Are you looking to invest in real estate but need help figuring out where to start amidst the current market uncertainty? Our latest episode with Axel Ragnarsson can help!
Axel is an active real estate investor. He purchased his first multifamily property during his sophomore year in college, leading to the founding of his real estate investment firm, Aligned Real Estate Partners. Aligned Real Estate Partners owns $25M in multifamily real estate and has been a principal party in $35M+ transactions.
In this episode, Axel deep dives into the changes he implemented in his business that helped his investments succeed in the current market, including how to buy property discounted to today’s price, increase your reserve funds, and when to underwrite refi. He also explains why he focuses on smaller deals during market uncertainty and how you can increase your chance of success in any market.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EPISODE
[00:00] Coming up
[01:25] Axel’s background – how he got into real estate
[04:50] Buying properties at a good price to the current market
[07:13] What percentage is he looking for?
[09:15] What markets is he finding success in?
[10:35] How has he adjusted to the rising interest rates?
[13:07] Fixed debt
[16:16] Keep adequate reserves on hand
[17:19] The worst place to be as a sponsor
[19:47] How much capital should you allocate for reserves?
[21:15] Don’t underwrite refi in the first five years
[24:04] Why smaller deals?
[28:46] Active investor
[29:52] Contact Axel
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