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Wealth Strategies for Apartment Investing

Getting Commercial Apartment Loans: Who Wins – The Tortoise or the Hare?

July 29, 2014

Aesop’s Fable – The Tortoise and the Hare was written thousands of years ago. It has stood the test of time and we all know the ending: the tortoise beats the hare. Believe it or not, this is a perfect analogy for winning in the arena of getting commercial properties and commercial apartment loans.

Why does the tortoise beat the hare? Because if you apply this fable to life, the fable is not about one race, but many.

Build Your Wealth Before Getting a Commercial Mortgage

July 15, 2014

This applies strongly to the experienced apartment complex investor as well as the inexperienced apartment complex investor.

You may ask why this applies strongly to the experienced apartment complex investor.

The answer is simple and is best presented in the story of what many commercial lenders experience: The experienced investor applies for a commercial mortgage and is declined because of not having enough cash to do the loan.

Getting an Apartment Loan – How Much to Invest?

June 4, 2014

Many apartment property investors in their acquisition of apartment loans, end up spreading themselves too thin financially. They put too high a proportion of their finances into one or more apartment buildings. This is especially true of those new to getting commercial loans.

Their mindset is to purchase as big of an apartment complex as possible in order to make as much money as possible. They see that apartment complex investing is a highly leveraged investment strategy and they want to throw as much money as possible into the biggest loan possible.

Residential vs Commercial Real Estate Investment

April 30, 2014

People who are new to real estate investment sometimes find themselves stumped by which type of investment to start out with. Commercial or residential? Keep in mind that an apartment complex (commercial property) is defined as five units and above. Four or fewer units is considered a residential property.

We recommend that you start with a residential investment, unless you have a large amount of money to invest and you work with an experienced partner. Why should you do this instead of going with an apartment purchase and multifamily loan?

Best Kind of Commercial Property Investment

Published July 17, 2010 

Commercial real estate properties fall into four categories:

1.    Retail. Examples are medical centers, hotels, malls, retail stores, shopping centers, public houses, etc.

2.    Office. Office buildings fall into this category.

3.    Industrial. Industrial properties, farm lands, warehouses and garages are examples.

4.    Multifamily. This category includes all multifamily housing buildings or apartments.

Among the four categories, investors like you should think of nothing but multifamily apartments. Here's why:

Advantages to Investing in Multifamily Apartments

Published July 19, 2010

First-time real estate investors prefer purchasing commercial properties, specifically multifamily apartments. It could be that they are familiar with renting out an apartment. Or they may find it comfortable to live in apartments. This is usually true in the case of single men and women. Married couples, on the other hand, prefer multifamly investment in contrast to other types of commercial properties because it provides them financial stability. Multifamily apartments help them pay their bills, costs, expenses, and even provides income at the same time.

Acquire Great Apartment or Commercial Financing

Published July 21, 2010 

People will always need a place to live. This is a major advantage for people who own apartment properties. Simply put, they never run out of customers because of the importance of having a home. Apartment financing/commercial funding can help you generate and increase your income. Here are some tips to help you acquire good apartment financing/commercial funding:

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