May, 2023

The question most often asked in real estate is how do I get started. I’ve shared several options for people with funds and without funds, using examples of successful investors. They all require getting yourself out there and talking with people. It is not like investing in stocks where you sit at your computer and read […]

April, 2023

This feels like 2010 to me. No one knows if we’re out of the woods, if economic signs are going to be pointing up, but the bad news with inflation and interest rates has been out for over a year. We just had bank failures and we might have more, and many are predicting a […]

March, 2023

Protecting your Capital GainsA friend told me about someone they knew who had a capital gain of $1M after sale of a multifamily property. Big celebration, but unfortunately in these circumstances that person was not able to plan for deferring the taxes on that gain. Have you had a real estate gain you decided to […]

February, 2023

An economy like today’s reminds me why I favor multifamily real estate. Stocks down, then up, now heading down. Inflation untamed. Came down some but is stubbornly holding on. Fed rate bumps all done? Or wait, not all done. New expectations as of three weeks ago of three more hikes, to be 75 basis points higher in […]

November, 2022

Does email reach you? Here I am, sending emails out to everyone but I’ll be the first to acknowledge that not everyone prefers emails, or even reads them. My kids are in their 20’s and do read their emails but don’t usually use them for most communications like I do. In fact, they treat emails […]

January, 2023

Real estate investors are excitable people. It’s hard for me to contain my excitement for upcoming opportunities in the market. I was for the most part an investor through the 2008 great recession, although I didn’t actually invest prior to that. I intended to, had partners lined up, and actively looked for multifamily properties, but […]

December, 2022

Where are you finding opportunities in multifamily today? I’m reading that deal volume has dropped off a cliff. Clearly the buy sell dynamic has changed. Is it that owners who want to sell are holding properties off the market? Or do sellers still have expectations that buyers will pay for proforma? Does the property need […]

October 2022

What will your investments be worth in five years from now? Waitaminute … five years? Who wants to wait that long? We all do. Because that’s the real question real estate investors should be asking. Not “Can we 2X this property in 2 years”, which is what many of us have been asking. It is what we’ve […]

September 2022

How do you approach someone in a networking environment? We know that real estate investing is a team sport, so we need to get out there and meet people, but what’s the most effective way to do that. I’ve been taught to introduce myself, ask them questions, look interested. That’s fine, but two people are […]

August 2022

Do any of the red-hot markets look scary to you today? As investors we have to keep our crystal balls shiny because projecting into the future is required. What trends and events will affect our investment, both local and national. Which sources of data are reliable. And what metrics should we be tracking. Markets like Phoenix, Las […]