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Real Estate Investors — Plan Your Exits Before You Buy

By |July 31st, 2017|

For real estate investors — and entrepreneurs in general — optimism is an important quality to have. It keeps you pushing forward, and expecting positive outcomes even in the face of challenges.

The most important time to be optimistic is when […]

Housing Bubble 2.0?

By |July 6th, 2017|

You may have noticed more than one mention–at least in the financial press–that the current U.S. housing market resembles 2006, just before the housing crisis. “Bubble 2.0” it’s been called. But, in our view, the worries about rising real estate […]

Are Strict Mortgage Loan Standards Holding Back the U.S. Economy?

By |June 7th, 2017|

In 2007, Countrywide Financial offered a mortgage loan that gave borrowers with a credit score of 720 or higher the ability to get 80% financing on up to $1 million–with little to no documentation required. At that time borrowers could […]

Is Your Local Real Estate Market Healthy? Consider Checking the Price to Income Ratio.

By |May 16th, 2017|

As a real estate investor, what data do you look at to assess the health of your local real estate market? Unlike the market in 2007, the U.S. is not in a housing bubble, as speculative excess appears isolated to […]

Robo-Advisors: Portfolios on Autopilot

By |August 11th, 2016|

Robo-advisors are hotly discussed in the financial news these days. Services such as Betterment, among others, offer a fun, accessible investment interface with no minimum investment, and lower fees than many financial advisors charge. But are robo-advisor services a good […]

Debt vs. Equity, Part Two

By |July 28th, 2016|

Debt vs. Equity, Part Two: Private Debt Funds, REITs and TICs

In our last blog, we focused on a working explanation of debt investments vs. equity investments. Today, we’ll discuss examples of both, including private real estate debt funds, REITs, and […]