Category Archives: Closely-Gaurded Secret

Desire Investment Alternative…Consider Self-Storage

 Issue 94 – Investment Alternative

Introduction…”The bottom line is that if we go into a bad housing market, people have to put their stuff somewhere,” says Mednick, who is also president of the Orange County Real Estate Forum investors club. “When the economy is good and people buy too much stuff they have to put it in storage. You’re winning as the market goes down, and winning as the market goes up.”

A “safe” investment… For those investors looking for an alternative to being a landlord, self-storage is considered a relatively safe real estate alternative.

Self-storage is monthly rentals of interior spaces made up of concrete floors with steel or concrete walls.  That’s it.  Once a renter moves out, the manager can just blow out space and rent again.  Our make ready is a leaf blower.

If the renter fails to pay rent, then the property can be sold at auction to recoup all or part of the lost rental income including late fees.  In fact, this last Texas legislative session codified online auction as an allowable sale method.

The secret…It is a contrarian approach to the commercial real estate, but generally, our leases are month to month.   If we had a term lease, like most commercial real estate, then at the end of the term renters would be planning to move out.  With the month to month leases, there is no rush to move out.  They can always move out next.  And maybe five or ten years later, they will still be moving out next month.

In summary…Self-storage is a simple, but elegant alternative to other more complicated residential or commercial real estate.  To learn more and “Get 9 Little Know Secrets For Steady Real Estate income FREE” subscribe above right.

Source:  Joel Cone, “Self-Storage Is An Investment Alternative,” U.S. News Money, 11 Jan 2018

Closely-Guarded Secrets To Becoming Carefree Investor

Issue 89 – Why Those Who Discovered The Secret Are So Happy

Introduction...The meeting was held at ElFenix in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2016. This was spring break week and attendance was unusually low.  However, the meeting was quite lively and those in attendance were very engaged and excited to be there.  The meeting had a warmth and supportive atmosphere not common to many business luncheons.  Many of those in attendance were owners & investors of this asset class.

I have never been around a group of owners & investors who were so:

  1. Carefree
  2. Stress free
  3. Disconnected from current market conditions concerns
  4. Happy
  5. Joyful
  6. Supportive of one another

Why have you not heard of this before?  Several reasons:

  • Generally, this is not an asset class promoted by Wall Street
  • Insurance salesman do not sell this product
  • This is not a product promoted by most brokers – in fact, very few understand this class
  • Few people even notice this product type when they drive by it or ask if they should have this their portfolio

Here is a true story.  I contacted a broker with a major brokerage firm that I’ve done business with previously.  He said, “Bill, we just don’t sell that product here.”  Later, I discovered that his company had a national group active in this area and one of the top Texas brokers was in his office right under his nose.

So, it is apparent that this is a closely-guarded secret.  In fact, in the state of Texas, there are only a handful of brokers who sell it.

One of these brokers told me, “Bill, I discovered this asset class 17 years ago.  Once I understood it, this is all I wanted to sell.”  I heard those words by several people, “once I discovered this asset class this is all I want to invest in or purchase.”

There are many reasons these owners & investors mentioned above are so carefree.  One reason is that it does well in both good times and bad economic times.  Also, the loan default rate is low single digits.

Click Here to watch the above video The Closely-Guarded Secret To Becoming A Care Free Investor.

Conclusion…You owe to yourself to find out what these happy, carefree owners & investors have discovered.  To discover what they know and “Get Little Known Secrets For Steady Income” FREE go to billmoist.com

James Bond’s Lotus Car/Submarine Found In Storage Unit

This may seem strange.  But, James Bond’s Lotus from “The Spy Who Loved Me” was sold in  a self-storage auction because the owner did not pay the storage rent.  This resulted in the owner forfeiting the car that was auctioned.

The new owner later discovered he had bought a multi-million dollar Lotus for a few hundred dollars.

Click here to watch 10 Weirdest Things Ever Found In Storage Lockers/Units.

This just goes to prove the point made in an earlier post here, “The Hotest Way To Invest In a 6,000 Year Old Industry.”

Why Baby Boomers Love Self-Storage…Revisited

 Boomers Driving Self-Storage Demand

Introduction…One major force driving the demand for more self-storage are the boomers.  The boomers are those born between 1946 and 1964 whose age range between 51 and 69 in 2015.  Almost nine months after World War II ended, the cry of the baby was heard across the land.  More babies were born in 1946 than ever before in the U.S.: 3.4 million.  This was the beginning of the baby boom.

There were 76.4 million “baby boomers” in the United States and they made up 40% pf the nations population.

As the boomers grew older, every segment of the economy was impacted from the selling of baby products, building schools, building automobiles and houses.

Bulidng Self-Storage for Boomers…Now we are building self-storage because the boomers were the most prosperous generation we had ever seen  and represent $2 trillion in spending power.  Is it any wonder they have more stuff than any previous generation.

Now that they are getting to the age where they are beginning to start downsizing, they still have more stuff to store.  So, rather than getting rid of those things they worked to obtain, many are choosing to store it.

In Summary...Nearly 1 in 10 American household uses one of the 50, 000 self-storage facilities.  And now the boomers are increasing demand for self-storage like we’ve never seen before.  Is it any wonder that experts predict it will be 2022 before the industry meets the demand for self-storage?

Click here to “Get 9 Little Known Secrets For Steady Real Estate Income.”

The Best Passive Residual Income in The Universe!

Ok, maybe not the universe.  Would you believe Texas?

Here’s why!  Being a real estate expert on cash flow analysis and what makes up a dream deal, I have discovered a financial realm where a wonderful group of owners and investors are:

  1. Care free
  2. Stress free
  3. Disconnected from current market conditions concerns
  4. Happy
  5. Joyful
  6. Supportive of one another

It gets better.  My studies reveal a brek-through system that cuts development time by 3/4 and lease up time by 1/2 and can be placed in areas where most developers ‘can’t go.’

Conclusion…This new plan is available.  But, I signed a NDNC to get the plans.  I can do the same for you if interested.

Why Dallas Developer Entered Self-Storage

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Multi-Story Self-Storage

Introduction…A Dallas developer, Baranof Holdings, has entered the self-storage arena with eight different properties in various levels of development.  Why jump into this space with eight properties to start?

What makes self-storage so attractive?  “Superior fundamentals in the space that are not found in any other property type,” says Andy Hendricks, managing partner at Baranof Holdings, explaining why the company wanted to invest in self storage.

“Large investors and institutions who have identified the storage sector for its performance during the downturn have a high demand for quality infill properties, yet few quality infill properties are available for acquisition as the public REITS rarely sell any properties of quality. The result is a void of quality infill product available for acquisition.”

“We (Baranof) continue to search for quality in-fill development sites in high barrier to entry markets. As the development cycle continues to progress in storage, we feel that developing in the right locations is going to be more important than ever. We will continue to focus on difficult but quality sites rather than any specific quantity, keeping close tabs on the overall market and especially the growing amount of development.”

In conclusion...This Dallas developer is one more example of social proof that self-storage is the real estate segment that continues to present opportunity.  Our model is to purchase and or develop properties on the edge of the metro areas that are not competition with the large public owners.

Drop an email, if you want additional information on this exciting low maintenance cash flow machine.

Texas Real Estate Opportunity Now

Texas Commerical Real Estate Opportunities Now

Texas faired better than most states…Since the 2008 captial markets implosion, Texas has been a favored state for commercial real estate. The Texas population growth from all sources starting July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015 was an amazing 460,000 people.  The population of Texas could double by 2050, says a new report released by the Office of the State Demographer.

Texas is now the 12 largest economy in the world and produced 17.8% of U.S. Exports in 2014.

So, with all that population growth, commercial real estate of all types are in high demand.  But, where can the local investor compete with all the Wall Street money coming to Texas?

We believe that we’ve found one area where the big money is not looking.  That is in the secondary self-storage market.  In fact, 87% of all self-storage properties are owned by mom and pop operations in these secondary markets.

The biggest opportunity today is in what we call value-add properties.  These mom and pop operations are typically the only or main source of income so little money is put back into capital improvements or technology.  Some don’t even have a marketing website or modern management software in place.  And many don’t have fences, security gates and cameras.

These capital improvements are generally not that expensive, however the resulting increase in occupancy and/or rental rates can be significant.

In conclusion...We are purchasing those self-storage properties where some capital improvements can make a significant increase in occupancy, rental rates, and ultimately resale value.

For more information: Get 9 Little Known Secrets For Steady Real Estate Incom…FREE at Self-StorageInsider.com  This is Bill Moist, DHL, MS, CPA discussing Texas Real Estate Opportunity Now.

(Updated) Closely-Guarded Secrets To Becoming Carefree Investor

Closely-Guraded Secret Why Those Who Discovered This Are So Happy

The meeting was held at ElFenix in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2016. This was spring break week and attendance was unusually low.  However, the meeting was quite lively and those in attendance were very engaged and excited to be there.  The meeting had a warmth and supportive atmosphere not common to many business luncheons.  Many of those in attendance were owners & investors of this asset class.

I have never been around a group of owners & investors who were so:

  1. Care free
  2. Stress free
  3. Disconnected from current market conditions concerns
  4. Happy
  5. Joyful
  6. Supportive of one another

Why have you not heard of this before?  Several reasons:

  • Generally, this is not a asset class promoted by Wall Street
  • Insurance salesman do not sell this product
  • This is not a product promoted by most brokers – in fact very few understand this class
  • Few people even notice this product type when they drive by it or ask if they should have this their portfolio

Here is a true story.  I contacted a broker with a major brokerage firm that I’ve done business with previously.  He said, “Bill, we just don’t sell that product here.”  Later, I discovered that his company had a national group active in this area and one of the top Texas brokers was in his office right under his nose.

So, it is apparent that this is a closely-guarded secret.  In fact, in the state of Texas there are only a handful of brokers who sell it.

One of these brokers told me, “Bill, I discovered this asset class 17 years ago.  Once I understood it, this is all I wanted to sell.”  I heard those words by several people, “once I discovered this asset class this is all I want to invest in or purchase.”

There are many reasons these owners & investors mentioned above are so care free.  One reason is that it does well in both good times and bad economic times.  Also, the loan default rate is low single digits.

Click Here to watch the above video The Closely-Guarded Secret To Becoming A Care Free Investor.

You owe to yourself to find out what these happy, care free owners & investors have discovered.  To discover what they know and and “Get Little Known Secrets For Steady Income” FREE go to billmoist.us

Closely-Guarded Secrets To Becoming Carefree Investor

How To Become Care Free Investor

Why Those Who Discovered This Are So Happy

The meeting was held at ElFenix in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2016. This was spring break week and attendance was unusually low.  However, the meeting was quite lively and those in attendance were very engaged and excited to be there.  The meeting had a warmth and supportive atmosphere not common to many business luncheons.  Many of those in attendance were owners & investors of this asset class.

I have never been around a group of owners & investors who were so:

  1. Care free
  2. Stress free
  3. Disconnected from current market conditions concerns
  4. Happy
  5. Joyful
  6. Supportive of one another

Why have you not heard of this before?  Several reasons:

  • Generally, this is not a asset class promoted by Wall Street
  • Insurance salesman do not sell this product
  • This is not a product promoted by most brokers – in fact very few understand this class
  • Few people even notice this product type when they drive by it or ask if they should have this their portfolio

Here is a true story.  I contacted a broker with a major brokerage firm that I’ve done business with previously.  He said, “Bill, we just don’t sell that product here.”  Later, I discovered that his company had a national group active in this area and one of the top Texas brokers was in his office right under his nose.

So, it is apparent that this is a closely-guarded secret.  In fact, in the state of Texas there are only a handful of brokers who sell it.

One of these brokers told me, “Bill, I discovered this asset class 17 years ago.  Once I understood it, this is all I wanted to sell.”  I heard those words by several people, “once I discovered this asset class this is all I want to invest in or purchase.”

There are many reasons these owners & investors mentioned above are so care free.  One reason is that it does well in both good times and bad economic times.  Also, the loan default rate is low single digits.

Click Here to watch the above video The Closely-Guarded Secret To Becoming A Care Free Investor.

You owe to yourself to find out what these happy, care free owners & investors have discovered.  To discover what they know and and “Get Little Known Secrets For Steady Income” FREE go to billmoist.us