Absorption rate is one key data piece that gives you leverage in a real estate negotiation. The trick is to track the ‘absorption rate’ on a monthly basis, each and every month. So that you have a complete story… a trend. And not just a snapshot. If you were to do this, then you’d have a feel on if it’s a ‘buyers market’ or ‘sellers market.’ In a nutshell, this information can be crucial in justifying your position in a negotiation.
If you’re using bank financing to buy any property, then you’re using a type of drug. As you know, some drugs can be therapeutic. While other drugs can kill you. It doesn’t matter what type of property you buy. Whether you’re buying a single family home, apartment or commercial property, these principles are as relevant as the laws of gravity.
It just started. Despite what numerous pundits previously alleged regarding a Chicago real estate recovery, it has only now started. If you’re interested in buying property—or investment in general—then you don’t want to miss this next wealth phase in Chicago real estate.
This month, our insider technical analysis trigger (shaded green areas) secretly alerted us to the start of the next Chicago real estate wealth cycle. Heeding the guiding principles in this simple chart remains especially important if you’re buying property using debt financing.
Chicago is considered a high momentum cyclical market. Similar to other HNWI (high net-worth individual) markets in America like San Francisco. Which means it’s real estate market trend mimics the peaks and valleys of a roller coaster ride. Beyond lifestyle and fun, Chicago offers convenient travel to anywhere in the world. And when it comes to intellectual capital in the form of the tall building, Chicago minds are at the top of the pyramid.
Legendary investor Warren Buffet claims he shares a valuable philosophy with baseball great Ted Williams. Ted Williams once wrote that the most important thing for a hitter is to wait for the right pitch. Warren Buffet admitted he approaches investing with the exact same credo:
“…wait for the right pitch, yeah and wait for the right deal. And it will come. It’s the key to investing.” – Warren Buffet
This information is coming off the heels of a recent presentation I made at the American Association of Private Lenders conference at the Kansas City Convention Center. Many of the attendees were from Kansas City, Missouri. And appreciated the insights revealed in the real estate market technical analysis data (Lesson 1 of 7) from my book. Candidly, Kansas City isn’t a market that I would typically run an analysis on.
However, because a few of the locals were interested to learn more about Kansas City’s current wealth phase – from a technical analysis perspective – I decided to offer them a follow-up commentary here. Considering the kind hospitality they extended.