The June 2021 Self Storage Investing Newsletter

Self Storage University Podcast: Episode 29 - Understanding Property Tax

There are two realities in life: death and taxes. And property tax is a part of every self-storage facility budget. But how do you know how much to estimate? And what do you do when the tax assessor thinks the value is more than you do?

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Self Storage University Podcast: Episode 28 - The Impact of Inflation on Self-Storage Investing

The number one topic in the news is the return of inflation. It’s at the highest pace in nearly two decades, and that’s got serious ramifications in a number of areas. So how will the return of inflation impact self-storage investing? That’s the topic of this Self-Storage University podcast, and we’re going to explore all the pros and cons.

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Choosing A Title Company For Your Self-Storage Closing

Every self-storage facility purchase requires a title company to handle the transaction – but which one should it be? The answer is that you should always steer for the largest title company in the metro area in which the property is located. There are several good reasons for this.

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Self Storage University Podcast: Episode 27 - Structuring Partnership Profit Splits

Many investors “partner” to buy properties. But how do you divide up the profits in these cases? In this Self-Storage University podcast we’re going to review the common thoughts on structuring profit splits as well as forging successful, long-term partnership arrangements. As we’ll discuss, there’s much more to partnership considerations than just dividing up the money like a pirate ship. And a strong partnership – one in which all parties feel they are being treated fairly – can be an essential tool to buying storage properties.

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Approaching Self-Storage Re-Zoning Like A Professional

To build a self-storage facility typically requires going before Planning and Zoning as well as the City Council. Sometimes it’s just to approve your plans, but in other cases it’s required to get the zoning necessary to have the right to build this usage category. While there are professionals who offer their services in this regard, they are expensive and may not fit your budget. So here’s how you can attack these situations like a professional.

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Self Storage University Podcast: Episode 26 - The Truth About Debt Assumption

One way to borrow money is to simply step into the shoes of the prior owner. In this Self-Storage University podcast we’re going to review the ins and outs of doing debt assumption on a property. In many cases, debt assumption may be your best option, yet many buyers do not even realize that the potential is there.

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