Real Estate The Best Investment of the Last 150 Years

Dan Kopf puts together some interesting takes on a recent research paper writes some Housing was the world’s best investment over the last 150 years. This is the argument of a groundbreaking new paper from economists at University of California-Davis, University of Bonn, and the Deutsche Bundesbank (the central bank of Germany). In a feat […]

Real Estate Investing Angles To Keep An Eye Out for in 2018

Brian O’Connell has an interesting article in The Street, 5 Trends Shaping the 2018 Real Estate Market where he has some excellent insights into what we could see happen in real estate investing in 2015. Two of his points specifically stuck out. First, bank getting more aggressive in leanding, which should be great for investors and […]

Forbes Influencer Names Real Estate As Top Investment for 2018

Jeff Rose a Forbes Influencer has an interesting article, 4 Best Investments To Make In 2018. He lists real estate as a good investment but he is not big on being a landlord, which is definitely not for everyone. He does mention Fundrise as something he sees as an interesting option for commercial real estate investing. […]

Should You Invest In Apartment Buildings in the City or Suburbs?

Stanley Iezman & Christopher Macke of American Realty Advisors have some interesting insights on whether suburban apartment buildings will continue to be hot, in a recent article, What’s the Verdict on Urban vs. Suburban CRE Investment? Suburban appeal is certainly increasing due to strong current property fundamentals as a result of limited construction activity. Not […]

Why Buying and Selling Off-Market Apartments Makes Sense

Joe Fairless, joefairless.com & @joefairless, has an interesting article in the Forbes Real Estate Council, Three Ways An Owner Benefits From Selling Their Apartment Off-Market ,about the benefits to buyers and sellers of working with off-market deals. (Joe also has a highly valuable real estate podcast Invest With Joe) For Sellers of Apartment Buildings Below […]

Will The Vacation Home Market Drop In 2018?

Gail MarksJarvis has an interesting look at how beach house prices could fall in 2018, due to the changes in the tax law. She writes in Reuters, New Tax Laws May Kill the Beach House Dream. The new tax rules will have a big impact because many second-home buyers are middle-income households, not the super […]

Can You Buy A Beach House That Pays For Itself?

Below is some interesting information on buying a vacation/beach house that can pay for itself. The information comes from Mike Bishal an Outer Banks Real Estate Consultant. You can contact him through his website to receive a list of the best investment homes on the Outer Banks. Though it likely requires a sizable down payment, […]

Selling A Vacation House Without Having To Pay Taxes

Though the title may be a bit exaggerated. Depending on your circumstances and what you are looking to do, it can be possible to structure the sale of a vacation property into an almost tax-free long-term hand-off real estate investment. Below is some additional information about using a 1031 and Delaware Statutory Trust to handle […]

Investing In Actual Properties Or Using A REIT

Gary Beasley who is the CEO/Co-Founder of Roofstock has an interesting look at owning investment properties versus investing in a REIT in a recent Forbes article, Buying Rental Property Vs. Investing In A REIT, Part I. One of his best points I thought was the value of accruing equity when you actually invest in rental […]

MultiFamily & Office Buildings Could See Boom from Tax Plan

Elaine Misonzhnik has an excellent look into how the new tax plan, could be a boom to certain segments of the real estate industry and create a drag on others, The Tax Bill Is a Clear Boon to the CRE Industry. Will It Prove Too Much of a Good Thing? According to a white paper […]