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Evaluating Expenses-Tricks of the Trade

Evaluating Expenses-Tricks of the Trade

As part of normal due diligence, an in-depth evaluation of expenses by line item is critical in understanding the past performance, and forecasting the future expectations for the asset.

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Recourse vs. Non-Recourse Multifamily Financing: What’s the Difference?

Recourse vs. Non-Recourse Multifamily Financing: What’s the Difference?

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Nobody goes into a multifamily investment expecting to
default on their mortgage.

 

 

Still, it happens. And if one of your properties has slipped
into foreclosure, the odds are

7 Core Questions to Guide Your Due Diligence

7 Core Questions to Guide Your Due Diligence

Due diligence is one of the most critical aspects of any real estate deal.

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I don’t care how confident you are in a deal; shoddy, incomplete due diligence will invite …

7 Reasons to Walk Away From a Multifamily Real Estate Deal

7 Reasons to Walk Away From a Multifamily Real Estate Deal

In over 40 years of experience in this business, I’ve seen pretty much everything. As a result, I’ve developed what you might call an intuition for evaluating deals.

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Investing Outside Your Home Market? Do This First.

Investing Outside Your Home Market? Do This First!

I once had a student come to me with a 40-unit property in Eden, North Carolina for an unheard-of $13,000 a unit. The seller claimed he was getting $650 per unit in …

The Liability of Equity: Why Debt-Free Isn’t Always the Way to Be

The Liability of Equity: Why Debt-Free Isn’t Always the way to Be

You hear it all the time from financial gurus. Debt, they say, is like slavery. And the best thing you can do is break free of those chains …