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Will Interest Rates Go Up in 2021?
Interest rates may or may not rise this year. How’s that for precise?! Our conviction is that real estate investors can generate strong returns in both low- and high-rate environments, but there are real strategic differences between those environments, and there’s no substitute for preparedness.
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Real Estate Photography: Tips, Tricks, & How to Get Started
Are you a photography buff but haven’t yet dipped your toes into real estate photography? Or are you a photography newbie and just starting out? You’re in luck, because we at Birgo Realty want to help. We're exploring tips and tricks to get started so that in no time, you'll be featured on the cover of Architectural Digest.
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Top 10 Online Workout Resources
Since the pandemic started, people have been spending most of their time indoors in the comfort of their own homes. Add winter and Pittsburgh’s cold weather to the mix and now some of you might be feeling a lack of motivation to exercise. During these times, health and wellbeing is of utmost importance, so we’re going to share with you our top 10 online workout resources for staying fit and healthy during the winter (and we’re including apartment friendly workouts)!
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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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Meet our Team: Peter Holt
What items would you take with you on a deserted island? Peter Holt would bring a baseball mitt, a rice cooker, and a glue gun. Learn more about Birgo Capital's Investment Analyst in this Q&A.
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Private Equity Real Estate Investing: Large Firms VS. Boutiques
Food for thought: If you show up at the grocery store and need 200 tomatoes, some of them won’t be very fresh. If you only need 2 tomatoes, you can likely find 2 especially fresh specimens. Let's take a dive into how this relates to private equity real estate investing.
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What is Ethical Investing?
Ethical investing is a strategy where the investor's ethical values are the primary objective, along with good returns.
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Why Hygge Is Perfect For Your Small Apartment
Hygge, a word that’s brand new to most of us, has increased in popularity over the last four years during winter months - especially in the U.S.’ colder climates.How do you even pronounce it? And what does it have to do with your small apartment? Pronounced “hue-guh”, hygge is a Danish noun that describes anything as exhibiting a feeling of contentment, coziness, or well-being. Just to list a couple examples, used in a sentence one could say “This home is hygge” or “Would you like to come over for tea and hygge?”.
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Meet Our Team: Johanna Knapic
I apprenticed with Birgo Realty through a startup program called Praxis as what I thought was a gap year during college. I ended up dropping out of the hospitality and human resource program I was in to accept the full-time offer that followed. I started my apprenticeship as general support, next moved to short-term rental management, then to property management with a focus in short-term rentals.
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Apartments for Rent in Pittsburgh Under $1,000 - What to Look For
The City of Bridges has something for everyone. If you’re sticking to a rent budget of under $1,000, you’re in luck: there are plenty of options! Below you’ll find an outline for everything you can find available to you at this price point: the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, what neighborhoods are ideal for your budget, the amenities you should expect, and how to pick a property management company for this budget.
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Meet Our Team: Dan Croce
Our typical content focuses on real estate and investing education and resources. We thought you'd want a glimpse into the lives of our team and get to know their role with Birgo Capital a little bit better.
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5 Great Ways to Connect With Family During the Holidays
The Coronavirus pandemic has thrown the holidays off for everybody! Public health and safety precautions have prevented many families from coming together this holiday season. This year has been difficult for everyone. We thought writing this blog post could be helpful for you, maybe to spark new ideas for spurring some meaningful, priceless connection with your family and friends during this holiday season - even if you can’t be with them in-person this year.
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