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To start the year, we have Dr. David Lynn’s 2014 predictions, followed by several articles on multifamily investing trends and the advantages of green investing
New Year’s Real Estate Predictions
Dr. David Lynn, writing for NuWire Investor, shares his predictions for 2014. Among other things, he sees continued growth in the economy. Fueled in part by the energy sector, this is very good news indeed if you’ve been following our article series on investing in mineral rights.
"...domestic energy production will grow by more than 20 percent from 2012 to 2035. The United States recently eclipsed Russia as the world’s largest gas producer and, according to the International Energy Agency, will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest oil producer in 2015"
Nonprofits Striking It Rich by Selling Real Estate In Multifamily Boom Markets
Maybe some of the last players you’d expect to see in the market, it turns out the non-profits are seeing this is a good time to turn their holdings into increased equity.
"Like their for-profit counterparts, nonprofits are learning to become increasingly sophisticated in efficiently managing their property holdings..."
Formula For Buying Multi-Family Investment Properties
The professionals advise that you must use a formula and sound analysis in multifamily investments. You just can’t afford to do otherwise.
"It should be an unemotional analysis of numbers. Who cares if the units are beautiful and the pool is ‘sparkling’? If the numbers don’t work, don’t buy it!”"
Apartment buildings drop vacant storefronts in favor of ground-level apartments
In the drive to integrate retail with multifamily, did we forget how to attract the retail tenants? Author Elliot Njus notes:
"...landlords are having no problems filling apartments. But filling ground-floor retail space underneath apartment buildings is a different matter..."
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