Category: General Real Estate Investing

3 Important Characteristics of Successful Investors

It pays to model what the greatest do, and it is no different when it comes to investing. Some of the greatest icons in investing, people like Sam Zell and Warren Buffett, certainly unique qualities and talents, but I would argue that what is most effective in their success were qualities that they chose to […]


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3 Clues On The Rent Roll For Every Apartment Investor

Along with the T-12, reviewing the rent roll is a great starting point at underwriting apartment investing opportunities. While information on the rent roll must be verified during due diligence, it makes for a great source of the following information. Upcoming Vacancies The rent roll should show the names of residents as well as their […]


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The Two Largest Operating Expenses In Apartment Ownership

If you are considering actively or passively investing in apartment syndications, it is probably a good thing to know the biggest drivers of operating expenses. Management, or mismanagement and lack of preparation, of these expenses can make, or break, your investment plan. So pay attention to these two top drivers of operating expenses in most […]


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How To Overcome The Fear of Risk

Today, on the video channel, I discuss how to creat habits that allow us to overcome our inherent and paralyzing fear of risk. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ Most of us see risk as a bad thing, but it is simply something to be managed. 2️⃣ Without even realizing it, we deal with risk in most of […]


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The Importance of Unit Turns In Apartment Investing

When investing in apartment syndications, whether actively or passively as a limited partner (LP) it is important to know and understand the key successful factors from the property management team. First of all, the property management can make or break the investment opportunity by either underperforming to the plan or executing with solid performance. One […]


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Why Real Estate Is The Best Asset Class on The Planet

Today, on the video channel, I talk about the four reasons that I believe real estate is the best asset class on the planet. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ Builds Equity: Over time, as values increase in line or above the rate of inflation, owner equity increases. 2️⃣ Debt Pay-Down: Each month, the paying tenant makes a […]


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5 Steps To Your First Passive Investment In An Apartment Syndication

1. Get Educated It pays dividends to invest in your thinking. What is financial freedom? How do the wealthy create their wealth? What is passive income? Is it possible for passive income to replace earned income? Reading and understand these concepts is a prerequisite to massive action in apartment investing. After creating the growth mindset, […]


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The Best Investing Is Always Long Term

Today, on the video channel, I talk about the criticality of Long-Term thinking in the investment decision. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ I share an interesting story of a conversation I overheard while working out. 2️⃣Nothing massive and meaninful ever happens overnight and exceptions are the outliers. 3️⃣ Maintain the discipline to invest with the intent of […]


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3 Ways To Network With Other Apartment Investors

As busy professionals who aspire to grow passive income and wealth through real estate estate it can be difficult for us to become immersed in the world of apartment investing. With little available time, it becomes more consuming simply finding the resources to network, let alone making the time. Here are three ways any busy […]


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What is Not Considered in Stocks vs. Real Estate Comparisons

I noticed in the many stocks vs. real estate comparisons that I have reviewed as well as discussions that I held with others that there are a few very important considerations that are often overlooked. Below are just a few: 1️⃣ Leveraged Returns While stocks may afford the opportunity to leverage through options trading or […]


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3 Best Books For Developing The Passive Investor Mindset

The hardest thing about taking massive action in your finances is developing your mindset. Without your mindset, you cannot take massive action seriously enough to take consistent next steps. Throughout my journey as a passive investor, I have read countless books that have helped shape and sustain my mindset for wealth creation and passive investing. […]


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Why Do I Write So Many Blog Posts on Real Estate Investing?

If you stuck with me this long, you’d see that I have over a hundred articles about real estate investing and the multifamily asset class. Why do I spend so much time thinking of topics and putting the information in word format for readers? Solidify The Investment Mindset The truth is, I want others to […]


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2 Practical Takeaways About Inflation for the Working Professional

I have been writing and talking about inflation increasingly more during these uncertain times. As stated in this earlier post, recent inflation reports to be 7%, and some estimate true inflation to be in the double digits. Regardless of actual inflation numbers, one thing can be sure, and that is the inflation will continue to […]


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Assessing Risk vs. Reward in The Investment Decision 💡

Risk ⚠️ Every decision we make involves risk. Often we subconsciously base our decisions upon the associated risks. For example, you would likely not choose to run the red light because of the risk of getting in a car accident (or at least a ticket). Reward 🎁 Using the red light example, just as you […]


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Where Your Treasure Is, So Is Your Heart ❤️

This phrase was written many centuries ago, and still is relevant to today. We are people who spend much time thinking about things that begin to consume us. And as a result, those things become our focus. Let’s talk about finances. What I noticed, only from personal experience, is that the upper middle class, especially […]


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3 Powerful Advantages of Multifamily Real Estate Investing

Although I started my real estate investing journey in single family housing, I knew that the end goal would be to own multiple multifamily assets and apartments. I did not know that normal people can participate in these investments, but when I got educated, I was hooked. Now that I am focusing on multifamily assets, […]


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How Real Estate Experience Helps My Broader Investment Strategy 💡

I began my investing journey in the stock market. I read lots of books and followed lots of content. No matter how smart I believed I was, my biggest flaw was impatience and short-sightedness. The long-term mindset is always best. I knew that, but no matter how hard I tried, I could not shake the […]


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How To Manage Investment Risk In Multifamily Real Estate ⚠️

The key fundamental of investing is to 1) protect investor capital and 2) to grow wealth. Especially during this time of uncertainty, it is critical to implement safegaurds or metrics to protect investor capital and ensure profitability. When investing in multi-family as a passive investor, it is important to look out for these key metrics. […]


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Real Estate As A Wealth Shelter 🏠

Many working professionals think of real estate as an avenue for wealth creation. And they should. It was my primary strategy for wealth creation for the last few years. Especially in this appreciating market environment, those with real estate assets may fare well. However, what many of us fail to consider is that real estate […]


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Understanding Real Assets vs. Financial Assets in Passive Investing

In a world where there are millions of different strategies to investing, it pays to have a simple approach. One way to further simplify the various options is to understand the difference between financial and real assets. Both have their places in a portfolio. 1️⃣ Financial Assets Most people tend to own only financial assets. […]


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I Sold My First Rental (For Double What I Paid) ‼️

We did it! It is 2022 and after six years of owning this house, we have sold it. It was our first ever house, one we lived in for four years, and our second rental. Although I intended to hold this property for decades, back in November, after review of the current market conditions, we […]


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3 Reasons Real Estate Funds Are Great For Passive Investors

If you are not familiar with a real estate fund, it is a pool of investor capital collected by a sponsor to invest in real estate assets. Investors are Limited Partners in the fund and are incentivized by targeted returns and execution in accordance with the business plan for the real estate assets, very similar […]


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The Most Attractive Benefit of Being A Passive Investor In Real Estate

Half the planet wants to invest in real estate but does not know how. They think that to be a real estate investor you have to go out and get a license, or flip some homes, or come from an established family business with many resources. They approach the idea of wealth creation from real […]


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What I Learned From Selling My Stocks When COVID Hit 💡

It was March 2020 and things were getting interesting very fast. Talks about the Coronavirus hitting the U.S. and people already getting sick became prevalent just a few weeks prior. Now the country was talking about shutting down and issuing stay at home orders. It seemed that no one knew what to expect. Already on […]


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