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Mike Taravella and Special Guest Host Adam La Barr Interview Sergio Altomare of Hearthfire Holdings. Key Information: Always be ready to make an educated decision to pivot when the market requires it. Sergio moved from single family, to apartments, to self-storage, and he runs a property management company. Systematizing in-and-of-itself is a value add to…

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5 Tools All Passive Investors

5 Tools All Passive Investors Should Know About

The 5 Tools Mike Taravella uses when underwriting deals are: US Census Bureau for population growth & employment FFIEC to see Median Household Income Reddit to find best and worst places to live in a market Police Department to see crime stats and if they are comfortable living in that market Lexis Nexis for crime…

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Managing Debt and Operations with Logan Rankin

Mike Taravella interviews Logan Rankin. Key information: Rising inflation makes debt a major wealth building tool Manage debt before managing the real estate itself. Maximize debt as long as a property is financially When inflation rate is higher than your debt interest rate you are being paid to borrow Pay attention to not be under-leveraged…

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multifamily property management

Multi-family Property Management with Jennifer Outland

Mike Taravella interviews Jennifer Outland of Rand Property Management. Key Information: A major aspect of property management is hiring and onboarding employees. As you grow and scale your business it’s important to develop systems and processes to facilitate this process. Job Score Cards: Identifiable skills sets necessary to excel in a given position. Human Resource…

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multifamily lending

Multi-family Lending Criteria with David Gregg

Mike Taravella interviews David Gregg of Bank OZK. Key Information: Banks like to develop relationships with investors who have similar goals. Find lenders who align with your goals. Inflation is a major source of change in the market. As inflations begins to increase, be aware of how it affects the lending environment. Be conservative in…

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Multifamily in Boston

Multi-family in Boston with Nick Earls & Eric DiNicola

Mike Taravella interviews Nick Earls & Eric DiNicola of Winterspring Capital. Key Information: What to look for in a market: population growth demographics median household income How to add value: Improve operations and management Update interiors and exteriors Contract contingency: a contract provision that requires a specific event or action to take place in order for…

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Loans Less than One Million

Loans Less than One Million with Mike Taravella

Key Information: Agency: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac like to lend on larger properties stabilized properties within certain markets. Getting agency debt on smaller properties can be more difficult. Community Banks: Local lenders have a higher risk tolerance and are often willing to lend on smaller assets within their target markets. Team Members: Property management…

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Investing in Self-storage

Investing in Self-storage with Ryan Gibson

Mike Taravella interviews Ryan Gibson of Spartan Investment Group. Key Information: Mom & Pop Owners:  small, family-owned, or independent business owners. Self-storage is comprised mostly of mom and pop owners. This provides a lot of opportunity for investors to come in and add value. Learn as much as you can about the current operator before closing…

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Small vs. Large Multifamily Underwriting

Small vs. Large Multifamily Underwriting with Mike Taravella

Mike Taravella discusses the difference between underwriting small and large multifamily deals. Key Information: Management Fees: MGMT fees vary depending on the size of the deal. Smaller deals typically have higher management fees than larger properties. Administrative Expenses: All costs associated with the back-office operations on a property: software, computers, printers etc. Marketing Expenses: Apartments.com, Facebook marketplace,…

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multifamily loan closing costs

What is Included in Closing Costs with Will Coleman

Will Coleman discusses what closing costs are included in a loan closing. Key Information: 3 Types of Costs Day One upfront costs Origination Fees Miscellaneous costs Day One Costs Appraisal Phase 1 Environmental Physical Inspection Underwriting fees Third Party Legal Ordination Fee Generally a 1% of loan amount Miscellaneous Fees Title Search / Insurance Escrow…

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