December 30, 2021
Best Ever CRE Team
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Top 10 Best Ever Blog Posts of 2021

This year, we published 312 articles on the Best Ever blog. Using Google Analytics, we were able to narrow that number down to the top 10 most-read blog posts of 2021, just in time for the new year.

Hot topics included everything from goals and success habits to expert insights and market analyses. Take a look through the reader-curated list below to see if your favorite article made the cut.

10. 6 Best Ways to Find Commercial Real Estate Syndicators

6 Best Ways to Find Commercial Real Estate Syndicators

Author: Theo Hicks
What You’ll Learn: Six of the best strategies for finding commercial real estate syndicators to passively invest with, based on CIO and Spartan Investment Group co-founder Ryan Gibson’s presentation at last year’s Best Ever Conference.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “Once you find one operator to passively invest with, they can be a great source for other syndicators. They likely know other operators who are syndicating projects, either in the same niche or different niches.”
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9. Sacrificing Short-Term Satisfaction for Long-Term Happiness

Sacrificing Short-Term Satisfaction for Long-Term Happiness

Author: Theo Hicks
What You’ll Learn: Why balancing short-term satisfaction and long-term reward is essential to your success as an investor, and what steps you can take to achieve that balance.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “The path you take depends on your resources and why you got into investing in the first place. In some cases, you can take and enjoy both paths. Make several investments that pay off quickly, but you can also make at least one long-term investment that grows over the years.”
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8. 10 States with the Most Net Migration in 2020

10 States with the Most Net Migration in 2020

Author: Joe Fairless
What You’ll Learn: Which 10 states had the most net migration in 2020 according to U-Haul’s ranking based on the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during the calendar year — and what that ranking means for you as an investor.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “While U-Haul migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, the Company’s growth data is an effective gauge of how well cities and states are attracting and maintaining residents.” —U-Haul
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7. Cash Flow vs. Appreciation: 5 Expert Investors Share Their Insights

Cash Flow vs. Appreciation: 5 Expert Investors Share Their Insights

Author: Agnes A Gaddis
What You’ll Learn: Whether five expert investors choose to focus on cash flow or appreciation, why they tend to prioritize one over the other, and the pros and cons of each strategy.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “While I agree that taking advantage of current market trends can yield excellent short-term capital returns for investors, the net cash flow from rental units can provide an excellent source of income for investors that are seeking to expand their real estate businesses even further.” —Julius Mansa, M.Fin., Investment Analyst and Lecturer
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6. Key Investment Tips for Real Estate During Inflation

Key Investment Tips for Real Estate During Inflation

Author: Seth Bradley, Law Capital Partners
What You’ll Learn: What causes inflation, how it is measured, and what you need to know about investing during inflation.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “Inflation is neither good nor bad. Instead, whether inflation is beneficial depends on your personal financial situation.”
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5. How a Passive Apartment Investor Interprets a Schedule K-1 Tax Report

How a Passive Apartment Investor Interprets a Schedule K-1 Tax Report

Author: Theo Hicks
What You’ll Learn: How a Schedule K-1 tax report works, who is responsible for creating and filing it, and the three boxes that passive investors care about most.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “Each year, the general partner’s accountant creates a Schedule K-1 for the limited partners for each apartment syndicate deal. The passive investors file the K-1 with their tax returns to report their share of the investment’s profits, losses, deductions, and credits to the IRS, including any depreciation expense that was passed through to them.”
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4. The Pros and Cons of Opportunity Zone Funds for the Passive Investor

The Pros and Cons of Opportunity Zone Funds for the Passive Investor

Author: Joe Fairless
What You’ll Learn: What an opportunity zone is, how an opportunity zone fund works, who can invest, and the benefits and risks that come along with this type of investment.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “With the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the United States government created a new wealth-building vehicle for investors. This legislation established opportunity zone funds as a way for investors to improve struggling communities while receiving capital gains tax breaks.”
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3. Why You Should Consider Using the Deferred Sales Trust (DST) Now More Than Ever

Why You Should Consider Using the Deferred Sales Trust (DST) Now More Than Ever

Author: Brett Swarts, Capital Gains Tax Solutions, LLC
What You’ll Learn: How the Deferred Sales Trust can be used as an alternative to a 1031 exchange when it comes to deferring capital gains taxes on the sale of highly appreciated assets.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “With the new Biden Administration taking office, investment real estate and tax strategists are thinking more about Deferred Sales Trusts since the 1031 exchange appears to be in danger.”
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2. Top 10 Markets to Buy Multifamily in 2021

Top 10 Markets to Buy Multifamily in 2021

Author: Joe Fairless
What You’ll Learn: Which 10 cities had the most “buy” recommendations for 2021 according to the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report from PwC and the Urban Land Institute.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “Just because a market isn’t on this list doesn’t mean it is a bad market. But it might be! Also, just because your market is on this list doesn’t mean EVERY deal in that market is a good deal.”
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1. 7 Real Estate Experts on What to Do If There Is a Housing Market Crash in 2022

7 Real Estate Experts on What to Do If There Is a Housing Market Crash in 2022

Author: Agnes A Gaddis
What You’ll Learn: What strategies real estate experts would use to keep their businesses afloat if the housing market were to crash in the near future.
Best Ever Blog Quote: “All great real estate agents need to be able to adjust to their environment. Whether that means learning something new, investing more money back into their business, or doing something different. Change is inevitable.” —Bill Gassett, Realtor and Owner of Maximum Real Estate Exposure
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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities or to make or consider any investment or course of action.

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