Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct Realty welcomes the Robert Northfield Team

PRESS RELEASE, February 11, 2014 The Robert Northfield Team, Essex Counties #1 ranked real estate agent joins Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct Realty. “The world is changing, people want more from their real estate agents. The Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct Management team gets it,” said Robert Northfield. “From the positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit to the investment in technology, Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct Realty provides the environment and support which allows for a superior home buying & selling experience.” “Robert and his team represent the very best in the real estate industry, his results speak for themselves. I am very pleased Read the full article…

Expert Commercial Real Estate Advice, Part Four: Focus, Focus, Focus

When you start out in investing in property, it can be very tempting to go “all in” as far as purchasing properties in which to invest, if you have the funds or can get loans to cover them. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself, your finances, and your investments, is to focus yourself and make sure that you are only choosing the right type of property based on your financial situation, not what someone else tells you or suggests to you. Otherwise, you’ll end up spreading yourself too thinly, with more properties than you need, and Read the full article…

Are You Ready to Be a Landlord?

Renting out property can be a substantial source of income when done right. However, one of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen people make, when getting into commercial real estate or property investment, is renting out property when they are unprepared for the responsibility of being a landlord. This mistake inevitably ends in a disaster of an emotional or financial nature—sometimes both. Though it’s difficult to truly prepare yourself for being a landlord, knowing some things up front can help you decide whether or not you’re ready to take that step. First of all, it’s humanly impossible to be a part-time Read the full article…

Property Investment: Getting Started

If you’ve been looking to get involved with property investment but have found it to be a daunting prospect, or you’ve been unable to locate information on how to begin the process, you need look no further. I can’t promise to make the process look any less daunting, but I’ve compiled some helpful information on what you can do to make it somewhat easier to achieve. To begin with, the most important fact you need to keep in mind is that investing in commercial real estate, or any other kind of property for that matter, is not going to make Read the full article…

Spotting Deals in Commercial Real Estate: Part Three

This series of articles aims to reveal useful tips for anyone interested in investing in commercial property. The number of “hot deals” being pitched at any moment is astronomical; these articles intend to explain what makes a deal great, and how to discern a deal that’s actually great from one that just appears that way. Today’s helpful hint for identifying the best opportunities in commercial real estate investment is to make sure you take the time for due diligence and do thorough research on any property you consider. This may seem simple, but you’d be amazed at how many people Read the full article…

Rejuvenated Newark: Invest Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

In the time since Cory Booker took over the mayorship of Newark, it’s become an increasingly, almost exponentially, in-demand area for commercial investors and new businesses looking for a location. There have been a substantial amount of changes to the area at Mayor Booker’s urging, including the Riverfront Revival project and the new Schools Stadium, but for the sake of this article, I’ve chosen to focus on three improvements that have brought Newark to the forefront of local cities in which people should be investing: the renovation of local parks, the transformation of the downtown area, and the city’s new Read the full article…

Expert Commercial Real Estate Advice, Part 3: Preparation is Key!

Though the old saying encourages us not to count our chickens before they hatch, when it comes to buying commercial real estate, taking care of certain matters in advance will save you time and frustration later on in the process. This is especially true if you know you’ll be applying for a loan, which is often more complicated and time-consuming when buying commercial real estate compared to residential. Rather than waiting until you’re ready to go through with the deal, it’s best to get these matters squared away early so there are no surprises further down the road. If you Read the full article…

The 1031 Tax Exchange, Put Simply

In researching this article, I discovered that it’s incredibly difficult to find a basic rundown of the 1031 Exchange, also called a “Tax-Deferred Exchange,” that isn’t part of some kind of gimmick trying to sell you software or services promising to help you complete the process. The descriptions that aren’t, are instead full to the brim with jargon. Thus I set about writing a basic brief of the 1031 Exchange that anyone can understand, whether you have history in investment or have only recently become involved or interested in investing. The 1031 Exchange, or “Tax-Deferred Exchange,” as it is commonly Read the full article…

Take a Chance on Property Investment

If you examine the behavior of any successful entrepreneur in history, you’ll quickly see that one quality which sets them apart from those who have been less successful: they see everything as an opportunity. Where most people might see a situation in a negative light, assessing only its potential to fail, these individuals consider its potential to succeed, and all the benefits that might accompany such an outcome. One such opportunity that continually presents itself is property investment, which may appear a risk to some, but can be exceptionally rewarding when managed correctly. What makes property investment such a worthwhile Read the full article…

Spotting Deals in Commercial Real Estate: Part Two

This series of articles aims to reveal useful tips for anyone interested in investing in commercial property. The number of “hot deals” being pitched at any moment is astronomical; these articles intend to explain what makes a deal great, and how to discern a deal that’s actually great from one that just appears that way. Today’s tip on spotting a great commercial real estate deal is simple: learn the language. Though most people have a passing familiarity with the majority of terms used in the industry, some of the most important terminology used when negotiating or assessing a property requires Read the full article…