Tony Lewis, RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita (RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)

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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Absolutely!! Are you kidding me? Never been a better time. Negative what?

Not in my market - shortage of good rentals, high demand by tenants. Rental rates are raising. Property values are up. New tax reform by President Trump favors real estate investments. Really, does it get any better?????

It's the perfect investment vehicle!!!!

May 19, 2018 07:10 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker along 30a

Yes, the right property is always a deal.

May 19, 2018 04:53 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Never have, doubt I ever will.  However, there are still decent buys out there, why not?

May 19, 2018 02:49 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I would and am. I am buying, fixing and selling when ever i can find something worth buying

May 19, 2018 07:49 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony,

It depends.  I am sure most of our former clients in Los Angeles are still investing.  When you know what you are doing, you can always make money. A

May 19, 2018 06:51 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Buy low, sell high.   I would not invest in your community, based upon the information you provided.

May 19, 2018 06:46 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

In your state, never.
In my state, sure but not at the moment.
In other states, maybe.
Does the deal make sense is the question.

May 19, 2018 05:50 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Of course in the words of Will Rogers ~  "Buy land. They ain't making any more of the stuff."

 

May 19, 2018 04:49 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I would purchase an investment property only if it had a healthy return.

May 19, 2018 04:21 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Always opportunities around, just need to know how to recognize them.

May 18, 2018 11:38 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

If the price is right, yes.

May 19, 2018 09:38 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I would only buy one if the numbers work.

May 19, 2018 11:11 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

It depends, really. We sold our single-family rentals, but if the right thing came up we would consider it. -Kasey

May 19, 2018 10:43 AM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Broker

Absolutely!

May 19, 2018 10:37 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

There are usually investment properties in every market.

May 19, 2018 08:58 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes. 

May 19, 2018 08:55 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

If the numbers are right, I will purchase.

May 19, 2018 08:25 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Personally, I would not but, I do have investor clients who are coming from other states and our prices are highly desirable to them. One in particular has sold a $1M property in CA and is buying three $350K properties here to replace that one (via a 1031 Exchange). 

Every home that I list under $250K here, receives multiple Offers from investors so, they are still buying here...but, I am not! The market needs to cool a bit before I resume investment buying!

May 19, 2018 08:18 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

absolutely.

May 19, 2018 08:06 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Had my fill of it, but probably would jump at an outstanding deal!

May 19, 2018 06:32 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Not our focus

May 19, 2018 05:52 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Yes. 

May 19, 2018 05:43 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You bet if the numbers work.

May 19, 2018 05:39 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, if the right property shows up.

May 19, 2018 05:34 AM
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Kenneth J. "Ken" Jones, Associate Broker
VRI Realty, Inc. - Metuchen, NJ
Premium Plus Real Estate Service

Tony Lewis Cash flow determines the "buy/don't buy" decision process whether it's now or any other time.

If the net cash-flow provides a competitive ROI, then it's time to buy.

Once you own a cash-generating investment property, the change in its value is virtually meaningless until it's time to sell.

May 19, 2018 05:15 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

If the numbers work!

May 19, 2018 04:56 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Yes, still do feel it's a good thing. Go outside your area then.

May 19, 2018 04:27 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No... the numbers don't pencil out very well... one reason many of my investor clients are pulling back right now.

May 19, 2018 04:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Only if I could get a good deal on it.  Otherwise I'm waiting for the economic reset that's coming late 2018 to 2019.

May 20, 2018 09:12 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We appraoch all purchases with a thorough analysis. If the numbers do not work, then no purchase

May 20, 2018 07:47 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Yes.

May 19, 2018 11:44 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony Lewis - if rate of return is good, why not?

May 19, 2018 09:44 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If the right piece was available yes

May 19, 2018 09:29 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

If the price is right buy it.  As long as you can make a little money it is better than interest rates at our bank is paying.  

May 19, 2018 07:19 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Right now we are building our investment property. We get it at cost and get the quality we want.

May 19, 2018 06:16 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Nope, my purchases were when it made sense in 2006-2007 when there was blood in the streets. The streets are paved with gold today, time to sit back and consider other opportunities.

May 19, 2018 06:02 PM
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Dan Tabit
Northstone Real Estate Inc. - Sammamish, WA

I'm not in the market, but I wouldn't advise against it for the right buyer in our market. Our prices are back up very high too, but short of something major and unexpected, I don't see things slowing too much.  

May 19, 2018 04:10 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
Fiscally Sound - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

If I found the right property, yes. I beleive there is always a deal to be found.

May 19, 2018 04:02 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We have people looking, but no where near as many investors as we did coming out of the recession.  It is hard to make investment property pencil with the inflated prices if they need to finance their purchase. But for cash buyers, with the inflated rents, it still makes sense.

May 19, 2018 02:21 PM
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Harjeet Bhatti
MB Financial Bank - Schaumburg, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 44 States

This is not scenario in all type of properties. I mostly do investment loans, positive cash flow is there if you pick the right property and from right sources. 

May 19, 2018 01:42 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes. None of the issues you state determine if a property is a good investment........ for me.

The profit on good investment real-estate is made the day it is purchased. Bad investment real estate is in hope of profit at some point in time and under circumstances of which others control.

May 19, 2018 11:43 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

it's not ideal, for sure.... I've owned 23 units in the past....I now have one single family ranch that's for family use ONLY.... but they a little rent... 

there's an ideal time to buy and a time to wait.... we'll crash again... buyers are starting to wise up and wait....sellers are not out of control if they want and need to sell...

May 19, 2018 09:22 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Actually I have not had an investor for local sales. Everyone is asking about Midwest multi-families.  1-2% market cap does not make sense other then 29% yearly appreciation in some local neighborhoods.

May 19, 2018 08:44 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If the deal is inviting

May 19, 2018 05:52 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

May 19, 2018 05:33 AM