Real Estate Information


Investing in Real Estate Vehicle for Wealth Building


Real estate is one of the best vehicles of building wealth. Historically real estate has outperformed other asset classes like stocks or bonds, and is reasonably predictable and less volatile. There were times when real estate went down and there were times where it went up but on an average it has given a sizeable annualized return Development report, the price of an average single-family home has gone up from $22,300 in1968 to $206,100 in 2003, an increase of 824% in a span of 25 years

There are many ways to invest into real estate. With 100 percent financing options, low interest rates and good credit it's fairly easy to get started. Numerous articles and books have been written about investing in real estate and success stories are a plenty.

Here, in a nutshell, are some of the most important reasons for investing in real estate.

Appreciation. Traditionally real estate has been viewed as a "buy and hold" type investment vehicle. Real estate has recovered from cyclical declines and regional corrections and it may continue to do so in future, primarily because of tight supply and demand. Land is finite and housing is a necessity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau: the nation's population is projected to increase to 392 million by 2050 - more than a 50 percent increase from the 1990 population size. These factors presents a bright outlook for real estate investors. The fact that land is finite, and population is growing will cause most real property to rebound even if there is a market decline.

Properties can be bought and held for appreciation provided one has the staying power. To avoid occasional declines, a smart investor should buy properties below market value by using creative acquisition techniques and realize a gain by quickly turning around and selling for a reasonable profit. Of course, properties bought below market value can be held for cash flow and long-term appreciation as well.

Leverage. Leverage in real estate means making money on borrowed money. The power of real estate resides in using "other people's money." One can buy a property with zero down (100 financing) and make a profit upon sale as if it had been paid off entirely. Let's assume you decide to buy a duplex worth $500,000 with 100 financing. Income properties have been appreciating at an average of 7 percent per year. With a 0 percent down your property at the end of the first year is worth $535,000. At the end of the second year, it's worth $572,450. By using leverage or borrowed money to purchase a larger income property, you have increased your profit by $72,450 in just two years. A 14.49 percent return on a borrowed amount of $500,000. This is the power of leverage. Leverage coupled with appreciation can yield high profits.

Tax Benefits. There are numerous tax benefits of owning real estate, gains from sale of primary residence up to ($250,000 for single, $500,000 for married filing jointly) is tax-free. IRS allows taking deductions for depreciating real estate assets. Legitimate expenses like interest, depreciation, insurance premiums, management fees, legal fees, repairs etc are all tax deductible. You only pay taxes on net profits.

Real estate investing is an extremely rewarding process, but it needs perseverance and knowledge to achieve success. There are several proven techniques to make quick money but the key to success resides in buying properties below market value and selling them at the market or higher market price. Great deals can be found in foreclosures, fixer uppers, distressed properties and auctions etc.

Happy Investing!

Srini Saripalli is an entrepreneur, direct marketing expert and real estate investor. He is also a business development consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He is based in San Jose, Calif. Srini can be reached at http://www.srinisaripalli.com


MORE RESOURCES:
Rental Real Estate Is A Sound Investment For Any Market  Forbes

Consider reallocation of some of your investment assets into rental real estate to weather the ebb and flow of the markets.


Solo 401(k): The Secret Weapon For Savvy Real Estate Investors  Forbes

Talk to a wide range of successful real estate investors about the secret to their success, and one of the more common responses is the use of leverage.


Inside Nipsey Hussle's Blueprint To Become A Real Estate Mogul  Forbes

With business partner Dave Gross, rapper Nipsey Hussle is building an empire boosted by a tax break popular with billionaire venture capitalists.


The Real Estate Walking Dead: Three Tips To Surviving Your First Recession  Forbes

The S&P 500 declined 7% as 2018 came to a close, according to Investors: “That puts 2018 on track to be the market's worst year since the Great Recession ...


New To Real Estate Development? 14 Things You Need To Know To Build Success  Forbes

Like most industries, real estate has changed over the years. If new real estate developers want to be successful, they must not only get a feel for what the ...


Financials And Real Estate Valuation - Update  Seeking Alpha

Valuation metrics in financials and real estate. Evolution since last month. A list of stocks looking cheap in their industries.


Taylor corruption probe leads FBI to real estate mogul  The Detroit News

Shady Awad, left, and Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars discuss a partnership to rehabilitate foreclosed homes in the downriver community. (Photo11: City of Taylor).


Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions  The New York Times

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.


Real Estate Fresh Finds: Feb. 20  PoPville

Real Estate *Fresh* Finds is a weekly selection of newly-listed properties in the District, brought to you by Real Living At Home. Featured Property of the Week: ...


5 TIAA Real Estate Arm Launches New Multifamily Fund National Multifamily National Multifamily February 19, 2019  Bisnow

Nuveen Real Estate is launching an open-ended multifamily fund targeting Class-B apartment properties occupied by millennials and middle-income renters.


Don't look now but peak real estate season is starting. Here's when experts recommend you list  Seattle PI

Though Seattleites still have visions of snow storms dancing in their brains, spring is (ostensibly) right around the corner. And with it: peak real estate season.


McKenzie Real Estate purchases Bia’s  Asheboro Courier Tribune

ASHEBORO — McKenzie Real Estate has purchased the building that previously housed Bia's Gourmet Hardware, which closed its doors on Feb. 2.


Millennials and Gen Z are driving trends in commercial real estate, panelists say  Richmond.com

Asked to forecast where the Richmond area's commercial real estate market is headed in the next five or 10 years, experts speaking Tuesday didn't have solid ...


Hunt Real Estate Capital Finances the Acquisition of a Memory Care Seniors Housing Property Located in Phoenix, Arizona  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunt Real Estate Capital, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced ...


Lebanon County Real Estate Transactions  Lebanon Daily News

The following real estate transfers were recorded recently in Lebanon County:


No Real Estate Tax Hike Proposed In 2020 Alexandria Budget  Del Ray, VA Patch

No Tax Hike Proposed In Alexandria Budget - Del Ray, VA - The city manager did not propose a real estate tax increase, although tax bills could go up due to ...


Charlotte private real estate investment firm launches a $100M real estate fund  PRNewswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Vernon Partners, LLC ("MVP"), a Carolina-based real estate investment firm headquartered in ...


TIAA's Nuveen Real Estate plots massive expansion in multifamily market  HousingWire

Nuveen Real Estate, a global real estate investment manager owned by TIAA, is planning a significant expansion of its multifamily real estate business in the ...


Real estate investors group to meet | News  Bowling Green Daily News

The Southern Kentucky Real Estate Investors Association will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Bowling Green Country Club starting at 11:30 a.m. The ...


House Hunting in … Italy  The New York Times

The southeastern region of Apulia, known for its unusual conical structures, has become one of Italy's most popular markets for second homes.


What real estate investors need to know about tax law changes — including the potential downsides  MarketWatch

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made several favorable changes to the federal income tax depreciation rules for real estate. Here's what real estate investors ...


SoftBank's latest big real estate bet is in a start-up that's taking on the physical storage industry  CNBC

SoftBank's Vision Fund led a $200 million investment in Clutter at a $600 million valuation.


Elders Real Estate announces CCA partnership  Elite Agent

Elders Real Estate franchisees in South Australia and Alice Springs have announced the launch of a major sponsorship of the Childhood Cancer Association.


After Florida, Arizona's Real Estate Market Will Be Hit Next By Global Warming  CleanTechnica

No yards, no golf courses, rutted roads, very expensive water and not being able to play outside at anything for most of the summer doesn't sound like a lot of ...


New Jersey-Based Real Estate Firm Acquires Southeast Multifamily Portfolio  GlobeSt.com

The portfolio that changed hands included seven properties in Alabama; five properties in Pensacola FL; three properties across Tennessee and one 200-unit ...


Miss Manners: How to handle snoopy friend searching for personal real estate info  The Ledger

Advice: Depending on how your friend intends to use the information she gleans from the web, she may be intending a future rudeness — but it would be rude ...


American Real Estate Partners (AREP) Completes Tranformative Renovation To Historic Candler Building In Baltimore Harbor  PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- American Real Estate Partners (AREP) announced today completion of its renovations to the Candler Building, ...


Rendina Healthcare Real Estate And Cleveland Clinic Florida Nominated For Two HREI Insight Awards  GlobeNewswire

Jupiter, Florida, Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The first nomination is for Best New Healthcare Facility in the 50,000-99,000 sq. ft. category.


Lightstone Appoints Eugene Rozovsky to Lead New Real Estate Debt Platform  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- National real estate investor and developer Lightstone today announced that Eugene Rozovsky has been ...


WATCH: 10 real estate investment tech trends to watch  Inman.com

The emergence of the tech-stack brokerage, flexible lease models, affordable housing alternatives — Bain Capital's Matt Harris and Merritt Hummer illuminate ...


Managing the Inevitable Real Estate/Hospitality Down Cycle | Daily Business Review  Law.com

As we all are aware, the real estate and hospitality industry has recovered nicely from the “bust” of 2008-2012. However, home sales and prices are beginning to ...


People and Property: NH Real Estate and Construction News Roundup - New Hampshire Business Review - March 1 2019  New Hampshire Business Review

Fulcrum wins two awards, NH agencies awarded HUD grants … and more.


8 Times Real Estate Was The Best Matchmaker Of All  Forbes

There's online dating apps and friends' weddings to find the love of your life, but then there's also real estate. Yes, good ol' bricks and mortar (or the people who ...


KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (KREF) Misses Q4 EPS by 3c, Revenues Miss  StreetInsider.com

Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE: KREF) ...


New Orleans real estate transfers for Jan. 12-18, 2019  NOLA.com

1ST DISTRICT. Banks St. 2730: Succession of Steve Antonini to Deborah Johnston and Laurie Bernard, $295,000. Baronne St. 1422-1424: Felicity ...


A journey into real estate: Mitchell native Hanson sees success...  Daily Republic

Jordan Hanson is a risk taker. He's taken many in his professional life, gleaning a wealth of knowledge in the process. The 31-year-old has started seven ...


Despite interest rate approach, real estate ticking onward  Mercer Island Reporter

A real estate snap shot from John L. Scott Real Estate.


Real estate market likely to remain healthy  Business Times of Western Colorado

Phil Castle, The Business Times. Robert Bray jokes he has a ready answer for when people invariably ask him to asess the performance of the local real estate ...


Real Estate ETF (XLRE) Hits New 52-Week High  Yahoo Finance

This real estate ETF hits a new 52-week high. Are more gains in store for this ETF?


Baldwin County residential real estate activity cools  Lagniappe

The Baldwin County Association of Realtors' January 2019 residential housing report revealed a surprising drop in sales volume and housing inventory ...


Massachusetts fines United Planners $100,000 in real estate scam case  InvestmentNews

Massachusetts securities regulators have fined United Planners Financial Services of America $100,000 for failure to supervise one of its brokers, Thomas T.


Wildflower Ltd. is hiring a Real Estate Development Project Manager in New York, NY, US  Archinect

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER: IMMEDIATE START. Firm Background. Wildflower Ltd. LLC is a New York City-based Industrial and ...


Market Watch 2019: Ticket deadline Friday for SWFL's top real estate event  The News-Press

The three presenters for the 20th annual Market Watch real estate event have combined for more than 100 years of experience wheeling and dealing homes, ...


REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: February 11 – 15, 2019  Martha's Vineyard Times

Feb. 12, Robert S. Asher, Benjamin H. Asher, Jacob Asher, and Steven E. Asher sold 24 Bassett Place Road and a beach lot to George W. Ahl 3rd, trustee of the ...


Erie County Real Estate Transactions  Buffalo News

Following are real estate transactions over $5000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk's office for the week ending Jan. 11. AKRON • 28 Marshall A…


Peak performance: US M&A in 2018: Real estate rises higher on megadeal surge  JD Supra

Real estate M&A value jumped 116 percent to US$74.9 billion in 2018, with deal volume staying flat at 46 deals - The large spike in value in the real estate ...


3 Uber's Former Chief Executive Is Ramping Up His Real Estate Business National Construction & Dev  Bisnow

Former Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick has been quietly scaling up the real estate company he bought last year. City Storage Systems has been hiring ...


Grow or slow? Professor and real estate executive share outlooks  Business Times of Western Colorado

Phil Castle, The Business Times. The economic growth that's occurred in Mesa County over the past two years might slow, but likely will continue, according to a ...


Full-Time MBA Careers: Real Estate  Stephen M. Ross School of Business

See how the Michigan Ross Full-Time MBA program will prepare you for a career in real estate.


Even hot spots—like Ascension Parish—feeling effects of real estate slow down  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

It's no secret the greater Baton Rouge real estate market is morphing out of a seller's market, and now that downward trend is creeping into some of the ...


2019 In Real Estate: Bursting Bubbles Or Best-In-Class?  Forbes

The U.S. real estate market took years to recover from the shock of the 2008 financial crisis. Though observers were pleased with the market in 2017 for the first ...


Lancaster's poshest real estate rentals, revealed  WPVI-TV

Check out the most expensive rentals in Lancaster.


Real estate investor finds booby-trapped staircase  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A group of Philadelphia real estate investors avoided more than a money pit when one of their proper...


Guyana’s Big New Real Estate Project  Caribbean Journal

A major new real estate project has launched construction in Guyana, the $100.9 million USD Pegasus Suites complex in Georgetown.


Notable Women in Real Estate 2019  Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's Notable Women in Real Estate have brokered some of the region's biggest deals, financed major projects, grown portfolios and changed the face of ...


Choice Properties Offers Stable And Growing Income  Seeking Alpha

Choice Properties is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT for short) that owns, manages and develops retail and commercial real estate across Canada.


Feb 20, 2019 - Michael Burry Is Buying Real Estate and Deep Value  GuruFocus.com

It is not unreasonable to say that Dr. Michael J. Burry is a legendary value investor. He was relatively unheard of before the financial crisis but made hundreds of ...


As rent and tax reforms sweep US, real estate industry braces for fight with progressive lawmakers  The Real Deal

After making significant gains in the midterms elections, Democratic lawmakers now have their sights set on curbing big real estate players.


Know Jersey Finances: Property tax impact on real estate  NJTV News

Join Business Correspondent Rhonda Schaffler and experts from around New Jersey as we talk about how property taxes affect the real estate market. Submit.


Vail Valley real estate buyers are a geographically diverse group  Vail Daily News

EAGLE COUNTY — Any real estate market has variations. What doesn't change much in Eagle County is where buyers come from. Land Title Guarantee Co.


Reston Real Estate: Bentana Woods  Reston Now

This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston ...


Google Analytics for real estate?  Inman.com

Agentology has launched a new dashboard feature that it describes as a Google Analytics-like information stream for real estate marketing campaigns.


Homeowner concerned about safety after photos of her home are posted on real estate sites years after closing  WMBF

A local homeowner is concerned about safety after she says pictures of the inside of her house are still posted on real estate websites years after closing on it.


Financial adviser fined in $1M Rowley real estate scam  The Daily News of Newburyport

DANVERS — In his role as financial planner, Thomas Riquier had a deal for his clients: Give me money to buy property and we'll all share in the profits when.


Engel & Völkers nabs Compass, Bradley Real Estate agents for new office in St. Helena and Napa - San Francisco Business Times  San Francisco Business Times

Compass Real Estate lost several top agents and gained new competition next door now that international luxury brokerage Engel & Völkers has launched two ...


Expert: Metro Detroit real estate is shifting with more listings  Fox 2 Detroit

The real estate market in Metro Detroit is starting to shift.


Japan's Fastest Growing Real Estate Developer Set to Open New Lifestyle Hotel in Fukuoka  PRNewswire

TOKYO, Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the announcement of their new hotel in Hokkaido, rising Japanese real-estate developer Global Agents ...


Port Byron trustees deny real estate commission on 'Old Academy' site  Quad-Cities Online

WHAT WE KNOW: In December, village officials sold the village-owned 2.9-acre "Old Academy" site on Illinois 84 to Drs. Sarah and Terry Foust of River View ...


Massachusetts real estate transactions: Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, Feb. 17, 2019  MassLive.com

Here are deeds recorded in the Pioneer Valley, published in the Sunday Republican for the week ending Feb. 17, 2019.


LA real estate market may be shifting toward buyers  Curbed LA

Is Los Angeles turning into a buyer's market? With typical home prices eight times higher than the median income, that might be a stretch—but two new reports ...


MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai lifted by real estate as Gulf gains on global rally  Reuters

Dubai's main stock index closed at a two-and-half-month high on Wednesday after strong fourth-quarter earnings from real estate companies last week triggered ...


Spartech headquarters in Westport sold  St. Louis Business Journal

The property offers stabilized cash flow for investors, the buyer said.


'RHONJ' star charging $10K to spend the day learning his real estate secrets  NJ.com

Can you put a price tag on a day learning real estate tips from Joe Gorga, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star who is also an investor and developer?


Consolidated Research: 2019 Summary Expectations for Delta Air Lines, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Choice Hotels International, GNC, RealPage, and Globant SA — Fundamental Analysis, Key Performance Indications  GlobeNewswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its ...


Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Snag a Beachfront Bargain in Malibu  Realtor.com News

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez continue to expand their real estate empire. The couple just bought Jeremy Piven's three-story beach house in Malibu, CA.


Interest in Roma real estate soared following award-winning film's release  Mexico News Daily

Interest in renting and buying properties in the Mexico City district of Roma soared following the release of the Alfonso Cuarón film of the same name, statistics ...


Video: Real estate investors find booby-trapped staircase while inspecting home  WJAC Johnstown

A team of real estate investors dodged a bullet after coming across a booby-trapped staircase in a southwest Philadelphia home. Ekrem Uysaler and his team ...


The Upside of a Global Downturn? Juicy Real Estate Deals  Bloomberg

To lure house hunters, sellers of high-end homes are slashing prices by as much as 30 percent. Many metro areas are succumbing to downward pressure from ...


Massachusetts investment adviser fined over alleged real estate scheme  Boston.com

BOSTON (AP) — Secretary of State William Galvin says the state has entered into a consent order with a Massachusetts investment adviser agent accused of ...


Commercial real estate market red-hot in Orange  Times Herald-Record

Orange County's industrial-commercial real estate market is on fire, with a vacancy rate that fell to 2.6 percent in 2018 from 3.3 percent in 2017 and 15.7 percent ...


Chicago most popular real estate stories from  Crain's Chicago Business

News on Al Capone's former two-flat and record low housing inventory top our list.


Where Real Estate Investors Should Look In 2019  Forbes

Real estate professionals — and flippers in particular — spend a great deal of time analyzing the markets, but the only thing we really need to know is which way ...


Amazon’s Pullout From Queens, N.Y., Stuns Real-Estate Industry  The Wall Street Journal

Amazon.com Inc.'s announcement that it is ditching plans for a corporate headquarters in New York City stunned real-estate speculators, developers and renters ...


How Co-Living Fits Into The Future Of Real Estate Development  Forbes

In many areas of the country, older buildings and neighborhoods are falling to ruin. What if you could invest in these areas and not only rejuvenate the ...


Devils that invaded real estate agencies  Daily Monitor

In early 2000, a time when the real estate industry was seen by many to be picking up, Property Masters, a defunct real estate agency, was one of the few ...


Cheyenne Mountain area real estate sales: Dec. 31, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019  Colorado Springs Gazette

This list was obtained from the El Paso County Assessor's Office and covers sales recorded during the period of Dec. 31-Jan. 6. Each listing includes the ...


H.I.G. Capital Closes H.I.G. Europe Real Estate Fund Well Above Target  Business Wire

H.I.G. Capital closed H.I.G. Europe Realty Partners II. The Fund closed with aggregate capital commitments of €673 million* ($760 million).


GST Council defers decision on tax on real estate; extends deadline for sales returns  Economic Times

The GST Council has deferred a decision on tax rates on real estate and lottery till Sunday, and extended the deadline for businesses to file sales returns for ...


Dubai real estate market recovery to be seen as of 2022: S&P  Arab News

DUBAI: S&P Global, the ratings agency, painted a grim picture for the real estate sector in Dubai, with a meaningful recovery in property prices expected only ...


The Future Of Real Estate: Fintech 50 2019  Forbes

Here are the six real estate companies that made the Forbes Fintech 50 in 2019.


Signs that China's real-estate bubble will burst and take the economy with it  Boing Boing

China's real-estate bubble is the largest in human history, and despite years of warning signs, it has grown and grown, spilling over into the rest of the world.


Some Real Estate Agents Taking Up Arms  WJLA

WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Realtors often go into houses they don't know, with people they've just met. Safety efforts have become a real focus, but the potential for ...


Douglas Elliman to hold MeToo conference–and Bo Dietl will be part of it  The Real Deal

Douglas Elliman is launching a "MeToo investigation platform" created by recent mayoral hopeful and private investigator Bo Dietl.


This Once-Scruffy Beach Town Is South Florida's New Real Estate Hot Spot  The Wall Street Journal

Hallandale Beach, once known best for political scandals and a horse-racing track, is sprouting luxury homes and fast-rising prices.


home | site map
© 2007