Our blog is a collection of news, articles, advice, and other commentary on real estate and the economics driving the market.  We pick the most pertinent information and share it with you, adding our take on what it means and why it’s interesting.  We hope you find it useful for keeping track of the market, trends, and economic forces shaping the real estate industry.

April 16, 2019

The Urban Land Institute and PwC recently provided their annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. In the report, the authors highlight three main trends to follow for 2019 and into the future:

  • Most real estate investors are in “risk-off” mode this year; however...

March 24, 2019

Is your investing strategy ready to handle the speed of the Millennial Economy? Joseph Controy explains in this article the steps to prepare your investments for this fast-paced economy. He recommends that you review your portfolio regularly, take steps to control your...

January 23, 2019

The real estate and equity markets are walking a tightrope this year.  Both will strive to maintain their balance on an economic foundation that is shifting.

On one end of the tightrope is a hot (but cooling?) US and global economy.  Strong jobs growth and consumer conf...

July 30, 2018

If you’re a novice to passive real estate investing, this article from John Larson is a great summary of its benefits.  John explains six ways that real estate works for you as an investor: 

  1. Cashflow

  2. Equity Capture

  3. Appreciation

  4. Principal Pay Down

    ...

July 13, 2018

Self-Storage (SS), Manufactured Housing Communities (MHCs), and Industrial assets are the leading REIT performers so far in 2018.  And Prudential RE Group’s head of global real estate believes the MHC and SS asset classes are particularly attractive to long-term real e...

July 4, 2018

Consolidating all of your savings in a 401k or IRA is a bad idea.  In this article by Darla Mercado, she explains why you should have a combination of savings accounts, including taxable and non-taxable retirement accounts. The variety of savings accounts provides flex...

March 24, 2018

Congratulations, you decided to invest some of your savings outside of the stock market or your traditional retirement plan.  But now what?  You know real estate can be a good investment option.  But how do you get started?  You’re probably not excited about being an H...

January 9, 2018

Everyone knows that real estate goes through cycles.  That’s no surprise.  But did you know that buying real estate in the winter can be a great way to improve your returns?  Real estate prices follow two general pricing cycles: the multi-year market cycle and an annua...

November 24, 2017

This is a good article on diversification for real estate investors from Andre Bueno on Forbes.  Andre presents a contrarian perspective on the typical notions of diversification; that real estate investors should diversify across geography, property type, and asset cl...

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