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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

Non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts are public companies, but their shares are not listed on any stock exchange. This makes non-traded REITs a very private market with less liquidity but also less volatility than there public counterparts.. When investigating non traded Real Estate Investment Trusts investors need to be careful that the non traded REIT are not paying dividends from borrowings and capital as opposed to funds from operations like they should be.
Non-traded public REITs are proving to be a popular new source of investment capital for the commercial real …

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Buying Income Property In Denver

By: Skyler Moore
How would you like to walk to the mailbox and collect a check every month from real estate that you owned? Depending on the type of property and financial position, it could be a few hundred dollars, to thousands of dollars per month. The Denver real estate market has begun a slow recovery since the decline in housing values that started in mid 2000 for the Denver metro area. The Notice of Election in Demand (NED) list has shown signs of improvement of the past few years.
The NED …

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Southwest Florida Investment Property

By: Skyler Moore

Now is the time to buy!  Get in on a once in a life time opportunity!  Don’t miss out on historic real estate prices!  Any of these phrases sound familiar?  They do to me.  I’ve been seeing them in my inbox for the past year on a daily basis promoting Southwest Florida Investment Property.
I have been fortunate to live up North during the Summers and South during the past five winters.  Four of those five winters have been in Southwest Florida, while the other was in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico …

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Denver Foreclosure Process

Denver Foreclosure Process
by Skyler Moore:
The foreclosure process is a state police power, which means that every state is allowed to set it owns laws and procedures.  Some states tend to be more friendly to third party investors, while others make it more difficult for investors to pick up properties at a discount.  In Colorado, the process is investor friendly in my opinion.  My reason for this, is because third party investors know prior to the public trustee auction what the note holder is willing to pay in order to retain …

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Apartment Investment Property Cap Rate Targets

In commercial real estate, apartment building investors continue to be the most optimistic sector especially as net job growth seems to be on the rebound.  Although it’s anticipated that investment property values will hold up in the multi family sector the same can not be said for retail, office, mixed use and epecially hospitality as further declines in valuation are anticipated.
Apartment investor demand is rebounding and although capital is reentering the market, much capital remains on the sideline as investors are treading carefully.  This is due to a number of factors  including the combination of stiff …

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Invest in Commercial Debt not Properties

When you invest in commercial debt properties, you can earn a significant return and the initial investment is far below the par value. In some transactions, you can buy first and second mortgages with higher returns than you could get if you invest in the building and you do not have to concern yourself with issues associated with ownership of the property because you buy the paper. It does not make a difference if there is equity in the property or if the creditors will be the only one who …