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Lance Edwards

Becoming financially independent through real estate investing isn’t an elite act. Anyone can do it, at any time—and more of us could be doing it than are, says best-selling author Lance Edwards, creator of the Multifamily Success and Raising Private Money systems. Over the last seven years, he’s taught hundreds of students how they too can build wealth with investments in small apartment complexes and multifamily housing. His book, How to Make Big Money in Small Apartments couldn’t have come at a better time. With hedge funds buying up large, full apartment complexes because they must move huge chunks of money—anywhere from $3 million to those costing hundreds of millions— small and mid-sized apartments are gold mines gone untouched. In between those million dollar deals and large apartment complexes, there is a revolving door of small and mid-size apartments available for investors just like you.

 Winter can be the busiest time of the year for some property owners and managers. Budgeting and planning now is the best way to avoid being caught off guard.   By Missy Henriksen ( Article)  —  It can be difficult to prioritize planning for subzero temperatures and snowfall when the weather is still warm, but it is undeniable...Continue reading »

 Strong demand from renters has kept up with a high pace of new construction, allaying fears of overbuilding in the market.   By Bendix Anderson (NREI Online Article)  —  New renters are filling thousands of gleaming, new apartments in downtown Chicago. That’s been a pleasant surprise in a market that experts had worried would be buried in a flood...Continue reading »

The Five Point Checklist for Defining the Ideal Investment On Lance Edwards recent solocast “How to Profit with Small Apartments,” he discussed a five point checklist defining the perfect investment using the easy to remember acronym IDEAL. The I stands for ideal. An ideal means income. The ideal investment has strong cash flow, and when it comes to apartment buildings...Continue reading »

By Joe Killinger ( Article)  —  Dealing with tenants’ maintenance requests is one of the biggest issues landlords face, especially with so much (rental) competition around. Tenants know that they can get the same or better service for their buck virtually wherever they turn. It is giving them a confidence boost to demand their landlord’s...Continue reading »

 Carson speaks at NMHC Fall Meeting   By Jeremiah Jensen ( Article)  —  On Friday, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Fall Meeting. In his remarks, he highlighted the issues facing the American housing market and laid out plans to address housing shortages...Continue reading »

Conduits lenders are often willing to make loans make loans that cover up 75 percent of the underwritten value of an apartment property.   By Bendix Anderson (NREI Online Article)  —  After years of instability, many apartment owners and investors have once again come to depend on conduit lenders to finance deals that other lenders can’t or won’t. “Conduit...Continue reading »

This up-and-coming generation is a few years away from being your target residents. Here’s what you need to know today.   By Lauren Shanesy ( Article)  —  As the country’s largest generation, millennials currently dominate the rental market. But the cohort behind them will soon begin to make up a significant portion...Continue reading »