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Rent Control Does Not Work—So Why Does the Government Insist on Making Landlords Follow It?

In this article It’s no secret that housing has gotten extremely expensive in the United States, both in terms of buying and renting. This chart should make that clear as day: CPI: Rent of Primary Residence vs. Case-Shiller Index (2000 – 2023) – St. Louis Federal Reserve Indeed, the same trend has taken place throughout the Western world. Housing

By |2023-10-17T09:51:36-07:00October 16th, 2023|Industry News|

The Rise and Fall of the American Shopping Mall

In this article The shopping mall has been a staple of American life for what seems like forever. Our lifetimes, however, are not forever, and there was a time when malls were nothing but the figment of architect Victor Gruen’s imagination. And given the long-term trajectory of malls in the United States (and abroad), that

By |2023-10-07T09:50:51-07:00October 6th, 2023|Industry News|

How a Fire in Chicago Created Title Insurance and Changed Real Estate Forever

In this article As the old saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. And old it is. Perhaps the earliest expression of this sentiment came some 2,400 years ago from Aesop’s fable The Crow and the Pitcher.  From the invention of the wheel to facilitate travel or the steam engine to facilitate travel even better, there are

By |2023-10-03T09:51:14-07:00September 30th, 2023|Industry News|

Construction Prices are Making BRRRR Investments (and The Home Depot) Deeply Unprofitable

In this article It’s not just you: The cost of construction—be it on rehabs or new builds—has gone through the proverbial roof.  Early in my career, I was consistently making the same mistake that just about every new real estate investor (and many seasoned ones) makes: budgeting too little for rehab. Then, after I had

By |2023-09-26T09:50:54-07:00September 25th, 2023|Industry News|

Student Housing Has Remained Resilient and Profitable—So Should You Invest in It?

In this article After the real estate crash in 2008, pretty much any sort of real property became a pariah amongst investors—institutional investors at least—for a few years. However, one of the first sectors to bounce back was student housing.  Just one year after the crash (July 2009), Reuters was already noting how “investors are turning to

By |2023-09-26T09:50:54-07:00September 25th, 2023|Industry News|
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