Economic Metrics – Yield Curve Inversion

Typically, the return on longer-term bonds yields a higher interest rate than that for shorter-term bonds. This makes sense as investors expect to be compensated for the inherent risk and unknowns in holding a longer duration investment. Although various length of bond maturity yields can be compared, the one scrutinized for its historical implications to Read More …

Buyer Etiquette – 6 Simple Rules

It occurred to me recently that in the buying-selling process of a real estate transaction, much of the attention of how to “perform” for a successful sale gets put onto the seller side of the equation. And, in fact, sellers frequently go to great lengths to make their property attractive and present themselves as sellers Read More …

Rental Property Expense Analysis

Not infrequently I am asked by someone to help them evaluate a particular rental property deal, either a single family home, duplex/triplex, larger multi-family, or mobile home park. For me, the first place to start is always with my beloved spreadsheets. A simple but inclusive spreadsheet template can help me quickly run numbers on a Read More …

Cannabis Related Real Estate Investing

No matter your personal feelings on the subject of cannabis, the reality is that it is at the heart of an ever increasing number of businesses and entrepreneurial ventures including real estate. Despite remaining illegal on a federal level, the changing of many state laws over recent years has led to an increasing number of Read More …