RHJ Investor

RHJ Investor is the department of Rental Housing Journal that speaks specifically to the interests and needs of real estate investors and apartment owners. Whether you're part or a REIT (real estate investment trust) , independently own large apartment communities, are a small landlord with 1 or 2 rental homes or choose to fix and flip, RHJ Investor is a great source for information. This site features how-tos and best practices for buying and selling property, real estate taxes, choosing property management and maintenance vendors, 1031 excahnges & TICs, apartment financing, budgeting and much more.

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Real Estate Syndication Investing – 10 Things To Know

Real Estate Syndication Investing – 10 Things To Know

If you are thinking of investing in a real estate syndication, especially for multifamily investing, here are 10 things to know from Kim Lisa Taylor, Esq., founding attorney of Syndication Attorneys, PLLC.

By Kim Lisa Taylor, Esq.

If you have a self-directed IRA or substantial investment funds, you no doubt have considered investing in real estate, especially multifamily.

However, you may lack the funds to invest on your own or the desire to deal with the hassles of property management. A viable option for you may be to invest in a real estate “syndication” (i.e., a group real estate investment, also known as a Private Placement Offering) as a passive investor. 

Tue
27
Feb
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How To Build Wealth Through Apartment Investing

How To Build Wealth Through Apartment Investing

How to build wealth through apartment investing is the subject of this blog by veteran real estate investor and syndicator Vinney Chopra. He takes a look at apartment investing and the steps it provides to building wealth.

By Vinney Chopra

Apartment investing is an excellent way to build wealth because of the strong cash flow that is provided by owning multiple apartment rental units.

This type of investing builds wealth much faster than owning a single-family home because you have multiple tenants paying each month and a greater cash flow to use to grow your business.

And that is the key. How to grow your apartment investing business so that you build real wealth into your life.

I learned early in my investing career when my wife and I bought our first apartment building about 30 years ago and kept on purchasing lots of them over the years.

Tue
06
Feb
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Company Buys Two Multifamily Properties In Salt Lake City

Kennedy Wilson  buys two multifamily properties  for $93 million in Salt Lake City as the city emerges as a compelling market for real estate investment

Kennedy Wilson has purchased two wholly owned multifamily properties off market in Salt Lake City, Utah for $93 million, according to a release.

"With its dynamic economic climate, well-run state government and highly educated workforce, Salt Lake City consistently emerges as a compelling market for real estate investment,"  Shem Streeter, Managing Director at Kennedy Wilson (KW), said in the release.

 

Creekview Apartments in Midvale, Utah (Photo: Business Wire)

 "We continue to see strong interest from millennials and many other groups of renters in easily accessible suburban locations based on relative affordability and proximity to both high paying employers and outdoor recreation," he said.

Tue
09
Jan
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The Best Cities To Invest In Apartment Buildings In 2018

Villas at Autumn Hills in Atlanta metro area one of best cities to invest in apartment buildings in 2018 by vinney chopra

The best cities to invest in apartment buildings for 2018 and which markets will provide best returns is the subject of this blog by veteran real estate investor and syndicator Vinney Chopra. He takes a look at the best cities to invest in apartments as many begin to see a softening of rental rates and rising vacancies.

 

Villas at Autumn Hills, one of Vinney Chopra's apartments in Atlanta metro area.

By Vinney Chopra

We enter 2018 with a changing environment in multifamily investing, but some of the underlying keys for investors’ success are still there if you look closely.

Fri
05
Jan
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Investment And Management Firm Buys Arizona Apartments

Investment And Management Firm Buys Arizona Apartments

A real estate investment and management firm has purchased Coronado Crossings apartments, a 320-unit garden-style complex located on 19 acres in Chandler, Arizona for $58 million, according to a release. 

"Arizona is a great market and the City of Chandler has tremendous potential for growth," Luke Kline, Director of Acquisitions for Avesta said in the release.  "We look forward to serving the citizens of Chandler and helping residents of Coronado Crossing live abundantly."

A Tampa-based vertically integrated firm, Avesta creates lasting value to investors through a resident-focused mission. Avesta plans to fully renovate the property, upgrading all interior units and improving community amenities for residents to enjoy. 

Tue
26
Dec
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Single-Family vs Multifamily Real Estate Investing

single-family vs multifamily real estate investing

Single-family vs multifamily real estate investing? It is a question many real estate investors ask again and again. Certainly there are advantages to both. Starting out as a single-family investor, veteran multifamily investor Vinney Chopra shares his thoughts on this question.

By Vinney Chopra

When I started my real estate investing career about 30 years back, I thought buying single-family homes to rent was a great investment and would potentially secure my future wealth.

So I began buying single-family homes and learning the business that went with it, such as financing, upkeep and the challenges that went with it. Since they were scattered in many states we chose to hire property management companies to manage them. The cash flows were erratic but the tax benefits of owning and renting them was good.

Tue
19
Dec
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How To Buy Multifamily Investment Property With No Money Down

How to buy multifamily investment property with no money down

How to buy multifamily investment property with no money down may sound like some late-night cable television guru pitching products. But there are certain circumstances where the right seller, the right buyer and the right property can work out. So what are some good ways to look creatively at this challenge? This week veteran multifamily syndication investor and mentor Vinney Chopra shares some ideas for you to think about in buying multifamily investment property.

 

By Vinney Chopra

Financing multifamily investment property is something many of my student-investors struggle with, and think that they need many thousands of dollars in cash to get into this type of investment.

You need to think creatively about how to use money from other sources to put together ways to buy a multifamily investment property.

Tue
19
Dec
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Investors Buy Two Seattle Area Apartment Complexes For $132 Million

Investors buy two Seattle area apartment complexes for $132 million

A private San Diego-based real estate investor and operator has purchased two Seattle-area apartment complexes with a total of 467 units in Woodinville and Lynnwood, Washington, according to a release.

MG Properties Group purchased the Beaumont Apartments in Woodinville and Newberry Square Apartments in Lynnwood, a total of 467 units, for $132.8 million.

"The locations and profiles of these properties make them excellent long-term strategic purchases for MGPG,” Mark Gleiberman, MGPG's Chief Executive Officer, said in the release.

Thu
14
Dec
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Investment Firm Acquires Portland Apartment Community For $60 Million

portland apartment community acquired for $60

A leading real estate investment company has acquired Savier Street Flats, a wholly-owned 179-unit Portland apartment community in  the city's northwest neighborhood for $60 million, according to a release.

“Portland has established itself as one of the fastest growing apartment markets in the United States, and we are pleased to expand Kennedy Wilson’s (KW) presence into a region that is forecasted to continue its upward trajectory,” Shem Streeter, Managing Director at KW, said in the release.

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09
Dec
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How To Get Started In Owner Occupied Multifamily Investing

How to get started in owner occupied multifamily investing in real estate

Owner occupied multifamily investing can be a great starting point for new investors. Veteran multifamily investor Vinney Chopra has some ideas for you to think about in owner occupied multifamily investing.

By Vinney Chopra

I enjoy teaching investor students and helping them learn about multifamily investing and syndication and all of the benefits it brings, but some ask how to get started?

Not everyone is ready to start out buying large apartment complexes for many reasons.

It takes time to learn the right emerging markets. It takes time to learn how to finance big projects. Plus, it takes time to raise money and build relationships with investors and real estate brokers. And don’t forget it takes time to learn how to analyze the deals. That’s a lot!

So when students ask how to get started now, I talk about the advantages of owner occupied multifamily investing in real estate.

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