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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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2687RICH UNCLES NOW LARGEST CROWD FUND REIT (MERGER) ...............................Black Blade-September 20
2686I constantly get bombarded texts, emails, robophone calls, flyers, brochures andJohn Vosilla-September 18
2685Interesting Letter From Fundrise to Fundrise Investors: ........................Black Blade1September 16
2684How buying and selling a home could soon be as simple as trading stocks ArtificGlenn Petersen-September 11
2683Ok stay in touch. Everybody keep an eye on things share information. On recessiJohn Vosilla-August 4
2682Interesting prices are high basically no single family left under $200k. Lots oJohn Vosilla-August 4
2681It's an experiment to see how it goes (Crowd Funding). ...................Black Blade-July 24
2680The TESLA and Google facilities (I think Google has a sever farm there) have theE_K_S-July 23
2679Best of luck with those crowdfunding investments.. Admire your positive spirit. John Vosilla-July 23
2678That the industrial center lies within a federally-designated opportunity zone dJohn Vosilla-July 23
2677CROWDFUNDING REAL ESTATE .......................................................Black Blade-July 23
2676This question arose in May and since then I am invested in FUNDRISE and been addBlack Blade-July 19
2675Experience with Fundrise or similar RE investments Hi, I am kind of new to thisSAM-July 19
2674Experience with Fundrise or similar RE investments Hi, I am kind of new to thisSAM-July 19
2673Fernley to get 4,300-acre industrial park after 2nd biggest land sale in Nevada E_K_S-July 18
2672I've got experience in Detroit RE. Not as bad as you think (though some parThe Alchemist-July 12
2671You really need to screen potential tenants VERY, VERY closely these days. I amJohn Vosilla1July 11
2670Had owned a 4-plex in late 90's and they were section 8 tenants. Probably wE_K_S1July 10
2669Hi guys - jumping in here. I have a small RE portfolio that I am working to devThe Alchemist-July 10
2668Been eyeing some Nevada Four plexes and even w/ today's rents and current prE_K_S-July 10
2667Most inflation plays tied to RE already seem quite high? Except the commoditiJohn Vosilla-July 10
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
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