The Wind At Our Backs

Posted by Ben Kilfoil // February 20, 2018 // Blog

Over a couple posts now I’ve talked about the concept of inflation and fixed price debt and how it helps real estate investors, first of all, and second how it’s more a function of societal intent than it is luck, hard work, or sometimes even the beneficiary’s own desire. If you haven’t figured it out […]

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The Owner Occupied Advantage

Posted by Ben Kilfoil // February 13, 2018 // Blog

In case you haven’t gotten the drift of this blog yet, let me spell it out: real estate has a lot of ways to make good money. Real estate is the beating heart of capitalism, and is one of the most (possibly THE most!) powerful way to generate wealth in a capitalist society… and the […]

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Borrowing From Friends And Family

Posted by Ben Kilfoil // February 6, 2018 // Blog

My primary role in Dynamic Real Estate Innovations is to borrow money. I borrow from a vast range of different types of entities including banks, hard money lenders, private money lenders, suppliers, credit card companies, and so on, but my most profitable transactions take place with my own friends and family. Real people, with faces, […]

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Why Real Estate? Inflation

Posted by Ben Kilfoil // January 30, 2018 // Blog

What is inflation? In economics, the topic we’re interested in today, inflation is a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money (thank you, Google). Now, there are all sorts of reasons that things change prices. A corn fungus could drive up the price of good edible corn, a beanie baby […]

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Why Real Estate? The Taxes

Posted by Jeffrey Stump // January 23, 2018 // Blog

If you’re part of the hard-working populace of the good ole’ United States of America and over the age of 18, chances are you’ve had the pleasure of recounting your earnings and expenditures of the year to report to Uncle Sam so that he knows how much he wants to charge you for maintaining the […]

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Why Real Estate? The Leverage

Posted by Ben Kilfoil // January 16, 2018 // Blog

Do you like to buy things? Even if you don’t, imagine for a moment, that you do, or at least for the moment that you’ve found something that would be very valuable to you that is for sale at an unbelievable bargain. Maybe it’s a more fuel efficient car, or that coin that’s missing from […]

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The New Tax Law And Real Estate

Posted by Jeffrey Stump // January 9, 2018 // Blog / Jeffrey Stump

Some of you may have heard that congress passed a new tax act which became law on December 22nd, 2017 called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. There are several controversial components of the law, but since the debate is legally over how will it affect real estate investment? First of all, I’m […]

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The Control Premium

Posted by Jeffrey Stump // December 26, 2017 // Blog

Let’s imagine for a moment that you and a friend, but not a close friend, together own all 100 of the shares in a company. When it needs to make an important decision, it does so by a majority vote of the shares, with each share getting one vote. Let’s say that your friend owns […]

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Foreclosure Oregon

Posted by Jeffrey Stump // December 19, 2017 // Blog

So your house is in Oregon and you didn’t pay the mortgage. What happens now? Well the good news is that foreclosure in Oregon is a fairly slow process, so you have time to try out some options. If you just missed one payment, probably you can just pay it later with a late fee […]

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What’s A Happy Home?

Posted by Jeffrey Stump // December 5, 2017 // Blog

Often, I tell people about our most exciting projects and the direction DREI is going in the future and I run into this sticking point: What’s a happy home? Aren’t you a real estate company? How can you “build” a happy home? Well, the short answer is that we can’t. Not directly. So I can […]

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