Self Storage Investment Articles

 

Self-Storage Investing Has Great Fundamentals In A Troubled World

The U.S. economy is in anarchy. The stock market is plunging, oil is collapsing, and world markets are in jeopardy. So where can you invest in a troubled world? The answer is self-storage.

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Can You Fix That Self Storage's Vacancy?

Frank gives examples of fixable vacancy and unfixable vacancy in self storage units.

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How To Buy A Self Storage Facility When The Price Is To High

Frank tells you an insider secret on buying self storages that are priced above the current value but have potential.

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How To Make Money In The Self Storage Industry

There is a ton of bad information out there on the self-storage or mini-storage industry. Contrary to what you may read, there is virtually no money in building new facilities or buying them at a 7% cap rate. If you really want to make money in self-storage, you have to put in significantly more work, and follow a different game plan entirely. Buying an established facility with good occupancy at market rents will not lead to great riches ' only endless concern over making the note payment. The way to success is much more basic.

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How To Buy A Self Storage Facility Properly

Buying a self-storage facility is a lot harder than you think - particularly if you want to make money with it. Over the years, there are some basic traits that separate winning facilities from losers. And that genetic code is hard to break.

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Why You Can't Manage A Self Storage Facility From Just A Kiosk

There is urban legend going around, created by some "gurus" trying to sell their books, that you can manage an entire self-storage facility from a "kiosk", basically a walk-up automated teller like an ATM machine. Although the concept of having a "robot" manage a self-storage facility is attractive from a cost-savings and low management perspective, it is, unfortunately, a fantasy with about as much practicality as the photon torpedo out of Star Trek.

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Self Storage Credit Reports….No Maserati’s please!

Over the years, I’ve worked with all kinds of investors…from those just starting out with their very first commercial investment, to CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies developing large parcels of raw land into mega malls. One thing holds true…most of them don’t know the first thing about their credit reports or how to use them.

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You Get What You Pay For

It seems all we talk about these days is ‘the competition’ and how to beat them. From board games to reality TV, the concept has never been more prevalent in modern culture. But when does quality come into play?

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Are You a Good Boy Scout?

Sometimes, borrowers have the best of intentions but lack the industry expertise to swiftly navigate the ebb and flow of the market’s products. There is a certain foresight one develops that affords a seasoned loan officer to provide expert advice coupled with current product knowledge to produce a closing which benefits both the bank and the borrower.

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