By Katherine Feser Updated 6:33 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Strategic Storage Trust IV has acquired a six-property self storage portfolio. Among the acquisitions is 7474 Gosling Road in The Woodlands. Strategic Storage Trust IV has acquired a six-property self storage portfolio. Among the acquisitions is 7474 Gosling Road in The Woodlands. Photo: Strategic Storage Trust IV Photo: Strategic Storage Trust IV Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Strategic Storage Trust IV has acquired a six-property self storage portfolio. Among the acquisitions is 7474 Gosling Road in The Woodlands. Strategic Storage Trust IV has acquired a six-property self storage portfolio. Among the acquisitions is 7474 Gosling Road in The Woodlands. Photo: Strategic Storage … [Read more...] about California investor buys self storage portfolio in Houston suburbs, College Station
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To help Wall Street buy tens of thousands of houses, Martin Kay and his colleagues taught a computer to spot a sunny kitchen. Ever since last decade’s foreclosure crisis, institutional investors have been gobbling up single-family houses and becoming landlords. They have criteria just like individual buyers: three or more bedrooms, two baths, a garage, good schools, low crime, high rental yields—and bright, sunlit kitchens. Unlike them, investors buy in volume and don’t have time to go to thousands of showings.... … [Read more...] about How to Buy a House the Wall Street Way
These tips can help you buy a home before it hits the market. (iStock) Buying a home is a lot like running a race: Once a listing goes live, buyers have to sprint off the starting block before throngs of other buyers start bidding. Talk about stressful! What if there were a way to buy a house before it's officially on the market? Well, there is—and it can help you snag your dream house long before your competition even knows it exists. “Making moves to get ahead of the general public when you’re the buyer is wise if you want to get the perfect house,” says real estate investor Steve Davis, founder of Real Wealth Academy, LLC. “All it taskes is a little ingenuity and some sleuthing, to find out which homes are going on the market before the listings go live, so that you’re ready to pounce.” More From Realtor.com 5 Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes You Won't Want to Make Yourself How to Buy a … [Read more...] about Buy a house before it hits the market with these tips
If meal delivery service companies could package the aromas their recipes create, and somehow relay those to first-time users, I'm convinced sales of meal kits would be even hotter than they are now. X Meal kits — recipes and ingredients packaged in precise quantities, usually shipped to your home by companies like Blue Apron (APRN), Amazon (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT) — already have a curiosity appeal, despite plenty of reasons not to like them. They take considerable work. The prices aren't exactly alluring. And like any new industry, several bugs remain in the system. Yet many people try them. And once you get a whiff of your first precisely concocted meal, it's all over. I've made meals from cookbooks as well as from scratch, and they've never smelled this good — even when I followed the recipe to a T. With meal kits, the appealing scent was always there — without fail. I began to wonder if they were manufactured. These aromas put a rose-colored tint … [Read more...] about Will Investors Eat Up The Fresh New Industry of Meal Kits?
Matthew Frankel The Motley Fool Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 Question: I've heard that I can withdraw money from my IRA to help pay for my first house. Is this true? Answer: To be perfectly clear, you can withdraw money from your IRA whenever you want. But if you do it without an IRS-allowed exemption, you'll end up paying a 10 percent early withdrawal penalty. Fortunately for first-time homebuyers, there is such an exemption. First-time homebuyers can take out as much as $10,000 from their traditional IRA penalty-free, although it will still count as taxable income. And if your spouse also has a traditional IRA, they can take out $10,000 as well. Furthermore, the homebuyer doesn't necessarily have to be you. You can use the money to help your child, grandchild or parent buy a home as well. If you have a Roth IRA, you may be able to take out even more. You can always withdraw Roth IRA contributions (but not your earnings) tax- and penalty-free. Plus, you … [Read more...] about Can I tap into my IRA when I buy a house? Ask a Fool