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So far Michael Zaransky has created 39 blog entries.

All About Equity, Part 2: Sources of Equity

In the previous installment, I discussed the importance of equity, as well as a few time-tested, tried methods for attaining it. But to be honest, the process of attaining equity can be a diverse one; depending on your individual personality, your route to investment equity may look a lot different than mine. Further, I’m also [...]

Michael Zaransky interview on IdeaMensch

View on IdeaMensch: Michael Zaransky has dedicated his life to building harmonious communities. As the Founder and Managing Partner of MZ Capital Partners (and co-CEO of Prime Property Investors), Michael Zaransky is a seasoned real estate developer with an eye for building properties that serve the larger community. But Michael is not defined merely by his nine [...]

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Four Indicators of An Up-and-Coming Real Estate Market

Look before you leap, as the old saying goes. Nowhere is that more true than real estate investing. After all, when you’re sinking hard-earned capital into an investment, success is always balanced by some degree of uncertainty. The trick, then, is to do your due diligence on the forces influencing any given housing market; factor [...]

Is Co-Housing the Next Big Thing?

The idea might bring to mind a Soviet kommunalka or a hippie commune, but co-housing is rising in popularity among people looking for a small, tight-knit community while still owning their own home. Even mortgage giant Fannie Mae has recently begun acknowledging them in their loan offerings. With all the talk of higher rates of [...]

How to Break Into the Millennial Market (For Real Estate)

If you already feel old, I have bad news for you: kids born in 2000 will be turning 18 next year. The ones born in 1995 are already over 21. Millennials––the cohort born between 1981 and 2000––are a huge consumer demographic. Recent population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau show that there are 75.4 million [...]

Why Mid-tier Properties Are the Future

During the second quarter of 2016, the homeownership rate in America fell to 62.9%—the lowest it’s been since 1965. The reasons for this decline include a mix of factors, including the lingering effects of the 2008 financial crisis, strict lending regulations, and expensive real estate costs in major cities. Other experts also cite things like [...]

Renovate Instead of Rebuild: Why Investors Should Rehab Existing Properties

If you look at big metropolitan areas, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, or Houston, it seems that high-rise apartment buildings are being built nonstop. These sleek glass and steel structures appear as if they’ve been lifted out of a postmodernist masterpiece. But despite the incredible appeal of these skyscrapers to renters and real estate investors, [...]