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Should you hold real estate in an LLC?

Lots of buyers ask me about holding properties within an entity like an LLC, instead of in their own names. I’ll share the advice I give them with you, but only if you promise to remember that I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. First, let’s be clear about why someone

All about earthquake insurance

Potential apartment building owners occasionally ask me about earthquake insurance, which is not included in a standard property insurance plan. It’s kind of scary for owners with commercial mortgages, because recourse loans require you to pay up, even in the event of the building being seriously damaged or destroyed.   I’ve never bought EQ coverage

Passive real estate investing part 3: Funds

We’ve previously discussed why active real estate investing can be challenging for individual investors here. And then we talked about investing in syndicated deals. This post is about investing in real estate funds, also called “blind pools”. The kind of funds we’re interested in today don’t start out owning any properties (the ones that do

How to get started

What an amazing response to the Westmoreland sale post! Am really looking forward to working with a number of you who got in touch. For those who are thinking of dipping a toe in the market but don’t really know how to start, I suggest reading the following pieces: What does success in real estate look

Buying from foreclosure auctions

Is it worth getting involved in buying properties through county foreclosure auctions? The short answer is “maybe”. First, some background: When a borrower defaults on a loan in CA (usually by failing to pay), the trustee who holds title to the property in question is directed by the lender to hold a trustee’s auction. At

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