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Farm Crisis of 2019

The Farm Crisis of 2019: History Repeats with Ag Sector Debt

The last major farm crisis is now 40 years in the rear view, but today’s farmers are experiencing a parallel phenomenon, especially where it comes to farm sector debt.

Investing in Gold

3 Tangible Asset Investments to Delight Your Inner Child

Get high returns by diversifying your portfolio with tangible assets like sports memorabilia, fine art and precious metals. Invest in an existing hobby and diversify with your diversion.

Qualified Opportunity Zones

So You Want to Invest in Opportunity Zones?: Think Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Qualified Opportunity Investing with LIHTC Transactions There’s a lot of buzz on the subject of investment in Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds. Congressional sponsors were hopeful that this new tax benefit regime, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, could attract new sources of capital to under-developed neighborhoods in need of investment. But […]

qualified opportunity zones

Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds: A New Tool for Real Estate Investors

2017 Tax Cut Created Incentives and Flexibility for QOZ Investment A new tax incentive that has been gaining a lot of attention recently is the Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund. Like existing tax incentives, the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) provisions permit investors to reduce their taxes by investing in certain areas designated as disadvantaged or underdeveloped. […]

carveout guaranties

Carveout Guaranties to Non-Recourse Loans

The A to Z’s of Carveout Guaranties When utilizing a loan to acquire an investment property, there are two basic types available to the buyer: recourse and non-recourse. Regardless of the type of loan, the borrower may be asked to sign a guaranty, which can range in scope from full recourse against the borrower to […]

single-tenant v. multitenant investment properties

Advantages and Disadvantages of Single-Tenant v. Multitenant Investment Properties

Is One a Better Investment Than the Other? Some of my investors have recently expressed concern about owning single-tenant properties.  They cite the all-or-nothing risks of occupancy and renewal as the primary objections to these types of investments.  These are valid concerns. However, investing in a multitenant property also involves a degree of risk, as […]

The Risks, Rewards and Challenges of 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 […]

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

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 […]

real estate exit strategy

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 […]

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