Real Estate Investing

Found 13 blog entries about Real Estate Investing.

By Jason Dimaio, Discover

After a layoff in late 2015, finances became tight. My wife and I took on consulting jobs to keep the lights on, but in early 2017, I was completely out of work for a time. When our daughter complained about not going out to eat as often, or doing as many fun activities, we had to talk to her about the effects of jobs and money. We tried to clearly demonstrate how many advantages she’d had to date, as well as how important cash flow is to getting the things you want.

Now that things are back on track, she better understands conversations about give and take when making financial decisions: why we buy a certain brand of food, or why we choose to purchase something that’s good enough, rather than the very best. When we have

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By Marina Gorbounov, Evolve Real Estate and Property Management

If you are considering investing in real estate, then you are in luck. Homeownership rates are at their lowest levels in 50 years. This major shift away from homeownership can be attributed to several factors I will discuss in this blog. 

Renting offers the kind of flexibility that younger Americans appreciate. This flexibility allows them to delay certain decisions such as starting a family or marriage that may precede buying a home.  Apart from this, buying a home is not affordable for many renters. This is because home values and incomes have risen disproportionately. As a result, millennials are renting for longer periods. Equally, the number of baby boomers staying in the rental

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by Robert Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

I don't mean to sound repetitive but in our seasonal outlook here, Louisville remains a hot seller's market, with very little inventory on hand for eager buyers. As the table below shows, the median list price increased from $699,000 in May 2018 to a whopping $739,000 in early August. Louisville's inventory increased a little as the spring months transitioned to summer, and currently sits at 55 homes, which is actually a decent increase from 43 homes in May. "Days on Market" (DOM) has remained stable at 60 days in early August, which includes time to close. However, a big move this summer has been that 45% of sellers were offering price reductions as of early August, up from 28% in early May 2018, and way

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by Cory Nickerson, LRA Associate Broker

Who ever thanks the IRS? Seriously?  Well, as unpopular as the IRS may be to most of us, there are tax deferred programs that can save real estate investors thousands of dollars. It does not matter if you own one rental or a dozen rental units or even more. Whether you are just getting started in real estate investing or are a seasoned investor,  before your consider selling your rental properties, you should learn about and take advantage of what the 1031 Exchange has to offer. 

Thanks to the Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, a properly structured 1031 exchange allows an investor to sell a property, to reinvest the proceeds from that sale into a new property (within a certain timeframe) and to defer all

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by Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker 

Some of you who have known me awhile know that I spend a lot of time "off the grid". I love to hike and get up to the mountains with family and friends or often I just go with my dogs, Baxter and Lilly. Spending a lot of my time lost in the beauty of places like Ward and Nederland inspired me to write a blog bout what it would be like to own a piece of Colorado.  

I am often amazed at some of the listings for land that pop up on real estate websites such as, enticing me to either buy a piece of remarkable acreage or help a client to do so! According to what I see on REColorado,  2017 has shown us remarkable properties for sale. Thanks to REColorado for sharing the following stories,

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By Jennifer Pfeifer, New Direction IRA

As confidence in the stock market continues to vary and people become more eager to take control of their investment strategies, real estate continues to grow as a popular alternative option. From fix-and-flip projects to rental properties, investors are continuing to take advantage of lucrative opportunities in the real estate market.

It’s a little-known fact that real estate may be held in IRA or 401(k) accounts in the same manner as stocks, mutual funds, and other more traditional assets. While personal capital may be limited, one’s retirement account may have larger sums of money available for new investment initiatives. And, yielded income will bear the retirement account’s tax advantage. Today,

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By Cory Nickerson, LRA Associate Broker

I have been reading a lot lately about how our generation of millennials is currently the largest population in our country. By far.

Nationally, the US Census Bureau reports that the number of millennials (born from 1980 to 2000) totals 83.1 million, representing more than a quarter of the nation's population. Baby Boomers represent 75.4 million. Additionally, millennials are more ethnically diverse, with 44.2 percent being part of a minority race or ethnic group.

Since millennials are starting to buy homes, experts believe they will have a significant impact in shaping the future of our housing market.  In case you did not know, this group has values unlike many recent generations, which include things

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By Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

At the moment, it could be a somewhat frustrating time if you are a first time home buyer in the Boulder County or Denver metro area.  With more stories about record high home prices emerging in the Denver Post again this week, not to mention stories from neighbors and friends about buyers getting beat out against other offers, even when prospective buyers offer thousands of dollars over asking price, are certainly enough to create a bit of a let down.  Since so many stories surfacing today are about this seller's market in our part of Colorado, I thought it would be a good idea to present a few ideas about "creative financing for potential home buyers.  I am writing this blog article with the first time home

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By Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

Does that title grab your attention?  It sure does for me.  

As many of my friends, family and clients know, I have been fairly active and pretty successful in the real estate investment market in both California and Colorado over the past twenty-five years. While most folks tend to assume that the average person needs to save cash for years upon years in order to afford a down payment on an investment property (think, single family home rental properties in Denver suburbs at around $150,000), there are perfectly legitimate, legal ways to use funds you may already have in your possession. I am talking about using a funded 401K IRA account.  

Simply put, pursuing this course to finance an investment

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By Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

This week, landlords in Denver were met with some pretty good news.  

According to quarterly research conducted by Seattle-based All Property Management, Denver is the 4th-best city in the entire U.S. for owning rental property.  That is 4th out of A LOT of U.S. cities.  The group, which just released its second-quarter "Rental Ranking Report" tracking rental housing real estate investment in 75 U.S. markets, stated that with Denver's rapidly increasing property values (11.6%), low vacancy rates (4.3%) and good long-term job prospects (2.94%), our home to the Broncos is sitting comfortably in the top tier as a property investor's haven.  

"Denver is once again one of the best housing markets in the

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