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My Thoughts on The IMN Real Estate Conference in Las Vegas

By PointAcquisitions / October 3, 2017 /

I recently attended and spoke at the IMN Real Estate Private Equity Land and Homebuilding Conference in Las Vegas this past week and wanted to relay some of my thoughts and takeaways from the conference. After a long and grueling two-day conference (especially if you have ADD) I managed to pay attention to most of…

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Gentrification in Philadelphia and How to Identify Up and Coming Neighborhoods

By PointAcquisitions / September 1, 2017 /

Gentrification takes place when rundown urban areas attract residents of higher income. It’s a controversial phenomenon. Conversations about it can lead in both highly negative and positive directions. As long as major cities remain the most convenient and culturally interesting places to live, however, urban areas within reasonable commutes of work and pleasure will be…

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The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Section 8 Housing

By PointAcquisitions / August 23, 2017 /

Section 8 Housing is the common term for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, one of the three primary rental assistance programs facilitated by the United States government. While not every American individual or family unit experiencing financial difficulty or who is stricken by poverty is eligible, over 2,000,000 United States citizens qualify for the Section…

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Using Leverage to Finance Your Property and Risk Tolerance

By PointAcquisitions / August 16, 2017 /

One of the key advantages associated with real estate investments is the ability to leverage at least part of your up-front investment amount with a loan. For example, when you buy $50,000 worth of stocks, you will enjoy a return based on that $50,000 investment. On the other hand, if you use your $50,000 as…

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What’s Happening in Philadelphia Real Estate

By PointAcquisitions / July 27, 2017 /

Recently, experts have observed what appears to be a continuous rebounding trend in the state of suburban Philadelphia real estate. For some time, one of the biggest points of discussion regarding Philadelphia real estate has been exactly what is to blame behind the relative stagnation concerning the rates of sales in the region. Based on…

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Takeaways From Bisnow’s Philadelphia Multifamily Forum

By PointAcquisitions / July 20, 2017 /

We attended the Bisnow’s Philadelphia Multifamily Forum  last week and wanted to relay the consensus and insights from the event. As it comes to no surprise – everyone and their mother is saying the Philly Multi Family sector is getting overbuilt – particularly the Class A product in Center City, but is it? I will…

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Buying Vacant Land – Do’s and Don’ts

By PointAcquisitions / July 17, 2017 /

Buying vacant land gives you an opportunity to customize a property it to your liking, especially as a real estate investor. You can put a home on it, landscape it as you wish and sit on the property as it appreciates in value with low holding costs. There are considerations that you need to keep…

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How to Leverage Technology in Today’s Real Estate Market

By PointAcquisitions / July 12, 2017 /

Point Acquisitions prides itself on being data driven and leveraging technology to find opportunities in Philadelphia and surrounding markets.  We thought it would make sense to discuss this topic in a little more detail as it’s imperative to be leveraging both technology and data in today’s real estate market. The real estate market of the 2010s…

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Real Estate Investing: Urban or Suburban Markets?

By PointAcquisitions / July 5, 2017 /

Investing in real estate in Philadelphia can be a very rewarding venture. Real estate offers tremendous benefits including regular cash flow, tax benefits, and a solid rock to stand on in times of inflation. You still have a problem though; deciding whether to invest in the urban or the suburban market. Whichever you choose will…

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The New York City Real Estate Market: My 5 Takeaways

By PointAcquisitions / June 25, 2017 /

I visited New York City this past Wednesday and Thursday to network and to put my ear to the ground in order to understand what everyone is saying about the game that is Real Estate: The first event was related to debt and capital markets – I attended this to get a better gauge on…

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