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Early Registration BONUS

Early Registration BONUS

Yesterday in I announced the Phoenix Syndication Workshop. Today, a very short but powerful announcement: Registrations Processed Prior to October 15th Receive PSW Multifamily Underwriting Model FREE Extremely Powerful Tool I promise you this is the best underwriting spreadsheet your money ...
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Phoenix Syndication Workshop

Phoenix Syndication Workshop If you follow me you probably already know about this. But just in case: On January 26th and 27th my partner, Sam Grooms, and I will hold a 2-day event in Phoenix called the Phoenix Syndication Workshop. I am ...
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Multifamily Loan Options for Syndications

Multifamily Loan Options for Syndications

There are only three, globally-speaking, options for the type of loan we can get for multifamily. The main distinction comes down to the state and condition of the property itself. Let's discuss. Portfolio Loan Portfolio loans are loans you can get ...
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Syndication vs Partnership versus JV

Syndication vs Partnership vs JV

There are 2 basic approaches to structuring a partnership. One is a democracy and the other is a limited partnership. What Is a Democracy A democracy [artnership is one in which all of the members are voting members relative to all ...
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What Are the Economic Losses in Apartment Investing

What Are the Economic Losses in Apartment Investing

As it relates to things that cost money on a monthly and annualized basis in apartment investing there are two categories of items - those that you stroke a check for every month or year, and those that you don't ...
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what's better 30 units at $600 rents or 15 unit at $1200

What’s Better, 30 units with $600 rents or 15 with $1,200 rents

This was a question that came up in the comment section of the latest article I wrote on BiggerPockets. The answer may surprise you. What's Better, 30 units with $600 rents or 15 units with $1,200 rents Let's tackle this question ...
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I’m Here on My Soapbox Yelling: “Hey, Fool—Expenses Are NOT Percentages!”

I’m Here on My Soapbox Yelling: “Hey, Fool—Expenses Are NOT Percentages!”

You know that guy with a megaphone, standing atop of a makeshift platform, preaching at the crowd? You’ve read about that guy. You’ve seen him in the movies. Do you know that guy? Well, I am that guy—or at least that’s ...
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Expenses in Multifamily are easy

Multifamily Expenses are Easy

I will not buy small property - period! Why you may ask. Because it's too risky! Two Basic Due Diligence Tasks When buying an apartment building we have two basic tasks relative to the due diligence. One - we have ...
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Amazing Power of Capitalization

Amazing Power of Capitalization

One of the absolute key advantages of the multifamily real estate is the valuation mechanism. Unlike single family which is valued by way of a process which looks at the sales price of like houses, the value of multifamily resides in ...
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Is It Better to Buy Real Estate in Big Cities?

Is It Better to Buy Real Estate in Big Cities?

Ladies and gents, SEO is not all that important to me. I am out of that game. But, having said that, I do want Google to pick some of these articles up. Forgive the title - it's beneath me, but ...
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How much value add do you need

How Much Value Add Do You Need

How much value-add do you need? I get this question a lot. Basically, it goes to the core of what is a good deal. Let's shine some light on this briefly. Some theory first Let us underscore in simple terms ...
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Is Multifamily a Cash Flow Play

Making Money in the Delta

I have a dear friend. His name is Darren Sager. His is the first text of the day - each and every day. I wake up, and there it is, on a three-way text thread with him and Brandon Turner ...
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How to Finance Large Multifamily

How to Finance Large Multifamily

I am deciding to change things up a bit on this blog. Long gone are the days when I cared about SEO rankings and wrote humongous five thousand word posts. Don't care anymore. My life is different now and moves ...
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Why Should I Syndicate Apartments in 2018

Why Should I Syndicate Apartments in 2018?

As you likely know from my recent announcement, Source Capital in JV with WhiteHaven Capital recently acquired the Silver Tree Apartments - a 98-unit apartment community in Phoenix MSA. A blog is not the best or most proper venue for ...
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Multifamily Closed

$8.15M Acquisition Closed!

Ladies and Gents, I am very excited to announce that we just closed on The Silver Tree, a 98-unit value add in Phoenix MSA. This was an $8.15M acquisition, requiring a $1.3M renovation. The asset was constructed in 1984, with a ...
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Underwriting Multifamily the Right Way, Part 1

Few phrases are more irritating in the world of real estate than, real estate is all about the numbers. Real estate is as much about the numbers as a painting is about the paint, or a book is about the letters. Letters ...
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Underwriting Consulting

Multifamily Underwriting and Personal Growth

I am super excited to tell my story today. I am very proud of the story I’m about to tell you, and I think there are meaningful lessons to be had here for all of us. What I’ve Been Up ...
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Casita House Hack Update – After 12 Months. Video

Hey guys, thoughts you might like this 🙂 ...
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The Process of Creating Opportunity, with Doug Sandler

Very simply, this is one of the best podcast appearances I've done. It's a little funny, and a lot of "serious". By the way, Nice Guys on Business have had over 1 million downloads. These guys are fantastic. Take a ...
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