Archives for “Apartments”


In 1988, when I began my ascent as a mini-mogul, I purchased a six-unit building about a mile west of the Fox River in Illinois. ...

This story ends with my having a net worth of millions of dollars, an annual income in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and ...

For some of you just starting out, it is hard to decide which type of property is start investing in. Many of you are probably just ...

"Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You are the only one who can do it permanently." -- Zig Ziglar I'm going to provide the ...

"Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave." -- Brian Tracy One of the most nerve-racking steps for beginning investors is to ...

So what did I do next? How did I go about buying my first apartment building? At first it was hell. I’d call ...

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." -- Tommy Lasorda Investing in commercial investment real estate can be one of ...

"Everything depends upon execution; having just a vision is no solution." -- Stephen Sondheim One of the things that I have been recommending to investors for ...

I had bought my first apartment building in Chicago in 1982. The closing, the finalization of making my first commercial purchase, was scheduled, and reality had ...

Okay, I remember my very first inspection on commercial property. It almost caused me to quit and be discouraged about real estate investing. I was contacted ...

"No man is ever whipped, until he quits -- in his own mind." -- Napoleon Hill Earlier this year I was coaching one of my son's ...

I envisioned worst-case scenarios: rent strikes, phone calls at all hours of the day and night, and devastation by fire. My greatest fear was ...

That pesky real state agent is in my way of making a great and creative deal with the seller! How do I get around him ...

"Make a decision to be successful right now. Most people never decide to be wealthy and that is why they retire poor." - Brian Tracy Property ...

"Nothing focuses the mind better than the constant sight of a competitor who wants to wipe you off the map." - Wayne Calloway One of the ...

According to most of the real estate books I read, the ideal investment property is a newer house or apartment building in need of some ...

Some people always seem to get lucky in finding and getting perfect apartment deals. Don’t you wish you were like them? Don’t they drive you ...

"Every great leap forward in your life comes after you have made a clear decision of some kind." - Brian Tracy Apartment property investors are constantly ...

Why people do not take risks is beyond me. Let me explain what I mean. I just read a mini biography about the following people: Henry Ford Coco ...

How you can spot and avoid the three mistakes that can literally ruin your apartment investment - making sure you make money when you buy ...

Here are 3 secrets you NEVER knew about large apartment REOs: Secret #1: Banks can hold apartment REO assets on their books for a period up ...

"Follow the 6 P's - Prior Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance." - Unknown Buying and selling an apartment or a commercial investment property can be a ...

Those were the profound words spoken by former commercial passenger jet pilot Jill. For the last 17 years, Jill has flown large jetliners and most ...

There’s no denying that one of the strongest segments of the real estate industry today is multifamily – both from a property sales and real ...

"The mathematician requires tact and good taste at every step of his work, and he has to learn to trust to his own instinct to ...