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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.

The Chattanooga Real Estate Investor Alliance, aka Chattanooga REIA, is a Chattanooga, Tennessee Real Estate Investor Association for real estate investors and other real estate professionals dedicated to the highest level of professionalism and integrity. Whether you’ve been involved in the real estate industry for years or are just getting started, you will feel...Continue reading »

Automated platforms and connected technology can benefit your residents and your bottom line. By PointCentral ( Article)  —  With 32 percent of U.S. broadband households owning at least one connected device, smart home technology continues to capture consumer imaginations. As a property manager interested in using and offering this...Continue reading »

By Mr. Land Trust®, Randy Hughes  —  Land Trusts are critical to your estate planning, asset protection and your privacy. How do they work in practical, everyday use?  In this article we will discuss one important answer to that question: The ins and outs of borrowing money when property is held in a Land Trust. We’ll also cover how to lend money to a Land...Continue reading »

The Federal Reserve’s dovish pivot has been reinforced by the abundant liquidity in the capital markets, according to David Shillington of Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.   By David Shillington ( Article)  —  Amid ongoing strength in the domestic economy, concerns over the global economy present a more balanced approach...Continue reading »

As the Treasury works on a second round of guidelines to ease investor concerns, HUD asks interested parties to weigh in By Jessica Guerin ( Article)  —  When it comes to Opportunity Zones, investors are excited about the potential for tremendous tax savings, but many are not buying in just yet. What’s the problem? Lingering questions about...Continue reading »

Contrary to conventional wisdom, when all apartments are opened to the free market, prices will decrease naturally, says Lee & Associates’ Adam Frisch. By Adam Frisch ( Article)  —  This past February, Oregon passed a statewide rent control bill while other states, including New York, are attempting to introduce, renew and...Continue reading »

Millennials, in particular, tend to view apartments as homes for the long term. So developers need to engage prospective residents like they would prospective home buyers, advises Marketshare Inc.’s Jonathan Wilhelm. By Johnathon Williams ( Article)  —  The more things stay the same in the multi-family real estate industry, the...Continue reading »

Preliminary trends release shows softening net absorption, with supply expected to remain strong through 2019.   By Mary Salmonsen ( Article)  —  The apartment vacancy rate stood unchanged in the first quarter of 2019 at 4.8%, up from 4.7% at the start of 2018 and 4.3% at the start of 2017, according to the Reis 1Q2019 Apartment...Continue reading »

Your website says a lot about your business.  If you have a website, does it say “professional”, or does it say, “wannabe”? And, of course, if you don’t have a website at all, you look like you’re not even in business because what business today doesn’t have a website?  So I’ll assume you know you need a website. What makes a great website? It depends...Continue reading »

The federal program is expected to fuel the development of small and midscale multifamily assets. By Bret Salzer and William Cassin ( Article)  —  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created a federal program that encourages private investment in low-income, high-unemployment urban and rural communities, designated as “Opportunity...Continue reading »