Cove Investments Blog

Global Influences on Local Investments

Many times, the outcome of an investment, both positive and negative, are outside of our control. While they cannot be influenced, they are dangerous to ignore. In this post, I’ll explain why the low yields of global bonds may significantly affect returns of your US real estate investments. Location, Location, Location… And Perspective Let’s take the oldest lesson in real estate investing. You know, the three things, “Location, Location, Location.” This maxim is the bedrock of any real estate opportunity. And for a good reason. A single block, a few hundred yards, can make the difference between riding the wave

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The Other March Madness

What a great time of year! Here in New England, we’re emerging from the darkness of winter. Baseball season has begun. And the college basketball tournament has again left brackets busted. It’s also tax season… Wait! Don’t run away! I wanted to share a real-life example of how investing in multifamily real estate can make you a much happier person at tax time. Keep in mind that I’m not a CPA. Consult a real CPA for tax advice. With that requisite disclosure, check this out… Each spring, investors in private placements like multifamily real estate syndications receive a tax document

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Key Drivers for Apartment Investments

We’ve already discussed the many benefits of investing in apartments (see 5 Reasons Apartments may be the IDEAL Investment). But what are the key value drivers that determine whether a deal will be successful? Well, it turns out that having 25+ years of experience in analyzing stocks help quite a bit when analyzing apartment investments. Unlike residential homes, apartments are businesses and are valued based on the cash flow they generate. At Cove Investments, we’re working with experienced operators to find opportunities where we can boost that cash flow. That way, we have levers within our control to increase the

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Thoughts from Houston and the Importance of Forced Appreciation

Hats off to the guys from Disrupt Equity and Wolfe Investments for organizing a tremendous maiden event. Roughly 250 people attended the first Multifamily Investor Network conference with the overwhelming consensus that it was time well spent. Each session focused on education, insights, targeted networking, and as promised, there wasn’t a single sales pitch. Following this great event, the team will take the show on the road, hosting similar events this year in Los Angeles, Seattle, and yes, Boston in October. Cove Investments will do its best to support the effort and will keep you posted as further details emerge.

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