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. [...]

Oregon Lien Laws

UPDATED: 01-NOV-2005 George was the owner of the 30,000 square foot Mercury Office Building. When he bought the building, he established that there was extra land for him to build an expansion of 5000 sq.feet. His key tenant, Mercury Running Shoes, was growing and if he did not expand the building, they were not going to renew their lease. [...]

Annual budget time is coming — have you inspected your properties?

UPDATED: 01-OCT-2005 Patrice is a property manager who is responsible for a portfolio of 400 apartment units at 9 locations. Every year as she gets ready to draft the budgets for her clients, she completes an exterior and interior inspection report for each property. [...]

How to increase the closing percentage of commercial lease deals

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2005 Often real estate brokers are faced with deals that do not come together. Owners of real estate properties are not too happy when that happens. With this article I thought I would discuss some of the reasons commercial lease transactions might not close, and suggest possible strategies to help increase the closing percentage. [...]


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