steps to Flipping Properties for $100,000 a Year

REVTRAC’s Ryan McFarland Explains the Science of Successful Investing When it comes to flipping properties, Ryan McFarland of the Real Estate Veterans Training Academy (REVTRAC), has the process down to a science. REVTRAC was founded by Chris Bedgood, star of A&E’s “Flipping San Diego” and provides training to real estate ...
Portland to Fine Landlords Who Raise Rents “Too Much”

Portland to Fine Landlords Who Raise Rents “Too Much”

Portland-area landlords could soon have to pay to help tenants relocate if the landlords raise rents too high for current renters to afford. Portland, Oregon’s city council members recently approved a bill requiring landlords to offer “relocation assistance” in the form of fees between $2,900 and $4,500 depending on the ...
Best RE Investing Opportunities in 2017

Best RE Investment Opportunities in 2017

HomeUnion, has released its 2017 National Single-Family Rental Research (SFR) Report. The comprehensive study ranks 31 metro areas based on several factors including investment opportunities for 2017, yields, rental demand, investment home prices and capital markets conditions. Atlanta topped the Opportunity Rankings list as the metro area offering the best ...
Trump suspends "Fiduciary Rule" for Financial Planners

Trump Suspends “Fiduciary Rule” for Financial Planners

Another swipe of the pen by President Trump will delay - indefinitely - a new rule that was intended to protect consumers from bad financial advice. President Trump signed a "Memorandum on the Fiduciary Duty Rule" the same day he signed an executive order to re-examine Dodd-Frank regulations. This rule would ...
Morningstar Rental Summary

Single-Family Home Vacancy Rates Down

Strong retention rates and fewer lease expirations helped lower the vacancy rates among single-borrower, single-family rental transactions in December 2016, and Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC expects the vacancy rate to improve further in the coming months. The average vacancy rate among single-borrower, single-family rental transactions declined to 5.1 percent in ...
Detroit: The Come Back City

Detroit: The Come Back City

We've been investing in Detroit since 2009. Although we picked Detroit eight years ago, I believe that now is a better time to invest in the city than ever before. Here are six reasons why. Low Purchase Price Home prices in the Detroit area are quite low. Homes that need ...
3 Risky Moves Most are Willing to Take to Own Real Estate

3 Risky Moves Most are Willing to Take to Own Real Estate

The “American Dream” of homeownership still has a powerful siren song for many would-be homeowners and it can lead people to do some risky things in order to be able to jingle that special set of door keys in their pocket. According to the Owners.com Home Buyer Study 2017, which ...
U.S. Cities Dominate Most-Affordable Global List

U.S. Cities Dominate Most-Affordable Global List

A recent report from the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey (DIHA) shows once again that everything is relative and that real estate is first and foremost, always a local issue. The DIHA 2017 measured affordability in 406 metro markets in nine countries around the world and despite nationwide concerns about ...
How to Find the Best Mentor for You

How to Find the Best Mentor for You

Many people who consider real estate investing can find themselves at a loss, not knowing how to move forward. Then, they quit before they ever get started despite this being a wonderful time to begin real estate investing. Did you know that the No. 1 reason people don't begin investing ...
retail center

Changing Dynamics for Retail Centers

Retail properties are recently experiencing a few different trends – some, seemingly contradictory. The sector is doing well, but there are changing dynamics with retail centers that should be examined as part of any investment decision. Department Stores Have Lost Importance Big American department stores like Macy’s are being outmaneuvered ...
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Danger: Gurus Lurking

I’m a big—no, huge!—anti-guru person. They are a real danger, especially to real estate investors who are just starting out and desperately trying to learn this business. Let me tell you a story to illustrate why I am so emphatic about this. I had a speaking engagement in Chicago recently, ...
10 Spots Where Tear-downs Could Be Profitable

10 Spots Where Tear-downs Could Be Profitable

If you’ve ever thought about purchasing a property just so you could tear it down and build something better, then you would feel right at home in a number of America’s hottest housing markets these days. According to recent data released by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, there are ...
3 Reasons to Run Away from IRA-Held Real Estate

3 Reasons to Run Away from IRA-Held Real Estate

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) were created to protect investors and enable them to engage in different types of investing that might not be considered entirely “the norm.” Not surprisingly, this includes real estate, historically one of the safest, simplest, and strongest types of investments not usually included in your options ...
Voice-Controlled Properties Trending in 2017

Voice-Controlled Properties Trending in 2017

Voice control is set to be the next smart-home amenity home buyers cannot live without. If the idea of just speaking to your house and asking it to lock doors, turn off lights, or activate the security system makes you think a little bit of “The Jetsons” and then get ...
Think Realty Magazine January/February 2017

Think Realty Magazine January/February 2017

+ WHAT'S INSIDE The Big Picture |  TV Star-Struck • Market Update: San Diego • How Secure Are You? • An Intriguing Alternative • A Matter of Timing • Giving Back Cover Feature |  Knowledge + Power = Freedom Up Close & Personal |  Tech Titan • May the Fores ...
Multi-Plan Approach

Multi-Plan Approach

Real estate investors are exposed daily to an ever-changing market. Sometimes these changes are favorable, and sometimes they are detrimental. The only certainties related to the real estate market are that it will change and that investors should expect the unexpected. Given this fact, doesn’t it make sense that investors ...
On the Record

On the Record

So you have your first property under contract, and you’re ready to get started and hire a contractor. What now? This was the question that confronted us on our very first project. We had already done the business basics: formed an LLC for our company and got our EIN number, ...
Real Estate Resolutions

Real Estate Resolutions

This time of year, talk about making resolutions is everywhere—in conversations, on blogs and splashed across every form of news outlet. Now, what do New Year’s resolutions have to do with the reason you read this magazine? I’m going to point out the obvious: If you weren’t interested in how ...
Securing Quality Renters

Securing Quality Renters

Ask any experienced landlords, and they’ll tell you that one of the secrets to success with rental properties is finding the right tenants. The right occupants are a landlord’s dream-come-true. They’ll pay the rent on time—every time—and look after your property and treat it right. They’ll abide by the terms ...
Commercial Caretaking

Commercial Caretaking

The backbone of any commercial property is strong property management. If you have recently purchased a commercial building or have a building that you have owned for a while, there comes a time when you must truly consider hiring a professional property manager to skillfully guide the property through its ...
A Matter of Timing

A Matter of Timing

Most real estate agents tell their clients that the three most important things to consider when buying property are location, location, location. I disagree. Here’s why: If you sold a house in Stockton, California, in 2006, you might have received $400,000. If you sold that same house in 2009, you ...