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  • The American Revolution was largely a tax revolt against Great Britain. In honor of Independence Day, let’s look at the great tax advantages of investing in multifamily real estate. These benefits fall into five main categories – Depreciation, Cost-Segregation, Passive Income Tax Treatment, 1031 Like-Kind...

  • This is a story about Stephanie McConnon’s experience in real estate investing:  How she got started, what she worked on, setbacks, marketing methods, and strategy changes. Stephanie writes: It was the design and construction aspect of buildings that attracted me the most to residential real...

  • Prices for commercial real estate may have leveled off, according to recently released data from Moody’s and Real Capital Analytics. Does this data mean the real estate cycle is ending? Will prices start to decline soon? If so, when? Or is this just a breather,...

  • This time our, guest post is from the successful investor and real estate blogger, Joe Stampone.  Joe discusses how a family business led him to a career as a real estate entrepreneur.   Here’s his story: Like many real estate professionals, my initial exposure to the...

  • In installment No. 3 of our series on how real estate investors got their first deals, we hear from Alex Franks, a full-time real estate investor who went from personal trainer to single-family home wholesaler to buyer of 100+ unit multifamily deals backed by foreign...

  • The “My First Deal” series explores how successful self-made multifamily real estate investors got their first deal done and took their first step toward escaping the corporate grind.  In the second installment of this series, we meet engineer turned real estate investor, Reed Goossens: I went from a...

  • Closing your first deal is critical. Before you’ve done it, most brokers, investors, and lenders won’t work with you. Once you’ve closed a deal, everything becomes easier. But if no one will work with you until you’ve closed a deal, how can you ever close a deal? It’s a...

  • You’ve finally closed your first deal. What do you do now? Yeah, I didn’t know either. And it nearly caused me to blow my first deal. Then I got serious.   I went pro. On Top of the World During due diligence on my first deal,...

  • Guest Blogger:  Joe Stampone of A Student of the Real Estate Game I spend a lot of time talking with real estate entrepreneurs who have successfully closed a few deals and built their company infrastructure. While they knew it would be difficult, they’re always surprised by...

  • Going from lawyer to full-time real estate entrepreneur was tough.  Here’s how I did it. Trading My Life for Money I practiced law for 12 years. I worked 14-hour days, ate every meal at my desk, and worked most weekends. Sometimes I went a month...

  • Landlords get starry-eyed when rents are going up. Rising rents signify strong apartment demand and can bring in higher revenues. How could they possibly ruin your bottom line? It all depends on how you’re implementing rent increases. When vacancy results from normal turnover – the...

  • You just signed a contract for your first multifamily property, and you are super-excited to start life as a professional investor. You’re incurring legal fees and you’ve just sent the bank a five-figure good faith deposit so it can start paying lawyers, engineers, and environmental...

  • Jonathan Twombly and The Mortar were recently featured on the popular blog, A Student of the Real Estate Game, run by investor Joe Stampone. Want to know how I made the transformation from miserable Wall Street lawyer to a happy and fulfilled real estate investor...

  • Home prices are rising again. Should bullish economic predictions bear out, this trend will continue, to the benefit of homeowners and the US economy at large. Rising home prices are good for your net worth, your ability to borrow, and your mental health. But before...

  • Everyone who has successfully broken into multifamily real estate (MFRE) investing will agree on one thing: Your first deal is the most important. Why? Because brokers, sellers and lenders will not take you seriously if you’ve never owned multifamily property. You’re a newbie, a tire...

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