Recap: “Investing in Retail - GIS and Retail Market Analysis”

Recap: “Investing in Retail - GIS and Retail Market Analysis”

On November 17, the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup invited Raymond Chetti, an Urban Planner and Retail Market Analyst, to give a presentation entitled “Investing in Retail - GIS and Retail Market Analysis.”

The event, which was attended by approximately 75 real estate investors and professionals, was held at WeWork Gangnam Station, who sponsored the event by providing free craft beer and event space. The presentation was given in English, and Martin Bax--a trained interpreter--provided simultaneous English-to-Korean interpretation via a headset.

Mar 2016 recap - Jacob and Victoria Michaels visit

Mar 2016 recap - Jacob and Victoria Michaels visit

On March 19, the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup invited husband-and-wife team Jacob and Victoria Michaels to talk about their unique real estate investment strategy. During the presentation, Jacob and Victoria explained how they've been able to use the jeonse system to acquire a number of properties in Sokcho and, more recently, Hongdae in Seoul.

Feb 2016 recap - Nikola Medimorec, co-author of Kojects, visits

Feb 2016 recap - Nikola Medimorec, co-author of Kojects, visits

On February 20, the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup invited Kojects co-author Nikola Medimorec to give a lecture on urban development in Seoul.

The lecture, which was held at 10K City Hall near Seoul Plaza and Seoul City Hall, was attended by an eclectic audience of more than 40 people interested in real estate investment as well as a Korea Times reporter. We were also joined by 777 Periscope viewers as they tuned in to a live broadcast of the event.

No one believed he could build his own house in a bamboo forest in Korea. See the results!

No one believed he could build his own house in a bamboo forest in Korea. See the results!

One of the best investments you can make as a real estate investor is in strengthening your network. I'm constantly amazed by the ROI (return on investment) I get just from reaching out to people, connecting, and asking to hear their stories. Last night, The Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup posted on Reddit about our upcoming Saturday Meetup.

Sokcho real estate investing – Part 3: Why Sokcho?

Sokcho real estate investing – Part 3: Why Sokcho?

Welcome to Part 3 of our series on investing in Sokcho. If you missed Part 2, click here. For Part 1, click here. The series follows a group of Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup members' whirlwind 19-hour day as they traveled to Sokcho to check out the properties of two of our investors and explore a unique Korea-focused real estate buying strategy using jeonse.

Why would you buy a property in Korea that earned no rental income?

Why would you buy a property in Korea that earned no rental income?

There might be many reasons why someone buys a property that produces no monthly income. Maybe it's a tax shelter or maybe it's a speculation play. Here's a response I wrote to a reader recently on why the jeonse strategy discussed in these articles can be a real winner, despite receiving no rental income.

Sokcho real estate investing - Part 2: An oceanview apartment for $10,000

Sokcho real estate investing - Part 2: An oceanview apartment for $10,000

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on investing in Sokcho. If you missed Part 1, click here. The series follows a group of Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup members' whirlwind 19-hour day as they traveled to Sokcho to check out the properties of two of our investors and explore a unique Korea-focused real estate buying strategy using jeonse.

Sokcho real estate investing - Part 1: A commercial property in the heart of a shopping district for $3,000

Sokcho real estate investing - Part 1: A commercial property in the heart of a shopping district for $3,000

Welcome to Part 1 of our series on investing in Sokcho. The series follows a group of Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup members' whirlwind 19-hour day as they traveled to Sokcho to check out the properties of two of our investors and explore a unique Korea-focused real estate buying strategy using jeonse.

How to buy an apartment in Korea for $5,000

How to buy an apartment in Korea for $5,000

In this article, I want to tell you about a strategy to buy Korean real estate for very little money out-of-pocket. And just so you know, this is not a strategy that I profit from in any way (nor endorse). I'm just sharing knowledge that I learned from another member of the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup. As with any investment strategy, make sure you do your own due diligence and are following all local laws. And yes, this strategy can also be used by non-Koreans.