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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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2722Tbh, I’m an experienced RE investor. I love real estate so much. Actually, my frRichardBens14-8/2/2022
2720RE cycles last 17-18 years need patience.... Not the time to make a killing protJohn Vosilla-7/29/2022
2719Hi! My wife and I have been looking to buy a house for a few years (we lived in alysteed-7/12/2022
2718[deleted] - LinkFarmingMichael555-4/18/2022
2717When will this end what are the signs we are close? Looking for a flat to inverJohn Vosilla12/9/2022
2716U.S. Housing Costs Surge, With No End In Sight Locked out of the supply-constrJohn Vosilla-2/9/2022
2715New home supply is on the way. There are more new homes and apartments under John Vosilla-2/9/2022
2714$MSPC - MetroSpaces - It might be surprising to discover that the price of MetroWoodEric0-12/17/2021
2713There are over 8 million renters not current in rent. On a household basis oveJohn Vosilla18/30/2021
2712THE POST-COVID URBAN REVIVAL: WHAT’S NEXT FOR BIG CITIES? Today, more than fouJohn Vosilla-8/9/2021
2711The Amazon Paradox "The more business move to online the more the value of elmatador-5/11/2021
2710Repricing of our large city center residential towers hints at a massive shakeouJohn Vosilla13/21/2021
2709Sorry, I haven't done new rentals for five years. Prices went way up been John Vosilla-3/21/2021
2708Do you use a particular service. I read about what company that recently signed Madharry-3/16/2021
2707I suspect that many renters who are not doing that well financially will simply John Vosilla13/16/2021
2706Nice move since September... I don't watch the stock much anymore but the shJohn Vosilla-3/16/2021
2705Yes prices have reset higher in much of the country due to ZIRP the past year seJohn Vosilla-3/16/2021
2704thanks for the informative comments. I have purchased several mreits but decideMadharry-3/15/2021
2703St Joe anyone? Florida land company Barracuda™12/25/2021
2702By rights, I should change my SI moniker, as I am a former renovator, I switchedrenovator-2/7/2021
2701Pandemic Wipes Out Landlord’s Living After taxes, utilities, repairs, and tens oJohn Vosilla-2/7/2021
2700WA scrambles to avoid mass evictions as moratorium nears end Tenants and landloJohn Vosilla-2/7/2021
2699Are we trapped in another housing bubble? A rapid rise in home prices has some eJohn Vosilla-2/7/2021
2698Here is some insight from the clouds above nyc: theinstitutionalriskanalyst.comrenovator-5/11/2020
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