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The U.S. office market continued its steady momentum in the second quarter, recording 39.4 million square feet of net absorption in the first six months of 2016, nearly equaling the 40.2 million square feet absorbed during the record-setting first half of last year. The U.S. office vacancy rate ticked down another 15 basis points to 10.6% in the second quarter of 2016, well below the long-term historical vacancy rate of 11.3%. CoStar analysts…

Lakeland Plaza, a 307,578-square-foot, grocery-anchored retail plaza located at located at 501 Lakeland Rd. in Cumming, GA, has been acquired by Maryland-based Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE: APTS) subsidiary New Market Properties. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Home to an 86,479-square-foot Belk department store and 29,855-square-foot Sprouts grocery store, Lakeland Plaza was constructed in 1991 at 501 Lakeland Plaza at the intersection…

Real estate investments can greatly diversify your investment portfolio. When you are investing in land or property, your exposure to sectors outside of the stock market expands. But, real estate investing is not the same as equities or debts. Keep reading so you know how to invest the right way in real estate.

Do not invest in any property before having it properly inspected. If they offer to pay for the inspection, it may be someone that favors them. Hire someone you know and trust, or get a neutral party to inspect it.

Check out the value of other area properties. Finding out the average rental rates and mortgage values in a particular area can tell you more about a home’s value than the financial statements. Your decisions are more informed when you understand it from the street level.

Get to know the local property values. This information will give you a better understanding of the neighborhood. You can make better decisions when you think about all of this.

Location is incredibly important in real estate investing. You can always change carpets or the exterior of a home. You want to pay close attention to other properties in that area and see if the house prices have been inflating or deflating. Know the area where you’re buying property.

Property management companies are often a good investment. You might spend a bit of money on the management company; however, it is money well spent that can increase your profits. The company that does the property management will screen potential renters and deal with costly repairs. This frees up your time to search for more investment options.

Look over the entire neighborhood before buying a property. Good neighborhoods will get you a better return than rundown ones. Buyers look closely at location, and you should too.

Liston more than talking when negotiating. You might be surprised to know that people sometimes don’t do themselves any favors when they negotiate. When listening you can pick up on clues to help you succeed in getting the price you want.

Steer clear of making purchases in rough or declining neighborhoods. Focus on the area of the home you are interested in. Make sure you have done your homework. Try to avoid areas with a lot of crime. Not only will it be harder to sell, it is at risk of being broken into or vandalized.

Do not purchase merely to increase how many properties you have. Quantity does not always mean profit in commercial real estate. Research each property and calculate its value as a genuine investment. This will ensure success with your investments.

Stay away from purchasing real estate in neighborhoods that are bad. Know the property before you buy it. Do the research needed. Great deals aren’t enough in a seedy neighborhood. You might have trouble reselling, and vandalism may be problematic.

See to it that you’re purchasing local properties. This is because you know the neighborhoods better. You won’t need to think about what’s happening in the neighborhood as much since you’ll be close to it. Managing properties closely because they are conveniently located is a great way to stay on top of things.

Never spend all of your money investing in real estate. This money will come in handy for any repairs or expenses that come up. In addition, the reserve cash is key in the event that you are unable to find a tenant immediately. You will surely have expenses to meet, whether you have a renter or not.

Don’t use every bit of your cash and credit to obtain real estate. You should make the best business decisions that allow you to have reserve cash in case of emergencies. If you don’t do this, you’ll eventually suffer.

Always have some idea what the future economic forecast is for a county you are looking to buy in. High unemployment rates could keep the prices of property on the downside. This will reduce the profit that you make. A developing city will surely raise a property’s value.

Make certain that you can afford the mortgage on any property you purchase. If you’re renting a property, try to still meet the mortgage payments every month even if there are a couple empty units. Relying on rental payment solely to pay off the mortgage is not smart.

Just buy one property in the beginning. Though you may have the urge to grab several properties, you can make big mistakes early in the game. Try one to start with, and learn all you can from it to hone your future strategies. This can help you with all your future investments.

Know what you want to do with a piece of property prior to making the investment. Decide if you want to pursue a purchase and hold investment, wholesaler, flipper or rehabber. Knowing what you want to do with the investment will help you find the best property.

Learning about real estate will cost you something at some point. You can spend money on courses and/or time on independent research. Orl you could chance having to learn from a costly mistake in the future. It’s vital that you take the time to learn all that you can so that you won’t make mistakes.

Before you purchase a rental property, make sure you know how much renters in the area are paying for housing. This will give you a great feel for the competition. This will make your property less desirable to renters and you will have to incur the carrying costs longer.

If you don’t have the time or expertise to manage a property, hire a professional management company to do it for you. Although you will have to pay the property management company a fee, it will save a tremendous amount of time and frustration dealing with little problems that your tenants come up with.

By now, you realize how countless people have been able to profit handsomely from real estate investing. Use the tips you’ve read here. Make smart decisions about the real estate you invest in. Soon, you’ll be very comfortable doing it. Then, you can enjoy your profits from investing.

Philadelphia-based multifamily firm Balfour Beatty Communities partnered with Harbert United States Real Estate Fund VI, L.P. (“HUSREF VI”), an investment fund sponsored by Harbert Management Corp., to acquire the 437-unit Nesbit Palisades in Alpharetta, GA from Resource America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Located at 8520 S. Holcomb Bridge Way, Nesbit Palisades is a garden-style complex comprised of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments…

It’s time to update those contact managers with CoStar’s People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week’s issue includes the following markets: Phoenix / Tucson, Orlando, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis / St. Paul, Chicago, Boston, Orange County, Philadelphia, Richmond / Hampton Roads, San Antonio, Seattle and South Florida. PHOENIX / TUCSON JLL Recruits Tenant Rep Team from Savills Studley By Justin Sumner…