How Real Estate Investors Could Profit Despite Today’s Economic Uncertainty

Rob Johnson is CRO of Realized, an investment property wealth management platform helping investors create custom investment property plans.

Uncertainty seems to be the “new normal,” when it comes to the ways in which people are living, working and investing. But despite rattled markets and short-term economic uncertainty, real estate investments can help manage your portfolio risk through diversification, while aiming to produce returns that can be enhanced with tax benefits.

First of all, while the pandemic is global, real estate is local. Unlike other investment-grade assets, real estate value is based on the unique characteristics of the local community and marketplace.

Second, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are trading at lower valuations, making them a potentially lucrative buy during the current downturn. Furthermore, vacation rental properties are selling at steep discounts, as business and leisure travel have declined.

With these and other factors, it’s understandable that today’s

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Real estate investors leave cities for countryside to start homestays

A new movement has arisen among real estate investors amid the pandemic – leaving large cities for the countryside where they open a homestay or farmstay to meet people’s demand to be close to nature.

Nguyen Thu Hang in Hanoi never thought that she would buy land in the countryside. But she changed her mind after she learned about homestays and realized that she would be able to earn money with the business model.

With VND1.5 billion in hand, Hang initially planned to buy an apartment in Hanoi for lease. However, because of Covid-19, there have been no tenants.

With this amount of money, she can buy a large land plot in the countryside with beautiful landscape to develop tourism services. She intends to provide services under the ‘farmstay’ model, i.e tourists can stay and experience production and daily life activities in rural areas.

Tran Thanh Hai (Lang Ha, Hanoi)

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An Iconic New York Hotel Is Closing Its Doors: What It Means for Real Estate Investors

It’s no secret that hotels have been struggling since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Travel restrictions and safety concerns have led to unprecedented vacancies, and while some hotels may have enough cash reserves to sustain themselves through an extended downturn, others may have no choice but to permanently close their doors.

Such is the case for New York City’s famed Roosevelt Hotel, which has become yet another casualty of the pandemic. The iconic hotel, which has been around since 1924, announced in October that it will be shutting down at some point this year. And that’s a harsh blow for New York City hotels in particular.

A sobering turn of events

The Roosevelt hotel, located minutes from New York City’s famed Times Square and Grand Central Terminal, has been a huge part of the city’s history. In fact, it served as the election headquarters for Gov. Thomas Dewey when

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Promised Land Procurement Finds Premium Properties in Houston for Foreign Investors on a Budget

Houston, TX, USA – October 26, 2020 – Promised Land Procurement, a leading marketing company for real estate, announced the launch of its services and new website as a premier source for foreign investors who want to find and buy investment properties in the United States.

According to Zillow, over 10,700 properties are available in the Houston area, which means it can be a challenge for investors to find a property that suits their needs. Promised Land Procurement specializes in understanding the cost and complexity of managing different types of properties.

Finding the perfect property for investment in the booming Houston area can take a lot of time, especially if a person is not familiar with the market. At the Promised Land Procurement, clients gain access to creative solutions for purchasing properties in the Houston area, whether they want to rent it out or flip it for immediate profit. The

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Promised Land Procurement Finds Premium Properties in Houston for Foreign Investors on a Budget – Press Release

Houston, TX, USA – October 26, 2020 – Promised Land Procurement, a leading marketing company for real estate, announced the launch of its services and new website as a premier source for foreign investors who want to find and buy investment properties in the United States.

According to Zillow, over 10,700 properties are available in the Houston area, which means it can be a challenge for investors to find a property that suits their needs. Promised Land Procurement specializes in understanding the cost and complexity of managing different types of properties.

Finding the perfect property for investment in the booming Houston area can take a lot of time, especially if a person is not familiar with the market. At the Promised Land Procurement, clients gain access to creative solutions for purchasing properties in the Houston area, whether they want to rent it out or flip it for immediate profit. The

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Commercial property prices are a risk for banks and bond investors

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SINGAPORE — Commercial real estate prices have plunged this year as people stopped going into offices, and retail businesses were disrupted. That could lead to a significant amount of losses for banks, according to a recent report.

In previous downturns, commercial property loan losses were “heavy” and there are worrying signs that such a trend could be repeated this time during the coronavirus-induced slowdown, Oxford Economics’ Adam Slater said in a report.

In a worst-case scenario, Slater said these loan losses would “materially erode” bank capital.

“Large (commercial real estate) price declines generally translate into big losses for banks. Write-offs of (commercial real estate) loans made a big contribution to overall bank losses in the last two major downturns,” wrote Slater, an economist at the firm.

During the 2008 great financial crisis, for example, such loan losses accounted for between 25% and 30% of total

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Local Real Estate Investors Provide Alternative to Foreclosure

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Working with homeowners in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, PGH Cash Buyers helps people who are looking to sell a home quickly or sell without a realtor. The company’s services are intended for sellers who are facing foreclosure and or a job loss/relocation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paying cash for homes with a quick closing, PGH Cash Buyers enables sellers to not only get the funds they need, but sooner than they may through a traditional means of selling.

“We are always working toward a win-win situation,” said Kyleigh Haynes, CEO of PGH Cash Buyers. “If we can help you get cash for your home, for whatever reason, in a quick and easy process that positively affects your life, that’s our goal.”

In addition, the company closes on the date of the homeowner’s choice and covers all closing costs. Homes

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Phoenix Investors Named A Top Property Owner, Top Property Manager By Midwest Real Estate News

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Phoenix Investors, a national commercial real estate firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been named a Top Property Owner and a Top Property Manager by Midwest Real Estate News in their annual Best of the Best issue. Phoenix was ranked the #9 Top Property Owner, based on square footage owned in the Midwest, and the #15 Top Property Manager, based on square footage owned and managed in the Midwest in 2019. As of October 2020, Phoenix’s growing portfolio spans 21 states and includes commercial properties in excess of 32 million square feet. 

This year marks Midwest Real Estate News’ 20th Anniversary of their Best of the Best issue. “CRE pros are facing bigger challenges than ever in 2020. But, as we always expect, our CRE superstars are rising to the occasion,” said Dan Rafter, a Managing Editor at REJournals, Midwest

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What should investors do with UltraTech Cement post Q2: buy, sell or hold?



What should investors do with UltraTech Cement post Q2: buy, sell or hold?


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What should investors do with UltraTech Cement post Q2: buy, sell or hold?

UltraTech Cement share price added 2 percent in early trade on October 22 after the company reported strong numbers for the quarter ended September 2020.

The company has reported a 113 percent YoY increase in Q2 FY21 consolidated net profit mostly due to the sale of its Chinese subsidiary.

Consolidated profit surged to Rs 1,235 crore in the quarter ended September 2020 from Rs 579 crore in the same period last year.

The company reported an exceptional loss of Rs 335.73 crore, including an impairment provision of Rs 57.92 crore, towards old advances for purchase of certain land and impairment provision of Rs 271.18 crore which has been made on a loan receivable (asset held for sale).

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3 Real Estate Stocks With Yields of 5% or More for Investors

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, offer some of the best investment opportunities, with dividend yields to boot. Real estate stocks also offer you an opportunity to invest in real estate without having to own property.

The best part – oftentimes, you’ll make more money with an REIT than you will with an average stock or bond. And more often than not, REITs have a strong history of outperforming in times of rising and falling interest rates. They’re also recession proof.

In addition, by law, REITs are required to pay out 90% of their taxable income annually in the form of a dividend. That’s another reason they perform so well in any economic environment.

At the same time, it’s important to invest in REITs that have sustainable yields, too. After all, with the current pandemic still wreaking havoc, REITs exposed to retail and restaurants, for example, could come under pressure.

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