RE Investing Due Diligence Answers

Real Estate Investing Due Diligence Trivia Answers: 1) The invalid step in the due diligence process is #2, as there is no reason to do more due-diligence until you have an accepted offer.   2) The correct answer is #4, as you should consider all in your first step of due diligence, and you could add … Continued

Pro-Formas

Real Estate Investing:  PRO-FORMAS Creating pro-formas for real estate developments, acquisitions, and dispositions can be a tedious endeavor! There are so many factors to consider when analyzing a development project. In no time, several “back of the envelope” calculations can quickly turn into a jumbled mess of spreadsheet tabs, projections, convoluted formulas, and—worst of all—sleepless … Continued

Property Flipping Down 12%

Property Flipping Down 12% If you are a house flipper, you may be feeling the pull of a shift in the business. Then again, you may be rising above the challenges in the house flipping market.  Nation-wide, it appears, the house flipping market is getting tougher, not just in Eugene/Springfield Oregon. According to ATTOM Data … Continued

Self-Directed IRA Investing

The Self-Directed IRA Investing — Myth or Fact? By IRA Advantage, Portland OR The following are common objections to using IRA/401k funds for real estate investments.  Here are the truths: Personal Use– You cannot personally use property owned by your IRA. Correct, any benefit to a plan’s owner from an investment prior to its distribution … Continued

Hiring Contractors

The task of Hiring contractors is tricky at best. There is much to consider when hiring your contractors. First I consider the contractor’s license. Make sure your contractor is licensed properly in the state for which you are hiring. In Oregon, you go to the Construction Contractors Board to look up your contractor’s license, bond, and … Continued

Affordability of housing is difficult on the Pacific Coast

DS NEWS Report: Home Affordability: The Tale of Two Coasts For all the ink spent keeping tabs how the lack of housing inventory affects affordability, it turns out that affordability hasn’t gone anywhere. Based on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, released Thursday, housing affordability remained essentially flat throughout all four … Continued

5 Indicators that the Crash is Coming

  Invest now, because there are 5 indicators the crash is coming. That’s right, I’m saying now is a good time to invest in real estate, because the crash is coming. Ask anybody who’s been actively investing in real estate for a good length of time, that person will probably tell you that anytime you … Continued

Is Eugene Next?

Portland City Council passes Relocation Assistance ordinance. On February 2, the Portland City Council unanimously passed an ordinance requiring landlords to pay for the relocation costs of some tenants.  The ordinance applies to Tenants receiving a no-cause eviction or when the landlord raises the rent by more than 10 percent. In October 2016, the Portland … Continued

Oregon Ranks No. 6 in Hottest Housing Market for 2017

In the news this week – as is to be expected – are the projections for Real Estate Investing for 2017: Hottest Housing Markets for 2017 Are you investing in one of the “Hottest Housing Markets for 2017”? Early this month, Zillow released their list of their projected hot hosing market for 2017. Topping their … Continued

Oregon Real Estate Investors Association

Announcing: Oregon REIA It’s the beginning of a beautiful relationship for real estate investors! I have just launched the first meeting of my newest venture, the Oregon Real Estate Investors Association, covering  Eugene, Springfield, (Lane County), Lebanon, Albany, Corvallis, and Roseburg; etc. This website is up and almost ready to serve you, my real estate investor … Continued