Information on Real Property Investing
Boutique Hotels Get Creative to Attract Investors
The Hotel News Now offers advice on investing in boutique hotels, which have caught the attention of real estate investors in the recent times. The strategies used by boutique hotels to gain investors, according to this article, are use of combined public and private funding, detailed underwriting, tough lending requirements, and mix use of properties. For example, one boutique hotel featured an art museum on one side of the property while housing the hotel on the other side. The limited availability of these deals has made it really tough for the investors. A lot of foreign investors from China and Latin American are now expressing investment interest in boutique hotels for the Rich and Famous clientele. Orca Holding CEO Laith Pharaon is an international hospitality investor specializing in first-class and luxury hotels and resorts.
How Investing in Commercial Real Estate Works
This Fundrise article makes a comparative case between traditional investments classes like the stocks and bonds and commercial real-estate investments. According to the author of this article, commercial real-estate offers opportunities for regular cash flows through rental income and intrinsic asset value that appreciates over time. Although real estate is a scarce asset, it has a hard-core financial value that grows with time. What the author means is that commercial property offers steady returns at relatively low risk than a stock or a bond, which are usually at the mercy of market movements. This article further states that though millions of investors have used commercial real estate for low-risk returns and portfolio diversification, very few of them understand how this investment market works.
Invest in Spain's Tourism Industry
According to this Manda Spain article, Spain is on top of popularity charts for both the international tourists and investors. Now Spain has robbed the third position from China in the global list of most popular tourist destinations. Spain is also the most viewed online tourist destination in Europe. Bloom Consulting "Country Brand Ranking" rates Spain as the most popular online investment destination. Spain's beaches and golf courses rank very high on Internet searches2.9 million out of a total of 7.8 million for the tourism sector. Many travel business owners have developed mobile apps for travel and hotel bookings. The growth of Spanish start-ups has led to many foreign investments.
Miami BeachNew Hotbed for Boutique Hotel Deals
A Law 360 article mentions that the South Beach skyline in Miami is not capitalized by the Big Leagues of the Hospitality industry any more. Boutique hotels are now attracting the attention of major real estate investors in the Miami hospitality sector. Many small boutique hotels lined up on Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive on Miami Beach, once considered ma and pa operations, have now caught the fancy of both large and small real estate investors. These small boutique hotels are being targeted by large hospitality brands too. International repute of Miami as a premier tourism destination has much to do with this sparked interest in boutique hotels. Laith Pharaon is CEO of Miami Beach-based Orca Holding, a real estate investment company specializing in hotels international markets.
Top Crowdfunding Sites for Real Estate
This article by The Balance article educates you about the major real estate crowdfunding websites. While crowdfunding comes in different forms, its recent entry is evident in the real estate market. The real estate market is a huge one and engulfs anything and everything from shopping malls to apartment buildings. While the article lists down a number of sites to help your out, as a potential buyer it is your responsibility to go through each site thoroughly. In fact, a thorough insight into these sites will help you know how each of them works individually. And once you get a hang of each, you can go in for any that best caters to your needs.
The Lies, Cover-Ups and Half-Truths About Investing in Real Estate
This Observer magazine article dated May 2016 attempts to dispel the myths surrounding real estate investments, especially a home purchase. The author states that while rental homes require fixed expenses every month, the purchased home can cost significantly higher every month by way of insurance, taxes, and repair and upkeep. Also, a home mortgage is usually higher than rent, providing little benefit for many years till it gets paid off. According to this author, real estate is an overrated investment with mediocre returns. Lastly, mortgages really do not save taxes as you would never be paying those taxes on the first place if you never owned that home.