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Investing in Real Estate - Creative Opportunities
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Many SI members have real estate investments, but there is very little discussion on SI about them. Perhaps this is because each real estate investment is as unique as each location, and we are spread across the continent and beyond. Still, the ability to compare investment parameters and thoughts could be very informative and useful.

For example, I have a few investments in office properties in Portland, Oregon, but are there better opportunities elsewhere? I often see John Vosilla writing about extraordinary returns possible in residential investments in Florida. I’d like to know more about those.

Other real estate forums on SI have devolved into trading, gold and lots of politics. I’d like to focus on specific investment opportunities. and real world considerations such as real estate taxes and finance. Forget the what should be, let’s focus on what is.

I’m hoping a lasting panel of experienced real estate investors will find a home here. We can learn from one another. I’ve yet to make a major capital decision in real estate that didn’t require a complex weighing of pluses and minuses. It’s never a 100% sure thing, and unlike in stocks, you are stuck with the decision for a while. Bouncing thoughts off others would be great when facing a major decision. Less experienced people can also benefit from advice and perspective on investments they are considering.

So, please join in. Do you own investment real estate? Where? How many square feet, what’s the rent/sf, what’s the NOI, how’s the occupancy experience been. Want to post a photograph? What’s the ownership structure? Have you sought financing lately? Have you struggled with vacancy?

I’m sure we will veer into some macro-economics and even some politics, but any such discussion much relate directly to real estate investing and be of some practical use. Plenty of other places to discuss politics and economics.

I hope you will join in.
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2695Current example of the pressure for yield on the RE market. This is a property renovator-Saturday
2694Thanks for explaining. Imagine the cost overruns will be substantial. Perhaps alJohn Vosilla-January 6
2693No, I think they just ran into a lot more issues than initially expected. I handrenovator-January 4
2692Came across 425 Park Avenue under construction the other day when I was in the cJohn Vosilla-January 3
2691I thought was going to be way overbuilt three years ago all that new constructioJohn Vosilla-12/23/2019
2690The high rise condo building continues at full speed in NYC. Along Broadway andrenovator-12/18/2019
2689Home-Builder Optimism Hits a 20-Year High. One Bull Says Buy Lennar, Beazer, andJohn Vosilla112/16/2019
2688Signs of a housing top forming?? Home Builder Stocks: $312 Million for This? AJohn Vosilla112/2/2019
2687RICH UNCLES NOW LARGEST CROWD FUND REIT (MERGER) ...............................Black Blade-9/20/2019
2686I constantly get bombarded texts, emails, robophone calls, flyers, brochures andJohn Vosilla-9/18/2019
2685Interesting Letter From Fundrise to Fundrise Investors: ........................Black Blade19/16/2019
2684How buying and selling a home could soon be as simple as trading stocks ArtificGlenn Petersen-9/11/2019
2683Ok stay in touch. Everybody keep an eye on things share information. On recessiJohn Vosilla-8/4/2019
2682Interesting prices are high basically no single family left under $200k. Lots oJohn Vosilla-8/4/2019
2681It's an experiment to see how it goes (Crowd Funding). ...................Black Blade-7/24/2019
2680The TESLA and Google facilities (I think Google has a sever farm there) have theE_K_S-7/24/2019
2679Best of luck with those crowdfunding investments.. Admire your positive spirit. John Vosilla-7/23/2019
2678That the industrial center lies within a federally-designated opportunity zone dJohn Vosilla-7/23/2019
2677CROWDFUNDING REAL ESTATE .......................................................Black Blade-7/23/2019
2676This question arose in May and since then I am invested in FUNDRISE and been addBlack Blade-7/19/2019
2675Experience with Fundrise or similar RE investments Hi, I am kind of new to thisSAM-7/19/2019
2674Experience with Fundrise or similar RE investments Hi, I am kind of new to thisSAM-7/19/2019
2673Fernley to get 4,300-acre industrial park after 2nd biggest land sale in Nevada E_K_S-7/18/2019
2672I've got experience in Detroit RE. Not as bad as you think (though some parThe Alchemist-7/12/2019
2671You really need to screen potential tenants VERY, VERY closely these days. I amJohn Vosilla17/11/2019
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