Investing Architect explores DFW

Over the years, I've been asked by several long time clients about investing in the Dallas Fort-Worth market. At the time, the main reason for their interest was location diversification. While I always thought it a good idea to diversify holdings … Continue reading

How to compound real estate investing results with a little extra effort

If I could show you a way to compound your real estate investing results by investing a little extra effort over time, would you be interested? I know it sounds too good to be true but lend me your mind for a short while and I’ll explain exactly what … Continue reading

What to expect when you are investing – Houston 2015 Edition

Consider the following scenario: You are a successful professional and through hard work and living beneath your means you have managed to set aside some capital. Thus far, your career has been fine but you want something more. You wonder what might … Continue reading

The fascinating paradox with long term real estate investors

There is this fascinating paradox I encounter regularly in our real estate practice. The overwhelming majority of real estate investors I have the privilege to help, fall on the conservative end of the investing spectrum. They are driven by unbiased … Continue reading

Should you sell your investment property? A comprehensive guide

If you are a real estate investor that purchased well-located investment properties between 2008 and 2012, you are faced with somewhat of a dilemma. On one hand, you have watched the value of your property rise significantly in recent years on top … Continue reading

Regret > Loss

The current strategy most Americans use to save and invest for retirement is fundamentally flawed. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of any strategy in an empirical way let’s look at the final results.  Then let’s compare them to the results you … Continue reading

Why did oil prices drop in 2014

Last year, on the morning of June 12, the market price for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil was $107.12. When the ball dropped to announce the arrival of 2015, the price of oil did a spot-on impression and dropped 51% (to $53.45). As I … Continue reading

How to avoid “getting married” to a rate of return and a pyramid scheme story

The year was 1997 and the country was on the brink of civil war. Just under two years prior, several “investment” firms had appeared offering a very enticing opportunity: Invest a sum of money and in 90 days receive three times the amount. People … Continue reading

The curious case of the Houston real estate bubble – An empirical analysis

The Houston real estate market has been on fire over the past 18 months. Since the start Q2 of 2013, we have experienced double digit increases in sales as well as rising prices and rents fueled by low inventories and high demand. The gallop has … Continue reading

Observations on income taxes on your free and clear investment portfolio

Income taxes on your real estate investments

Many of the articles I have written on have originated from discussions with investors like you. A few months back, Robert - a regular reader and "subscriber" to our Blueprint strategy - made the following observation. One … Continue reading

How to increase velocity of money to turbocharge your investment returns

Fact: Every investor I've had the privilege to help has worked extremely hard to earn and save the capital required to make long term real estate investments. So it's no wonder that as an investor you want to put in practice strategies that maximize … Continue reading