The best resources I recommend checking out related to Ramen Retirement and anything else I write about
If you haven't already signed up for the Ramen Review, you can do so below. But that's not the only great resources for investment advice. Check out some of the other daily or semi-regular writers below.
A sampling of the Ramen Review:
- The latest deals I'm investing in
- Insightful analysis on a range of topics
- General market commentary
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Syndicate Investment Platforms
If you're interested in signing up directly with some of the best commercial real estate platforms, you can check out the links below. CrowdStreet & RealCrowd act as a marketplace for commercial real estate deals, connecting you directly with the deal sponsors. RealtyMogul and RealtyShares act more like a syndicator in that they are marketing investments directly to you through investment entities they create. Both models have pros and cons, and each of these companies have pretty good deal flow.
Crowd DD is an online resource that brings together commercial real estate investors - kind of like Yelp for commercial real estate platforms, syndicators and sponsors. Check it out to find reviews of the different players in this space.
Turnkey Real Estate Providers
If you're interested in buying real estate directly, you might consider using a turnkey provider to start - if you work with the right ones they'll get you into a fully remodeled property, with a paying tenant and property management, at a reasonable price. It's a good place to start if you're considering embarking on this journey. Once you get your sea legs, you can venture out in the choppier waters of buying directly yourself. Below are Turnkey providers I've had good interactions with in the past - note I've only used Turnkey in Kansas City, so can't speak to other markets.
Also, if you want a broader view, check out turnkey-reviews.com where some other providers are referenced and reviewed.
Real estate investment resources
In addition to the amazing Tools I've created myself, here are some great resources I use when evaluating potential real estate deals
This site provides a zipcode level view into a number of relevant economics measure including:
- Housing vacancy rates
- Employment rate
- Education levels
- Poverty rate
- Change in employment
All of these data points are useful when figuring out what kind of sub-market you're potentially investing in
Top financial Blogs & Resources
For those interested in checking out other content related to early retirement, and alternative investments, here are a few of the top blogs and resources I've followed over the years:
- Mr Money Mustache - frugal financial independence & early retirement
- Financial Samurai - less frugal financial independence & early retirement
- A Student of the Real Estate Game - great thoughts on RE investing
- The Investor's Field Guide - great thoughts on general investing
- Wait but why - this one is just fun