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Single Family Home Investments vs. Multifamily Investments. Which Investing Strategy is Right for You?

When you are just beginning as a real estate investor, it can be difficult to determine which investment strategy is best for you.  Understanding the pros and cons of investing in single family homes versus multifamily is critical.   Single Family Investing Pros & Cons Investing in single family homes has many benefits, it is easier to start out with single family homes because there is more abundant inventory than with multifamily properties.  The cost of purchasing a single family home is significantly lower than multifamily properties, so less capital is needed up front.  Another advantage is that it is …

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Value add Tucson Multifamily Property Sold in Less than 2 years!

We are excited to announce that we recently sold one of our Tucson properties after exceeding our projected sales price for year 6 in LESS THAN 2 years!  Located at 3601 E 2nd Street, Midtown on Second is a workforce housing 42-unit property. The Break of Day Capital team implemented a value-add strategy which included a major re-branding by painting the exterior with vibrant colors, improved signage and changing the name from Townhouse East Apartments to Midtown on 2nd.  We also changed out the sliding front doors and replaced them with French doors, updated interior units including added a premium level …

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Why Asset Management is so Critical

Asset Management is often overlooked. It takes attention to detail, consistency, being pro-active and excellent communication. You need to evaluate many key performance indicators so that you can see trends and consistently focus on improvements. Small improvements increasing income and reducing expenses can make a huge difference to the value of a property. It is not something that you can fall asleep on, it needs to be just as important as finding the right property. Excellent Asset Management is something we strive to deliver. We come from an operations and management background, 30 years combined in fact, so this skill …

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Why Invest in Multifamily?

Have you heard that 90% of millionaires attribute their wealth to real estate?  Or heard stories of living the good life off of passive cash flow from rental property?  When it comes to real estate investments, we focus on Multifamily apartment complexes because of the control it provides in determining the investments results.  Some of the most powerful factors in real estate are control, debt (leverage), and taxes.  For the average investor, leverage is commonly used in real estate, but not in stocks or private lending.  Here are a few more of the key benefits of investing in Multifamily. Residents Pay …

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My Top 4 Real Estate Investing Books For Beginners & Beyond

I love learning about real estate. Though there are many ways to learn, here’s my top four, favorite RE books that taught me the most along my way to becoming a Real Estate Mogul. While on this journey to financial freedom, I’ve read a lot of RE books. I usually take away at least a few nuggets of information from every one, but these four manuals are tops in my estimation. Though they seem to target the beginner/intermediate investor, each still has valuable insights for everyone. So even if you are a more advanced real estate investor, the focus on …

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Quick Intro To Real Estate Syndication

Invest in a Real Estate Syndication as a way to pool resources with others. What Is/Isn’t A Real Estate Syndication? When you hear the word syndicate, your mind may first go to a movie where evil criminals plotted to defeat the super hero, and maybe you remember watching Batman where the Joker met with his syndicate to do this. Yes, people work together in what is called a Real Estate Syndication to make money. And while you may have some characters in the group, in this case, it is legal. Why Invest In A Real Estate Syndication? There are several …

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Have You Looked Into Investing In Real Estate With A Self-Directed IRA?

While there are many ways to invest in real estate, using a Self-Directed IRA can offer many benefits that other investment strategies cannot. Though some people may shy away from this under-utilized investment tool because they don’t understand the many differences between IRAs, or perhaps their financial advisor steers them away since the advisor won’t collect fees, you can learn the advantages this strategy can offer for building your wealth. What is a Self-Directed IRA? Self-Directed IRAs allow you more choice where you invest your money while still having many protections that a traditional IRA offers. Some of the investment options include …

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My Story: From Single-Family Homebuyer To Multi-Family Investor & Landlord

I love discussing anything to do with owning real estate, but I am passionate about investing in residential property. Let me tell you a little about my story: After buying my first home in 2002, I quickly set out to learn as much as I could to increase the return on my investment.  I enjoyed studying the best ways to add value and livability to the house. I started small by converting my garage into an office space/living area. Since this worked out so well I set my sights bigger and tackled modernizing the kitchen which included moving the washer/dryer to a …

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Podcast Junkie: My Favorite Real Estate Podcasters

Confessions of a Podcast Junkie Hi, my name is Gary Lipsky, and I’m a real estate investor podcast junkie. I’ve been hooked for a little over a year now, and I listen all of the time! I like to get my fix while I’m driving to and from work, taking a walk, or even sometimes while I’m doing chores around the house. And in all seriousness, I’ve learned so much that it feels like a healthy addiction. There are usually great learning opportunities to be had, and if I don’t feel I’m getting value out of a particular episode, I …

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