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Carey Watermark Investors 2 (CWI 2), a publicly registered REIT headquartered in New York City, has finalized a deal to acquire the 21-story Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel for an undisclosed amount. The 304-room hotel delivered in 2009 at 866 W. Peachtree St. off I-75 and across from the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta’s Midtown/Pershing Point submarket – home to roughly 14 million square feet of office space including the Coca Cola headquarters…

Bethesda, MD-based REIT Condor Hospitality Trust, in an 80/20 joint venture with Three Wall Capital out of New York City, has closed on the 254-room Aloft Atlanta for $43.55 million, or approximately $171,000 per room. “The Atlanta Aloft is a premium quality, select service hotel meeting the new investment strategy of the company that was sourced off-market and that will be managed by an affiliate of the party that introduced the investment,”…

Denver-based Simpson Housing has added a trophy asset to its multifamily portfolio after reaching a deal with property developer Oliver McMillan to acquire the 370-unit Residence Buckhead Atlanta in Atlanta, GA for $136.5 million, or approximately $369,000 per unit. Oliver McMillan completed construction in 2014 on the 20-story luxury high-rise at 297 E. Paces Ferry Rd. NE as part of the firm’s Buckhead Atlanta development, an award-winning mixed…

Does getting involved with real estate look like something you want to do? Have you see others profit from it? It really is possible to generate profits by getting involved with real estate deals. All you need is a little knowledge. Apply this advice to get your market adventures underway.

Decide which type of investing you will focus on with real estate before you begin. You may find that real estate flipping is just your style. You may even prefer to start rehab projects when choosing real estate. The work involved is quite different, so it’s important you choose wisely.

Look around for others who share your interest and learn from one another. There are a lot of people out there that want to get into investing in real estate. You may even find a group in your area that focuses on making money in real estate. If you cannot find such a group locally, there are groups online that serve the same purpose. Join and learn tips from other investors.

Be certain to choose regions that have good reputations and where lots of people want to live. This will maximize the value that you get when selling. Try looking for properties that you can be kept up easily.

As an investor, you have to think realistically about how you are going to divide up your available time. Tenant issues can eat up your time. If you do not think you have the personal time free to manage tenants directly, consider hiring a property management firm to do it for you.

If you buy a rental property, it is vital that you wisely choose your tenants. The individual should be able to pay both the first months rent and a deposit ahead of time. If they can’t, they aren’t a reliable bet for you. Look for a different tenant.

Educate yourself on the basics of investing in real estate prior to spending your hard earned money. Mistakes in this business can cause you to lose a ton of money if you don’t watch closely. Investing in the training needed is something you should do to be sure you’re protected.

When you invest in a property that you wish to rent, be wary of whom you choose as tenants. The person should pay the rent for the first month and a deposit without a problem. If they tell you that is not possible, they may not be able to pay rent either. Find someone else.

When you purchase a property as an investment, it is a smart idea to look for a good handyman. If not, you may find you cash going to unnecessary repair expenses. A great handyman will always be available for you, even during an emergency.

Look over the entire neighborhood before buying a property. The right neighborhoods hold value, but bad neighborhoods are not going to provide you with a solid return. Buyers look closely at location, and you should too.

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.

Exercise plenty of patience in the beginning. Finding the right investment takes time. Perhaps there just aren’t any properties that people like, or there aren’t good terms. Never let your guard down and settle on a sale. That is not a wise use of your money. Be patient, and invest only when a great deal comes your way.

Are property values rising where you live? Are there a lot of vacant rental properties? Depending on your plans for the property, you will have to think about these questions. Buy low when flipping to avoid affecting rental profits setting expectations too high only to discover you can’t get an adequate amount of renters.

If you are looking to get into real estate, then you have to learn to take the good with the bad. You must never allow these swings to dissuade you from your goals. When you’re able to persist at this, you should have some success. Learn from your mistakes and don’t make the same mistake twice.

Don’t buy just to add to your owned properties. More is not always better. It is essential to investigate each property before buying. This will largely protect your investments.

Make sure that you follow all of the real estate laws. Legal stipulations vary between towns, so you should know this ahead of time. Contact local officials to ensure that you are in compliances with local, state and federal laws.

Don’t invest in a rental property without learning about the rent prices in that area. It is important that you don’t overprice your rent because empty property just cost you money. This will hurt the value of your property.

Know the lingo of the marketplace. You need to know such things so that you will understand what others are talking about and so that you sound knowledgeable yourself. If a seller thinks you might be new in this game, they will try to play you. You must be able to use what you have learned to your best advantage. The more professional-sounding you are, the better you can perform during negotiations.

When you are negotiating in real estate, keep in mind these two guidelines. The first is to listen more than you talk. Second, think of yourself, not the seller. Your goal is to line your own pockets, not his.

Find areas that have a lot of foreclosures. There will always be a bounce-back in the market eventually. If you bought low, you could really cash in. Remember, however, that it may take a while to realize your gain.

Know the marketplace’s lingo. You should have good idea what you are talking about at all times. If you come across as someone new to the business, the seller might try to take advantage of you. You want to use your lingo and your knowledge to your advantage. If you sound professional, negotiations become easier.

The real estate market offers a good place for investment of capital and even potential income streams, but you have to be sure about what you’re doing. The tips shared above will help you get off to a great beginning that will help you make better decisions. Remember them as you go forward.

KeyBank Real Estate Capital (NYSE: KEY) has named Trevor Ritter as the firm’s vice president, senior mortgage banker for multifamily housing in the Southeast. As vice president, Ritter will provide permanent loans for multifamily assets through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, life companies and CMBS, as well as expand the company’s client base in the region. He will be based in Atlanta. Ritter previously focused on mortgage banking as vice president…

Columbia Ventures has secured $28.4 million in construction financing for the development of the 224-unit SPOKE apartment complex immediately south of DeKalb Ave. at 1471 La France St. in Atlanta. Scheduled to deliver in 2017, the mid-rise multi-housing project represents the first phase of a 6.36-acre, urban infill, master-planned development being constructed in tandem with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Located…