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Investment Diversification

December 7, 2016

Although our focus is on building long term equity through real estate, I also believe in investment diversification. One area that is diversified from real estate is the utility sector. I recently wrote an article for Seeking Alpha, where I have been a financial contributor since 2010. In this article my aim was to make you aware of a utility company I believe has a great long term future. This article received over 4,300 webpage reads and over 1,800 mobile reads internationally with one week of being published.

Hawaiian Electric Inc. is a utility holding company that I maintain long in my long term investment accounts and I wanted to share it with my investment family. You can find the…

What makes Golden Gate different?

January 15, 2016

Robert Graf, Chief ExecutiveWe spend more time with boots on the ground than many other brokers.  We do this because we also are very experienced property owners ourselves who have managed all of our own multifamily and single-family properties thus we pull heavily on our primary experience.  We could just rely on computer generated data like so many other brokers do, but we personally visit all the recently sold property that we send you so that we have the most up-to-date comparable information at our fingertips.  We believe that knowing the market is a great benefit.  We aim every day to be an important asset…

When is a good time to sell?

November 17, 2015

One indication of a good time to sell is when rents have been climbing.  You’ll know this because they will hear this on the nightly news on your way to putting your coat in the closet before having your dinner.

Another good time to sell when interest rates are low as they are now.  The reason for historically low interest rates being good for selling is that there is more buyer interest and buyers can qualify for more funds and get better returns that way.  If you’ve held your building for many years, you will eventually reach a point where your tax benefits and your deductions will not produce as well as they once did.   Just liquidating to cash and…