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Why Student Housing is Different from Other Real Estate Investments

When seeking an investment that offers the potential for an income stream, real estate may be a wise option. A 2018 study found that private market commercial real estate returned an average of 9.85 percent. Not bad! Real estate investments historically have provided...

Seeking an Investment for Retirement That Works to Mitigate Risk

Planning ahead for retirement? Be wary: the current 10-year Treasury yield is 2.72 percent, which means interest earnings may not provide enough for nest egg withdrawals. Experts are saying the 80 percent rule (replacing about 80 percent of your pre-retirement...

Why opt for professionally managed services?

Buying and owning a property that you lease out to tenants is no walk in the park. It doesn’t matter if you own an apartment complex or a business building, every property requires immense time, attention, and money to keep everything up and running. Unfortunately,...

The Investment Outlook for Student Housing Remains Stable

Industry experts predicted at the beginning of the year that 2018 would be a strong year for the student housing industry. That prediction has proven to be true so far, and despite high prices and worries about overbuilding in some markets, here are three indicators...

7 Things to Know When Selecting a Student Housing Investment

The student housing industry has been booming in recent years. Developers and investors both in the U.S. and internationally have jumped on the student housing bandwagon to take advantage of its many benefits. In her 2018 National Real Estate Investor...

Multi-family housing industry growth

Multi-family housing industry enjoying tremendous growth The real estate market is booming across the United States, and the growth isn’t limited to single-family homes. Multi-family housing has seen remarkable increases in recent years, and the market continues to be...

Credit Score Hurdle Harder To Clear For Apartment Renters

Courtesy: Gaia Real Estate Station R, a luxury apartment complex in Atlanta recently acquired by Gaia Real Estate Though millennials are flocking to the city to be closer to work, research shows the more competitive the market, the better the credit score that is...

Why Investors are Flocking to Student Housing

Purpose-built student housing has matured into an institutionally acceptable asset class. ONCE CONSIDERED a niche subset of the rental housing sector, purpose-built student housing (PBSH) has matured into an institutionally acceptable asset class. A large and...

How Millennials Are Changing The CRE Landscape

At 92 million, millennials are now the largest generation by population in the United States. And while there’s power in numbers, millennials are impacting businesses in other ways. Their lifestyle, which prioritizes differently than their parents’ did, is reshaping...

Roommate Woes and Tenant Retention

When good roommates (and their food) go bad My first college roommate was a mess. Our relationship started off fine and we found a great two bedroom apartment about a mile off-campus. It was the first time either of us had lived on our own and we were lucky to have a...

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...

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...