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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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2621Rents Fall In The Face Of An Inventory Glut thehousingbubbleblog.com Mismatch John Vosilla-4 hours ago
2620Hi Glen, Very interesting article. Thanks for posting. Good luck wiRiskmgmt-12/24/2017
2619Bitcoin may be the most well-known manifestation of blockchain technology, but tGlenn Petersen-12/22/2017
2618John, Kiss (keep it simple Santa) Forget all the fancy stuff- this witRiskmgmt112/20/2017
2617Looks like that nice tax break on selling ones Home is in danger. Another chaRiskmgmt112/5/2017
2616Leads for private investments in Commercial Real Estate projects .. Anyone knowSAM-12/4/2017
2615Traffic obscene these days most any decent sized city in FL and entire SoutheastJohn Vosilla112/2/2017
2614U.S. New-Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise to Highest in a Decade bloomberg.com HighlRiskmgmt111/27/2017
2613Hi R, sound wisdom from you as always... My suspicion of this one particular hoJohn P-11/27/2017
2612John, Been in the real estate biz a long time, owned income units in TexRiskmgmt-11/27/2017
2611Thanks for that risk, I could see the Columbia law.edu citations were talking aJohn P-11/27/2017
2610John It has been revised since then and is way more simple. 26 U.S. Code §Riskmgmt111/26/2017
260926 CFR 1.1034-1 - Sale or exchange of residence. law.cornell.edu (editorial John P-11/26/2017
2608((I imagine might keep a few higher income prospective buyers looking at higher Riskmgmt-11/26/2017
2607Hi JP, Yeah you could say that ((the tax brewing and incubation occuRiskmgmt111/26/2017
2606Hi RM, a very compelling insight.... the tax brewing and incubation occurring John P-11/25/2017
2605Goldman gets into house-flipping Founded in 2007, Genesis Capital lends to inveE_K_S210/12/2017
2604I imagine might keep a few higher income prospective buyers looking at higher prJohn Vosilla-10/11/2017
2603Hi John, It’s time to open a discussion on the proposed tax changesRiskmgmt110/9/2017
2602Any accountants on the board want to opine on this article and the conclusions dRiskmgmt-10/9/2017
2601Not a bad idea.Jurgis Bekepuris-10/7/2017
2600A new way to buy a home—with no money of your own Mortgage lender CMG FinanciaJohn Vosilla110/5/2017
2599Keeping the ones with good tenants if they want to ride it out 2-3 more years JJohn Vosilla-8/25/2017
2598 John Vosilla-8/25/2017
2597Re: Loosing of credit. John, just a matter of time I think. President Trump and Riskmgmt-8/18/2017
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