Which Investment Is Right for You – REIT vs. Direct Real Estate Investments

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Many investors looking to diversify their portfolios with real estate may compare a direct real estate investment or direct deal with an investment in a REIT. Each type of real estate investment has its benefits and upside for investors, but deciding which type is best depends heavily on the individual investor. For some investors, the […]

Macroeconomic Trends Affecting the Upside Avenue Portfolio

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Key stats and summary points: San Antonio unemployment rate dropped from 6.5% to 4.8% over the last 12 months Wages in San Antonio increased by 18% over the last 5 years San Antonio population grew by 9% over the last 5 years DFW unemployment rate dropped from 6.4% to 4.8% over the last 12 months […]

Top Tips for Using an IRA to Invest in Real Estate

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Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are known for holding stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other traded investment assets. But that’s not all they can do. It’s possible to diversify your retirement portfolio and use specific retirement accounts to invest in real estate and other alternative investments.  Self-directed IRAs (SDIRAs) is a type of traditional or Roth IRA. […]

5 Reasons a REIT Belongs in Your Retirement Portfolio

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A solid retirement portfolio needs more than a selection of stocks and bonds, and the best retirement portfolio assets offer considerable stability and a historical track record of weathering economic shifts.  Real estate is generally understood to be a solid investment and diversification tool for retirement portfolios. Real estate can offer a slow, predictable return […]

Why Multifamily Is a Smart Investment Choice

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Investing in real estate has long been viewed as a stable investment and an exciting way to diversify an investment portfolio. For most individual investors, focusing on single-family homes has long been the focus, and many multifamily investment opportunities were simply out of reach due to available funding.   Multifamily investing is now closer to the […]

The Best Types of Long-Term Investments

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Whether your investment goal is retirement, financial independence, or simply to grow your personal wealth, a successful investment reaps real rewards over the long term.   The foundations of long-term investing  It’s tempting to jump into long-term investing, but before you start allocating funds, there are a few things you need to do first:  Get your […]

REIT Investing 101: Why Invest in Real Estate?

Why is real estate investing so important to an investor or a portfolio? Upside Avenue CEO Yuen Yung talks about how real estate is an important part of any investment portfolio as a diversification tool that helps you weather the ups and downs of the stock market. The key benefits of owning real estate are: […]

REIT Investing 101 Why Multifamily Investing?

Owning a piece of the American Dream means owning a house. But what if there’s an easier way to own real estate? Upside Avenue CEO Yuen Yung gives two main reasons why multifamily is a smart choice for real estate investing. Are single family homes really the best investment? The new American Dream is renting […]

REIT Investing 101: What is a REIT and What are the Benefits of Investing?

A REIT, or Real Estate Investment Trust, provides several key benefits for real estate investors. Upside Avenue CEO Yuen Yung highlights what these benefits are. You get professional management of your real estate investment. You get a well-balanced portfolio. A REIT spreads the risk out among many properties, so your investment isn’t tied up into […]

7 of the Best Ways to Invest in Real Estate

Investing in real estate has many benefits including, building equity, cash-based income streams, hedging against inflation, tax breaks, diversifying your portfolio, and more. On the surface, it’s an attractive investment with significant potential upside but “investing in real estate” has many different options and opportunities for growing wealth.  Real estate investments can range from flipping […]