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Author Name: julia@sunsailcapital.com

Are We Worried?

Is the multifamily market at its peak? Will interest rates force the real estate values to come down? Are you worried about [insert your favorite concern]? Is it the time for investors to stay on the sidelines? We get these questions all the time. Experts say the real estate market has been going up for […]

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Multifamily and Tax-Equivalent Yields

There was an interesting article in this week’s Barron’s https://www.barrons.com/articles/where-to-find-safe-5-yields-1527780368 (the subscription is needed to read it). It talked about how great munis are as an investment because the average muni-bond yield of 2.5% is actually about 5% on an apples-to-apples basis with the regular taxable corporate bonds. Here is the table from the article: […]

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Apartments – Historical Performance

Being a data geek, I love analyzing historical performance of asset classes. Let’s look at apartments. NCREIF (National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries) tracks investment performance for Apartments. The NPI (NCREIF Property Index) Apartment Sub-Index is comprised of 1,557 properties valued at ~$133bn; the property return in the index is weighted by its market […]

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A Word on Migration

In a recent Op-Ed article that appeared in the WSJ, the authors Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore offer an interesting perspective on the potential impact of Trump tax bill’s cap on the deduction of state and local tax on the migration patters across the US. If what they are saying does in fact materialize, it […]

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