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Pros and Cons of Investing in Multifamily Properties

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : August 12, 2019 at 9:24 pm

Are multifamily properties a good choice for investors? Over the past decade, we have seen some fundamental shifts in the economy that have made multifamily properties more attractive to investors. In recent years, the housing inventory, particularly affordable housing, has not kept up with demand. This has resulted in intense competition for singl...

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Opportunity Zones: Beyond the Buzz

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : August 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm

There has been a lot of press surrounding Opportunity Zones but what do we know about how well these will perform for investors and which Zones will be the best performing? This article goes beyond the buzz in an attempt to answer these questions. Overview of Opportunity Zones There are 8,700 Opportunity Zones throughout the ...

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Is new home construction still a good bet for real estate investors?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : July 29, 2019 at 9:07 pm

The cost to construct a new home has been rapidly rising. The national average is now $291,324. This is a 134% increase over 1998 costs, and up 33% from 2017 levels. With this rapid rise in costs, are new homes still a good investment? First let’s look at the cost breakdown and the factors contributing to the increase. According to the Nati...

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Spec home investing

Pros and Cons of Spec Homes as Investment Property

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : July 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm

The past decade has been a boon to real estate investors who participate in the fix and flip game.  Unfortunately it is becoming more and more difficult to find, and be the winning bidder, of a good fix and flip property. As a result, investors are starting to look elsewhere for their next investment move. One option that is getting more attention...

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5 trends that are disrupting the new home construction industry

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : July 9, 2019 at 8:30 pm

The new home construction industry is long overdue for disruption. Finally, it appears the time is now. In the past few years we have started to see several trends emerge that are the beginning of what promises to be significant change in the new home construction industry. These trends are impacting a wide range of stakeholders in new home cons...

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Liability risk

When is the right time to set up an LLC for your investment properties?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : May 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

Real estate investors have several tools to use for asset protection. One of the more commonly used tools is that of the LLC. There are many advantages and a few drawbacks to LLCs. For many, the biggest drawback is the added paperwork and management, particularly if you will set up multiple LLCs. Given the extra paperwork and management involved, w...

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Should you add Private Money Lender to Your Investment Strategy?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : April 28, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Does it make sense to add "Private Money Lender" to your investment strategy? Most real estate investors take the direct approach, buying and then flipping or holding properties. But there are other, more indirect, ways to participate in the real estate investment game. One of these is to get involved on the other side of the investment table and b...

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Cash for fix and flip

Best loan options for your next fix and flip project

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : April 3, 2019 at 3:20 pm

If you are doing fix and flip projects, especially in this competitive market, you need to have money ready to go when the next great deal pops up. So, what are the best fix and flip loan options for real estate investors? There are several commonly used options and a few unconventional ones you can tap into. The savvy investor will have multiple o...

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Real estate asset protection

Tips for protecting your real estate investments

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : February 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Real estate investing comes with many benefits but there are also inherent risks. The risk of liability is one real estate investors should pay close attention to. Risk of liability exits even for the most conscientious real estate investor. You can be diligent about inspecting your property and making repairs as soon as the need arises, but unk...

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Affordable housing

Socially minded real estate investing and the housing affordability crisis. Making money and doing good

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : January 29, 2019 at 5:02 pm

If you are a socially minded real estate investor who wants to do good and make money, this article is for you. We all know that there is a crisis going on when it comes to affordable housing. A bad situation that is only going to get worse before it gets better. One study estimates we'll need 325,000 new apartments annually to meet demand but proj...

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