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Multifamily Investing – 50 Expert Tips, Tricks and Hacks

July 28, 2020

Multifamily investing is one of the most lucrative areas of real estate investing. But to make money, you must know what you are doing. First, read the many multifamily investing articles Assets America® has published. These will give you a good idea of what you need to know to start multifamily real estate investing. Even […]

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How To Find Multifamily Properties – Ultimate Guide 2020

July 6, 2020

In good times and bad, multifamily properties with five or more units, aka commercial property, can be an excellent investment. Sometimes, the biggest challenge is how to find multifamily properties. In this article, we’ll explore how to find multifamily properties so that you’ll know where to look. Best Websites to Find Multifamily Properties If you […]

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Multifamily Industry – 2020 Market Report (Trends, Outlook, News)

June 28, 2020

The pandemic is no hoax. It has had a disastrous impact on the U.S. economy. However, the current bleak situation will eventually resolve, making it a great time for opportunistic purchases. Read on to learn the latest facts and outlook for the multifamily industry. Video:  Yardi Matrix May Update:  COVID-19’s Impact on Multifamily Real Estate […]

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The Federal Housing Administration provides financing for multifamily properties

FHA Multifamily – Step-By-Step Financing Guide

June 20, 2020

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guarantees multifamily property loans. These are multi-tenant properties with five or more units. The FHA multifamily loan can fund new construction, acquisitions, major repairs, and refinancing. An FHA multifamily loan can also apply to health care facilities, co-ops, elderly housing, […]

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Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans – The Perfect Introduction

May 25, 2020

The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) is one of the largest players in the multifamily finance segment. It is a government-sponsored entity (GSE) similar to Fannie Mae. However, Freddie works with mortgages from smaller banks (“thrifts”) while Fannie deals with large banks. Freddie calls its multifamily loan business “Optigo.” Whatever you think of […]

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Fannie Mae Multifamily Loans – The Perfect Introduction

May 19, 2020

Many investors take a keen interest in the multifamily real estate market. Multifamily properties have five or more rental units. The Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) is the largest player in the multifamily finance segment. In this article, we’ll introduce the role Fannie Mae plays financing multifamily properties, including the latest guidelines and Fannie […]

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Agency Loans & Non-Agency MBS – Ultimate Guide

May 11, 2020

Mortgages are the life blood of the real estate market. Without debt financing, the U.S. real estate market would collapse. Investors can enter into the mortgage market in several ways. These include repackaging mortgage notes into residential mortgage backed securities (MBS) and commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS). In this article, we’ll explore agency loans, non-agency […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Hospital? | Assets America

May 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on the hospital shortage in many parts of the United States. This stimulates interest by investors to build hospitals large and small, urban, and rural. Naturally, you must completely understand how much it costs to build a hospital. The cost to build a hospital varies by location, hospital size, […]

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PACE Financing – Everything You Need to Know

April 24, 2020

As ocean levels and temperatures rise, the U.S. population is increasingly interested in environmental stewardship. One aspect of this interest is an openness to clean energy sources that are renewable and efficient. The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program addresses commercial (C-PACE) and residential (R-PACE) renewable energy installations and upgrades. In this article, we’ll answer […]

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Ultimate Guide to Hotel Renovation (Costs, Companies, Tips)

April 18, 2020

Hotel owners must maintain their properties in good to excellent condition in order to remain competitive. For many, that requires a continual process of maintenance, upgrades, and renovations. Some renovations have a modest cost impact, while others require substantial capital expenditures. Therefore, owners should be thoroughly familiar with: Hotel renovation costs Hotel renovation companies Hotel […]

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Wet Lease vs Dry Leases – Everything You Need to Know

April 11, 2020

A large portion of the business, personal, and commercial aircraft market uses lease financing. Unfortunately, some lessees are confused about the difference between a wet least and a dry lease. We’ll address the topic of wet lease vs dry lease by answering several questions: What is a wet lease? What is a dry lease? What […]

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A multifamily realtor and commercial real estate investor work together

How to Choose a Multifamily Realtor (Ultimate Guide)

April 4, 2020

If you’re in the market to buy a multifamily property, should you use a multifamily realtor or simply spoken, a multifamily real estate broker. While there are slight differences, we shall use both interchangeably as (MREB)? The answer is not obvious. A good commercial multifamily realtor can be helpful, but many residential realtors are useless […]

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A Texas multi family developer constructs apartment buildings in Dallas Fort Worth

Top 20 Multifamily Developers (National & Regional)

March 29, 2020

Real estate investors can choose to invest in many different commercial real estate sectors. One of the most popular sectors for investment is multifamily, a division of commercial real estate. These are rental structures with five or more units. Surprisingly, projects of less than 5 units are not actually multifamily, rather they are known as […]

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An FHA/HUD multifamily loan provides capital for investing in apartment complexes

HUD Multifamily – The Perfect Introductory Guide

March 27, 2020

The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers several programs that provide HUD multifamily financing. These are important programs that help eligible investors obtain the funding they need to develop or purchase multifamily properties. It’s important to understand the benefits of these programs but also their limitations. We’ll discuss the pros and […]

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Ultimate Guide to Multifamily Management (Tips, Companies & More)

March 24, 2020

Landlords find multifamily properties attractive because multiple units provide rental cash flows. Compared to single-family homes, multifamily properties provide a more consistent and larger cash flow. A top decision for landlords is whether to hire a multifamily management company or self-manage the property. Multifamily management is the topic we tackle. In this article, we cover: […]

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Ultimate Guide to Operating Budgets

March 18, 2020

If you’ve been looking for a useful operating budget definition in a real estate context, this article will be very helpful. We cover: What is an Operating Budget? How to Calculate & Prepare OBs OBs for Multifamily Properties Helpful Examples Operating Budget vs Capital Budget Sample Templates (Downloadable) How Assets America® Can Help Frequently Asked […]

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Hotel Investment Opportunities – Ultimate Strategy Guide

February 25, 2020

In this article, we demystify the types of hotel investment opportunities and explain the current state of the hospitality market. We also elucidate how to find great hotel investment opportunities, especially in the USA. Read on to learn about your options when considering hotel investments. The decade-long bull market has created an almost insatiable desire […]

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How Much Does a Cruise Ship Cost? | Ultimate Breakdown Guide

February 11, 2020

Would you like to know how much does a cruise ship cost? Well, that’s the topic of this blog, where we’ll answer: How much does it cost to build a cruise ship? How much does a cruise ship cost to operate? How much does it cost to make a cruise ship? How much does it […]

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Aircraft Depreciation – Everything You Need To Know

January 23, 2020

When a business purchases an airplane or a helicopter, it can use aircraft depreciation to recover the aircraft’s cost. In this article, we’ll introduce the topic of depreciation in general and aircraft depreciation in particular. After explaining how airplane depreciation works, we’ll explore the use of an aircraft depreciation schedule and airplane bonus depreciation. Naturally, […]

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Best Private Jets – Top 10 Luxury Aircraft in 2020

January 8, 2020

The start of a new decade can be a favorable time to purchase a new private jet. Indeed, it might be your first aircraft acquisition or an upgrade to an aging jet. In this article, we’ll survey the best private jet to buy from the best private jet companies. Then, we’ll show you how Assets […]

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