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Posted
8 Months Ago
By
Joe Ollis

Why invest with SMARTCAP, Inc.?

SMARTCAP's slogan is Smart, Transparent, Professional Real Estate Investments. We believe that through making smart investments, providing ground breaking transparency and taking advantage of our professional network to find the best deals and inform the best decisions that we will provide outstanding returns for our investors. Before becoming an investor, learn more about what you should expect and how we make money for you.

Posted
9 Months Ago
By
Tim Shoultz

Data Driven Real Estate Investment

In real estate investing, it can be very easy to get tied up emotionally into a property or even an area. It is very easy to look at a particular area, fall in love and focus your investment based on a misguided sense of a particular property or even an area in general.

Posted
3 Years Ago
By
Tim Shoultz

CAP RATES, CAP RATE COMPRESSION AND VALUE

What is a cap rate, what does cap rate compression mean and how do both affect commercial real estate valuations?

Posted
3 Years Ago
By
Tim Shoultz

Why we remain bullish on Retail and Office

Why are we still Bullish on Retail and Class B Office? Construction has remained low on both of these asset classes forcing vacancies to decrease. We are starting to see the effects of the high levels of Multi-Family development in some areas: Washington DC is starting to experience an over abundance of High End Multi-Family Real Estate and is beginning to see pressure on rents.

Posted
3 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

Interest Rates Stay low in 2015?

Federal Reserve announced today they have not plans to raise short term interest rates. They left the door open for possible rate hikes in mid 2015, though there is no certainty that rates will go up at all this year.

Posted
3 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

The top areas for technology start ups in the nation

Do you think you know the top areas for technology start ups in the nation? We think you will be surprised by this list. This article is a great example of why we have started looking more seriously at the Colorado market. CO has experienced significant recovery and has economic diversity to help ensure they remain a strong & stable market over the coming years.

Posted
4 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

Real Ownership vs REIT investing

Most 401ks have a REIT in their mix, and many investment professionals recommend some portion of your portfolio be placed into a REIT for diversification into real estate. What most people don't understand is that when you invest in a REIT you do not actually own real estate. Instead, you own a share of stock in a company. The following article highlights some differences between REIT investing and direct ownership.