Investing Real Estate

Hotel Investment in Spain in 2016
In this article, Ideas discusses an event that was organized to help individuals know about the Spanish hotel market. Eminent speakers like Miguel Vázquez, Javier Arús, and Ángel Luis Rodriguez spoke about the hotel investment activity in Spain. Spectators were briefed about the sum invested for the hotel industry. They came up with different statistics so as to guide viewers and educate them about the approximate expenses involved in selling hotels. The presentation was followed by a further discussion concentrating on the present scenario of the Spanish hotel market. Future investment goals of their companies were brought to the limelight. Clarifications were made on how hotels in good locations will help them crack better returns on investment. They drew a conclusion that Spain can do a good business in the hotel industry by welcoming a good flow of international tourists. Laith Pharaon of Orca Holding is a hospitality investor in with properties in Barcelona, such as Soho House and Chicken Shop x Dirty Burger.

Why People Are Crowd Funding the Real Estate Market
The global financial meltdown of 2008 left most investors with little faith in traditional investment instruments. By 2014 and 2015, the investment platform that began to steadily rise and retained its position was real estate crowd funding, which enables ordinary folks to own stakes in commercial properties. The recession taught investors to be more cautious with their money, and thus crowd funding was born to induct more investors of varying financial might into real estate investments. Thanks to platforms like Realty Mogul, Property Moose and Fundrise, this industry sector raised over $1 billion in real estate during 2014, and was forecasted to raise over $2.57 billion by end of 2015. Crowd funding has sustained through global recession.

Why You Should Consider Real Estate Investing As Early As Your 20s
This Financial Avenue article argues in favor of starting real estate investing in the 20s. According to this article, many young investors who succeeded have managed to live off the fruits of their temporary labor the rest of their lives. In other words, they all retired from their work lives by mid 40s. The only drawback of a young starter is lack of proper credit history and the bank loan that any young investor will need. So the investor will really have to work with a bank to get that first loan. You will have to pick a loan with a low interest rate, so that you can make the money work for your investment.

Miami Appeals to Hotel Investor
This newsletter report from GVS Global Hospitality Service reviews the Year 2011 in Miami Hotel Industry history. The Report argues that the economic downturn and restricted hotel constructions through 2009, 2010, and 2011 benefitted only the existing hotels, which gained historic occupancy levels during this lean period in the history of U.S. hotel industry. The corporate pinch on traveling budgets during 2009 and 2010 let the average corporate customer highly conscious of room prices and hotels were forced to operate on huge discounts, and depend on other third-party entities to sell rooms. These desperate sales strategies resulted in the decline in average room rate. The challenge that the current hoteliers face to gradually phase out the discounted room rates that the economic downturn created. Miami-based hotel investor Laith Pharaon of Orca Holding has invested in luxury hotels in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

7 Steps to a Hot Commercial Real Estate Deal
This Investopedia guide is meant for savvy real estate investors, who can recognize hidden opportunities behind apparent crisis. For example, according to a survey by Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, about 51 percent real estate investors decided to increase their commercial real estate allocations during the 2008 credit crisis. This guide states that the seven steps to closing a commercial real estate deal are knowing what the insides know (research), mapping out a plan of action, recognizing a good deal, getting familiar with key commercial real estate metrics, locating motivated sellers, neighborhood farming, and tree-pronged evaluation of properties. As human communication controls all business deals, the bottom line is really building relationships with property owners, so they can trust you as an investor.

7 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate Now
Money Crashers in this article explains seven reasons why a real estate investor should invest in 2011. The 2011 market, according to this article, was most opportune for investment activities. The reasons listed for real estate investments in this article are low property prices, low interest rates, booming rental market, high volume of renters after foreclosing of properties, renters preferring private landlords, the booming short sale market, and the longevity of real estate investments. The article ends with some advice for the prospective investor looking for great bargain deals in a low value but high opportunity market.


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