If our US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE and our new to US immigrant citizens look at what US investment firms are calling GOOD INVESTMENTS----we will see these global banking 5% freemason/Greek players pushing these same investments ---adults near retirement as LANDLORDS ---KNOWING public policy goals are already in place to bilk these investors. Remember, today our US citizens will not find a single WALL STREET INVESTMENT FIRM that is not tied to TEAM GLOBAL BANKING killing team 99% WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens.
It will take our US global banking 5% player pols this coming decade to install those same UK policies so we feel our 70-80 year old LANDLORDS will be able to maintain a profit margin on their buildings----what will hit those age groups will be soaring utility rates via global VEOLA WATER AND WASTE CORPORATIONS controlling our US city utilities-----and soaring property taxes, fees, and fines. All these will rise but it will take about a decade for LANDLORDS to be hit hardest.
We have no doubt that our global banking Baltimore Development FAKE labor and justice organization leaders are already selling these LANDLORD investment schemes pretending to be helping our aging adults.
Building a Rental Business Plan for Financial Freedom
Written on April 15, 2015 by Jimmy Moncrief, updated on January 5, 2016
This article will teach you how to set goals, develop systems and create a business plan that will help you achieve financial freedom with rental properties.
I’m Jimmy Moncrief, a multifamily real estate investor, bank credit officer, and founder of Real Estate Finance HQ.
I joined Audible last year blasted through a lot of books during my commute to work. One book in particular, had an amazing impact on me.
The book was How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life, written by Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert Comic strip.
One of my favorite quotes from the books was:
“Losers have goals, winners have systems” – Scott Adams
Like me, you probably have some kind of a goal related to real estate. Perhaps it’s something like: “Buy my first property” or “Own at least 10 rental units by the end of the year.” Don’t worry… I don’t think you are a loser as the quote suggests!
I also have big real estate goals, but I realize that simply having a goal is useless.
I think people should stop asking about goals, and start asking about systems. What systems are you putting in place to accomplish your goals? Writing your goals down on paper is easy. However, developing systems to accomplish your goals is hard.
Specifically, what have you done today to accomplish your yearly goals?
What is a System?
What exactly is a system? To me, systems are simply a routine or habit.
Something that you could, in theory, document and eventually have somebody else do it so you can scale your business.
The most important part about systems is consistency.
“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.” – Anthony Robbins
Building Your Plan
The trick is to not only build your business plan, but to accomplish everything in it.
Now that we have established that daily actions and systems are absolutely critical to achieving long-term goals, let’s go through some exercises so you can document everything from your long-term vision to your day-to-day tasks.
Ask yourself, in a perfect world, where do you want to be in five years? What does your perfect day look like?
My vision is:
- To pay off house,
- Accumulate five paid-off rental properties and,
- Make over $100K/year as a real estate finance authority speaker and trainer.
What is your personal mission? What are you trying to achieve?
For me, it is to:
- Gain financial freedom through real estate investing and,
- Educate the world on the different ways to finance real estate.
Create measurable short and long-term goals that will help you calculate and measure your success along the way. For me, it’s
- Reach $10K in revenue by the end of the first year
- End the year with a 3 lending partners
Identify how you will reach those objectives.
I will achieve my objectives by:
- Networking with wholesalers that focus on multifamily projects.
- Cultivate relationships with REO agents.
- Get referrals from other real estate investors on who they use for lending
High-level plans help to create a roadmap for implementing the strategies and achieving your objectives.
- Secure two paid-speaking gigs in 2015
- Rebrand website
- Buy this more properties this year
- Update my stakeholder book
- Write two top-selling Kindle books
Ideally you will break down your high-level plans into daily plans so every day, you will be working towards your long-term goals. It’s easy to push aside your plans thinking “I’ll do it later”, however, that’s a very bad habit to get into.
If you can work at least 15 minutes a day on a project that will accelerate your plans more than you think.
15 minutes a day
can make all the difference in the world
Commit tomorrow to start working on your real estate business the first thing every morning. Let me know in a week how much of a difference this has made.
This is my favorite part of a business plan – dissecting where the numbers come from.
Again, let’s start with a big goal – note – make it a lot bigger than you think.
Most people overestimate what they think they can accomplish in a day and underestimate what they think they can accomplish in a year.
Another reason to think big is you will probably need more money to be achieve financial freedom (or whatever your goal is) than you think.
Let me give you a real life example:
My wife and I are very blessed to have a paid-off rental property. It was our first house and we put 20% down on a 15-year mortgage. The first 2 years we owned it we paid a significant amount of debt down. We have owned it over 12 years now, but it was paid-off a couple of years ago.
We get $800 in rent and have great long-term tenants who probably keep care of it better than we did.
However, in the past six-months I’ve made less than $2,000 in profit on this house!
Why? Let’s take a look:
- October – I waived rent because they pressure-washed the deck, did a lot of landscaping and fixed some other things around the house
- November & December – I used rent to pay property taxes
- January – I used rent to pay property insurance
- February – Actually made money (spent rent on kids’ birthday parties and 2 date nights with my wife)
- March – Made money this month
I know this is a non-traditional way of looking at business plans. However, from someone who looks at other people’s business plans for a living and decides if they get a loan or not, I believe this is not only a practical approach to developing your business plan, but also the most profitable.
Even if you already have a business, I highly encourage you to go through the steps above. You might discover (like I did) that by adding systems and more people to your processes, your business will become more profitable.
Well, because I added systems and people to deal with maintenance issues and other ongoing tenant issues, it freed up my time to look at more properties. After I implemented this plan, I doubled the number of properties my real estate company owned.
Let me know in the comments how you have used systems to grow your real estate business.
Here is BALTIMORE HOUSING AUTHORITY-------it was outsourced and corporatized a few decades ago------it is not a PUBLIC AGENCY. Baltimore Housing Authority does fall under FEDERAL HOUSING AGENCY----HUD. It is HUD these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA that pushed our 99% WE THE PEOPLE into housing policies they KNEW would kill both our 99% of citizens wanting to be RENTERS----and our 99% of citizens wanting to be LANDLORDS.
Below we see our BALTIMORE HOUSING AUTHORITY selling the idea that IT HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER TO BE A LANDLORD in Baltimore while Baltimore City Council and Maryland State Assembly are passing all those UK housing policies to KILL both landlords and renters.
Baltimore is not only staging the same RENTER CREDIT PAY DAY LOAN format to replace all Federal safety nets surrounding HOUSING----it has already started the illegal breaking of TAX UNIFORMITY ------already selecting LANDLORD real estate for HIGHER TAXATION. In Baltimore if you are a LANDLORD-----you will pay higher property taxes and fees than a residential home-owner-----just as was installed in UK.
THIS IS ALL A MOVING FORWARD GOAL-----OUR BALTIMORE CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR----OUR BALTIMORE STATE ASSEMBLY 5% FREEMASON/GREEK PLAY POLS ARE WORKING AS FAST AS THEY CAN TO INSTALL THIS NEXT GLOBAL BANKING 1% ATTACK ON US 99% WEALTH.
It is this BALTIMORE HOUSING AUTHORITY working with global banking 1% BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT which creates all those FAKE 'left social progressive' labor and justice organizations with 5% players as leaders pretending to be 'populist' helping the poor----seniors-----workers------civil rights...........JOBS, JOBS, JOBS......HOUSING, HOUSING, HOUSING. This is NOT how we FIX BALTIMORE for our US 99% of citizens black, white, and brown and it kills our 99% of new immigrant citizens wanting to participate in a REAL housing economy.
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Below we see RAGING GLOBAL BANKING 5% PLAYER POL ------Baltimore City Council President JACK YOUNG-----pretending that ILLEGAL SELECTIVE TAXATION LAWS are all about helping AFFORDABLE HOUSING------when the goal is killing LANDLORDS MOVING FORWARD.
'Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is lending his support to a proposal being introduced today that would increase taxes on certain property sales in the city to raise an estimated $20 million to fund affordable housing projects'.
There is not an AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONE in today's Baltimore City Council-----no TRUST FUND will be used for that purpose---it will be fraudulently misappropriated as all development funding in Baltimore is. When we allow ILLEGAL SELECTIVE TAXATION to eliminate our US Constitutional and Federal TAX UNIFORMITY LAWS as Jack Young is doing below-----our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE will lose one of the strongest COMMON LAW policies in place during AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT------the US does not do SELECTIVE TAXATION.
“It feels a little confrontational to the landlords,” said BeVier, a partner at The Dominion Group. “It exacerbates the perception that Baltimore is not that friendly towards business.”
We appreciate THE DOMINION GROUP pointing out that LANDLORDS IN BALTIMORE are being targeted MOVING FORWARD. What BeVier does not point out is THESE SELECTIVE TAXATION LAWS ARE ILLEGAL-----and does not point out that global investment firms tied to residential buildings will NOT be paying these taxes---only our US 99% WE THE LANDLORDS will.
The “Dominion Group
of Companies” is the informal identity of a number of companies founded and owned by Calvin Burgess of Guthrie, Oklahoma. These companies provide a diverse range of services and products, from office properties in the central U.S. to large-scale farming in Kenya. For over 20 years we have responded to opportunities to privatize governmental functions and projects for which state and federal agencies lacked the funding or flexibility to deliver themselves. In addition to government contracting and leasing, The Dominion Companies are involved in aircraft maintenance and modifications, lodging, manufacturing and commercial farming
The origin of this group of companies dates to 1977 when Mr. Burgess founded a general contracting firm. That business expanded into commercial real estate development in 1986, since which year the Dominion Group has sited, designed, built and financed over 3.2 million square feet of public and commercial properties. Active in North America, Central America and Africa, The Dominion Group pursues unique business opportunities, often with a contrarian approach to investment.
THE DOMINION GROUP allowed space in this BALTIMORE SUN article lobbies for real estate corporations. There is no voice for our 99% of Baltimore citizens in this article. Jack Young is indeed the face of global banking Baltimore Development, Greater Baltimore Development, and global hedge fund Johns Hopkins----AKA----our Baltimore City Council and mayor. .....all this is happening in your neck of the woods!
Baltimore council president backs $20 million in property-sale tax hike to fund affordable housing
Ian DuncanContact Reporter
The Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2018
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is lending his support to a proposal being introduced today that would increase taxes on certain property sales in the city to raise an estimated $20 million to fund affordable housing projects.
Voters approved the creation of an affordable housing trust fund in 2016 but city officials have not designated a revenue source for the fund. Young said generating money for the fund through a dedicated tax increase would be a “breakthrough.”
“It’s something that really needs to happen,” he said. “This is one of the important issues that is facing Baltimore city when you look at rising rates of rents.”
A bill being introduced in the City Council on Monday would increase the city’s 1.5 percent transfer tax to 2.1 percent and the recordation tax from 1 percent to 1.4 percent. The increases would apply only to properties sold to owners who intend to rent the buildings, not to buyers who intend to live in them.
Young has worked closely with Councilman John Bullock on the bill. After a working lunch for the council on Monday, 11 of the council’s 15 members had signed on as sponsors.
The proposal also has the backing of activist coalition Housing For All: Baltimore. The group estimates that the money raised through the tax could employ 1,000 people and create 400 affordable homes a year if it was spent on rehabilitating vacant property.
Matt Hill, an attorney at the Public Justice Center and a member of the group, said the tax represents a small proportion of each property sale but would have a big effect in Baltimore’s blighted neighborhoods by creating jobs, eliminating vacants and building permanent affordable homes.
“It would be revolutionary,” Hill said.
The idea is similar to another proposal under consideration in the City Council to slightly increase two taxes on all property sales. The new bill is forecast to raise double the amount of money should it pass, relying on steeper increases on a smaller set of sales.
Councilman Bill Henry, the lead sponsor of that bill, said he wanted to spread the effects of the tax increase more broadly, but said his priority is finding a way to fund affordable housing. Henry is a co-sponsor of the new bill.
“Clearly I thought on some level the way I was doing it was better but I’m a pragmatist,” Henry said. “This is a democracy. If more people want to do it this way than that way, we’ll do it this way.”
Hill said some housing activists are concerned that applying the tax increase to all property sales could make it harder for families to purchase homes in Baltimore.
But by exempting would-be homeowners from the tax, the new proposal could stoke opposition from developers and landlords.
Jack BeVier, a member of the Small Developers Collective, said he supports finding a way to put money in the housing trust fund but focusing only on business-related property sales is the wrong way to do it.
“It feels a little confrontational to the landlords,” said BeVier, a partner at The Dominion Group. “It exacerbates the perception that Baltimore is not that friendly towards business.”
Supporters of the bill say academic research has found that increasing property sales taxes doesn’t lead to higher rents, but BaVier said a new fee would push up the cost of doing projects in Baltimore.
Young said he would listen to developers’ concerns but that he was committed to proceeding with the legislation.
“We’re going talk to everybody but this is something we’re going to be wedded to and we’re going to get done,” he said.
Here is the UK LANDLORD targeting with selective taxation already having those ADVERSE effects on our 99% choosing to seek retirement funds from owning RENTAL PROPERTY. As we said----UK global banking 1% player pols have already pushed their 99% of real estate owners tied to rental property OUT OF BUSINESS with GREAT LOSSES ------this article simply states part of the damages.
So, Jack Young as Baltimore City Council President PRETENDING all this is about an AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND-----is pushing for these same tax laws today.
What these policies have as goals is two-fold. First, these policies will force landlords having no room for additional costs to jettison------pushing them out. Second, our US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones filling those cities with NEW PEOPLE-----whether US citizens relocating----our our new to US 99% of citizens ----will NO DOUBT not KNOW what is MOVING FORWARD in Baltimore---staging policy to FLEECE them later.
Baltimore is a massive ghetto because of these DESTABILIZING ECONOMIC POLICIES. The goals of keeping Baltimore DYNAMIC----marketing for new citizens to city just to fleece them and push them out----is NOT FIXING BALTIMORE.
Baltimore is already breaking TAX UNIFORMITY laws doing just this------creating selective property tax rates RENTAL VS RESIDENTIAL
'Whilst the number of properties for sale are on the rise, the number of rental properties in the market are expected to begin to fall. This comes from the impact of the government’s anti-landlord tax hikes'.
Tax Hikes Push Landlords out of the Buy to Let Investment Market
Posted By: Resident 19/12/2017
Residential Landlord UK
A growing number of landlords are considering exiting the buy to let investment market as the impact of tax hikes begins to kick in.
New housing predictions from property website Home have considered the impact of policy changes on house prices. A sharp rise in the number of homes for sale in recent months was noted by the site. It was predicted that this trend will continue, placing negative pressure on the housing market as the influx of properties grow.
Whilst the number of properties for sale are on the rise, the number of rental properties in the market are expected to begin to fall. This comes from the impact of the government’s anti-landlord tax hikes. According to Home, the number of new sales grew from 11 per cent across the UK between November 2017 and the same month last year. Meanwhile, the supply of rental properties dropped by 16 per cent. It is expected that these trends will persist into 2018.
London and the South East are expected to be hit the hardest from these issues due to the high cost of investment properties in the area. Property prices in Greater London dropped for the fifth consecutive month in December down 0.3 per cent in comparison to November. In the South East prices declined by 1.4 per cent between November and December. The annual change is now 2.3 per cent, which falls below the England and Wales average of 2.6 per cent.
On a positive note, 2018 looks bright for those selling properties in Yorkshire and the North West. These are the two areas that Home anticipates will become the leading regions for price growth, with hikes of 4.4 per cent and 4.7 per cent respectively. This is likely fueled by the fact that landlords in these areas see some of the highest UK yields.
Home director Doug Shephard said: ‘Any sort of buy to let exit will tip the market to the downside and the UK government should be monitoring the situation very carefully. Why? Because such a risk to the housing market would imperil the banks and the wider national economic interest, especially post-Brexit. If landlords are forced to sell up, all property prices will be driven down, leaving the first-time home owner in negative equity and mortgage liquidity hard to find for the first-time buyer. Surely not something the government would wish upon the housing market in 2018.’
We want to make a quick comment on PATRONAGE TOKENISM-------no matter which population group---all any US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens---men or women-----we are being made TOKENS----PRETENDING we are PLAYERS ----when the goals will have those global banking 5% freemason/Greek players BIG LOSERS in the end.
Here we see that global banking 1% freemason STAR as an actor being made to appear the WINNER in what is a global investment firm RESIDENTIAL BUILDING-----taking all of our Baltimore sovereignty surrounding that residential development away. There will be no smiling 99% OF BLACK Baltimore citizens -----as well as white or brown.
BOTH THE SOVEREIGNTY ISSUES SURROUNDING OWNERSHIP INSIDE OUR US CITIES LIKE BALTIMORE---AND THOSE SELECTIVE TAXATION POLICIES BREAKING ---TAX UNIFORMITY ----ARE ILLEGAL AND CORRUPT.
Our US elected politicians have a sworn duty to work for the interests of a sovereign BALTIMORE and for those 99% of Baltimore citizens. They KNOW these policies kill BOTH.
We are MAKING AMERICA GREAT again by handing all our US city real estate to global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS----giving billions of dollars in TAX CREDITS to indenture future Baltimore citizens to this DEBT------FAKE SOCIAL BENEFIT FUNDING-----all while 5% players pretend to be WINNERS. We notice that global banking 1% are not placing any TOKEN WOMEN as corporate development property owners .
TIFS HAVE NEVER IN THESE FEW DECADES PRODUCED ANY GOOD FOR THE US CITIES TIED TO THEM ---THEY ARE A COMPLEX FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO MAKE SURE ANY PARTNERS IN THESE PROJECTS NOT GLOBAL BANKING 1% ARE GIVEN THE SHAKE.
Use and common downsides
Tax increment financing (TIF) subsidies, which are used for both publicly subsidized economic development and municipal projects, have provided the means for cities and counties to gain approval of redevelopment of blighted properties or public projects such as city halls, parks, libraries etc. The definition of blight has taken on a broad inclusion of nearly every type of land including farmland, which has given rise to much of the criticism. "
To provide the needed subsidy, the urban renewal district, or TIF district, is essentially always drawn around hundreds or thousands of acres of additional real estate (beyond the project site) to provide the needed borrowing capacity for the project or projects. The borrowing capacity is established by committing all normal yearly future real estate tax increases from every parcel in the TIF district (for 20–25 years, or more) along with the anticipated new tax revenue eventually coming from the project or projects themselves. If the projects are public improvements paying no real estate taxes, all of the repayment will come from the adjacent properties within the TIF district.
Although questioned, it is often presumed that even public improvements trigger gains in taxes above what occurs, or would have occurred in the district without the investment. In many jurisdictions yearly property tax increases are restricted and cannot exceed what would otherwise have occurred.
The completion of a public or private project can at times result in an increase in the value of surrounding real estate, which generates additional tax revenue. Sales-tax revenue may also increase, and jobs may be added, although these factors and their multipliers usually do not influence the structure of TIF.
The routine yearly increases district-wide, along with any increase in site value from the public and private investment, generate an increase in tax revenues. This is the "tax increment." Tax increment financing dedicates tax increments within a certain defined district to finance the debt that is issued to pay for the project. TIF was designed to channel funding toward improvements in distressed, underdeveloped, or underutilized parts of a jurisdiction where development might otherwise not occur. TIF creates funding for public or private projects by borrowing against the future increase in these property-tax revenues.
La Cite Real Estate
La Cite Inmobiliaria was established in 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1993 the company opened its offices in Uruguay and is registered under no. 511 in the Register of the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism. 18 years after having been established in Uruguay, La Cite Real Estate is now truly a synonym of quality and trust.
Our clients come from Argentina, Brazil, Europe and the United States. We are the only real estate company with offices in Uruguay offering our clients advice in Spanish, German and English as native languages. To serve the increasing amount of clients from northern Europe, La Cite Real Estate has nominated a representative on the exclusive Island of Sylt located in the North Sea in Germany. This new office also gives advice on legal, financial and relocation matters with respect to Uruguay.
Commercial Real Estate
Actor Malik Yoba embraces his latest role — as real life Baltimore developer
By Melody Simmons – Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal
Aug 20, 2018, 7:30am EDT Updated a day ago
Actor Malik Yoba came to Baltimore last week to check on what he called a role of a lifetime.
Standing at a once forgotten, rough-and-tumble corner in West Baltimore, the star of "New York Undercover," "Empire," "Designated Survivor" and several films looked up to inspect a pair of apartment buildings at the $800 million Center/West development. As an investor in the project with developers Daniel Bythewood Jr. and Ian Arias, Yoba is branching out his successful career from the stage to the street.
"For me, this is mission work," he said of the 262 units that will welcome tenants in early fall.
A portion of the luxury apartments on all floors in the Center/West multi-family project will be affordable for low-income city residents. That was the main attraction to Yoba to be a part of the development that aims to ultimately create an upscale, new urban cache on 32 acres in Poppleton.
"It isn't a local Baltimore story, it's an American story — this is what 'making America great again' is all about. This is people who don't live in a particular community who are coming here saying we want to make this amazing for everybody," he said. Yoba's undisclosed equity in the project will help complete the first phase of the project that has been 14 years in the making.
The Brooklyn-based actor is one of several partners in the deal by New York-based LaCite Development, including the state and city who backed a $58.9 million tax increment financing package in 2015. Last week, Goldman Sachs joined in, investing in Center/West through the purchase of $5 million in tax credits following a recent state revenue bond sale.
All of the factors have helped the project materialize. Located west of Martin Luther King Boulevard at Fayette and Schroeder streets, Center/West is planned to have 1,600 apartments and 3.2 million square feet of residential and commercial space in about a decade.
The second phase, to begin in the coming six months, will hold a "big box retailer and movie theater," Bythewood said. A Starbucks could also soon open near Schroeder and Amity streets adjacent to the decrepit Poe Homes public housing project — an addition that five years ago was unrealistic in a neighborhood with some of the city's highest unemployment rates.
It is that underdog status that has pumped Yoba up.
"I’ve had the opportunity to work as an actor and tell stories that transform," Yoba, 50, said during a tour and interview last week that included selfies with construction workers and Poppleton residents.
"I'm proud to be part of projects that literally change lives. Here, you can't tell where affordable housing is in the building. Everyone has the same Class A finishes and everyone can feel proud. When you go up into these units, you emotionally feel like someone cared about me. Look at the space, the views, the amenities, the fixtures."
Yoba asked local residents and construction workers if they planned to move into Center/West. When they told him they didn't think they could afford a unit in the development, Yoba told them, "yes you can. This is for you, too."
His involvement on Baltimore's development landscape joins other actors including Wendell Pierce, of HBO's "The Wire" who invested in the newly opened 103-unit, $22 million Nelson Kohl apartments in Station North with developer Ernst Valery.
Yoba said he has aspired to be a developer since his days as a youth fascinated with construction sites in the Bronx. He met Bythewood 13 years ago through Bythewood's cousin, a writer for "New York Undercover," and said that he immediately knew he wanted to invest in the Baltimore project because he believed in the grit of the city.
"Baltimore and Detroit — they are solid cities," he said. "This gives people hope. It’s self-esteem building. We live in a world where mental health is real. Emotional health is real, and people feel like no one cares."
Of his tour last week of the Center/West buildings that will hold studio, one, two and three-bedroom units with luxury finishes, Yoba said the reality of it all has finally started to sink in.
"I walked into the space today and had a physiological reaction," he said. "I want to live here. It’s better than my place in New York."
In the coming years, Center/West may get the film treatment, too, as Yoba said he is considering making a documentary on the transformation of the community.
"It’s about a physical entity driven by a philosophy about inclusion," he said. "This has created 400 jobs, new taxes for the city and a vision. I keep asking people who are walking by, do they know about this? Do they know there are people of color building this? Most people don’t know. These are the things we’ve talked about for years. I think the sky is the limit."