Category: Getting Started

The Greater Responsibility of MultiFamily Investing

We often talk about wealth building as the most attractive part of being a multifamily investor. But there is great responsibility in this business. As active syndicators, we serve two very important stakeholders: investors and residents. Unfortunately, most content is about the former, and not enough discussion exists about the wonderful service we get to […]


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The Best Investment Education You Can Get

I have interacted with many people who have been interested in learning about the wealth-building power of real estate and means by which they can invest. Since having begun my education journey in 2013, I have utilized various resources – 99% percent of them are free – to catapult my knowledge and allow me to […]


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What Are Turnkey Rentals And Are They Good Passive Investments?

Many beginning or aspiring investors ask about the concept of buying a Turnkey Rental, which is just like it sounds: a rental property that is stabilized, or occupied by a tenant and needs (or should need) no work. The Appeal Turnkey rentals are appealing to many for obvious reasons: No work up front: the appeal […]


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Why Apartment Syndication is Not for Everyone

I recently read “Syndication is a B*tch – And Other Truths You Haven’t Been Told” by Bruce Peterson and it is a game changer. For anyone who wants to someday syndicate multi-family deals, this is a must read. Whereas other books and resources speak primarily about how the process of syndication and the the wealth […]


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The Most Important Lesson I Learned from Real Estate Investing

I want to share with you the most imporant lesson, one that caused me to rethink my approach to real estate and wealth building altogether. Next Level Investing Involves Teamwork To get to the next level, in addition to creating systems, planning for scale and working through the discomfort, I learned that I must stop […]


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1 Valuable Real Estate Lesson Explained

As you may know, in addition to my venture into multifamily investing, I also own single family rentals. Single families are a great way to start out in real estate investing and was, in fact, my first foray into the world of cash flow. Find out more about my story here. I had been self-managing […]


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The Mindset of a Successful Investor

What does it take to invest well and achieve great wealth? Talent, know-how, resources? Of course. However, my argument is that more critical to investment success is mindset. Mindset governs everything else.Mindset governs the behaviors that lead to believing bigger, deciding to invest, and maintaining discipline. Believes Bigger Any entrepreneur or wealth builder eventually comes […]


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Financial Freedom vs. Debt Freedom

I like Robert Kiyosaki. I also like Dave Ramsey. Both want you to be successful, but share very different definitions and paths to that success. Most people need to hear Dave Ramsey’s message. It is one of discipline, getting out of debt and living life unconstrained to financial burden. To accomplish this is to live […]


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Marketing and Building Your Platform For Your Real Estate Investing Business

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to join Pinny Lubinsky on the Real Estate Ventures Podcast to discuss my apartment investing business and the importance of building a platform and marketing yourself wherever possible. You can check out the full interview here! For anyone who aspires to scale his or her real estate investment […]


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Choose Your Mountain Wisely

You can do anything, but you cannot do everything – Robert Helms About a year ago, I was driving home from work and listening to the Real Estate Guys Podcast, a top choice of mine for education and inspiration. In this particular episode, Robert Helms and Russell Gray were discussing goals and mission. They were […]


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Buying Real Estate Investments in the Right Neighborhoods

There is a trade off that exists when it comes to the types of property and locations in which to invest. If it were every investor’s choice, they would only invest in the absolute most desirable areas and neighborhoods. However, sometimes due to demand and valuation, finding a suitable asset that meets your criteria can […]


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How To Gain Alignment With Your Spouse On Real Estate Investing

Yes, I am going there! Why? Because it needs to be discussed. The elephant in the room to all investing podcasts, blogs and videos is that not all spouses are aligned on finances, let alone investing with any sort of surplus. So before you unsubscribe or dismiss this subject give me a chance to draw […]


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The Fruits of Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing

What is buy and hold?Buy and Hold real estate, characterized by the long-term holding period than other strategies such as fixing and flipping, reaps great long term rewards. These rewards give, and give and finally give more. While it is great to have a mix of quick-cash producing strategies and ongoing passive income, buy and […]


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Why Rental Income Can Survive A Global Pandemic

During this pandemic, one of the things that scares landlords and investors most is whether tenants, who are now protected with eviction moratoriums, will stop paying rent. In March 2020, when COVID hit the states hard, there was widespread fear that tenants would not be able to pay rent. Then, after the Government released stimulus […]


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The 5 Greatest Podcasts for Real Estate Investing

There is more information than ever on the internet. With abundant content related to tuning a car, playing the ukulele, how to land a new job or writing software, it is kind of hard to make the excuse that we lack the resources to learn anything. There are various mediums through which we can absorb […]


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5 Great Questions Every Passive Investor Should Ask Multi-Family Syndicators

In separate posts, I discussed how to find active syndicators as well as what to look for in a syndicator. After having met a sponsor, passive investors should set up an initial call to better familiarize themselves with that sponsor and his or her team. Here, I summarize five basic questions every passive investor should […]


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Why I am Richer in 2021

If you think this is about money, read on. Every year I want to improve. I want to be stronger, smarter, more impactful and better balanced. I can look back on each year of the last five and easily characterize my life and happiness based upon those attributes. 2020 for me, just like many, was […]


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Who Should Consider Being A Passive Investor?

Last year, I wrote an article called Active vs. Passive Investing and Which is Right for You, which focused on an explanation of the differences of each and considerations that one should make when exploring which is most fitting for himself or herself. Here, I would like to focus on and further expand upon passive […]


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Why Stock Investors Should Also Invest in Real Estate

Right now happens to be a good time for many people in the stock market. Led by technology stocks, people are experiencing growth and feeling good from their exposure to the stock market highs. The Game Stop short squeeze left one average part-time individual investor up by millions of dollars! With all the success of […]


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The Difference in Investing in Multi-Family vs. Single-Family Real Estate

Many investors someday aspire to grow from their single family rental portfolio to owning many multi-family assets. Mistakenly, they may assume that what is necessary to be successful in multi-family real estate is identical to that of single-family investing. There is one fundamental difference in investing in the multi-family versus single-family real estate assets. One […]


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Good Underwriting Beats Market Timing

Russell Gray from the Real Estate Guys Radio podcast said it very well when he stated that “Good Underwriting Beats Market Timing.” There are not too many people that can predict with consistent accuracy when the local or greater real estate market will “take off” or “slow down.” No one can, with 100% certainty or […]


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3 Steps To Prepare Your Finances for Passive Investing in Real Estate

Wealth building is a marathon, and it takes much time and preparation to be in shape to compete. Many people do not consider the steps that are necessary to take in order to achieve their wealth building goals. Below are three very simple steps to prepare your finances for passive investing in real estate. Eliminate […]


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I Set Up a Qualified Retirement Plan (QRP) to Invest in Real Estate

I have been working in Corporate America for nearly 10 years. I have been using my company sponsored 401k and contributing to the match for nearly the whole time. While I have bought real estate in the past out of my 401k, those moves came with tax implications and I knew there had to be […]


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I Hired a Property Manager for My Personal Rentals

As you may know from reading previous posts, I have been self-managing my personal single family rentals since 2019. I chose to do so in order to first assess my abilities to self-manage, understand the work load it would be and determine what needs I would eventually require of my property manager. I even improved […]


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Identifying Your Why and Gaining Your Support System

I was blessed with the privilege of speaking with Martynas Fedotovas on his awesome podcast, Beating Alpha, where I shared my journey into multi-family, what drives me, and the mission of Robinson Capital. In the interview, I discussed my journey into multi-family investing, investing fundamentals, the goals of Robinson Capital and passive investing. Each of […]


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