Why 2022 is not 2008.

And how to invest in a volatile real estate economy.

Here is my presentation for the Midwestern Association of Real Estate Investors from April 11th, 2022. And while the market is highly unlikely to crash, a recession is likely coming and inflation is likely here to stay. So there are plenty of dangers ahead.

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…or fakeish perhaps

For better or worse, Zestimates have become synonymous with real estate values. For those who rely on Zillow, that’s bad news because they are by no means strictly accurate.

But it’s also unwise dismiss Zillow and their Zestimates out of hand. Instead, it should be seen as a time-saving sorting tool.

We’ll explain…

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Well, it was bound to happen. You can’t have 8.5% inflation without interest rates climbing. So, the Fed finally announced they would increase interest rates a bit and the markets panicked. (Well, at least sort of.)

So how should real estate investors respond? First and foremost, learn the difference between real and nominal prices. Rates are still cheap historically speaking and when compared to inflation.

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The real estate market is obviously on fire. Year-over-year, prices increased 14% and there seems to be no end in sight. So how did this happen? Well, there are a lot of reasons. Many of which date back to the 2008 financial crisis. Join us as we explain all of the many reasons the real estate market is en fuego.

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Cap rates… the be all, end all of commercial real estate analysis. This simple little calculation is considered oh so important.

Net Operating Income / Total Price of Property = Cash Flow

Well, unfortunately, cap rates are fake. OK fakeish. For internal analysis, sure, they’re helpful. But for comparing and analyzing different commercial properties, there’s just too much blurriness for them to give a great picture of what’s going on. In this video, we explain why cap rates are, for the most part, fake.

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The most important law to keep in mind when plotting your investment strategy is luckily a simple one: The Rule of 72.

72 / R = T

Or, in other words, 72 / Interest Rate = Time to Double Your Money Understanding this rule and its implications makes it clear how important it is to go for strong returns while also making it obvious that growing wealth is a long term game and large risks/speculation are unwise. All real wealth generation strategies are get rich slow ones (real estate simply being the best of them).

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