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Welcome to the week of short posts

We got a deal that I think I really like over the weekend. However, the diligence period is only three days. There’s an unbelievable amount to cover in these three days: Physical inspections Reviewing leases, estoppels, rent roll, etc. Reviewing the permit records Compiling a construction budget for the rehab Confirming our pro forma rents

Will we give free advice?

Here’s a paraphrase of an email I got yesterday: “I’ve been working with another broker. I can’t seem to find any deals. Can you please give me some free advice about what I should buy.” I don’t mean to pick on the guy who sent it, but this kind of email drives us crazy. Why? We’ve worked long

A few new deals

Just removed contingencies on two more deals. One is a fee for service deal with a long-term partner. The other is the first deal with the new pot of money we’re putting out. Both are pretty classic deals for us: 10 and 8 units, respectively Interesting bones Tons of deferred maintenance Improving areas near to

How we forecast the rents

One of our key advantages in this business is our ability to accurately forecast rents for renovated units. We’ve previously discussed the importance of this skill: It’s understanding the rents that allows you to properly underwrite deals. We are able to do such accurate forecasting because we are constantly leasing renovated units in the neighborhoods

Introduction to Phase 1 environmental reports

Some of the money we’re deploying on behalf of an investor right now comes out of a 1031 exchange. For those who don’t know, a 1031 is a way to avoid paying capital gains on sale of an investment property by immediately purchasing another property with your sale proceeds. Arranging a 1031 exchange requires the help

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