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Location, Location, Location – By Tracy Treger

A Financial Poise column highlighting the tips, tricks and tools you need to know to successfully invest in real estate.

investing in real estate

The Risks, Rewards and Challenges of Investing in Real Estate

Get Started Investing in Real Estate If you want to invest your savings prudently, there are plenty of alternatives available. Investing in real estate, savings accounts, stocks and mutual funds, hedge funds, precious metals, oil and gas and cryptocurrencies all each have distinct advantages, drawbacks, risks and rewards. Real estate is an easy way to […]


owning operational real estate

Could Owning Operational Real Estate be Your Ideal Investment?

Exploring Owning Operational Real Estate Owning real estate for investment can take a little or a lot of work, depending on the type of asset you purchase. Passive investments in real estate offerings managed by professional sponsors require little-to-no work on the part of investors. Single-tenant, triple-net leased commercial properties also require little time and […]


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Real Estate Investment Trusts 101: REITs Let Passive Investors in on the Action

What do Real Estate Investments Cost- in Sheer Effort? Savvy investors make real estate part of a diversified portfolio to grow and preserve their wealth. The challenge with many real estate investments, however, is that they can require considerable work to operate and maintain, especially if they involve direct ownership of the property. But there […]


Real Estate Partnerships

Real Estate Partnerships – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Complexity of Real Estate Partnerships Owning investment real estate can be a complicated undertaking. Add in real estate partnerships and the complexity only increases. However, real estate can be a valuable part of your investment portfolio. It provides asset diversification, a hedge against stock market and interest rate fluctuation, and an opportunity for appreciation […]


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An “Eject Button” is not a Viable Real Estate Exit Strategy

If you ever watch Saturday morning cartoons, you may notice that every time a hero like Bugs Bunny gets stuck in a tight spot, there is always an “eject” button to catapult him safely out of danger. Not only is this entertaining to watch, but it also offers up a valuable lesson for adults: You […]


Real Estate Investment Portfolio Diversity

Real Estate Investment Portfolio Diversity is Sound Strategy

Experienced financial advisors point out to clients that real estate investment portfolio diversity will help reduce risk in their overall portfolio. You can achieve this in the stock market by purchasing several different stocks, or by investing in a fund that holds multiple stocks. Diversification in real estate works much the same way. Investors can […]


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Evaluating Real Estate Investments by Asset Type

And the Best Real Estate Investment is… One question I am often asked about with regards to real estate is: What is the “best” type of property to invest in? Obviously, there is no right or wrong answer. Your ability to risk the money you invest, the returns you might expect, time horizons, and your […]


Real estate investing definitions

Interested in Real Estate Investing? Start Here

Familiarize yourself with the important financial terminology used in connection with real estate investment, property operations and lending.


Using Leverage in Real Estate Investments

How to Leverage Real Estate Investments

Should you leverage real estate investments? The answer depends on six factors, and our expert breaks down each one for you.


Evaluate Sponors of a Real Estate Investment

Trust me! How to Evaluate Sponsors of Real Estate Investments

The smart real estate investor’s checklist for Deal Sponsor diligence. When considering investing in a passive real estate deal, the qualities of the sponsor are arguably more important than the underlying real estate:


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