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To buy into a TIC or not, that is the question

UPDATED: 01-SEP-2006 As baby boomers get older and closer to retirement, and the stock market continues to underperform, many investors have been driven to real estate investing. This demand has created a "boomlet" that has significantly increased the pricing, and thereby the purchase cost, of real estate in many parts of the United States. [...]

Quality control equals higher return on investment

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2006 As an owner of investment property your ideal is to not have to worry about your property. You go on vacation, you work overtime, you retire to Bali and your property keeps making money for you. [...]

How to make your real estate investment more successful

UPDATED: 01-JUL-2006 For years we have been hearing about the real estate mantra, "location, location, location," but is that really what drives the success of an investment? I agree with the pundits that you can charge more rent at a better location and potentially have more return. Perhaps your vacancies will turn faster because you have a better location. [...]

When you are over 60, what do you and your kids do with your real estate investments?

UPDATED: 01-JUN-2006 Tom and Irma spent a lifetime buying real estate. By the time they were in their sixties they owned 4 houses, a 30 unit apartment building, three commercial buildings, and had additionally invested with a couple of friends in some real estate partnerships. [...]

Apartment investors dilemma

UPDATED: 01-MAY-2006 Increased interest rates have created an interesting dilemma for the potential real estate investor -- especially in the area of apartment investments. Is now the time to buy, or not? [...]

Expense bill-backs: optimizing rental income in multifamily units

UPDATED: 01-APR-2006 The times are a changing. Landlords have gone through a three-year period of not being able to increase rents as their expenses have been increasing and their cash flow has been decreasing. The demand by investors for apartment properties has been supercharged. While interest rates were low and the demand from condo converters was high, sellers were able to sell their properties for significantly increased prices and low CAP rates. In our market CAP (capitalization) rates have plummeted from 8% to 6.5% over the past four years as prices have increased. [...]

What makes investing in real estate a valuable proposition?

UPDATED: 01-MAR-2006 What is it that you might not know about American demographics that would affect your decision about when and where to invest in real estate? [...]

How do tenants choose apartments?

UPDATED: 01-FEB-2006 Jolene rummaged in her pocketbook. She was looking for a pen. She had the Sunday newspaper on her dining room table as she was looking for a new apartment. Max had agreed to move in with her. Actually, Max had suggested it; he was hopelessly in love with Jolene. She had agreed with the caveat that they would both move into a bigger place. Max currently rented a studio and Jolene lived in a one-bedroom. His baby grand piano was not going to fit into her small apartment, so they had agreed on a budget, and here they were looking in the paper and online. [...]

Have real estate risks increased or decreased?

UPDATED: 01-DEC-2005 Every day investors ask me to look at potential real estate investments to help them evaluate the quality of the investment decision. [...]


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