Is it risky to invest in Real Estate?

  Do you ever wonder why some people think investing in multifamily real estate is risky but putting money into a tech startup or a Wall Street stock isn't? While any investment with the opportunity for a return has some level of risk, the one thing that reduces...

3 Cognitive Biases That Will Make You Lose Deals!

  Imagine this. Sixty days ago, you decided to rehab a property. But, you have already put a lot of cash into the deal - about the same as others on the market - and it’s still not done! What’s worse, you think you are still months away from completion. And yet,...

What Makes Multifamily Recession-Resistant?

  The general consensus among most investors and economists is that there is a recession coming. The question is when. The great thing is that there are ways to prepare for it.  Industry experts say that multifamily occupancy and returns will be fine in a...

How to Get The Best Financing on Your Real Estate Deal

  Getting the right financing for your property purchase is one of the most important things you’ll do when putting a deal together.  Getting the right amount of debt along with the best rates will impact your cash flow and your returns. Today, we go into what...

A Guide to Multifamily Classifications

  When you are looking at properties and the area they are located in, you will hear about different classifications: Class B area or a Class C building. Getting to know these important factors will help in outlining the quality and rating of a property. Today,...

5 Self-Management Tips for a DIY Landlord

    As a real estate entrepreneur, you have two options when it comes to managing your property. You can either self-manage or you can hire a professional property manager. Here are tips if want to go the DIY route. 1) Screen your tenant prospects. Get an...

5 Multifamily Strategies to Cope with a Recession

  I’ve been tracking the U.S. economy for some time. Most everyone from economists to multifamily real estate experts agrees that a recession is coming. Billionaire hedge fund investor Ray Dalio agrees that a recession is likely, we just don’t know when. As of...

Why Are People Overpaying for Multifamily Deals?

  After the 2008 crash, the world of multifamily real estate has exploded mainly due to the low cost of capital by lenders and by individuals flush with cash. Sellers of multifamily understand that all this cash is looking to be put to work and this is driving...

4 Powerful Tax Advantages of Multifamily Real Estate

  Since we are now officially in tax season, I’m sure many of you are wondering how to protect your wealth from it being taken by the IRS. I have covered some of the tax benefits when it comes to multifamily, but I want to go a little deeper in the benefits and...

Service Animals: Not Knowing the Rules Will Cost You

  For many families and individuals, pets are more than just companions. They are an extension of the family. Many multifamily owners and landlords recognize this and have shifted to more of a “pet-friendly” model. For other owners, they do not want pets in their...

The Pros and Cons of Multifamily Investing

  In my live events and webinars, many people ask me, “Why multifamily?” or “Is multifamily a good investment?”. While I may be biased, I have personally done the single-family rental game, tried my hand at day trading and even thought of wholesaling early in my...

FOUR TYPES of Prepayment Penalties & How to Negotiate Them

  When you are working with a lender or broker on a commercial loan, one item you will want to pay close attention to are prepayment penalties. Overlooking this would be an expensive mistake if you want to shorten your refinance period or make a significant...

FIVE REASONS Your First Deal Needs to be 12+ Units

  If you’ve been listening for a while, you know that we are always talking about cashflow deals. From the first time you underwrite a property, we are looking for deals that not only cashflow, but also deliver returns for you and your investors. This is...

THREE MUST DO Multifamily Renovations

  As landlords and syndicators, our job is to preserve the investments we have made in our multifamily deals. Typically, A & B Class properties have many amenities and are newer and are in better overall condition. If you own an older, C-Class property, a...