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Formica Investment Group and Swiss Group have officially consolidated into – Realist Capital

Big news! We are pleased to announce that Formica Investment Group and Swiss Group have officially consolidated to form a new entity: Realist Capital! Visit our website: https://www.realistcapital.com/ With over a year of collaboration between our teams, we saw the opportunity to combine our resources and strengths in real estate capital investing, development, and acquisitions. We’re looking forward to this new chapter and the opportunities it brings. Stay tuned…

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Real Estate Investing During Increasing Interest Rates – Ahead of Federal Reserve Decision

Cash flow negative 1st 2 years during interest only payments, then just before cash flow is about to turn positive, it goes back down when principal payments are required to be paid

The sudden increase of high-interest rates has been affecting real estate buyers’ purchasing power, while sellers haven’t adjusted their expectations on their property valuation.  The apparent gap between sellers and buyers will take some time to adjust. Today, we await the outcome of the Fed post-meeting press conference for their Nov 1st and 2nd meeting.  You can see the FOMC Meetings calendar here.   During the last Fed meeting, Chairman…

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3 Ways to Navigate Real Estate Market Uncertainty and High-Interest Rates

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The issue of high-interest rates is a serious problem that has been affecting the housing market for some time now. The high-interest rates directly impacted the buyer’s purchasing power, while sellers haven’t adjusted their expectations on their property valuation. It will take time for sellers to adjust to close the gap between buyers and sellers. The real estate industry is in a constant state of change and volatility. It…

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What is RUBS?

RUBS stands for Ratio Utility Billing System.   It allows to proportionally allocate utility costs to tenants in properties where there aren’t individual water meters. The more commonly implemented utility in…

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November 2021 Market Update

November 2021 Market Update Newsletter in Partnership with the GOB Network

As of November 2021, interest rates remain near-zero, which has boosted growth by encouraging investors to borrow more money at a lower cost since the Fed slashed interest rates in May of 2020. While more people have been able to afford a home due to the lower interest rates and the growth in tech jobs, the rental market remains strong, with Multifamily national average rent rising 11.4 percent year-over-year…

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Inflation is 4X The CPI Index

We’re about to start renovations on some of the townhomes in our portfolio. Due to the delays in the supply chain, we decided to get a quote on kitchen cabinets 1.5 months ahead of time, on June 28th, 2021. The quote was $1,498. Today, Aug 17th, 2021 – following up with the purchase, the kitchen cabinet rep says, ” so you are prepared, there has been a cabinet price…

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Investing in Real Estate Without Being a Landlord

Unhappy Landlord

I have been there, wanting to invest in real estate but not knowing where to begin.    Most people are busy and don’t have the time required to learn the ins and outs of real estate to purchase an investment property.  So they end up giving up the idea of investing in real estate and assume that it isn’t a feasible option. One common misconception is that to invest…

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