December 1, 2019

This is a question I was recently asked by one of our multifamily investors. Most of our projects are projected on a 5-year hold. She was wanting to know why. That is a great question. As I was thinking about this question, it occurred to me that this question should b...

November 1, 2019

This year, one of the most talked about and 'conferenced' items has been this issue about Opportunity Zones. But I have to admit, I'm skeptical of many of these types of schemes. Mind you, some of this is because I tend to be over cautious, but I'm just wary of any str...

October 16, 2019

Last week we had a very nice interview with Jim Reynolds from Nodes of Value. He has a very useful and informative website covering many aspects of passive investing. That interview is shared here. 

Passive Income From US Real Estate

13th Oct 2019 - posted at the website...

September 25, 2019

One of the biggest questions today is about the real estate cycle. Where are we? While it's not possible to determine with pinpoint accuracy where we are in the cycle and where the market is headed, we can look at data and get a general orientation. One of the most hel...

August 10, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to teach "The Finance of Syndications in Multifamily Real Estate" to Finance classes at the University of Montana. It was a wonderful experience and so much fun to be back in my old stomping grounds and connect with current students. Than...

August 5, 2019

As investors, we are concerned with building wealth while taking on the least possible risk. The reason I invest in real estate is because I’ve determined that it’s the best and safest way to grow my personal wealth. But is this really true? I’m biased because of my pe...

July 29, 2019

CBRE just came out with their Cap Rate Review for the first half of 2019. The numbers show that cap rates are continuing to compress across most multifamily markets in Tier II cities. The cap rate is the Net Operating Income (Rental and Other Revenue minus Expenses, bu...

May 8, 2019

I've always been pretty excited about self-storage investments. How many of us have driven by a self storage facility and wondered, "How can I get a piece of that business?" Intuitively we know that it's a great business model, and the trend for easy storage is not goi...

April 22, 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau released information recently that demonstrates graphically where Americans are moving in the United States, and where they are moving from. This graphic is based on data taken from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018. 

We like to invest in growing marke...

April 20, 2019

As a resident of Austin, Texas, we've been watching the growth explode here for over a decade. The numbers are in for 2018 and show that Austin is among the fastest growing cities in America. The rest on the list reflect the long term trends of migration to the sun bel...

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