Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent, so that if he does not attain to their greatness, at any rate he will get some tinge of it.
Why You Should Balance Your Stocks with Real Estate Instead of Bonds
You may have heard that you should have a mix of stocks and bonds in your portfolio to reduce risks. An economist that teaches at a top university on the West Coast tipped us off to a different approach. In this approach, you use real estate, instead of bonds, to reduce the risk of heavy […]
Conventional wisdom is the scripture of mediocrity. Mediocre beliefs create mediocre results. Conventional wisdom is for the masses.
Renter-Friendly vs. Landlord-Friendly States
The laws and regulations for rental properties are constantly changing. Each state, county, and city can have their own rules for the handling of security deposits, the ability to increase rents, the warranty of habitability, how evictions are handled, etc. At East Elm Real Estate, we look to invest in states that are considered landlord-friendly. […]
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Do You Know These Different Types of Real Estate Investments?
Real estate provides many different options for investors. We are always amazed, and sometimes perplexed, by the many ways people invest in real estate. Every method has its set of positive and negative aspects. We would like you to be aware of the most common options out there. Above all, we want you to understand […]
Getting to Know the A, B, Cs, and Ds of Multifamily Real Estate Property Classes
A – newer, growth areas B – older, stable areas C – older, declining, or stable areas D – older, declining, potentially rapidly declining areas