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Old 05-15-2017, 01:30 PM
Location: NYC
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How is it not true? I personally know many landlords who had to deal with evictions and freeloaders that file complaints to delay rents in many case they find a problem that cost the landlord too much money they just let the freeloaders live or cut off the heat until they got tired of living there or pay them off to move. It's a known system that many freeloaders make money by holding out til the landlord pays them off to leave.
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:49 PM
Location: New York, NY
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Originally Posted by Forest_Hills_Daddy View Post
Robert Koyasaki's business formula was supposed to be simple
Robert Koyasaki is a fraud and a charlatan.

- acquire rental property with loans, pay down the mortgage, and live off the cash flows when the mortgage was gone. Why then are landlords witholding repairs and maintenance from their tenants? Is it frequently the case that landlords become tight on capital?
Its not easy at all. Being a landlord is a lot of work and risk, especially if you own multiple properties. You need to pay for all repairs and maintenance. You need to handle problem tenants. You need to pay legal fees everytime you have a legal dispute. You have to deal with all manner of strange regulations and laws which almost always favor the tenant. You need to pay for advertising and marketing to get tenants. You need to pay real estate taxes every year. Every month your units are vacant you're not collecting rent and still paying the mortgage. If you have someone not paying rent and start the eviction process, good luck getting that money back once you finally have gotten them out.

Finally, NYC is one of the most efficient real estate markets in the world. You're swimming in the same pool as some of the smartest and best investors in the world.

Most real estate markets in the country are priced such that after your mortgage and monthly expenses you'll be lucky to even break even on a month to month basis at full occupancy. That's not even counting repairs and the other random expenses.

Nothing in this life is easy, but there are plenty of fraudsters like Koyasaki who will love to try to convince you it is. Only after you write a check for their next book or seminar of course..

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Old 05-15-2017, 01:54 PM
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i agree
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:59 AM
Location: Manhattan
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I suppose you could buy houses now while they're relatively cheap in neighborhoods like south Bronx

Or Allentown.
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