Secondary, Tertiary Markets Are of Prime Appeal

If any real estate trend has become obvious in recent years, it is this: Things are happening in the secondary and tertiary markets. Big things. That’s where the jobs are and where the cost of living is most favorable -- and where, as a result, people are going and the need for housing is most [...]

By |2019-04-10T20:00:57+00:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 |2021-12-20T19:41:17+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Rehabbing is all the Rage

Never before has there been a greater demand for housing -- especially affordable housing. Michael Hobbes, writing for 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 |2021-12-20T19:40:19+00:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Attracting Tenant-Buyers With Augmented Reality

When home ownership is a dream but not a reality for your potential clients, there is a way to keep their business. The happy medium between renting and owning is to be a tenant buyer. These types of occupants rent properties that eventually they’d like to own. While renting, tenants can reside in the property [...]

By |2020-10-13T18:23:41+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 |2021-12-20T19:39:06+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|