The Original Realty Magazine
Whether you are burning out from a crazy sprint at the beginning of the year, have had tough times dealing with contractors recently, or could just use a little more inspiration to get to the next level, this is a great day to take some action.
Added by Fuquan Bilal on February 14, 2019 at 2:37am — No Comments
While all real estate is local, and trends take their time to circulate, it’s becoming undeniable that there has been some notable changes in the temperature of the market. This is exactly the moment many investors have been waiting for…
The last nine years have provided a great run up in US property prices. Many have gained great windfalls in equity.…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on February 11, 2019 at 3:15am — No Comments
Real estate funds have been proving to be both attractive and profitable vehicles for many investors. For many sophisticated investors, family offices and even larger and broader funds and endowments, they are now one of the main staples in their…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on January 29, 2019 at 1:54am — No Comments
Even with the best intentions and clearly written goals, getting what you really want most out of your time can be elusive. I’ve found the best way to beat that is…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on January 14, 2019 at 8:56am — No Comments
What are the best end of year moves for investors and executives of investment firms?
There are a lot of obvious financial moves everyone should be making at this time of year. You definitely want to square away your accounting, make sure you’ve maxed out your self-directed IRA contributions, and are taking full advantage of any tax breaks you can for the year.
If you are really passionate about making things happen, like me, and you’ve been in the business for a couple of…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on December 27, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments
One of the best rewards of being in real estate over the past few years is seeing how more individuals and families are taking advantage of self-directed retirement accounts to fast track their investments and pay less in taxes.
This is a great country that still has a lot of freedoms and opportunity. If we take advantage of them that is. Not many…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on December 12, 2018 at 8:47am — No Comments
Before I discovered real estate I had a passion for cars. I even owned a body shop as one of my first businesses. I now keep my businesses and investments diversified within the real estate industry. Yet, I still love cars, and there are a lot of great lessons that correlate between the two.
When I was younger (and often lived above my means) I had Range Rovers and new BMWs. I would lease and trade in every year to get the latest model. I liked to live flashy, like many new real…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on December 4, 2018 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Yes! There are still mortgage note investments out there that still work. Finding them is all about knowing where to look, being able to recognize the diamond in the rough and knowing how to extract value from them.
This is really the perfect analogy for the current real estate and mortgage note landscape. As you know, there are vast acres of land in…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on November 27, 2018 at 2:59am — No Comments
Private funds are becoming increasingly attractive to investors. As more understand their superior benefits, and the necessity of this type of asset in their portfolios, both individual investors and institutional ones are weighting their portfolios more heavily with them.
One of the big reasons for the shift to private…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on November 20, 2018 at 8:18am — No Comments
What inheritance are you leaving your children?
I know you would probably expect me to say “mortgage notes,” or “passive income properties.” Those are great investments. They might be some of the best types of assets to pass on in an estate. Yet, there are some things which are far more important!
We all know school has become all but worthless. With the exception of those schools and colleges the big funds and local governments which have turned…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on November 14, 2018 at 9:18am — No Comments
The market is constantly changing. A lot of newer investors or those still on the sidelines watching the field see news about notes being harder to get or trading with lower discounts, and wonder if there…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on November 7, 2018 at 2:35am — No Comments
50% or more of your success in real estate is going to come down to how you deal with contractors. You can find and negotiate great property deals all day long, have all the capital in the world, and even be great at leasing and resales. However, if you don’t have great contractors and don’t know…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on October 29, 2018 at 3:10am — No Comments
Every tenant has a story to tell. Especially when it comes to trying to get into a rental, or not being able to pay the rent. How do you deal with it as a landlord?
Some landlords have been burned a lot, or have heard the war stories and have become incredibly cynical. They don’t have any patience for tenants, no matter what the story. They never give them the benefit of the doubt.
It is a shame when some people’s passion for helping others that got them into this industry…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on October 23, 2018 at 9:03am — No Comments
Constant self-improvement is a vital habit for anyone who wants to be successful. That applies to your finances, relationships, businesses, investments, and your health and happiness.
Why Invest in Constant Self-Elevation
I prefer to refer to this as ‘self-elevation’. If you are not improving and moving up, you are slipping. A plane can’t just hang there in mid air. It has to stay in motion. You can’t just sit back and think your relationships with your kids or others are okay…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on October 15, 2018 at 9:46am — No Comments
Our funds have attracted millions of dollars from many savvy individual investors. Yet, as I go out to visit our job sites and tour the country to speak at industry events, I continue to run into people who just seem stuck. They may be making enough money to get by, but they still haven’t made the…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on October 9, 2018 at 6:57pm — No Comments
The speed at which my sons are growing up is a constant reminder of how quickly the next generation is becoming a major factor in the housing market. Just what impact will they have? What does it mean for today’s investors?
Generation Z: Even Bigger Than Millennials?
Gen Z is…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on October 5, 2018 at 4:37am — No Comments
There are only two ways to improve your financial situation and future.
There are all types of get rich quick hacks out there today. The bottom line though, is that there are really only two ways to fix and better the dynamics of your money situation.
1. Lower Your Expenses
Added by Fuquan Bilal on September 24, 2018 at 6:22am — No Comments
Most of us have someone we want to make sure is well provided for and we do what we can to ensure that they will be in a financially good position even after we’re gone. For me it is my sons and my mom.
So, how do you create a legacy and the financial provision that will last and take care of…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on September 18, 2018 at 6:50am — No Comments
Fresh off of this morning’s six mile run, I’m more pumped and hungry to grow and do even more in real estate. I also feel it is just as important to share why I exited multiple successful businesses to focus solely on real estate.
Prior to 2008 I read the book Multiple Streams of Income by…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on September 11, 2018 at 8:27am — No Comments
What does running teach us about being a successful real estate or note investor?
I like running in the morning. Every morning I can, I get up and run to the gym before hitting the office. It has a lot of mental, in addition to physical and health benefits. It’s also…Continue
Added by Fuquan Bilal on September 7, 2018 at 5:18pm — No Comments