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Empty Downtown Offices: America’s Next Hot Apartment Trend?

Empty Downtown Offices: America’s Next Hot Apartment Trend?

During the pandemic, U.S. workers turned their homes into offices. Now, office buildings turned into homes could be a major real estate trend. Remote work emptied office buildings across the country. Commercial vacancy rates are higher than they've been in years. Developers are ready to convert vacant office buildings into homes ...
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Think Realty Honors the Life of Gene Guarino

Think Realty honors the life of an industry icon, Gene Guarino, who passed away last week. Gene was instrumental in creating investment opportunities in senior assisted living and truly made an impact on the real estate investing industry. Founder of IMPACT Housing Group, he also created RAL Academy, an educational ...
Investing in Real Estate for Senior Citizens

Investing in Real Estate for Senior Citizens

Senior citizens (people over the age of 65) currently make up 16% of the population in America according to the US Census Bureau.  That’s a revealing statistic in terms of your potential real estate investment success.  Why? Because if you consider there are over 70 million seniors making decisions about ...
Cities Where Apartment Living Best Supports the Work-from-Home Reality

Cities Where Apartment Living Best Supports the Work-from-Home Reality

Remote work has been an option for some workers in the past few years, but the pandemic has pushed the movement into the mainstream. As a result, the home took center stage for those workers that could carry out their job duties remotely. This meant that for renters — who, ...
As the Pandemic Persists, Renter Preferences Continue to Shift

As the Pandemic Persists, Renter Preferences Continue to Shift

The global COVID-19 pandemic accelerated multifamily trends that were already in place prior to the virus’s arrival – work from home (WFH), migration away from expensive gateway markets, and increasing investor interest in apartment properties. Now, more than 18 months into the pandemic, it’s obvious that those trends have accelerated ...
Commercial Real Estate Investors Follow Migration Trends

Commercial Real Estate Investors Follow Migration Trends

Housing shortfall back in the spotlight. Employment growth, reopening economies, and the revival of population mobility in the first half of 2021 led more people to search for residences after being locked in place during much of last year. This amplified the ongoing housing shortage in the U.S., a storyline ...
Lessons in Diversification from COVID-19

Lessons in Diversification from COVID-19

Investors regularly reassess their portfolios and rebalance in order to achieve diversification. And many view this process as a way to tweak their portfolios, making small changes. But the last year has shown us how quickly macro-sized changes can occur. These events should encourage us to broaden our concept of ...
October 2021 Commercial Review

October 2021 Commercial Review

+ WHAT'S INSIDE Commercial Review |  The Passive Investing Lifestyle • Managing the Lifecycle of a Storage Facility • As the Pandemic Persists,Renter Preferences Continue to Shift • Cities Where Apartment Living Best Supports the Work-from-Home Reality ...
Think Realty Magazine October 2021

Think Realty Magazine October 2021

+ WHAT'S INSIDE News |  Think Realty Honors Winners Investor Stories |  Presidents' Circle Featuring Abhi Golhar Fundamentals |  An Alternative Approach to Diversification • Ten Best Practices for Relationship Management • Commercial Review • 6 Reasons to Choose Multifamily Rentals •How to Diversify Your Marketing Strategy Commercial Review |  ...
“Connecting II: Deals and Investors”: don’t miss Real Estate IQ’s main virtual event!

“Connecting II: Deals and Investors”: don’t miss Real Estate IQ’s main virtual event!

Mark your calendars because Real Estate IQ’s second edition of “Connecting: Deals and Investors” is ready to blow your mind! After an outstanding first experience, this event has become a must among real estate professionals. If you want to learn everything there is to know about exit strategies, find out ...
Think Realty Podcast #207 – Is a Market Correction Coming?

Think Realty Podcast #207 – Is a Market Correction Coming?

In the last 12 months, we’ve seen a 14% increase in rental values and a 5% increase in renewals. What do those stats indicate? This episode addresses the continuing eviction moratoriums, overinflation, and what these things equal for investors and the future market. Plus, the ripple effect of restrictions, interest ...
Think Realty Magazine September 2021

Think Realty Magazine September 2021

+ WHAT'S INSIDE Investor Stories |  Contributor Corner - Meet Shawn Tiberio Fundamentals |  Creating a Stress-free Rental Portfolio • 5 Limiting Beliefs That Stop Investors from Scaling • Foreign Owners of U.S. Real Property • Eco-friendly Resources for Renovating • Investor Review • Decision Time • Digital Marketing Resources ...
The Hygienic Housing Trend

The Hygienic Housing Trend

It’s no surprise that new smart tech wellness innovations continue to invade the residential marketplace as many consumers have a heightened concern for killing germs and bacteria, especially in wet water areas like the kitchen and bathroom. A 2021 Home Upgrade study was released showing that bathrooms are one of ...
Free Webinar! Kathy Fettke's Mid-Year Real Estate Market Update

Free Webinar! Kathy Fettke’s Mid-Year Real Estate Market Update

Think Realty is providing you with another FREE WEBINAR! On August 23rd at 2PM (CST), Kathy Fettke from RealWealth will be speaking about what real estate investors can expect in the coming months, along with what the experts are saying about the future. Attend this webinar to find out: Will ...
4 Things You Need To Know About UK Property Investment

4 Things You Need To Know About UK Property Investment

Local and foreign investors are showing greater interest in UK properties as ways to gain profit. The residential market remains undaunted by the coronavirus pandemic, and it offers excellent potential as property demands outpace the supply.  Experts estimate a 21.1% increase in UK property prices and predict that the housing ...
Real Estate Industry Strongly Opposes the CDC Imposing a New Federal Eviction Moratorium

Real Estate Industry Strongly Opposes the CDC Imposing a New Federal Eviction Moratorium

A broad real estate coalition strongly opposes the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) decision to reimpose a federal eviction moratorium. This move takes place despite the fact that the Administration itself noted it lacks the legal authority for a more targeted eviction moratorium. The best way to help struggling renters ...
Think Realty Magazine August 2021

Think Realty Magazine August 2021

+ WHAT'S INSIDE Investor Stories |  Presidents' Circle Featuring Jason Engelman • Contributor Corner featuring Ellis Hammond Fundamentals |  Real Estate Trends Better Left in the Past • Democratizing Real Estate • Is Your Website a Billboard in the Desert? • Online Marketing Trends Real Estate Investors Should Not Overlook ...
Design Trends Worth Trying

Design Trends Worth Trying

Beads as Texture I have used beads as a texture and an accessory item for a long time. I am going to continue using them for even longer! I am starting to see them pop up in so many more creative ways. I love draping beads over a lampshade, finishing ...
The Growing Homelessness Crisis

The Growing Homelessness Crisis

There is a looming crisis affecting America’s senior citizens, and if not addressed, thousands will end up in the streets with no place to call home. The homelessness crisis is affecting Baby Boomers and seniors nationwide. As Baby Boomers age, the number of homeless seniors across the U.S. jumped nearly ...
Build-to-Rent Continues Rapid Growth and Creates Opportunity for Builders, Investors

Build-to-Rent Continues Rapid Growth and Creates Opportunity for Builders, Investors

One of the hottest trends in real estate investing today is the Build-for-Rent single-family home. In the past year, Build-to-Rent has doubled its share of new home construction from 4% to 6%. We expect this share to double by 2024. The most visible factor pushing this boom is the ascension ...
How Hotels Are Adapting to a Shifting Landscape

How Hotels Are Adapting to a Shifting Landscape

Throughout the past year, hotels were forced to undergo significant front-facing changes to stay afloat. However, the need for evolution doesn’t end when masks come off. If front-end enhancements are what allowed hotels to stay relevant and maintain their loyalty with guests, then their continued evolution coupled with back-end efficiencies ...
Think Realty Podcast #197 – Creating Inventory

Think Realty Podcast #197 – Creating Inventory

What can real estate investors do in markets where there is zero inventory? They create their own! Find out what trends are taking center stage and how investors are making things happen, literally. Which markets are booming with ground-up construction? How can you pivot to this strategy? Where can you ...
Think Realty Podcast #196 – Mortgages, Moratoriums, and More!

Think Realty Podcast #196 – Mortgages, Moratoriums, and More!

Homeowner equity is the highest it’s ever been. So, how do investors play in this market where demand for housing exceeds supply? If you want access to a database that covers 90% of comprehensive foreclosure information, you’ll want to listen to this show! For more from guest Rick Sharga, visit ...
PeerStreet Launches Evolving Neighborhood Uplift Fund for Entrepreneurs

PeerStreet Launches Evolving Neighborhood Uplift Fund for Entrepreneurs

PeerStreet, a two-sided marketplace for investing in real estate debt, announced the launch of a new charitable initiative, the Evolving Neighborhood Uplift Fund, or the E.N.U.F. project. The aim behind E.N.U.F. is to create a more purposeful and sustainable way to invest in real estate entrepreneurs from underserved communities across ...
Think Realty Magazine July 2021

Think Realty Magazine July 2021

+ WHAT'S INSIDE Investor Stories |  Increase Your ROI with Architects and Designers • The Secret to Living Your Perfect Day • Contributor Corner Featuring Michael Zuber Fundamentals |  Designing Your Thought Leadership Platform • Navigating the Private Lending World • Rewarding Good Tenants • Investor Review • How to ...