Real Estate Strategy Blog
If you have lost significant money as an investor or personally, I know it never feels small. I’m sorry that happened to you.
There is something much bigger going on beneath the surface. Painting the recent real estate downturn as the “event of the century,” screaming that this has never ever happened before and that we will never ever recover from it makes for good headlines,
In case you missed it, you may want to check out the Vegas Article before reading this as we will be working from that example.
Have you ever heard the expression, “Sooner or later, even a broken clock is right twice a day?”
That’s how most folks go about real estate investing.
Their Investing ‘Strategies’ And How It’s The Exact Opposite Of How You Build Lasting Wealth
All appreciation is NOT the same. And it’s not all equal, despite the way everyone from the experts to the financial news guys throw around the term. The truth is when it comes to real estate there are two types of appreciation:
Forced and Automatic.
600 Lb. Gorilla Loses His Shirt (And You and His Investing Students Will Too If You Miss This One Key)…
Part 1 of 2
Just take a good look around… many of the real estate gurus still espousing those old methods are losing properties and going out of business right and left.
(There is a way out,
The 600 Lb. Gorilla Falls — How A Simple Glimpse At THIS One Picture Could Have Saved Him His Shirt (And How It Can Save You Yours, Too!)
Part 2 of 2
Here he goes. The 600 lb. investing gorilla has made his ascent. And he is about to fall, big time. (Here is Part 1 in case you missed it.)
Why It Had NOTHING to Do With Your Investing Strategy
Did you lose a lot of money in real estate during the last down cycle? The answer, in all likelihood, is yes, you did. You didn’t have to!
See why here on my latest Real Estate Market Report
Look – there’s a time to be actively,
I was looking to pick up a beach house or two here in Florida before this down cycle ran its course. Not a permanent long term hold, I just wanted to catch the snap-back appreciation wave bound to hit. Some of these markets were pounded so hard they were coiled like a spring, waiting to explode as soon as Market Psychology shifted.
Zillow, Not Just A Crazy Name, It’s A Crazy Way To Look At Home Prices
Besides Fundamental Analysis, the other major blunder is trying to use “median” home prices to forecast local real estate cycles.
It’s what everyone tries to use because those numbers are readily available, and free. It was the only game in town.
This next example is going to tick off the 600 pound gorillas in my space: FiServ Lending Solutions, along with CNN-Money.com and Fortune magazine.
FiServ handles all the big banks and Wall Street firms – I’m a little peon compared to them.
But what the hell, you deserve to know the truth… so here goes…
CNN teamed up with FiServ to publish a detailed local market analysis.
In the decades since my Harvard days, I’ve been focused almost exclusively on doing real estate deals and figuring out local real estate markets. I’ve acquired, owned, syndicated, managed, leased, sold or developed just about every type of property there is… in all kinds of markets… and I’ve done it in a very big way.
Buffets, roulette wheels, buffets, magicians, more buffets. Ok, Las Vegas has a little something for everyone! But… maybe not for the real estate investor.
You probably know someone who has bought in Vegas or at least considered investing there, maybe even you have. Well, what you’re about to read is going to challenge how you view real estate investing,