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What Does It Mean to be an Accredited Investor?

What Does It Mean to be an Accredited Investor?

Once you decide to dive into the real estate investing world, it won’t be long before you hear the term “Accredited Investor.” Once you notice how many passive commercial real estate or crowdfunded investment opportunities are publicly advertised and therefore limited...

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Exploring Projected Returns In A Real Estate Syndication

Exploring Projected Returns In A Real Estate Syndication

One of the most common questions that we get asked is, “If I were to invest $50,000 with you today, what kinds of returns should I expect?”   We get it. You want to know how hard real estate syndications can make your money work for you, and how passive real estate...

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Introducing The Key Roles In A Real Estate Syndication

Introducing The Key Roles In A Real Estate Syndication

One of the best analogies for a real estate syndication is to think of it as an airplane ride. As someone with a private pilot's license, I love to use this comparison.   There are pilots, passengers, flight attendants, mechanics, and more, who all work together to...

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Stocks vs Real Estate: A Comparison of Risks

Stocks vs Real Estate: A Comparison of Risks

Investment risk can be defined as the probability or likelihood of occurrence of losses relative to the expected return on any particular investment. Stating simply, it is a measure of the level of uncertainty of achieving the returns as per the expectations of the...

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What to Expect After You Invest In A Real Estate Syndication

What to Expect After You Invest In A Real Estate Syndication

Have you ever heard about or explored the opportunity to sponsor a child through a non-profit program such as Children International? Contributions through these organizations change children’s lives exponentially in areas of health, education, and even safety.   As...

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The Importance of Focusing on Capital Preservation

The Importance of Focusing on Capital Preservation

Let me ask you a question. What first interested you in real estate syndications? Most likely, it was the potential to put your hard-earned money to work for you to create a good return and thus grow your wealth over time.   And in fact, that’s the number one question...

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An In-Depth Look At Value-Add Investments

An In-Depth Look At Value-Add Investments

Imagine spotting an old bookshelf sitting out on the curb. You pull over to check it out, and since it’s in good shape, you proceed to lug it home and give it a fresh coat of paint.   A few years later, you sell the shelf to someone else who claims to have the perfect...

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Equity Multiples and What They Mean for Passive Investors

Equity Multiples and What They Mean for Passive Investors

Any time a potential investor is reviewing real estate syndication investment opportunities, they’ll likely come across the term “equity multiple”. Even if they’ve purchased a primary home or a residential rental property before, it’s unlikely they’ve heard of equity...

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5 Ways To Maximize Long-Term Growth Through Diversification

5 Ways To Maximize Long-Term Growth Through Diversification

Have you ever known a new mom? She likely has stashed packages of baby wipes everywhere. In her purse, the diaper bag, multiple places in the baby’s room, in the master bedroom, in the car… it’s likely that anywhere she and the baby might be, a stash of baby wipes is...

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What You Need To Know About Cap Rates As A Passive Investor

What You Need To Know About Cap Rates As A Passive Investor

If you’ve invested in residential real estate before, you have some important, basic lingo like rental income, mortgage interest, and amortization under your belt. When you step into the world of commercial real estate, you’ll begin to see other terms, like “cap...

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Why You Would NOT Invest in a Real Estate Syndication

Why You Would NOT Invest in a Real Estate Syndication

If you’ve spent any time on our site at all, you’re familiar with our perspective on real estate syndications.   We think they’re awesome, that people should be interested and trying to invest in them, and we can’t wait to continue to share about them so that more...

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Are Real Estate Syndications Too Good To Be True?

Are Real Estate Syndications Too Good To Be True?

When you first learn what real estate syndications are and how passive investing works, your first question might be, “What’s the catch?”   Receiving a check in the mail for doing, seemingly, nothing sounds too good to be true. What are the hidden risks of investing...

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How Non-Accredited Investors Can Still Invest in Real Estate

How Non-Accredited Investors Can Still Invest in Real Estate

As a new investor, it’s common sense to believe there exists a wide range of experience levels in the real estate investment world. But when you start digging into potential investment opportunities and realize that sometimes only accredited investors are allowed into...

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3 Must Have Qualities I Look For In Every Investment I Make

3 Must Have Qualities I Look For In Every Investment I Make

If you start out investing as a spring-chicken, you may be excited to dive into scrubbing moldy cabinets, exterminating bug-infested corners, painting, repainting, and installing sheetrock until your arms are weak with exhaustion.   The truth is, the hustle and bustle...

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How to Get Your Spouse On Board with Real Estate Investing

How to Get Your Spouse On Board with Real Estate Investing

Making any big investment decision shouldn’t be taken lightly, which is why it’s important to be on the same page with your spouse when it comes to finances.   Every person develops a different internal money story and feelings about spending, saving, and investing...

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How To Quit Your Job Through Investing In Real Estate

How To Quit Your Job Through Investing In Real Estate

No matter how many jobs you’ve had or how far down the career path you are, facing any workplace transition brings up emotions, fears, and possibly, some sleepless nights. The bittersweet feelings of quitting a job include guilt, worry, anxiety, excitement,...

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