The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Section 8 Housing

Section 8 Housing is the common term for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, one of the three primary rental assistance programs facilitated by the United States government. While not every American individual or family unit experiencing financial difficulty or who is stricken by poverty is eligible, over 2,000,000 United States citizens qualify for the Section [...]

By | 2017-08-23T14:45:04+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Philadelphia, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments

Using Leverage to Finance Your Property and Risk Tolerance

One of the key advantages associated with real estate investments is the ability to leverage at least part of your up-front investment amount with a loan. For example, when you buy $50,000 worth of stocks, you will enjoy a return based on that $50,000 investment. On the other hand, if you use your $50,000 as [...]

What’s Happening in Philadelphia Real Estate

Recently, experts have observed what appears to be a continuous rebounding trend in the state of suburban Philadelphia real estate. For some time, one of the biggest points of discussion regarding Philadelphia real estate has been exactly what is to blame behind the relative stagnation concerning the rates of sales in the region. Based on [...]

1217’s Takeaways From Bisnow’s Philadelphia Multifamily Forum

1217 attended the Bisnow's Philadelphia Multifamily Forum  last week and wanted to relay the consensus and insights from the event. As it comes to no surprise - everyone and their mother is saying the Philly Multi Family sector is getting overbuilt - particularly the Class A product in Center City, but is it? I will [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:47:22+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Philadelphia, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments

Buying Vacant Land – Do’s and Don’ts

Buying vacant land gives you an opportunity to customize a property it to your liking, especially as a real estate investor. You can put a home on it, landscape it as you wish and sit on the property as it appreciates in value with low holding costs. There are considerations that you need to keep [...]

How to Leverage Technology in Today’s Real Estate Market

1217 Realty Group prides itself on being data driven and leveraging technology to find opportunities in Philadelphia and surrounding markets.  We thought it would make sense to discuss this topic in a little more detail as it's imperative to be leveraging both technology and data in today's real estate market. The real estate market of the [...]

By | 2017-07-12T15:54:20+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Commercial, Real Estate Investing, Residential, Retail|0 Comments

Real Estate Investing: Urban or Suburban Markets?

Investing in real estate in Philadelphia can be a very rewarding venture. Real estate offers tremendous benefits including regular cash flow, tax benefits, and a solid rock to stand on in times of inflation. You still have a problem though; deciding whether to invest in the urban or the suburban market. Whichever you choose will [...]

The New York City Real Estate Market: My 5 Takeaways

I visited New York City this past Wednesday and Thursday to network and to put my ear to the ground in order to understand what everyone is saying about the game that is Real Estate: The first event was related to debt and capital markets - I attended this to get a better gauge on [...]

By | 2017-06-26T14:06:57+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Commercial, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments

Philly Real Estate Investing: Retail, Commercial, Industrial or Residential?

Real estate is a dynamic industry with a lot to offer investors. With all of the changes going on in the economy, now is the time to start investing at a high level. Investing in real estate requires some capital to get started. However, once you get started, you can start to excel quickly in [...]

7 Important Things to Consider Before Investing in Real Estate

The most exciting and promising thing about real estate is that even in times of economic turmoil, it will fetch you more cash than stocks. Every day, millions of people look for a place to work, live, shop and play. Therefore, real estate involves supply and demand. 1217 Realty Group prides itself on making profit [...]

By | 2017-06-12T20:33:31+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Commercial, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments