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Market Profile: Morgantown

Take a drive with us just over an hour south of Pittsburgh to a West Virginia college town and home of the Mountaineers. You guessed it: we're analyzing the real estate market potential of Morgantown, West Virginia.
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Must-Listen to Real Estate Podcasts | Marketing, Real Estate Investing and More!

As a real estate agent, investor, or someone who works in the real estate industry, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest industry news and trends. With there now being over 850,000 active podcasts, it can be difficult figuring out which ones are worth your time. We’ve listed some of the most popular podcasts with the Birgo Realty team. From real estate investing to marketing, we mention a slew of podcasts we think you’ll enjoy listening to.
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A Mini Birgo Memoir: Recalling March of 2020

365 days. 52 weeks. One year. We're looking back after one year of shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic and what it meant for us as real estate investors.
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What does stimulus mean for multifamily?

Even in normal times, American investors get a little nervous every four years. Uncertainties about election outcomes become uncertainties about the investment landscape — and that reality is more pressing this year because of the crisis economy we’ve been living in (or trying to stay socially distant from) for the past eleven months.
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Cryptocurrency: What Real Estate Investors Think About Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency isn't the first, and won't be the last, innovation by which the tech sphere impinges on the financial sphere. We're reluctant to aim our crystal ball solely at technological innovation, but the collapse of Bitcoin would likely generate some kind of influence vacuum waiting to be filled by the next emerging technology.
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“Gamestonk!!”

Securities traders make moves that are tethered to the operations and valuation of the companies whose stock they buy and sell. Usually, that works pretty well. Until this happened. A digital flash mob originating on Reddit — a popular internet message board — stormed the hedge fund citadel on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, aggressively buying and promoting a series of stocks that the hedge funds held short positions on.
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3 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate in the Heartland

As we look to expand our portfolio, geographic expansion is inevitable. Our latest blog touches on why we think real estate in the Heartland fits directly in with our investment strategy.
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A Guide to Real Estate Private Equity Fees

Birgo Capital deeply believes investors should be adequately informed regarding all elements of their investment holdings and the costs associated with them. As such, private equity fees are a key factor when determining which fund and fund manager to invest.
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Five Ways to Generate Passive Income from Real Estate

Making money in your sleep. Mailbox money. Both of these terms are often used to describe "passive income." Read how to generate passive income through real estate.
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Private Equity Real Estate: What to Look for in a Fund Manager

What factors should an investor consider when evaluating a private equity real estate fund manager? Let’s take a look at four key determinants of fund sponsor performance.
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Mission-Driven Private Equity Real Estate: Improving Lives Through Real Estate

Here at Birgo Capital, our mission fuels our yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily drive. We strive to "Improve Lives Through Real Estate," by stewarding capital through private equity real estate investing. This blog takes a dive into explaining the "why" behind our company.
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Collecting Rent During COVID-19: An Update from a Private Equity Real Estate Investment Perspective 

As another quarter comes to an end (and after about six months into the novel coronavirus pandemic), Birgo Capital principal Dan Croce takes a look at the firm's rent collection. Read Dan's analysis and insights in Birgo Capital's latest article and learn how multifamily real estate properties have been impacted.
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How Changes in Interest Rates Impact Real Estate Investments

Real estate investors know that interest rates are one of the most important economic factors to consider when monitoring the investment landscape. But interest rates are also a complicated topic! Today, Birgo Capital is sharing some considerations for how changes in interest rates impact real estate investments.
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Workforce Housing Apartments: Backed by the Full Faith and Credit of the U.S. Government

Why workforce housing apartments is an almost-magical place to allocate capital for vigilant investors like Birgo Capital.
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Why Birgo Capital’s Real Estate Funds are Well-positioned to Navigate COVID-19

Here's what Birgo Capital is doing (and has done) to maximize the performance of our real estate private equity funds in light of the coronavirus recession.
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How Will COVID Impact Pittsburgh Multifamily Real Estate?

Will the relative resilience that Pittsburgh enjoyed during the last recession translate to similarly impressive performance through this one? Let’s examine several regional economic factors to determine how Pittsburgh multifamily real estate is likely to perform during the current crisis and in the years to come. Josh Fischer, Vice President of Acquisitions at Birgo Capital, shares his insights.
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Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Operating Expenses

Through COVID-19 and associated economic shutdowns, real estate investors have largely been focused on how these events will impact revenue. However, multifamily investors must also be thoughtful about other components of the cash flow equation - particularly the impact this recession will have on expenses. In this post, Birgo Capital will highlight a few key areas of consideration for the impact of the coronavirus recession on operating expenses.
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Four Strategies to a Stabilized Real Estate Portfolio

In a new economic landscape, these tips from Birgo Capital can help you find stability in real estate.
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When is it Time to Buy?

As the corona-dust begins to settle, many investors are wondering how to know when it is the right time to begin acquiring real estate again. Here is how we are thinking about acquisitions during a pandemic at Birgo Capital.
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Collecting Rent During COVID-19: Birgo Capital's May Rental Income

When the coronavirus public health crisis seized America by storm in mid-March, investors in residential rental properties struck a tone of concern regarding whether or not tenants would be able to pay rent in the coming months. Birgo Capital shares a deep dive into the data today.
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Is Workforce Housing Still a Safe Investment?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this niche within the multifamily sector was increasingly viewed as an undervalued safe haven for real estate investors that produces steady cash flow regardless of economic cycles, with the added social and economic benefits of supporting a basic need for working-class citizens.
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Will Workforce Housing Real Estate Be Impacted by COVID-19?

For a little more than one month now, COVID-19 has had the multifamily real estate industry on its heels as we seek to determine what the pandemic’s impact will be on property owners’ ability to collect rents.
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A Candid Look At COVID-19's Impact on Real Estate

Four key questions Birgo Capital is asking as we navigate the current climate
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Looking For a Commercial Real Estate Property? Here's How to Begin:

So, you’re looking for a place to host your business, huh? There’s a few different ways that you can approach the process of attaining a commercial real estate property.
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What is a Private Equity Real Estate Fund?

What is a private equity real estate fund? A private equity real estate fund allows investors to combine their capital together to invest across a diversified portfolio of professionally selected and managed real estate properties. Today Birgo Capital is sharing why America's wealthiest are choosing private real estate funds to earn passive income in real estate.
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Four Ways to Start Investing in Real Estate

“The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie, billionaire industrialist
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Buying Real Estate with Rising Interest Levels

Everyone knows that interest rates are on the rise- the economy is doing well, and to match the price to borrow money with the demand for loans, rising rates are the variable that is manipulated. This increases a homeowner’s mortgage payment, but is it really that simple?
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Cap Rate: What is it and Why is it Relevant?

Cap rate, a term frequently used in real estate, demonstrates the return on one’s investment in a property, usually a commercial building. It is defined as annual operating net income divided by the cost of the property. What needs to be noted for financing purposes, and could easily be forgotten by some people, is that debt on the property is not taken into account for. Also, it needs to be understood by potential investors that cap rate is not the same as the cash flow.
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Real Estate Investment Trusts: Market Application

Previously, the concept of a REIT was discussed and demonstrated as a great way to invest one’s money with the hopes of ensuring a return on the investment. While there are risks with any investments, the upside was much greater than the downside for REIT investing.