What is Riskier? Multifamily or Mutual Funds?

Monday, August 05

As investors, we are concerned with building wealth while taking on the least possible risk. The reason I invest in real estate is because I’ve determined that it’s the best and safest way to grow my personal wealth. But is this really true? I’m biased because of my personal experience. I’ve seen...


One Quick Way to Check the Performance of Your Syndication Investment

Monday, April 15

So you've invested in a syndication as a passive investor. Great! If you've read my articles, you know I'm a big fan of passive investments and I think syndications are a GREAT way to build passive income over time. But how do you monitor these investments? Here is one quick and fast way to verif...


Buying, Selling, and Profiting in the Russian Real Estate Market (3/4)

Saturday, January 19

We had decided on a large 3-room apartment in the city center of Russia’s fourth largest city. We were excited because the location was excellent. We were a mere 5-minute tram ride from the city center and river beach. It was right in the middle of the action. We had raised the $70,000 needed to ...


Buying, Selling, and Profiting in the Russian Real Estate Market (2/4)

Saturday, January 19

I was determined to buy an apartment in Russia. Financially, I knew it made sense. The alternative was that we’d pay about $60,000 in rent over 5 years, which was roughly the price of an apartment. Why throw that money away? I knew that if we bought, and even if the market crashed and the apartme...


Buying, Selling and Profiting in the Russian Real Estate Market (1/4)

Saturday, January 19

This is the story of how I got involved in real estate investing and the tale of my very first purchase. This is how it all began for me. Years ago my wife and I moved to Russia to work with a Christian non-profit organization. Our plan was to live and work in Russia for 5 years. I noticed immed...


The Best Questions To Ask Syndicators When Evaluating Deals

Sunday, December 16

I’ve invested in several syndications and have also co-syndicated many deals. These are the questions I ask every syndicator. They are also the questions that are asked of me by investors on a routine basis. The answers to these questions should be found either in the Investment Summary, on the I...