Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 11/27/2020

Assessing the prospects for investments in assisted living, malls, and marijuana factories. Compare landlord apps, deciding between residential and commercial investing for newbies.

Today on Millionacres

Assisted Living Move-Ins Are Up – Is it a Good Time To Invest?

In October, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities reported an uptick in move-ins, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. In fact, move-ins reached their highest level since March, and that’s despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Why it matters: Millionacres’ Maurie Backman explains why investors may want to sit tight for a year or two following the current pandemic and see what regulations come down the pike before putting money into properties that may become too expensive to operate for profit.

Will This Mall REIT Follow CBL and PREIT Into Bankruptcy?

Here’s a look at one that might end up following CBL & Associates (NYSE: CBL) and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: PEI) and one that will likely survive.

Why it matters: If you’re looking at the mall REIT sector for bargains, tread carefully, says Millionacres’ Reuben Gregg Brewer. Here he takes some steps with you.

Where Will Innovative Industrial Properties Be in 5 Years?

Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE: IIPR) is the first, and currently the only REIT to provide real estate capital to the medical marijuana industry, and its share price has grown rapidly.

Why it matters: Millionacres’ Liz Brumer explains why this REIT is one to watch, and invest in, for current and future growth.

This Startup is Transforming How Rent is Paid – and Guaranteeing It Is

Investors are piling in for NestEgg, a DIY property management app designed for landlords. It helps with the leasing process, enables online rent collection, and helps coordinate maintenance and repair requests.

Why it matters: Millionacres’ Aly Yale says if you’re worried about collecting rent during the pandemic (or beyond), NestEgg is one of many rent guarantee programs that can help. Just make sure you compare your options. She does that here.

Residential vs. Commercial Investing: Which Should New Investors Choose?

Millionacres’ Laura Agadoni and Liz Brumer make their cases over which of these two major segments of real estate investing is the best fit for newbies.

Why it matters: Informed arguments help lead to informed decisions. No one can guarantee success but considering both sides in discussions like these can help increase your chances.

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