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Opportunity Zones Are New Territory for Right Investors

admin  /   April 15, 2019

Opportunity Zones were recently established in an effort to drive capital to economically distressed communities in the United States. Identified in the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed on December 22, 2017, opportunity zones provide tax incentives for private, long-term investors who invest in these identified areas. Currently, there are over 8,700 opportunity zones spread across all states and territories governed by the US.

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Rates, T-bonds, Cap Rates—Considerations for Investment Strategy

admin  /   October 8, 2018

Unless you’ve been avoiding the news, you’re undoubtedly aware of the Federal Reserve raising rates. On September 26, 2018, the Fed once again raised the targeted fed funds rate another quarter-point, setting the new rate between 2% and 2.25%. (more…)

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Pace of Apartment Rent Growth Slows, But There’s Still Opportunity

admin  /   August 31, 2018

According to real estate technology and analytics firm RealPage, Inc., the pace of growth for apartment rents annually in the United States is 2.3 percent. While that pace has been consistent over the last 32 quarters, it reached an eight-year low last month that has put owners and investors on guard. (more…)

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Interest Rates Are Affecting CAP Rates, Maybe

admin  /   August 31, 2018

Commercial real estate professionals are conditioned to be wary of rising interest rates. The impact of rising rates on market conditions, namely property prices and cap rates, presents huge concerns for investors, owners and sellers alike. (more…)

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Why the fuss about micro units?

admin  /   May 30, 2018

If you’ve been away to college or visited someone there, you’re probably familiar with dormitory housing. In contemporary parlance, we refer to these multi-person domiciles that typically include a shared shower and lavatory facilities as “dorms.” They’re not particularly glamorous, though some college students have done wonders with decorating, they’re functional for sleeping and studying. They are also famously small and cramped. (more…)

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A Rent Burdened Tenant Is All About Rule of Thumb

admin  /   March 7, 2018

Nobody really knows where the phrase “rule of thumb” originates. According to some sources, the term comes from the idea that a stick used to dole out corporal punishment could be no thicker than a man’s thumb. Other sources contend that the relative consistency of the length from the first thumb joint to the end of the thumb is a fairly accurate representation of an inch. (more…)

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