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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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2672I've got experience in Detroit RE. Not as bad as you think (though some parThe Alchemist-last Friday
2671You really need to screen potential tenants VERY, VERY closely these days. I amJohn Vosilla-last Thursday
2670Had owned a 4-plex in late 90's and they were section 8 tenants. Probably wE_K_S-last Wednesday
2669Hi guys - jumping in here. I have a small RE portfolio that I am working to devThe Alchemist-last Wednesday
2668Been eyeing some Nevada Four plexes and even w/ today's rents and current prE_K_S-last Wednesday
2667Most inflation plays tied to RE already seem quite high? Except the commoditiJohn Vosilla-last Wednesday
2666I agree. June market +6% (DOW) and S&P +4.5% . .companies getting better (iE_K_S-June 28
2665$11T in sovereign debt pays negative interest rates...The easy money/equity builJohn Vosilla-June 28
2664My main goal is to just try to maintain current purchasing power and value of thE_K_S-June 18
2663Makes a lot of sense. Seems we came to same conclusion, Already seeing this plJohn Vosilla-June 18
2662What if US sees negative interest rates like Germany and Japan. Even for a few E_K_S-June 7
2661Interactive map of pension liability by state.. Looks like AlaskJohn Vosilla1June 7
2660I am also monitoring the $US as an indicator for US real estate. If/when that cE_K_S2May 28
2659From info I get in media and twitter seems Vancouver is already in 'crash&#John Vosilla-May 27
2658I'd still consider Vancouver, B.C. as the most sensitive leading indicator..sense2May 27
2657Middle America/smaller towns USA/Trump Country seems should benefit the most oveJohn Vosilla-May 27
2656Ironic those coastal cities now depend on flood of cheap money and continued strJohn Vosilla-May 27
2655I think the west coast is likely to take a bigger hit from tariffs than the restsense-May 15
2654I'm trending toward thinking that the "efficiency" of the free marsense-May 15
2653The flow of new Chinese money that has been inflating real estate in many placesJohn Vosilla-May 15
2652If money is the gas... lower Fed rates is more, higher Fed rates is less... and John Vosilla-May 14
2651.Retail Apocalypse: Inflated And Overpriced Real Estate Turns Manhattan Into &qsense-May 6
2650Looked at it. Crowdfunding for both residential and commercial real estate develBlack Blade-May 2
2649Don't disagree in terms of the risk factors you note... but what's missisense-May 2
2648Does anyone know about Fundrise? What is your experience if you have invested wiSAM-May 2
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