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Record Investment in Student Housing in 2018?

2016 was a record year for student housing in the US. $10 billion was poured into investment grade student housing projects in the US. It was a 64% increase over 2015 investment numbers. One report suggests 2017 totals will equal 2016’s torrid levels. Is there more...

Why You Need To Add Online Tour Scheduling To Your Website Today

Fun Fact: I’m terrible with dates. Lunches, birthdays, showers — I can’t keep any of them straight. Needless to say, my calendar is my best friend. Another Fun Fact: I’m very particular about my hair. And when you visit the salon as often as I do, you need to remember...

Student Housing Sales Speed Up

Bendix Anderson Oct. 16, 2017 The volume of sales in 2017 is likely to get a lot closer than seemed possible to last year’s record-breaking volume. Investors are making up for lost time as 2017 comes to a close, buying and selling a high volume of student housing...

8 Apartment Amenities You Didn’t Know You Needed

More people than ever are renting rather than owning, with more than 35 percent of Americans living in rented housing as of 2014, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. To compete with the growing number of rental opportunities in the U.S., many...

How Investors Can Identify a Great Rental Property

The decision to become a landlord is certainly exciting – the search for a property, marketing for a tenant and potential to bring in money every month. But before you go buying the first empty house you see – or worse, a house you didn’t even look at – know that your...

Top 10 Tips for First-Time Landlords

Written on March 22, 2016 by Jimmy Moncrief, updated on December 9, 2016 I was once a first-time landlord but now I have over 10 years worth of experience investing in real estate and over 15 years of lending experience for real estate transactions. During those...

5 Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate

By AJ Agrawal If you’re just beginning to invest in real estate, you’ll find that there’s a lot to learn. Real estate investing is more complicated than investing in stocks because of the financial, legal, and extensive due diligence requirements involved. That’s why...

Why Real Estate Investing Is Among the Best Ways to Get Rich

There are many different ways to get rich in the vast variety of investments available to people nowadays. One of the most popular ways to get rich has always been real estate investing. Investing your savings or applying for a mortgage to invest in real estate...

5 Signs You’re Ready to Invest

Investing isn’t for everyone: It requires risk tolerance, not to mention money. It is necessary, though, if you want to turn small, regular savings contributions into a healthy retirement nest egg. Without investing, your savings will actually lose money over time to...

10 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

By Tim Parker July 25, 2017 Real estate has produced many of the world’s wealthiest people, so there are plenty of reasons to think that buying a property is a sound investment. But like any financial transaction, it’s better to be well-versed before diving in with...

Dorm Room Decorating: Must-Know Tips From College Students

You may think a bland dorm room holds no decorating potential, but just wait. We have savvy design and storage tips to turn your new college digs into home sweet home. It's not easy to look at typically bland dorm rooms and see the design potential; all you may see at...

3 Types of College Housing: Which Is Right for You?

Not all campus housing is created equal, but there are some distinct advantages (and disadvantages) to each type. Which one is right for you depends entirely on your needs as a student . . . and as a roommate. Dorms Dorms are what you probably picture when you think...

How Apartment Renovations Can Improve ROI

Rehab market has changed, but opportunities for creating good ROI through apartment renovations still exist As rents become more competitive and apartment inventory approaches its peak this year, the case for rehabilitating older properties in some markets may be...

Higher Construction Costs Not Deterring Multifamily Developers

By Karen Jordan Bisnow Los Angeles Construction costs may be on the rise, but multifamily is still one of the best bets these days, according to developers. “The cost of construction has gone up a lot,” Cypress Equity Investments Chief Financial Officer Alla...

From ‘Animal House’ to ‘Recession-Proof’

By Julie Littman Bisnow contributor for Forbes Student housing has graduated into a sought-after real estate class. More institutional investors are looking at student housing as a viable investment thanks to rising demand that continues to outweigh the current...

Millennials boosting student housing sector

By Erik Dolan-Del Vecchio, Bisnow More millennials are pursuing higher education than ever before and the demand is fueling the student housing sector. A recent TH Real Estate report said student housing attracted $9 billion in investment last year and demographic...

Is There an Easy Way to Manage a 1031 Exchange?

The 1031 Exchange allows landlords to sell their highly appreciated properties without paying a dime in capital gains taxes. It sounds almost too good to be true, so it must be complicated, right? It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. “One of the biggest challenges...

What is a 1031 Exchange?

Anyone who owns rental properties that have significantly appreciated in value and is now looking to take advantage of those gains should become familiar with the 1031 Exchange. A 1031 Exchange, also called a like-kind exchange or a Starker exchange, allows a property...

What is Meant by Cap Rate?

By Ranah Asad, Mashvisor One thing that is commonly asked by real estate investors is what all the different commercial terms mean? Such as net operating income (NOI), cash on cash, internal rate of return and cap rate. Knowing these terms and how to calculate them is...

The 3 Main Property Valuation Methods

By Hamza Abdul-Samad, Mashvisor One of the most important features of owning a rental property is its value. Before we delve into the main property valuation methods, it’s imperative to understand the importance of a property’s value. Why Property Valuation is...

How Does Depreciation Work?

One of the biggest advantages to investing in real estate are the tax benefits. Because the IRS allows the cost of income-producing property to be recovered through yearly tax deductions, in many cases it’s entirely possible to create a monthly cash flow without...

The Growing Student Housing Industry

Karen Jordan, Bisnow Universities can be economic engines, and student housing has become a big player in commercial real estate as a result, driving investment and development. The industry has changed from friends-and-family capital to being very institutional,...