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Is it too late to buy?

A lot of people are wondering whether it’s already too late in the cycle to buy. After all, prices have bounced back up off the floor of 2009-10. For context: I sold a bunch of totally renovated buildings in 2011-12 for 10-10.5x the rents. I would get 11x all day right now, and possibly more.

Are you an investor or a speculator?

Market prices are up across the entire city. Where you could once buy stuff for 10x GRM, almost everything is now 12x+. If you’re looking at deals now, it’s important not to get caught up in thinking about buildings relative to each other. At any time, I can tell you what the best thing to

Right now, you need soft eyes

There are no perfect deals right now. Think about it: People don’t generally sell perfect buildings where everything is going great. They definitely don’t right now, when the alternative to owning the building is to hold the money in their money-market account earning 0.25%. Does that mean you shouldn’t buy anything? No. There are definitely

The state of the West Hollywood apartment market

Today I spoke with a broker who has an eight unit property in West Hollywood listed at a somewhat reasonable $187,500 / door. I say somewhat reasonable because the gross rent multiple is 15x. At a list price of $1.5MM, that means the property is generating rents of $100,000 / year. The rents are obviously

Incredible FHA opportunity in Echo Park

If you fit the following criteria, you should get in touch immediately: Want to live in Echo Park Want to buy a fourplex apartment building Have a good job and good credit Do not currently own property Have at least $60,000 in the bank This is the kind of deal that ensures a family’s financial

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