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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2605Goldman gets into house-flipping Founded in 2007, Genesis Capital lends to inveE_K_S1October 12
2604I imagine might keep a few higher income prospective buyers looking at higher prJohn Vosilla-October 11
2603Hi John, It’s time to open a discussion on the proposed tax changesRiskmgmt-October 9
2602Any accountants on the board want to opine on this article and the conclusions dRiskmgmt-October 9
2601Not a bad idea.Jurgis Bekepuris-October 7
2600A new way to buy a home—with no money of your own Mortgage lender CMG FinanciaJohn Vosilla1October 5
2599Keeping the ones with good tenants if they want to ride it out 2-3 more years JJohn Vosilla-August 25
2598 John Vosilla-August 25
2597Re: Loosing of credit. John, just a matter of time I think. President Trump and Riskmgmt-August 18
2596Roughly when do you plan to start selling your Florida houses/condos? My plan iKyrosL-August 17
2595Looking better and better to me too. Urban America ready to disintegrate into John Vosilla-August 17
2594Time to buy farmland? Ready to quit the city, buy a farm and livRiskmgmt-August 4
2593This is occurring at a time when overall housing equity has doubled, roughly, frJohn Vosilla2July 4
2592Divide widens between housing haves and have-nots Diana Olick5 Hours Ago | 01:29Road Walker-June 21
2591still some juice left in the RE market especially now Dodd Frank is being trimmeJohn Vosilla-June 19
2590Agree the KISS formula is the best (keep it simple stupid or keep it stupidly siRiskmgmt-June 17
2589Combination of timing and smarts sure makes it easy. Baffles me how so manyJohn Vosilla-June 14
2588Timing is everything. In South Florida, hardest-hit markets now enjoy the biggRiskmgmt2June 6
2587Real estate CEO: Record-low housing inventory is 'freaking us out' HouJohn Vosilla2May 17
2586no-credit-no-problem-for-mortgage-borrowers Mortgage giant Freddie Mac today aJohn Vosilla-March 26
2585Homebuyers Face Bidding Wars on Scarcer-Than-Ever U.S. Listings by Prashant GopJohn Vosilla-March 19
2584Still seeing some counties interior south FL Lake Okeechobee at $70 psf and lessJohn Vosilla-March 7 This 3D interactive map comes Max Galka’s great MetrocosRiskmgmt-March 1
2582Notice few talk about real estate these days be it the incredible appreciation oJohn Vosilla-February 28
2581I've actually been to Omaha and of course had to see his hood. Certainly noJohn Vosilla1February 28
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