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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.

Discover how implementing digital systems can help prepare for spring and summer move-ins and move-outs. By Albert Nguyen  ( Article)  — As spring approaches, it’s crucial for property management companies to prepare for the industry’s busiest season. Approximately 70% of moves take place in spring and summer, with both purchase...Continue reading »

Operators in clear dialogue with their collection agency can optimize debt recovery and limit litigation exposure, notes Jay Harris and Elaine Owens of Fair Collections & Outsourcing. By Jay Harris and Elaine Owens  ( Article)  — Even in a healthy economy, residential rent receivables written off as uncollectible...Continue reading »

Conditions are ideal on both a macroeconomic and an industry-specific basis to be riding the real estate wave, says Mark Ventre of Stepp Commercial. By Mark Ventre  ( Article)  — Back in 2016, I queried CRE executives about where they thought we were in the real estate cycle.  Most of the answers I received...Continue reading »

Institutional investors would hope to replicate the successes they have had in traditional multiifamily, but the pecularities of single-family rentals prove challenging to the industry’s largest players. By IvyLee Rosario  ( Article)  — Whether it be Millennials, Gen Zers or even Baby Boomers, the number of renters...Continue reading »

Spaces Real Estate founder Bentley Phillips on how to fill units or recoup losses. By Mary Salmonsen  ( Article)  — For an investment-grade property manager, a few empty units are usually within an acceptable risk threshold. But smaller mom and pop owners could lose a large share of their income on a single vacancy—especially over...Continue reading »

Steady economic growth expected to continue through 2020. By Mary Salmonsen  ( Article)  — The national average rent fell by $1 in January 2020, down to $1,463, while year-over-year rent growth has remained at 3%, according to the latest Yardi Matrix Multifamily National Report. January marks the third consecutive month of declines...Continue reading »

Demographic headwinds and oversupply are creating headaches for the asset class, according to panelists at NAA’s CampusConnex conference. By Greg Isaacson  ( Article)  — The U.S. student housing industry faces choppy waters as a Millennial-driven enrollment boom tapers off and many university markets...Continue reading »

Worried about Coronavirus? Chances are slim that you’ll get it. Still, it never hurts to be prepared, especially in an apartment building common area, where people are always coming in and out. Here are some tips to keep everyone healthy. By Jessica Fiur  ( Article)  — When I got on the bus this morning, there was...Continue reading »

The report shows a record number believe renting is more affordable than owning a home, as affordability becomes a growing issue among both residents and owners. By Gali Kalinoski  ( Article)  — A new Freddie Mac survey profiling renters and owners finds that an unprecedented number of renters—84 percent—believe...Continue reading »

Multifamily developers and investors enjoy favored status from high-leverage financiers, according to Zachary Streit of George Smith Partners. By Zachary Streit  ( Article)  — A healthy economy and a growing roster of capital providers looking for returns means high-leverage non-recourse financing is not only available,...Continue reading »