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Triple Net Lease Investment Benefits

by: Robert Stec
With the residential real estate market in a continued state of flux, many real estate investors are seeking reliable and profitable alternatives.  Commercial real estate  is a solid alternative for several reasons, particularly those properties with triple net leases in place.
In a troubled economy, even large national tenants elect to save their capital and, instead of purchasing their own properties, they execute long-term triple net leases.  Under a triple net lease, not only is the tenant responsible for the periodic lease payment, they are also responsible for taxes, …

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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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Private Money for Arizona Investment Property

The real estate correction in the Arizona investment property market has presented many opportunities for small residential investors, to large commercial investors and developers seeking distressed prices on qualified assets.
The common denominators in successfully closing distressed opportunities are relationships and having access to capital.  Without access to capital and quality relationships to access distressed opportunities, obtaining profitable assets is very difficult.  Private money lenders are a key component in not only the Arizona real estate investment property market, but all across the country.
Private money lenders are able to offer the capital necessary to fund opportunities, …

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Vacation Rental Home Investment Property

Many real estate investors still dream of owning that mountain home or beachfront villa in their ideal vacation destination. Vacation Homes are typically not considered by most investors as a  traditional real estate investment. The common refrain from investors is that you can’t make a vacation rental home investment property pay for itself. The thought is that renting out your second home for a few weeks a year can help defray your expenses, certainly , but the bigger question is can you have your vacation rental home earn a profit like …

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Sherwin Williams Triple Net Lease – Sherwin Williams Investment Property

 
Sherwin Williams Triple Net Investment Property offer real estate investors solid predicable returns. Sherwin Williams Paint Stores make a good real estate investment because they enjoy a Standard & Poor’s Investment Grade credit rating of “A-“.
Sherwin-Williams stores have long been considered desirable real estate investments–and for good reason. The company has been around since the conclusion of the Civil War. Since then, it has grown to become one of the largest chemical, paint and coatings companies in the world. Besides its longevity, Sherwin-Williams’ debt is rated “A” (recently upgraded from “A-“) …

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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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Zoning Can Add Value to Real Estate Investment Property

Real Estate Investors & Developers often ask the question will re zoning my real estate investment add value. This question has been asked since the enabling statutes were first passed in the State. The answer to the real estate investors  question is not straightforward and is dependent upon a number of variables such as (a) the timing of the real estate market, (b) the true value of the land, (c) the population demographics in the immediate and surrounding areas, and (d) the job market.
 Other important considerations include what is represented in the …