Why You Shouldn’t Fear Another Bubble

I recently shared my thoughts on why I believe a new real estate bubble is being formed. Click here to read the article.  To be more specific a bubble occurs when the asset – in this case real estate – is experiencing an unusual appreciation during a stage when economic conditions – stagflation – don’t … Continue reading

Is This Growth Sustainable?

In many areas of the country investors are faced with a surge of new investors trying to buy multifamily properties. Such trend is great for sellers but not so enticing for buyers because it puts stress on Cap Rates. Is this trend sustainable? Some are wondering if this is the new norm (Cap Rates continuing … Continue reading

A Brief Economic Review

Just as it occurred during the 1930’s Great Depression, current markets have the tendency to default to a deflationary trend. This trend is being derailed (only temporarily) by the Central Bank’s increase in the money supply. Being determined to fight deflation, the Fed appears to be working at inflating. Such event keeps the markets up … Continue reading

Bridge Lending Simplified

Bridge loans have been excellent financing tools during the past several years. Investors use them as short-term financing to complete the task of stabilizing under-performing properties. When properties are renovated and fully leased out bridge loans are paid off and usually replaced with permanent financing. They are used for purchase and refinance projects. Generally a … Continue reading

Why Real Estate Investors Should Know This

A super smart lady friend of mine sent me a real interesting article written by one of her friends. Its title is “Why Do Banks Keep Going Bankrupt? Moral Hazard, Regulation, and a Century of Systemic Bank Insolvency“. You can read it here. It’s a brief analysis on why banks keep going bankrupt. I thought … Continue reading

The Realtor and Property Manager Partnership

As a member and contributor to several Commercial Real Estate investment sites I often come across newbie questions. These folks generally have some experience in the single family market and are dabbling with the idea of getting their feet wet in the multifamily sector. Here is a more recent one on the subject of real … Continue reading