Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust merges with Colony American Homes



Colony Starwood Homes, a leading single-family rental real estate investment trust (REIT), today announced the completion of the merger between Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (SWAY) and Colony American Homes

Real Estate Investing When Interest Rates Are Rising



Investors contemplating investing in real estate will need to decide if an improving US economy outweighs any potential temporary negative effects of a hike in interest rates. While the Federal Reserve was almost certain to raise interest rates this summer, the Greek debt crisis and the melt down of the Chinese stock market brought the […]

The Effects of Commercial Real Estate Investing With Rising Interest Rates



Both Interest rates and inflation can be expected to have an effect on commercial real estate investing for months and possibly years to come. With positive economic data spanning most of the country, the Federal Reserve announced back in December that it would back off from its bond-buying program. Ever since then, interest rates have […]

CrowdFunding for Real Estate Investing



If you’re an active real estate investor, you’re probably familiar with investing through real estate investment trusts (REITs). These sell shares in a group of real estate investments similar to mutual funds. Many investors prefer these to outright real estate ownership because their investments are more diversified. However, the two biggest drawbacks are all of […]

How to Invest in Real Estate In Simple Ways



I’ve written often about the hassles of being a landlord in the real estate business. The so called “plugged toilets in the middle of the night” hassles. Here I want to share with you a few simple ideas about how you can invest in real estate without those hassles. The biggest difference between being a […]

Commercial Real Estate Investment Through Real Estate Investment Trusts



Have you ever found yourself driving down the street and looking at different types of income producing properties while thinking to yourself, “I really wish I could own a piece of that shopping center, hospital, or apartment complex!”  For most potential investors who do not possess significant capital or access to a lot of cash, […]

Real Estate Investing Through REITs



It doesn’t matter if the real estate market is heading up, down, or sideways. There are always ways to make money in real estate. One way is through professional investors, and the safest way to do this is through something known as REITs

Mainstreet Property Group Acquires 13 Assisted Living Properties



Mainstreet Property Group, one of the country’s largest developers of seniors housing properties, has announced their HealthLease REIT fund having acquired some 13 senior housing and care properties located in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia for $141.7 million.

Canadian REIT NorthWest Announces Over-allotment Buyout



The NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSXV: MOB.UN 2.24) has announced exercising their option to purchase over-allotted shares of their equity offering. The purchase at $2 per price of the 850,900 units remaining puts the purchase at $1.7 million.

The REAL Lazy Man’s Way To Riches – Building An Income You Don’t Have To Work For



Thanks to high government debts and the resulting monetary policy of forcing interest rates to near zero, retired seniors and boomers nearing retirement are discovering that “retirement planning” ain’t what it used to be…

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