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REO To Rental Market Emerging As Institutional Asset Class

…  larger-scale investments in the space. Private Equity and Institutional investors interested in acquiring bank-owned properties are currently flooding the market throughout the country and had been estimated they have raised anywhere from $6 to $8 billion.
The private-equity firms entering the residential space are spending hundreds of millions buying foreclosed single-family houses with the intention of renting them out. The goal is to acquire enough assets to potentially take public as a real estate investment trust, or sell to another company or even to tenants.
This is a brand new asset class for institutions …

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Green Real Estate Rebates Increase Returns on Property Investment

Real Estate Investors have many incentives to get rebates and grants from various sources for their green real estate investment projects. A properly executed Green Real Estate Project also increases the ROI on the property itself, through lower energy costs and higher resale and rental rates.
Energy Efficiency & Green Real Estate Rebates:

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is an ongoing project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The site is administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory …

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Green Home Equity Loans

Green Home Equity Loans With PowerSaver
By: Robert Stec
Green Homeowners : As a homeowner, how would you like a $25,000 loan for green home improvements? Not just any improvements, mind you, but the truly green kind, designed to minimize use of electricity and save you money. Improvements such as added insulation, sealing of ducts, tighter-fitting doors and windows, upgraded HVAC units, and more efficient water heaters. The money could even be used toward green remodels &  improvements that use alternative energy, including solar and geothermal systems. As you have probably guessed, this …

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High Efficiency Green Rehabs

Go Smart and Go Green – Invest in High-Efficiency Properties
by: Robert Stec
When we think of “going green,” we automatically think about being kinder to the environment and creating a cleaner, healthier place to live. It’s only after this that we consider the financial benefits. Turning existing real estate into green investment properties results in higher sales prices that yield higher returns. A few of the basic things that qualify a property as green are:

The home is more energy efficient.
The home has less environmental impact than comparable homes.
The home creates an …

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Home Energy Retrofits Green Real Estate

 
 

 
Green Apples to Apples:  A Case-by-Case or Model-Based Approach Toward Green Real Estate?
 
By: Luke Bujarski
In 2008 the Chicago Climate Action Plan set out an ambitious goal of retrofitting 400,000 residential units by 2020.  As the green real estate movement picks up steam, national and local initiatives like Obama’s proposed HomeStar legislation and the Chicago Region Initiative for Better Buildings (CRIBB), might actually offer the needed tailwind to give the ambitious plan a run for its money.  But, with a $2.0 billion dollar price tag and a the current retrofit rate …

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Flagstaff Green Real Estate Investment -Flagstaff Home Energy Audit

The April 2011 issue of Men’s Journal, magazine listed Flagstaff in its “Best Places to Live 2011.”
writing up Flagstaff as on one of the best place to “Go Green.”with a youthful flair” and as an “eco-minded college town”.
One way Flagstaff residents should continue to be “going green” is by renovating their existing home with energy efficient fixtures that are both environmentally friendly and cost effective for the home owner.  As the rising cost of fossil fuels continues to effect almost every aspect of peoples lives, seeking savings through energy efficiency …

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Green Real Estate Investment Trusts – Green REITs

REITs to Green Buildings:  Leading the way toward a Stronger Commercial Real Estate Market?
By: Luke Bujarski
Active property investors might want to pay close attention to a renewed interest in “green” real estate investment trusts, also known as REITs.  With the recently announced Better Buildings Initiative, President Obama has pledged new tax incentives and financial products to encourage these asset portfolio companies to retrofit the existing stock of commercial properties.  If these national and local policy efforts begin to work as intended, REITs should be among the first to react.  Those …

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Non Traded Real Estate Investment Trusts

…  as their publicly traded counterparts. In fact many investors view a  benefit of non-traded REITs is that they are not yet publicly traded. Subsequently, they offer the reasonably predictable cash flow of publicly traded REITs with less of the volatility expressed the public markets.
Non Traded REIT’s
Non-traded REITs also do receive the same tax benefits as publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts. By meeting certain requirements for taxable income distribution to shareholders, the Real Estate Investment Trust itself is not taxed, thereby reducing tax on the potential return on …

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Green Investment Property

…  objective of a Green Investment Property is to increase the property owners net operating income by implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. If you are a building owner, developer, REIT ( Real Estate Investment Trust ) or a property manager sustainability can and should be an added source of profitability for you.
Investment Property owners need a specialized Green partner to help them  identify, simplify, and execute energy initiatives in order to take action against rising energy costs, increase net operating income (NOI), and strengthen their brands. A green team of experienced advisers …

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Best Investment Property Locations

Not all real estate markets are created equal, and although most markets are still down many are in fact on the the upswing. The market in your own back yard may not be the best market to be acquiring investment property in. In fact certain indicators could have your own local market in a hold or sell cycle and not a buy cycle. One thing that real estate investors every where have learned from the recent economic crisis is that markets do not always go up.. Markets likewise never stay …