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OK, I want to buy a building. What do I do first?

Call me. J/k. Sort of. The first thing you need to do is take stock of your current position. Here is what you need to get started: A decent credit score. FHA will loan down to a 580 score, but ideally you’d be north of 700. A stable work history. The ideal loan applicant would

How much cash do you need to buy your first apartment building?

Not much, especially if you don’t already own real estate. The federal government has a program called the FHA which provides banks with insurance in case a borrower defaults on his mortgage. Because of this insurance, banks are willing to loan up to 96.5% of the cost of a 2-4 unit building, as long as

Why I write this blog

You might be wondering: Why does this guy spend so much time writing about apartment buildings? I think the financial crisis of the past few years has changed something fundamental about the relationship between young people and real estate, and I want to try to both explain that change, and help shape it and move

Silver Lake Income Properties In High Demand

We’ve just completed a review of the data for sales of 2-4 unit income properties in Silver Lake over the past six months. For more on the methodology, please see below. Meanwhile, here are the headline numbers: Median estimated gross rent multiple: 12.7x annual rents Median estimated CAP rate: 5.5% Median sale price as %

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