20 Units Cedar Rapids

Just saw 20 Units in Cedar Rapids come thru. 12-2 br and 8-1 br units, Built in 1970 Initial look from brokers numbers is about a 9 Cap 3751 12th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids Holler and We can send you numbers Mike and Bob

24 Units Mt Vernon, Iowa

We just saw a new listing come thru for 24 units in Mt Vernon Iowa. Asking price $1,200,000 Really nice complex in great condition. Lots of updates We have the numbers let us know if you would like more information.

When To Sell ???????

  Real estate is cyclical. Typical cycles last 7-10 years. We have both been in the real estate business 40+ years and have been thru 3 of these cycles. In the late 1970’s we sold a lot of product at Cap rates of 9 to 10. The market changed drastically in the early 1980’s driven by skyrocketing interest rates and…

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Competition from Subsidized Housing

Community Development Block Grant and other incentive programs have spurred a significant number of new subsidized units. These programs incentivize builders with grants and tax credits that reduce the construction cost provided that they rent a percentage of the units to lower income Tenants. Problems can occur if there are a lack of tenants that qualify for the subsidized units….

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Leased Investment Opportunity 317 Hickory St, Anamosa Very nice newer all steel building Priced at $139,000 this 3 tenant building  has a mix of Residential and Commercial Tenants Includes a barber shop and an Insurance agency as well as a nice 1 bedroom apartment Potential to increase income. Call or email for details Mike Shaffer, 319-360-6118 or [email protected]


Be sure your units put their best foot forward. Are they clean? Carpet and appliances in good condition? Fresh paint? How is your signage? Up to date and in good condition? Does it have good contact information including website and email. How about entries and common areas? No matter how nice the units are if the halls, parking, laundry and…

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Increasing Your Occupancy

It’s critical to keep up with the competition and they are increasing the use of social media, websites, Facebook, etc. Make sure your website ranks well on Google and other search engines because if potential tenants see the competition first, you risk never even being considered. If you don’t have a website, get one, and post pictures and floorplans of…

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Apartment Opportunity

We just ran across  96 units in Charles City Iowa just north of Cedar Falls. $1,550,000. That is only $16,145/unit. Mix of 1,2,3 Bedroom units. We just received the financials from listing broker and are reviewing them. Give us a shout if you would like more info Mike and Bob Multifamily Associates, Skogman Commercial

Multifamily investments with your IRA Retirement Funds

If you’ve ever considered moving your retirement funds into a self-directed IRA to purchase investment properties, here’s a great article from the CCIM institute on the subject: Self-directed IRAs provide a twofold opportunity for CRE pros Other considerations Often times retirement funds will not allow you to personally sign for a note, so a non-recourse loan is required. Today…

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Multifamily High Time: A Seller’s Market?

With prices peaking and buyers aplenty, seven years after the top of the last upturn, the time may be right again to sell. Here’s an interesting article every multifamily owner should read and read close: The larger investment companies and many REIT’s are selling multi-family apartments as they cannot justify 4% CAP rates with 6% interest rates. If buyers…

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