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...

Seven Reasons I Prefer Multifamily Apartments

Tuesday, November 13

One of the best and safest ways to build wealth is through real estate. But there are many ways to invest. I have bought and sold single-family rentals, duplexes, and triplexes. I have also made forays into vacation rentals. But, far and away, my favorite investment in the real estate space are m...

A Smart and Low-Risk Way To Get in on Mobile Home Park Investing

Monday, November 05

Everybody is talking about hacks these days. It's nice to discover those little tricks that make life easier. Personally, however, I want the big hacks. The hacks that change my life. This is one of the reasons we love the BP community. We're here because we're trying to hack Financial Freedom an...