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How Inflation Affects Real Estate

How Inflation Affects Real Estate Inflation has been a hot topic lately and knowing how inflation affects real estate helps to forecast things into the future. This article is about how inflation affects real estate and how to deal with it as a real estate investor. Many individuals have speculated that with passage of government

Debt Coverage Ratio – Your Lender’s Most Important Number

Debt Coverage Ratio – A Lender’s Most Important Number The debt coverage ratio (DCR) is the most important number to your commercial real estate lender for several reasons. Lenders are the most important partner in your real estate deals because they typically provide the largest capital stack and lowest capital cost. As such understanding DCR

My Biggest Mistake in Real Estate Investing

My Biggest Mistake in Real Estate Investing Early in our real estate investing business the window of opportunity to cash flow in California real estate was quickly sealing shut. We didn’t realize how fast the window was closing. There seemed to be so much inventory; investors believed there was time to cherry pick deals. Around

Multifamily VS Single Family

Multifamily VS Single Family We invest in apartments and single family homes. Our preference is for having more doors under fewer roofs. As a result we focus effort towards multifamily/apartment deals. We still buy single family homes; however, we do so based on strategic investing objectives and the value we expect. We may hold some

Know Your Occupancy – Physical vs. Economic Occupancy in Apartment Investing

Know Your Occupancy Physical Occupancy vs. Economic Occupancy in Apartment Investing Vacancy is the dreaded word in apartment investing. As an apartment investor, I focus on minimizing vacancy and getting occupancy as high as possible so our properties generate maximum income. Most people knowledgeable in real estate understand occupancy; however, there are two different types

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Real Estate Investing is Better Than The Stock Market

Real Estate Investing is Better Than The Stock Market Why I Like Real Estate Over The Stock Market Years back I would get sales calls from stock brokers in New York and other areas, soliciting my business and recommending stocks to buy in the hopes of making a commission. I own very few stocks now,

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Closing Costs on Multifamily Properties

Closing Costs on Multifamily Properties Closing costs on multifamily purchases can be numerous. The Closing costs on multifamily will also differ depending on the specific property and circumstances surrounding the deal. I emphasize circumstances because the due diligence and purchase period can be fluid. Unanticipated closing costs can arise from different and unexpected sources. As