A Dire Warning genuine Estate Investors: Do Not Trust the Market!

Dec 3, 2022

Q: Do you depend on " The market " for your realty earnings? A: Those who trust " The market" are at the grace of the market. I believe this is recklessness. With any luck, many of you agree. Below's what I'm speaking about ... The realty syndication realm is awash with new drivers showing their financiers spectacular returns. Earnings that would certainly astound investors from Wall Road to Main Street. And also these syndicators are bring in massive revenues along the road as well. I ...read more

COVID expulsion bans are lapsing, yet various other protections for California occupants continue to be

Dec 3, 2022

Rental housing in Southern California has long been a landlord’s market, with the demand for homes greatly exceeding the supply. That’s true today to an extreme degree, with available units the scarcest they’ve been in recent memory, as The Times reports. But that doesn’t mean landlords are in a happy place either. During the first two years of the pandemic, California tenants failed to make billions of dollars in rent payments as their wages dropped and expenses rose. To avoid an ep ...read more

Babyface chases after $8 million for customized Bel-Air mansion

Dec 3, 2022

Kenneth Edmonds, the Grammy-winning producer better known as Babyface, is asking $8 million for his Bel-Air home of nearly two decades. That’s nearly double the $4.1 million he paid for the property in 2004, records show. The house has changed dramatically over the years, as Edmonds added custom skylights and a handful of amenities including a gym, music studio, movie theater and brick wine cellar. It sits on half an acre in Bel-Air Crest, a guard-gated enclave with roughly 200 homes. Edmon ...read more

With High Inflation, Should You Think About Passive Real Estate Spending Over Stocks and Bonds?

Dec 3, 2022

A few decades ago, Treasury bonds paid over 15% interest. Today, you’re lucky if you can get 2-3%.  Yet bonds remain a core tenet of  retirement planning  orthodoxy. Try telling an investment advisor that you don’t want any bonds in your portfolio and they’ll burst a blood vessel.  I admit freely, though, that I don’t invest in bonds at all. Nor do I plan to start as I get older.  Instead, I fill that niche in my portfolio with private notes and a combination of investmen ...read more

Ed Mylett on Intention, Imagination, as well as Exactly How to Succeed in Recessions

Dec 3, 2022

Entrepreneur and author Ed Mylett just bought an island. He’ll develop the 100-acre property in Maine as a legacy for his family. It’ll have a golf course, a grocery store, multiple homes, and more. Mylett believes it will be the greatest property in the world. It’s the kind of asset that most people can only dream about. But fortunately, he isn’t shy about disclosing to hopefuls the guiding principles that led to his success.  As a guest on the BiggerPockets podcast, Mylett explains ...read more

Biden Administration Wants To Reduce Home Costs With Real Estate Supply Activity Strategy

Dec 3, 2022

Last week, the Biden Administration unveiled the  Housing Supply Action Plan  (HSAP), a new proposal that aims to make homeownership and renting more affordable. The  median home price in the United States  has risen nearly 47% since April 2019, and rents have increased by over 21% over the same period, according to BiggerPockets’ internal data.  There are a lot of elements to this proposal, but together they aim to increase housing affordability by reducing the housing shortage ...read more

Should You Invest in Triple Internet Leases (NNN) in the Midwest?

Dec 3, 2022

If you’re a real estate investor seeking a steady income, relatively low risk, and passive cash flow, triple net leased (NNN) properties should be a focus in your portfolio. NNN leased properties provide steady cash flow from tenants and are significantly less hands-on with managing the property itself. The secret is out on triple net leases, and investors are on the hunt for growing markets. Here are the reasons you should look for triple net retail investments in the Midwest.  What I ...read more

7 Important Rights That Landlords Have

Dec 3, 2022

Let’s face it, being a real estate or rental property owner is like trying to navigate a minefield. At every point, you must double-check federal and state laws to ensure you don’t cross boundaries on your own property. The various housing laws that exist always protect the interest of the tenants over that of the landlords. So, it may seem that landlords have few, if any, rights. However, specific landlord-tenant laws protect a landlord’s rights. This article discusses some of these ...read more

Think We're Headed Toward a Real Estate Market Accident? That Frame Of Mind Will Prevent You From Making Smart Investments.

Dec 3, 2022

Do you want to invest in your first or next property, but find yourself wondering if you should wait for “the crash” before jumping in? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve talked to countless people—from experienced investors to my personal friends and family who are just looking for a primary residence—who are all questioning whether they should buy now or “wait for the crash.”  This is a natural question. No one wants to buy at the height of the market, only to see property value ...read more

How one renter swapped his lawn for a drought-tolerant household resort

Dec 3, 2022

Landscape designer Paul Robbins had more than water conservation in mind when he removed the muddy turf and bamboo behind his Pasadena rental and created a welcoming, low-water landscape. “Our garden is very family-friendly,” says Robbins, gesturing toward the Victorian box tree where his 5-year-old daughter Zara likes to swing. Next to it, a butterfly chair is strategically placed underneath the shade of a towering fig tree. “Audrey likes to sit there and listen to the stone trough w ...read more