If I’m buying a house who should I contact to check the overall quality of the home?

“Quality” is an extremely ambiguous term if you want to make sure that the building is sound and without major defects start with your real estate agent. Your agent can be very helpful is providing you with references to appropriate inspectors. I would definitely start with a contractor’s home inspection who can tell you the […]

What should potential investors consider other than the cap rate when comparing commercial properties?

While cap rate is a good starting point, I like to also take a long-term view and consider potential appreciation of a property. Cap rate takes into account the return on YOUR money invested while appreciation on a leveraged investment (you’re probably only putting 25–30% down so you’re using 75–70% of a lender’s money) over […]