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Keeping PACE with Revolving Loan Programs in Green Building

By: Luke Bujarski
Local governments continue to put public dollars to work saving both the environment and money on property owners’ energy bills.  Through creative financing methods known as Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE programs, communities are opening access to capital for energy audits and property retrofitting of existing buildings.  Twenty-three states have adopted legislation allowing public funds to be used by private owners looking to retrofit their properties.  While resistance from the mortgage industry has stalled progress in the residential sector, a renewed focus on commercial  properties has charted …

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Mandatory Energy Benchmarking for Green Real Estate Investment

 
By: Luke Bujarski
New York City Local Law 86 is setting yet another aggressive standard for the green real estate investment market.  On May 1st, privately owned buildings larger than 50,000 square feet will be required to submit annual benchmark reports on building energy and water usage.  Since the law will eventually require public disclosure of this information, property owners and investors could see a big shift in focus toward building energy performance when buying and selling. These and other local initiatives are springing up in different cities and regions across …

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Chicago Green Real Estate Investment Incentives

By: Luke Bujarski
Chicago’s green real estate investment market may have taken another step forward this month. Coordinated by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the Better Buildings Initiative aims to create jobs and save people money on their energy bills by strengthening the market for energy efficient properties. The goal of the program is to leverage over 500 million dollars of public and private funds to retrofit over 8,000 residential, commercial, and industrial properties over the next three years.
A building “retrofit” refers to the various steps a property owner …

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Des Moines Investment Property Staging


Des Moines Investment Property Staging

Foreclosures are at record highs all across the country, which has created significant opportunity for real estate investors and prospective home buyers.  With overbuilding in the West Des Monies and Jordan Creek areas, 2000 built or newer homes are available at discounted prices.  Foreclosed homes purchased by real estate investors to be repaired and sold again are reaping the benefits of staged homes.  

Prior to distressed real estate markets, homeowners were able to sell their property without having the home staged fairly easily.  In today’s market, buyers …

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Green Investment Property

The 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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Tax Deductions Investment Property

Tax Deductions for Investment Property
As a Landlord, Rental Property Owner or Vacation Home Owner it is important to prioritize end of the year tax planning and tax deduction for your investment property business. You can keep more money in your pocket by taking advantage of available tax benefits and by tapping into new tax saving opportunities. Follow these top year-end tax tips and strategies for rental property owners.
Identify your rental investment property’s short life assets to depreciate them faster. Assets like air conditioners, refrigerator, carpets, clothes dryer, etc can be …

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Investment Property Tenant Tips

Skyler Moore:
A huge factor of success in owning investment property is keeping it rented with tenants that pay on time.  The dream tenant seldom calls the landlord, pays rent in a timely manner and well maintains the property.
The reality for real estate investors is finding all 3 of these attributes can be very difficult.  It does happen and is ideal for investment property owners, but waiting around for a tenant that possess all three can result in vacant months, leaving the landlord with negative cash flow.  If an real estate investor can …