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Why I intentionally have a bunch of vacant apartments

Right now, I have a bunch of apartments sitting vacant. That sounds crazy, right? After all, we are in the business of renting apartments. Having vacancies means we’re intentionally not maximizing revenue, which means a lower return to us and our investors. So what’s going on? Well, we bought a bunch of buildings a few years

Why we’re in emerging neighborhoods

Found myself talking about neighborhoods with a new agent of ours yesterday. We were discussing why our deals (both the ones we do for ourselves and the ones we broker) tend to be grouped in a few main areas, none of which are the Westside, Hollywood, or Miracle Mile. It’s not that we dislike working

A small problem with putting solar on your roof

There’s a slight problem with putting a solar system on your roof: You may be radically reducing the value of your property. Now, this doesn’t go for all homes. It’s specifically the case with home in cities where the zoning allows for denser development. So, for example, consider an old 800 sq ft single family home

Why I don’t talk about cap rates

About 10 times a week, people ask me what kind of cap rates I expect from our deals. In my answers, I strongly resist using the term cap rate, to the point that people think I’m a little strange. This is kind of weird, right? Any book you read about investment property is going to

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