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6 Actionable Ways to Make Your Multi Family Senior-Friendly

  • Posted by Miriam Israel
  • On July 6, 2018
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Although millenials are on the cusp on domineering the multifamily  industry, it would be unwise to overlook the slew of baby boomers entering the rental market. Here are 6 tips to make your apartment building senior-friendly. Handlebars and Traction Tape: Installing handlebars in the showers and bathrooms and putting brightly colored traction tape before small […]
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Pros & Cons of Investing in Low Income Areas

  • Posted by Miriam Israel
  • On June 29, 2018
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When perusing the market, the price tag on low income areas can be very attractive. Simultaneously, the drawbacks inherent make many a potential buyer stay far away from such investments. An obvious deterrent for most is the higher crime rates that often come along with lower income areas. It’s best to install reliable security measures, […]
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4 Points You Need to Know About Construction Loans

  • Posted by Miriam Israel
  • On June 22, 2018
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Arranging for a construction loan requires a higher level of sophistication than organizing a standard fixed-rate mortgage. Here are four high-level items that affect construction financing: As part of the Dodd Frank Act, most lenders are restricted from lending construction financing unless the developer is investing a minimum of 15% cash equity, “cash” being the key word. […]
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Investing Outside the Lines

  • Posted by Miriam Israel
  • On June 7, 2018
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Purchasing properties outside of your state lines can be a daunting – yet rewarding – undertaking. Here are top tips you need to know in order to succeed. See It to Believe It: Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but they can also tell a thousand lies. It’s crucial to visit the property in […]
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Say What?: CRE lingo that will up your game

  • Posted by admin
  • On May 24, 2018
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In the ever increasing complexity of today’s market, knowing the gist behind the jargon is important to get ahead. Here are five basic phrases you should know to get ahead of the game. Skin in the Game: Don’t worry, you won’t be consulting a dermatologist for this one! Skin in the game refers to how […]
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SNEAK PEEK — FOR CRE INVESTMENT FIRMS & FINTECH PIONEERS

  • Posted by admin
  • On May 23, 2018
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Eastern Union pushed the website live in beta mode and is asking industry professionals to take the site for a test drive. If you like your experience or have feedback to improve the experience, please email [email protected] For the information hungry folks, here is some background: I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to work with some […]
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When They Cheat: Key tips to spot a subletting tenant

  • Posted by admin
  • On May 18, 2018
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The illicit use of online subletting platforms (such as airbnb) has been on the rise. Many tenants may be renting out their apartments without approval of the property owner. Rather than endless hours scouring the internet to see if your assets appear in listings, you can have an eye out for unusual behaviors that will […]
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Four Points You Need To Know About Retail

  • Posted by admin
  • On May 8, 2018
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Despite the dominance of online shopping, retail properties are proving to still be a worthwhile investment; provided they’re done right. Here are the things you need to know when investigating the market: Aesthetic: As more and more shopping is taking place via the screen, consumers perceive brick and mortar stores as an experience or social […]
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Upscale Downtown: What CRE Owners Need To Know

  • Posted by admin
  • On May 4, 2018
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Baltimore is currently witnessing a small-scale renaissance as young college graduates seek homes in the formerly decrepit downtown city centers. Here’s how to capitalize on the market evolution. The most significant evolution will be the upswing in property values. You can expect the prices to rise and continue rising. If you own property in one […]
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