The Potential Profits of Upgrading

When you look around a community, you will usually find a number of properties that need to be upgraded. When you want an increased return on an older property it may be time to modernize that property. Some existing owners do not recognize the increased return that they could get or do not want to make the necessary investment. Often these buildings can be acquired at a price that reflects the return based on the current condition.

Investment Planning For Everyone

A prospective investor may have a problem getting started with a real estate investment because of the great variety of properties that are out there. They may be fearful that someone will "sell" them something - something that is wrong for them.

Increasing Cash Flow in Apartment Properties

Since the value of a rental property is based directly on the cash return, adding value means increasing cash flow. When small investors set out to increase real estate values, the steps are in upgrading houses, duplexes, triplexes, etc., enhancing the cash flow and therefore increasing equity when the property is sold,

Checklist For An Apartment Investment

When any particular apartment building is under consideration for purchase, there are a number of factors that should be considered. Location is always at the top of every list of considerations in real estate. Always check not only the building itself but also the entire neighborhood. How does this building compare with others in the area? How do rents compare? How close is a business area and is there adequate transportation?

Shopping Centers: More Popular Than Ever

Shopping centers have been changing. Increased spending power in the population is supporting new mall construction and the renovation of existing centers. Now the newer and renovated centers are becoming more mixed use, with hotels and office buildings being incorporated into the plans. Larger malls are providing more than just shopping. We are seeing more cultural attractions, medical clinics, health clubs, spas, and other facilities locating there.

Insurance Coverage By Owners and Tenants

Insurance coverage must be addressed by both landlords and commercial tenants. For the run-of-the-mill daily problems, a landlord must have the maximum coverage for the building and the tenant's leases. The tenant must cover the business with coverage that will protect it. What if you have a small disaster that is easily repaired, but you lose a tenant because he was not covered for the damage inside the business?

Helpful Suggestions Before Investing In Apartments

Apartment properties throughout the country are the most sought after rentals. Assisting new buyers with the purchase of a residential rental is the job of the commercial broker. When you are looking at different properties, we will furnish full information on existing and potential loans, income, expenses, etc., to help you make the right choice.

Good Planning and Imagination Help Vacancies

When an investment property is located in an overbuilt market, the marketing effort must have good planning and direction. Just throwing large amounts of money into advertising can be a waste. Rather than broad advertising, a more direct action is required by keeping the local brokers who specialize in leasing constantly updated about the amenities of a certain property. This may be the best way to make it more marketable.

Importance of the Asset Manager

After the problems in the real estate industry in the past few years, the institutional investor has found that income property must be placed under the supervision of professional, experienced and innovative managers. With more property moving into the ownership of institutions and real estate investment trusts, the need for asset managers increases.

Office Space Changes and Upgrades

The traditional standard for measuring the demand for office space has always been based on a multiple of the area required to house a single office worker. Generally, that figure averaged around 250 square feet for many years. Thus, if office employment were expected to increase by 10,000 persons in a given year, 2.5 million square feet of space would be absorbed.

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