Most Apartment Buyers (and Sellers) Are Suckers. Here’s How to Invest in Real Estate Properly!

You’ve heard some incarnation of this saying – There are more than one way to Paris…  This is so true in all things business, nut specifically when we invest in real estate! Having said this, I would be disingenuous if I didn’t tell you that while there are a lot of ways to do things in […]

Is Real Estate Crowdfunding Right for You

Introduction There are few guarantees in this life, aside for death a taxes.  One other irrevocable truth is that it takes money to buy Real Estate, which makes Real Estate Investing a cash-intensive sport indeed.  Now, if you know anything at all about me, you know that I am of the opinion that while buying […]

Automation – Is it a Good thing?

AUTOMATION Automation within a business is one of those topics everyone loves to talk about.  Indeed – productivity drives results, and automation can significantly impact productivity in a positive way.  A friend of mine, Mike Simmons of JustStartRealEstate.com asked me for a few thoughts on the subject. This is a rather short audio guys.  Take a […]

Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

All concepts within Real Estate Investing can be broken down into objective and subjective; I’ve written about this extensively on many occasions.  The objective side of things all about math; you put the numbers on in the spreadsheet, and the deal either works or it doesn’t. The subjective elements are more difficult because these are […]

How Much Do I Pay for Apartments?

The multi-family market is upside down at the moment.  Everyone in America and abroad is so afraid of the inflation that has began to take hold, that folks are willing to chase yield into oblivion and pay absurd money for apartment buildings – much too much, if you ask me. These crowds of investors chasing yields have been […]

Busy Man’s Guide to Property Management

I have been rather outspoken regarding my dislike of outsourced property management.  My basic rationale for a long time has been that no one will ever care about my investment as much as I do, and that one of the advantages of real estate as an investment vehicle is precisely the notion that you can […]

A Unique Conversation with Josh, Brandon, and Ben

Most of you guys know that I am a big time connoisseur of the BiggerPockets.com. In fact, it is highly likely that a lot of you found JustAskBenWhy.com through my profile on BP. Yes indeed – I am a weekly contributor to the BIggerPockets blog and contribute to this incredible community regularly. Today, I am […]

Getting a Bank Loan For a Syndication

Every day, as I delve into the process of syndication, I am greeted by more and more challenges; it’s actually somewhat overwhelming.  Don’t misunderstand me, as I am confident of my capacity and intellectual worth as a real estate entrepreneur to be able to find ways to resolve or go around every obstacle in my way.  I am […]

The Problems of Syndication

What they say is that you can not teach an old dog new tricks – this is false.  Just yesterday, standing at the kitchen sink I found myself telling Patrisha that I am learning at an astonishing (for me) pace.  Every day I thrust the shovel into the ground, figuratively speaking, thinking that I know […]

Switching Careers – Syndicating Real Estate!

Yep – your read that right…I am switching careers.  I will still be in Real Estate, but I am significantly changing my profile… NOT JUST an INVESTOR My concept of the power of investment real estate has always been relative to its capacity to produce passive income, with passive being the operative word.  Why – because […]

Should I Be Syndicating Real Estate Deals

What is the second most precious commodities known to mankind?  Time – right?  It is second only to health, and when either is gone – they’re gone; no amount of knowledge or money will bring them back once they’re gone.  Basic truths; not opening any windows to the world here I hope… Well, I know that what I’m feeling […]