Passive Real Estate Investments vs REITs

Why screen private real estate investments and deal with sponsors and the paperwork (subscription agreement, operating agreements, etc.) required to invest passively in real estate when you simply buy the shares of a publicly traded real estate investment trust? Here are a few reasons to invest in direct real estate instead (or in addition to) […]

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Putting Your Vacation Home to Work for You

According to industry experts, an average vacation home can garner an owner an extra $30,000 of income per year. “Renting out your vacation home can open up a significant stream of revenue,” says Mary Lynn Clark, president of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. “Understanding the business side, and all it entails, however, is a critical […]

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Real Estate decision makers of the future

A corporates’ organization design has been evolving with the faster pace of technology, a greater level of workforce agility, and the changing nature of job roles, all of which are impacting the way in which we interact with the physical workplace. The need to influence property decisions comes from various parts of a business and […]

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Rent to Own – A Win-Win for My Problem Property

Becoming an energetic and persistent problem solver is crucial to real estate investing success. There’s the previously hidden plumbing issue that needs fixing now because the drywall guys are on site. Or the listed property with fewer-than-expected showings because some of the pre-rehab photos are still popping up online. Problem solving is a constant challenge. […]

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Should You Rent Your Property to Section 8 Tenants

Finding a suitable place to live is often difficult for families with financial challenges. Many low-income families pay half their monthly income in rent and still find themselves living in sub-par, and even unsafe, conditions. Ever since the Great Depression, there have been housing assistance programs in the United States. One of the most popular […]

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Startup Hometap wants to invest in your home equity

Wish you could tap your home equity but don’t want to take on more debt? You may soon have another option. Home equity investment startup Hometap has created a product that invests in properties alongside homeowners, announcing today its launch in Massachusetts with plans for near-term growth. Seizing on the idea that a growing number […]

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The 5 Things You Must Know About Real Estate Crowdfunding

However, in every single crowdfunding platform review we write, we give the same piece of crucial advice: Do your own due diligence before investing. This advice applies to investing in anything. And it’s perhaps even more important when applied to real estate crowdfunding. That’s because the whole industry is new and untested. So how exactly […]

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The future of commercial real estate

Social, economic, ecological, political, and technological disruptions will change the way we work, live and shop. These developments will have a significant impact on today’s established market players in the Commercial real estate sector and their share of the value chain. Who will be earning money and who will become obsolete in our future real […]

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Types of Contractor Delays and the Effect on Liability

The type of delay that a construction project experiences may shift the liability from one party to another such as when the owner causes the delay, he or she may become responsible for damages to the contractor. In contrast, the contractor may cause the delay and then owe damages to the owner based on the […]

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What Is Real Estate Broker Fraud

Real estate brokers assist their clients through real estate transactions and activities dealing with the real property inside of a specific or multiple states. Even though they are bound by a code of ethics and must comply with the standards of conduct for professionals, sometimes they commit fraudulent activities that could lead to severe penalties. […]

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