For anyone that knows Marc or Gonzalo, they can appreciate that their real estate journey has been anything but easy. As opposed to the podcast real estate moguls that start out investing and within a year have obtained millions and reached financial freedom, their story has been filled with more ups and downs than straight…..
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In the below, we’ll delve into the top 10 metrics that all real estate investors should understand before investing a single penny in a deal. These are the metrics that we believe, once understood, best inform an investor’s decision to pull the trigger or not. 1. Cash-on-Cash Return (c-o-c) Cash-flow divided by cash invested. This…..
Real estate is a hyper localized asset class. What do we mean by this? While the talking heads on financial news outlets and Wall St. economists often refer to real estate as if it were a singular national market, seasoned real estate investors know better. Each market (or MSA as we call it) experiences its…..
What Is A Syndication? “Helping Our Investors Reach Their Financial Goals Through Passive Real Estate Investing” -Maple Capital Partners Mission Statement At Maple Capital Partners, we take our mission statement very seriously. We aim to help investors understand how they can use passive real estate investing as a crucial part of their overall portfolio. We…..
As investors in multifamily real estate assets, migration patterns matter to us. Where the population is moving is one of the most important factors we look at in choosing markets in which to invest. Sidenote: for the other factors we look at when choosing markets, check out a piece we put out on this very…..
We’ve arranged the following resources into the categories/factors that we’ve found to be the best determinants of the strength of a particular market. While there are many other factors and even sources of this information, these are the links that we’ve found most useful through our own research. Places to Get Started The below 3…..
Are Taxes A Choice? “In America, there are two tax systems; one for the informed and one for the uninformed. Both systems are legal. Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not…..
Suburbanization As anyone who has recently looked at a house in New York city’s suburbs can tell you, sales activity, a shortage of available listings, and competitive bidding have all increased substantially in the past few months. Not surprisingly, single-family home prices have shot up: a clear beneficiary of COVID-19’s shelter-in-place restrictions. Being that most…..
Top 10 Reason Why We Prefer Commercial Multifamily to Residential (1-4 Units) Real Estate Investment
Reason #1: In residential (1-4 units), vacancy is a returns killer. Reason #2: Commercial multifamily holds up well in recessions. Reason #3: Operating expenses are typically lower/unit in CMFR Reason #4: Economies of scale make CMFR more passive-like investments Reason #5: CMFR value is more within your control than Residential value Reason #6: Attractive financing…..
1. Forces you to treat the property as a business In real estate valuation, there’s a term called “highest and best use” which refers to a property/building’s most optimal use given its characteristics and location. As an investor, we apply that same concept to your time. An investor’s time should be focused on what they…..