Real Estate Thoughts

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Well, I’m sure the last post I wrote is bound to ruffle a few feathers… Obviously, what I said will never be popular or generally accepted by the mainstream of investors, but hey, that’s not my problem… You might have sensed it from my tone, but I really did my best to just tell it like it is… I didn’t want to pull any punches and I felt like it was necessary for me to [click to continue…]

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December 2012 Dividends

When I first started this blog in February 2012, I was on a mission to get to early financial independence by the age of 37.5. Little did I know it at the time, but I would soon be participating in one of the greatest bull market runs in recent memory…

From around 2009 until present day, any investor could have bought [click to continue…]

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Santa Clara Home

I like to give credit where credit is due — In my own case, early financial freedom at age 31 would not have been possible for me had I not decided to invest in real estate back in 2012. I am absolutely certain of that, which is why I’m fine with making such a declarative statement.

Yes, it’s true that there are many paths to early FI, and through the many  [click to continue…]

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The most frequent question that I get from readers since I converted over to the “doom and gloom” camp is this: “Why don’t you sell one of your Bay Area rental properties if you think the markets will crash?

There’s no doubt that I think we are due for an upcoming market crash/correction…

But the order of magnitude?

I have no earthly idea…

The reason I’ve [click to continue…]

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Looking back, the last post I put out was obviously emotionally charged. In hindsight, I probably should have just held back from releasing it altogether since I didn’t allocate much more than 5-10 minutes to write it up… Many of my thoughts were disjointed and not many details were shared…

It was rushed…

But I am human, I make [click to continue…]

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At this stage of the game, I still believe that it is way too early to declare that we are officially in a “bear market” (even though a sh!t ton of data would support that). Nevertheless, the continued market selloff into this week has spooked a lot of investors… And rightfully so.

I’ve always believed that what goes up must come crashing [click to continue…]

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One common question that I get from real estate investors is — “How do I overcome the debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?” That, along with — “How do I buy more units and grow my business more quickly?

For anyone who has accumulated a few units in a reasonably [click to continue…]

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When it comes to investing, really, who doesn’t love a good deal? We are all well aware that if you want to get to early financial independence, you must amass a good amount of wealth in a relatively short-period of time.

What’s the best way of accumulating wealth?

Most freedom fighters like to focus on [click to continue…]

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When it comes to real estate investing (REI), most investors who first get started like to compare it to other alternative options available in the marketplace. A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a very common platform that allows anyone interested in real estate to get exposure to the sector. REITs have become so popular, in fact, that many investors mistakenly assume that they are not only a suitable alternative to REI, but actually [click to continue…]

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Early financial independence is NOT easy to achieve… If it was, quite frankly, everyone would be wealthy and out playing on the beach instead of spending all day trapped inside a darkened cubicle. But in order to become financially independent, most likely you will need to [click to continue…]

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