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The Real Estate Bowl

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A bowl for those currently in and thinking about real estate investing.

How do get cash flow rental properties in California? Every time I run the numbers, they do not work out, or the return is super low (1-3%). Is there a better strategy to REI in CA?

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It happened. Tenant says he can’t pay. He claims covid was the reason but he was having job issues before covid. I’m sure covid made it harder to find employment. He was fairly highly paid in 2019 and… more

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Does a have experience with Center State Mortgage or Angel Oak? They’re builder preferred lenders in my case...

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For commercial RE, does buyer need to pay his broker or does the broker receive a cut of the sellers broker commision?

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When are people predicting the housing market will cool down and prices will start to dip? Particularly looking at Chicago suburbs.

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For people who have bought rental properties this year, what has your capex been like?

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Does anyone have experience with medium tier rentals in Atlanta? As in you purchased and then flipped to rental, with a quip cost between $400-500k for SFH / Townhome. If so, what’s your experience re… more

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Anyone have experience with Navy Federal as a lender. Their 5% down no PMI seems hard to beat. Thoughts?

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Can/should I represent myself (or in other words do not hire a buyer’s agent) when buying a new construction? Will I get the 3% that would have gone to the buyer’s agent, that i can put towards closin… more

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When is the right time to get preapproved? Could buy first home now with 10% down for $600k, but could also keep saving until March to have 10% down on the upper range of our budget at $800k. Should w… more

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How long do y’all typically live in investment properties before flipping to a rental?

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Anyone have experience with rental / investment properties in the Orlando / Disney area? Would love to hear about your experience, returns, lessons learned, etc. We've been thinking about it for … more

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Is RE equity building overrated? I have been doing deep analysis only to find out that bank mortgage interest makes a deep cut into whatever equity I think I am building by renting out properties. Thi… more

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New to commercial RE and evaluating a local deal. Looking for suggestions , tips and insights from folks experienced in this area

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Planning to purchase an investment townhome and live in it for 1-2 years before flipping to a rental (or sell if the numbers are that good). Neighborhood has significant development started and planne… more

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Planning on a intercity move in the week of Christmas- Tips and tricks for covid safe move?

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Are there any ways to get a lower rate on an investment property? Wouldn’t be able to live in it myself at any point

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Anyone here from Bridgeport, CT and can give me more color on the market there?

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Any recommendation for real estate management company for property back in India? Parents used to take care but with Covid thought to leave to professionals?

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Considering to buy a condo with SO and wondering which mortgage product to use.. Came across 7year arm with 2.5% rate which sounds pretty low. Anyone know pros and cons against traditional 30 yr mortg… more

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Is Frisco tx becoming a seller’s market? Not able to land on a deal at listed price - range 475 to 515k? Suggestions?

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Looking to build a CRE investment platform (think crowdstreet) for a startup. If you have CRE investing experience and interested in potentially starting a business, DM me.

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Thinking about finding a tri or four plex and house hacking with an fha loan. Ideally would be in the October/ November 2021 timeframe (that’s when current apartment lease ends and gives me time to re… more

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Would you put high end appliances in a rental to increase appeal and rental income? In nyc in a desirable neighborhood.

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What are the best Charlotte, NC neighborhoods to invest in? I like South End but it’s just too expensive...

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Why do people say it’s not worth it to get your real estate license as an investor?

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Looking for a broker to sell a small retail business in the Chicago suburbs. Where does one start? Any referrals?

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Buying a home above the 510 jumbo amount. Is it normal for them to pull out a second mortgage to cover the difference above the 510? They are quoting me 6% on this 100k loan. FML. I have the money to… more

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Question for you all. Looking to invest in real estate. What are the differing thoughts on buying a multi-family unit versus a condo to rent out? Which one would ultimately be the better investment? O… more

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Any aspiring real estate investors here based in London? Would love to get views on London real estates (buy to let) vs stonks

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Husband and I can’t agree on budget for our first home. HHI of $325k, not including bonus. Current rent is $2500 and saving between $8-10k/mo. No debt other than a $400/mo car loan that will be paid o… more

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NYC rental property owners: do you put high end appliances in your rentals to entice tenants? Especially in this kind of market?

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Any freelancers out there who had a significant decline in income this year compared to last year still manage to refinance? If so, with whom?

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I was told a rate of 2.75% by my loan officer. I just got the closing cost breakdown and it turns out I have 1.98% of the loan amount in points. These contribute greatly to my total closing costs, whi… more

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Hello! I work as a virtual tour maker, making 3D Virtual Tours for real estate. Any realtors who are interested, please contact me directly for more info! 📷

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Any new investors use Doorvest? If so, mind sharing how the experience has been so far?

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Closing on a rental property in the next couple weeks. Any credit card recommendations? I will be doing some renovations and furnishing it before listing on Airbnb. I want to keep the expenses separat… more

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Any good turnkey providers you have used? What locations? I’d be interested in learning more. I understand returns aren’t what I’d get doing it myself but also seems tough to trust turnkey operators.… more

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Trying to move my clothes and personal belongings to storage so I can sublet. Has anyone used Clutter or Makespace? Are they any good? I’m reading horror reviews online. Any suggestions are welcome.

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