You are ready for apartment syndication investing. You have made contact with several multifamily syndicators, like them and trust them based on their transparency and past performance. You are finally invited to invest with them. Two of the sponsors currently have projects they are working on and need to get funded. They each conduct investor presentations on Zoom, and you are able to attend them both. You come away with a difficult decision.Continue reading “Apartment Syndication Investing – What does a good opportunity look like?”
Invest in Real Estate with IRA? Have you ever even thought of moving your retirement funds into a self-directed retirement fund so that you can take advantage of IRS-approved investments opportunities within the real estate investing space? Many people do not know that this is possible. And if they do, this may seem like a complicated subject to them, but it really isn’t. Getting started can be very easy. Don’t be intimidated.Continue reading “How to Invest in Real Estate with IRA”
Once you make your connections with lots of good syndicators who have met your screening requirements, you will start receiving offers to participate in investment opportunities on a regular basis. I seem to get several each and every week in my email inbox. Most look too good to pass up, but with so much to choose from, you need to exercise discipline and only choose the best of the best.Continue reading “Quiz – Winner or Dud? – Choosing the Right Investment”
We have been told by some that investing in real estate is a way to get rich quick. While this actually has happened to very few, this is not the norm. What you can count on though is that to earn passive income in real estate is a slow but steady way to accumulate wealth. There are usually many fewer surprises than when compared to the stock market.
A common myth says that passive real estate investing involves little to no work. But in reality, it really takes quite a bit of work up front in order to be truly passive… Thus, the name of this website, Actively Passive. If you’re like many out there, you like the idea of being able to bring in a little extra money on the side. Creating an income outside your day job can help boost your net worth —not to mention reducing stress when it comes to making ends meet.Continue reading “How to Earn Passive Income from Real Estate”
One of the coolest things about using a Roth IRA for investing in multifamily commercial real estate is that you do not pay any taxes on any gains. This can be especially advantageous if your syndication investments are doubling in value every 5 to 8 years. On the contrary, using a regular self-directed IRA to invest in a syndication allows the investment to grow on a tax-deferred basis, but a Roth IRA can provide the potential for tax-free growth. The downside is that there are certain restrictions regarding taking proceeds (distributions) out of the Roth IRA. Using a Roth IRA for your real estate investments can be ideal, so let’s take a brief look, shall we?Continue reading “Good and Bad News on Using a Roth IRA to Invest in Real Estate”
When looking at different multifamily opportunities, you need to be aware of the split, or what’s called the promote. In its simplest form, this is the distribution of profits that go to the syndicator/operator, versus the investor (limited partner). An offering will generally specify the percentage of profits and where they go. It is common for 10% to 30% of profits to go to the operator, with the remaining going to the investors, subject to various conditions. Though each deal may be different, the operator usually tries to find the right balance between their abilities and the needs of their investors.Continue reading “The Split – 2 Profitable ways to Share in a Project’s Return”
I have a friend who has a little 15 years of investing experience, and has some very sage advice for those of us who wish to follow in his footsteps. His name is Manuel. (This may or may not have been changed to protect his anonymity.) He is a very disciplined investor, buying and holding many single-family homes and smaller properties, and now prefers to invest in multifamily syndications.Continue reading “5 Tips for Preserving and Increasing Your Net Worth”
I don’t know about you, but I love ice cream and gelato. There are so many flavors, and they are all so tasty! In the summer when it’s hot, a mango or lemon gelato is what I want. But as the autumn weather cools things down and the leaves begin to drop, a more savory ice cream flavor such as chocolate caramel swirl is more up my alley.
Investing can be like that, too – there are so many different choices that it can make your head spin, and your mood or station in life matters when making a selection. So, how do you decide?Continue reading “Passive vs. Active Investments”
So… You want to invest in real estate but your time is limited and you do not want to have to manage tenants, toilets and trash.
Many of us know that investing in multi-family real estate can be much safer than investing in the volatile stock market. We want to preserve and even grow our wealth, retirement fund or our nest egg.Continue reading “Start Here”
This is the single-most asked question posed by syndicators to their investors, because it is required by law in the United States. Syndicators have to follow certain regulations set forth by the SEC in order to operate legally. There are 2 main categories of private placements, 506(b) and 506(c). Within these are certain restrictions affecting the kind of investors they can accept. This article will help explain the difference between an accredited versus sophisticated investor.Continue reading “Accredited Versus Sophisticated Investor – Which Are You?”