Navigating the Market

Real Estate Investments a Great Idea, Experts say the Market is Back

Navigating the Market

Markets hard hit over the last few years including Portland, Oregon, Austin and Houston Texas, as well as several cities in Texas and Florida are showing excellent recovery and the prospects are great for long-term real estate investments. In a survey of their 330,000 members, ActiveRain found that more than 80% believe 2013 will a year of rising real estate...Read more »

Commercial 1031 Exchanges - Why Not Do Them?

Navigating the Market

A 1031 Exchange allows an investor to defer income taxes on the sale of investment property by replacing it with “like-kind” property. There are strict time limits with 1031 Exchanges: you have 45 days to identify replacement properties after selling the original property and you must close the purchase on the selected property within 180 days. So, even though you...Read more »

In the Middle of the Multifamily Sale..!

One of our apartment buildings is currently in escrow to be sold, and what an adventure it has been. We knew that the banks were being difficult, but the load on us as SELLERS to verify our numbers and positions has created an amazing workload of paper and correspondence.The frustrating part, among several, is that the bank keeps coming back to us as...Read more »

Selling Your Commercial Property: Taxes and Other Considerations

Navigating the Market

First and foremost, always seek competent tax counsel when deciding to sell your commercial real estate. In addition to capital gains taxes, commercial real estate sales also involve taxes on income, the property itself, and non-cash expenses. These need to be carefully analyzed in order to determine your tax liability upon sale. Having an appraisal done on the commercial property...Read more »

Why in the World Would I Buy a Mini-Storage?

Navigating the Market

Mini-storage facilities are excellent opportunities for the first-time-or even the savvy-investor. Compared to many other businesses, mini-storages are relatively straightforward in operation. Overhead and maintenance are extremely low compared to, say, apartment buildings, hotels, or retail investments. In addition, mini-storage facilities have a historically high return on investment. Check out this article about mini-storage trends and capitalization rates. Consider this:...Read more »