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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 %

What can go wrong with an apartment building

Anyone who tells you that any investment is risk free is full of ish. People thought government bonds in Europe were risk free and look where that got them. In order to make sure you don’t think I am full of ish, here’s a list of the things I can imagine going wrong with an

Get a slave for $250,000 down

Dear old grandma just died and left you $250,000 tax free. You should take it and buy yourself a slave. No, really. An apartment building is kind of like a slave. It works for you all year without complaining. Sure, it takes up a bit of time now and then. But at the end of

Why Westlake Won’t Gentrify

Westlake won’t gentrify for three reasons: the housing stock, the density of apartments and rent control. Regarding the housing stock: Westlake is comprised mostly of apartment buildings built around 1920. Some 1920’s buildings are nice, with great lay-outs, beautiful details, and, in some case, parking. The buildings in MacArthur Park are not those kinds of

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