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Landscaping: Fertile Ground for Adding Value to Your Property

  There are many ways to add value to an existing property, and one of the best is to invest in professional landscaping. A coveted multi-family property has curb appeal, meaning residents should feel a sense of pride as they approach the entrance. It also boasts top-notch outdoor accommodations, a green mentality and an attentive [...]

By | 2019-03-05T20:57:54+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rehabbing is all the Rage

Never before has there been a greater demand for housing -- especially affordable housing. Michael Hobbes, writing for Huffpost.com in June 2018, cited the grim numbers in a report from the Joint Center For Housing Studies at Harvard University and concluded that the housing crisis is “a ticking time bomb at the heart of the [...]

By | 2019-03-05T20:51:28+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flipping is Often a Flop

It looks so easy on TV: Someone buys a distressed real estate property, invests in repairs and upgrades, then re-sells it -- and quickly! -- for a handsome profit. If only life imitated art. While the multitude of television shows about house-flipping led to a bevy of that sort of activity in real life -- [...]

By | 2019-02-27T20:43:27+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delay Game: How a Labor Shortage Is Affecting Construction

There are, increasingly, construction projects to be done, and not enough workers to do them. According to US News & World Report, some 225,000 projects were undertaken across the U.S. each month in early 2018, but a whopping 91 percent of the contractors who undertook them said they lacked sufficient manpower. How acute is this [...]

By | 2019-02-04T19:41:55+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Seasonality of Demand

When investing in multi-family properties, how do you avoid what feels like a free-for-all scavenger hunt? The key to success is timing your purchase to the location, seasonality, and market trends. Here are the ways to navigate each.   Region For the whole country, the spring and summer months are generally the most popular time [...]

By | 2019-01-28T19:18:19+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Win-Win For Real Estate Investors: How Investing in Properties is Investing in Communities

  When R.E. Barber erected a five-story office building in downtown Joliet, Ill., late in the 19th century, his sanity appears to have come into question. One recent report quotes an old-time newspaper story (sans attribution) as saying Barber, a lawyer and businessman, had “gone mad” for constructing a building that was completed in 1887 [...]

By | 2018-10-15T13:31:36+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments