Archives for “due diligence”


Most multifamily investors and commercial real estate investors have heard the old saying that, "You make your money when you buy a property."

Imagine paying for your Retirement Home in South America only to realize that you were scammed.  Let me introduce to you Bob and share his ...

You know that due diligence is vitally important to any investing decision. You probably find it second nature to handle title searches, have contractors give ...

Dear Reader, It’s one of the first decisions you make when it comes to buying property overseas. Should you find a move-in ready home…or buy ...

Dear Reader, A 1000 square-foot condo covers 1000 square feet, right? Doesn't matter if you're buying in Paris, Buenos Aires, Miami, or Montevideo...when you pay for ...

I get this question quite often. So many investors base their timeline to close a real estate transaction based on their “traditional” experience of buying and ...

Dear Reader, There is a mantra that overseas property buyers should repeat to themselves: buying a property overseas is not the same as buying back home. ...

Dear Reader, I got an e-mail from a fellow reader last week. He was in a bit of a bind. He'd decided to purchase a pre-construction ...

What many commercial note investors don’t realize is that the bank that is selling the note doesn’t usually have financials or rent rolls to provide.  ...

I got a lead through one of my property managers. I had become friendly with the owner.  He had mentioned at lunch one day that ...

As a first-time investor, I was very cautious. On my first very serious offer, I asked my agent to include certain conditions, known as ...

When investing in private equity, there are six key factors or secrets to consider to finding successful and more importantly, profitable private equity deals.

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 ...

Is there a new "norm" in the real estate market? The economy? Can we expect our financial and economic picture to be that of what ...

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 ...

Interested in cultivating real estate profits? Then maybe you need to consider creating your own Farmville.  Not the Farmville you may see posting on your ...

Due diligence is concerned with the investigation of the property being considered for purchase or used for collateral and the assessment and verification of the ...

Have you been seeing the news about the massive oil spill that is threatening the Gulf coast?  As I watched the events unfold on TV ...

Due diligence is concerned with the investigation of the property being considered for purchase or used for collateral and the assessment and verification of the ...

I rarely buy a piece of property with the idea of just seeing what will happen. I always have a plan or exit strategy for ...

Throw out the books, tapes and the methods we relied on when purchasing investment properties a year ago.  Everything has changed.  Real estate investors are ...

Rehabbing, Is It In You?

There are plenty of stories out there of people making a killing buying old dilapidated homes fixing them up and selling for huge profits. Seems ...

When investing in private equity, there are six key factors or "secrets" to consider to finding successful and more importantly, profitable private equity deals.

Whether it be challenging financial and economic times, like today, or the ‘best of times’ in real estate, predicting potential trends and marketplace returns is ...

Have we hit bottom, yet? If the U.S. Treasury had a dollar for every time its has been asked by the media – both traditional ...