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Cashflow Or Gains: How To Decide On An Investment Strategy

Cashflow Or Gains: How To Decide On An Investment Strategy

It happens to the best of us – we get caught up in economic news, assumptions about where the market is going, and we can’t help but wonder, “What’s the best investment strategy in today’s environment?” Once you decide you’re going to invest in a real estate syndication deal, and you hurdle questions about risk,…

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7 Biggest Differences Between REITs And Real Estate Syndications 

7 Biggest Differences Between REITs and Real Estate Syndications 

In this article, we will share with you 7 biggest differences between REITs & Real Estate Syndications. Many time, people believe in the power of real estate investing. If real estate investing seems interesting to you, but you’d rather avoid becoming a landlord, you’re not alone. Fixing toilet emergencies at 3am isn’t appealing to most people.…

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How To Cultivate A Financially Successful Mindset

How To Cultivate A Financially Successful Mindset

Your life-long personal financial management and investing journey can feel like a roller coaster.   You get a raise, yeay!  The stock market crashes, boo.  You find a quadplex at a steal, score!  Foreign transaction fees hit your credit card, thumbs down.    Occasionally, the extreme highs, lows, and multiple medium-intensity moments occur all in…

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Stocks vs Real Estate Syndication

Stocks Versus Real Estate: The 4 Risks You Need To Know Before You Invest

Any time “investing” is brought up, peoples’ minds flash between images of Warren Buffet, memories of the Great Recession, and those #goals filed in their “someday” folder.  Unfortunately, 60 percent of Americans find investing to be scary or intimidating, according to a new independent market survey.  Alternatively, 60 percent also recognize that “someday” they will…

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Understand IRR

What Passive Investors Need To Know About IRR

As a new passive investor or someone interested in becoming one, you’re likely hitting a steep learning curve. There are many terms, deal structures, and markets to learn about along your journey toward investing in your first real estate syndication deal.  Among other terms, there is cap rate, capital stack, NOI, ROI, and now IRR…

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5 Easy Ways To Start Saving AND Investing At The Same Time

5 Easy Ways To Start Saving AND Investing At The Same Time

Whether you’re just beginning your journey toward financial freedom or you’ve been investing for years, it remains important to simultaneously save and invest, always keeping an eye out for opportunity AND potential pitfalls. Beginning investors sometimes need a little nudge toward the savings vs investing balance, and if that’s you, you’re in the right place!…

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Financial literacy for the next generation

How To Give The Gift Of Financial Literacy To The Next Generation

I know I’m not alone in wondering what’s missing from our parenting practices as I’m irked by the constant question, “Can I have this?” from my kids, meanwhile the continuous job of reminding them to turn off lights and quit wasting water looms large. As parents, it’s easy to feel like the kids have no value…

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Reimagining retirement

Retirement 2.0: What If You Could Retire Now, Not Decades In The Future?

Have you ever seen one of these billboards on the side of the highway? The message rings so true, doesn’t it? Most of us either procrastinate or put our retirement savings on autopilot. After all, retirement is decades down the road, so why do we need to think about it right now? What we need to think…

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7 Eye-Opening Things Every Passive Real Estate Investor Should Know About Taxes

7 Eye-Opening Things Every Passive Real Estate Investor Should Know About Taxes

If you’re like me, one of the last things you think about when investing in a new venture is taxes. It’s way more fun to think about all the potential luxury vacations you’ll take and the new cars you’ll buy, than to think about the taxes you’ll be paying. Well, I’m here to tell you…

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Anatomy Of A Real Estate Syndication Investment Summary: What To Look For And How To Tell When A Deal Is “Good”

Ah, investment summaries. They’re the all-in-one marketing package / business plan / underwriting explainer / photo gallery / why-you-should-invest-in-this-deal packet for every commercial real estate syndication deal that everyone loves and hates. Often, when deal sponsors are raising money for their deals, they’ll put together investment summaries to explain to potential investors why the deal is…

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Projected Returns In A Real Estate Syndication

A Peek Into The Projected Returns In A Real Estate Syndication

One of the most common questions that we get asked is, “If I were to invest $50,000 with you today, what kinds of returns should I expect?”   We get it. You want to know how hard real estate syndications can make your money work for you, and how passive real estate investing stacks up…

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Steps to investing in real estate syndications

7 Steps To Investing In Your First Real Estate Syndication

For most people, the process of buying a house is fairly familiar. You decide you want to buy a house, think about the neighborhoods and features in your must-have versus nice-to-have columns, talk with a lender to see how big a loan they’re willing to give you, consequently move some things from your must-have to…

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Why you need investing goals

Before You Invest In Real Estate, Be Sure To Clearly Define Your Investing Goals

Let me ask you a question. How did you find the home you’re currently living in? I’m guessing that you didn’t just close your eyes and blindly point to a spot on the map. You probably had a specific area in mind, probably something fairly close to school or work, near some shopping or amenities…

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Investing in Real Estate Syndications

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Investing In Real Estate

I’m often asked about the best way for someone to get started in real estate investing. If you’ve been wanting to get into real estate investing but are sitting on the sidelines and not exactly sure how to jump in, you are not alone. There are TONS of ways to get involved in real estate investing, which…

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Investing Passively In Real Estate Syndications

Investing Passively In Real Estate Syndications is Absolutely AMAZING

The other day, we got a call from one of our property managers. “Hey guys. We’ve got some bad news.” Uh-oh. What’s going on? “You know that tenant who was scheduled to be evicted tomorrow? Well, he just stopped up all the sinks, left the water running, and took off. He flooded his unit and…

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Investing in Real Estate Syndication

An Introduction To Syndication Deals and How They Work

Many real estate investors “get their feet wet” through some form of residential real estate investing. Whether those initial investments are flips, standard rental homes, or even duplexes, that’s a great start. But we recently met someone who’d been in the real estate investing space for over 10 years and had never heard of a “real…

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