March 2018

Handing Over the Keys
The title may sound counterintuitive. However, as real estate investors we invest, we do NOT speculate. We know when we go into a transaction what the business plan is, what we will spend, and what value we will be creating.  Real estate is a beautiful tool for being able to accomplish that task – probably one of the only investments that has that ability.     You make money when you buy real estate, and you capture that profit when you sell. It is similar to finding that antique worth thousands that you find at a garage sale for hundreds. You know you will make money on it, therefore, you must buy it. You now have an asset worth much more than you paid for it. You then capture the profit when you sell it!     Real estate is a little more involved, which is where the business plan…
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I Love Real Estate! There are so many things to love about real estate and real estate investing. One acronym used to describe the benefits of real estate is that it is the I.D.E.A.L. Investment. Your receive Income. You get the benefits of Depreciation which lowers your tax bill. You create and grow Equity by purchasing below market value, and/or increasing market value, and in paying down loan principal. Property values Appreciate. You can utilize Leverage. While each of these benefits is compelling, there are numerous other benefits that – in my mind – make real estate the ideal investment. A few of my favorites include: Creativity – you can be creative in the use, design, or investment. Some examples include… updating an old warehouse into cool lofts, converting unused spaces into amenities or even additional rentable space, or even structuring deals to meet different investment goals. It is tangible.…

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