Need to find a parking spot? There’s an app for that! At least there was an app for that. A SF parking spot finder app has been sent a cease and desist order for violating local laws. Apparently you can’t rent space that isn’t yours. Read more about it here.
Aside from promising returns, real estate investment offers a wide range of benefits such as growth leverage, tax benefits and higher stability than other investments. Mike Shustek presents “Real Estate: The Good Investment” to walk through some of the pros and cons of real estate investment in the U.S. market. This infographic will give you […]
The real estate crash of 2008 affected all of us. The impact went beyond real estate and infiltrated many other aspects of the economy. After years of struggles, commercial real estate is bouncing back. Mike Shustek, a commercial real estate expert, presents an infographic walking us through the signs that commercial real estate is bouncing […]
When I first opened Vestin Group I remember how often I heard radio commercials targeted at small business owners, offering to handle services for their company that might otherwise swallow up their time and resources. By simply transferring many of the non-revenue responsibilities of employee management to these third-party companies, businesses better control costs and […]
The short answers are yes and yes. If you want to use an IRA for trust deed investing, your first step is to work with a self-directed IRA custodian company. These firms specialize in administering IRAs that are invested in alternative asset classes. When I say “alternative” classes I am simply referring to classes such […]
During the recent financial crisis real estate values dropped about 40% from the peak to the gutter. Part of the reason the fall was so steep was that many real estate loans were set at 75% or more of market value. There was simply no way to avoid lenders taking losses. Lenders’ losses were then […]
There’s an old story that makes me chuckle each time I tell it: Once there were two men who formed a partnership. They built a small shed beside a busy road. They obtained a truck and drove it to a farmer’s field, where they purchased a truckload of melons for a dollar a melon. They […]
Novice investors will most likely ask themselves what is it that makes trust deed investing “attractive.” Why should they be interested in investing in a relationship with trust deeds? Simply put, if structured properly, trust deed investments offer an attractive current yield with relatively low risk. Trust deed investors usually earn high single-digit annual returns, […]