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More than just facts and figures, our blog documents BlueSpruce’s journey through the real estate investing landscape and provides guidance for your own path.

Active vs. Passive Investing

There are only 24 hours in a day. How would you rather spend your time? Finding and executing on investment properties? Or talking to active investors and receiving returns from the comfort of your home? The primary difference between being an active investor and a...

Equity Splits in Real Estate Syndications

"The deal is an 8 pref with 70/30 equity split." Got it? No? Welcome to the world of equity splits, where deal makers throw around words like "preferred" and "waterfall." If you're new to syndications, these terms can be confusing and intimidating. If you don't...

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Over the past eight years, 8.9 million households have formed in the U.S., an average of 1.1 million per year. With this in mind, the number of people in the prime renter-age is expected to continue growing over the next few years. 2018 Multifamily Rent Growth Ends...

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In 2007, we told a story about the stability of housing prices, the prudence of bankers, and the ability of financial markets to accurately price risk. In 2009 we stopped believing that story. The Greatest Story Every Told What’s Your Frame of Reference for a...

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Ego Dropping: The Magic of Breaking Free from Self-Concern Irresistibly Irrational (We Are Not As Rational As We Think)

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The Rate of Return on Everything - real estate outperforms every other asset class in both absolute returns, and it's even better on a risk-adjusted basis (aka the Sharpe Ratio), via Viking Capital. 23 Life Choices that Are In Your Control, via Brad Feld

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84% of Americans are shopping for something at any given time, in up to six different categories. And in nearly one quarter of shopping occasions, shoppers say they turn to their smartphone first. Think with Google 84% of Americans are shopping for something at any...

Technology We Use

Live look at me writing this post I plan to write a longer post that goes into more detail about how we automate many of our business processes, but I thought some might just want to know what tools we use. So here they are. FullContact to capture business cards...

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