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 it’s just right for Google bots 🙂 Is It Better to Buy Real Estate in […]
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 To I’ve been a little silent as of late. I am sure you noticed. The […]
Should I Buy an Investment Property or a House Hack?
If you are new to real estate, you may be wondering if you should buy an investment property or a house hack. In a world of podcasting and blogging where snap-shot answers are all the rage, you may be thinking – it’s not so simple.. Congratulations. It’s not! Furthermore, I am not sure that I […]
Real Estate Investors – Challenges, Naysayers, Uncertainty, and Doubt!
Being a real estate investor is full of challenges, naysayers, uncertainty, and doubt. You have to deal with contractor and tenants, both of whom are prone to temper-tantrums. You have to deal with local regulatory authorities, which can get redundant. You have to deal with failures, because things often don’t work as intended or planned. Real […]
Ben Leybovich Appearance on Get Rich Podcast!
Guys, do I have a treat for you today?! If you’ve followed me for any time at all, you know that there have been a few podcast appearances in the past…just a few 🙂 On BiggerPockets alone there have been 3 appearances. There was the CardoneZone appearance with Grant Cardone. There were literally countless others […]
What’s More Important for Rentals – Equity or Cash Flow?
When I decided to write 100 articles answering 100 most often asked questions, and began compiling what those 100 questions might be, it occurred to me that some of the questions are that should be on the list, aren’t. I think folks assume that the answer is very straight-forward, and those questions never come up. […]
How Does Inflation Impact Real Estate Investing?
One of the reasons rentals are such an amazing investment vehicle is because they are inflation-protected. Here’s how the thinking goes: Monetary Inflation’s Impact to Investment Properties In our economy, certain amount of currency chases certain amount of products and services. The amount of currency can increase, without causing damage to the economy, only if […]
What is a Real Estate Investment Pig?
I’ve addressed the concept of PIGs in real estate in many articles previously. The concept is somewhat abstract, and seems to be quite misunderstood still, in-spite of me addressing it on multiple occasions. Just this morning I received an email to this end. The email was from a gentleman considering a vacant 4-plex. He wrote […]
How to Value a Multi Unit (5+) Investment Property
We buy all types of different property for our investment purposes, including single family, small multi-family, larger multi-family, storefront, storage, parking, industrial, strip-mall, and many combinations thereof. It’s important to understand that while there are positives and negatives to all different property types, a lot of our decision is driven by the realities within the […]
How Much to Pay for a Fourplex Investment Property
In an earlier article “How much should I pay for an investment property,” we discussed the methodology behind estimating value of Single Family Residences. As we discussed, the CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) looks at similar houses which sold, and then makes adjustments to the sold prices in order to accommodate the differences in condition, amenities, size, […]
Can You Buy Rental Properties with Nothing Down in 2016?
This article will discuss whether you can buy rental properties in today’s 2016 market with nothing down. Before diving in though, we need to lay the framework by discussing market efficiency. Indeed, one of the most attractive features of the real estate asset class is that it is inefficient. What do I mean by that? […]
How Much Should I Pay for an Investment Property?
How do you know how much to pay for a house – this has got to be one of the most commonly asked questions I hear. This, interesting enough, is quite surprising. I would think that with all of the popularity of real estate on the internet today, that this would be one of the […]
What Is a Good Cap Rate for a Rental Property?
Seriously, people – this is one of the most misguided questions I can think of in the real estate investing space. And yet, here it is, the title of my article 🙂 Well, as you know, my articles reflect your questions, and therefore it follows that the reason this article came to be is because […]
What Is Loss to Lease
When building a pro-forma for a potential acquisition, there are certain elements that are often overlooked, one of which is Loss to Lease. Why – because while we kinda all know what it means, most people’s understanding is very uni-dimensional and lacking in-depth perspective. Thus, let’s define the term, and consider some of the perspective… WHAT […]
What Is Due Diligence
In the world of real estate investing and finance there is a lot of jargon; a lot of terms that can sound strange to someone not immersed in this world on a daily basis. Fortunately, with just a bit of research most of these terms become self-evident quickly. But, then there is this term – due-diligence… I […]