When Investing in Opportunity Zones, Don’t Lose Sight of the Fundamentals

Consider these factors when analyzing your potential investment in an OZ.

“Opportunity Zone incentives can be the icing on the cake of apartment investing,” writes the author, “but always remember that these incentives are not the cake.”

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Ben Carson Says HUD Will Give Preference to Developers Who Build Affordable Housing in Opportunity Zones

The preference point system marks one of the first Opportunity Zones initiatives by HUD.

“If you are doing a project within an Opportunity Zone and you are applying for one of our grants, you get some preference,” Carson said. “We are also offering very specific technical assistance to help [you] coordinate [your] efforts.”

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New Opportunity Zone Ranking Shows Some Tertiary Markets Have Investment Potential

Opportunity Zones Index suggests some small markets present as much economic opportunity as coastal U.S. cities.

Based on economic factors like population growth projection, unemployment rates, projected median household income, and home value through 2023, a group of analysts has created what they claim is the first comprehensive economic baseline for all Opportunity Zones.

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New York Investors Are Primed to Capitalize on Hundreds of Opportunity Zones

The five boroughs contain more than 300 OZs, and interest is beginning to ramp up.

While developers, investors and ordinary New Yorkers try to make sense of the opportunity, a familiar question has surfaced: Will the zones stoke economic activity in places where it wouldn’t have happened otherwise?

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