Christopher Ostertag

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Swaps: a primer

Investors who’ve been around the real estate block a few times invariably know what swaps are. But swaps can be complicated business — and worse, to the uninitiated, they might sound like something they’re not. So today, let’s dive in and talk about swaps.
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r/realestateinvesting, Part the Second

Last time we talked about Reddit, you guys went wild for it. We continue to think Reddit is pretty great so we aren’t surprised that yinz are back for more. We don’t want to keep you waiting, so here it is: another dive into r/realestateinvesting.
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How Do You Win at Monopoly? A Real Estate Investor's Thoughts

We were today years old when we realized there’s statisticians who analyze Monopoly. We're putting our real life real estate investing knowledge to the test to determine how you can increase your chances at winning the longest lasting board game on the planet.
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What is Upland? An Intro to the World of Virtual Real Estate

Upland is a virtual game that exists in the metaverse. Players can buy, sell, and trade virtual real estate assets on a map that replicates real life cities. What are the implications of real estate in the metaverse for the future?
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A Beginner's Guide to Inflation: What You Should Know

Almost every investor will be impacted by inflation at some point. Investors should invest in assets that potentially protect against inflation, and real estate comes with advantages to make that possible.
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Why is real estate investing more stable than the stock market?

Overnight crypto millionaires can lose it all the very next afternoon. For investors with longer time horizons and longer-term goals, too much volatility in a portfolio is a serious problem. And fortunately, adding real estate is a highly effective counterweight.
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How do real estate investments make money?

Whether you're a beginner investor or looking for an investor, it's always great to get back to basics and understand a critical question: "how do real estate investments make money?" This question may seem intuitive but an understanding of real estate investing basics is crucial to being a smarter and successful investor.
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An Intro to ESG REITs and why you should care

Environmental, social, and governance investment (ESG) are investment opportunities related to a company’s environmental and social impact and operations. Companies are given scores based on: labor practices, data security, management, resource use, human rights, community impact, and emissions.
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r/realestateinvesting: Our Favorite Reddit Threads

Reddit is an online forum where users can share news, opinions, thoughts, and ask questions. In 2019, there were approximately 430 million monthly users. Different subcommunities exist for people with similar interests to connect. Birgo Capital's favorite is r/realestateinvesting (of course).
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REITs & Equity Crowdfunding: a Beginner’s Guide

If you're a more established investor, equity crowdfunding can be a great option. If you’re a really new investor, you should be buying REITs. These real estate investing opportunities are great way for beginner real estate investors to invest in real estate without having to become a landlord.
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What could NFTs mean for real estate?

What do NFTs mean for real estate? Non-fungible tokens could impact or disrupt the real estate industry.
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What you need to know about inflation and real estate

Consumers can feel the strain of inflation on checkbooks and wallets. Prices have increased more than 7%. Energy is probably the biggest individual component of the increase and housing prices could also rise as much as 5% over the upcoming year.
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New investors: you should be including REITs in your portfolio

15% of all current U.S. stock market investors say they first began investing in 2020. How should these investors allocate their money? We've got the answers.
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What is Equity Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is an exciting emerging option that could open the doors to higher-quality assets for everyday investors with lower costs and higher liquidity.
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How should I spend my year-end bonus?

Save? Spend? Invest? The three ways you can spend money (and a year-end bonus from your employer). What's the smartest thing to do with your extra income?
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5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

Financial security is a marathon, not a sprint. It requires building life-long habits and focusing on financial healthy, the dividends of which are measured in years or decades, not a few weeks in January. But, many of us like to use the New Year as an opportunity to see where we are, and plan for the future. Here are five financial resolutions for the new year.