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Own property that is leased to the US Postal Service!

 

Anyone can own a United States Post Office building. There are thousands of them rented/leased to the United States Postal Service! The best thing is that the rental income, is backed by the U.S. Government! (For a little history of the USPS click on WHY BUY THEM?

 

Could Longer Lines Be Coming to Your Local Post Office…Lottery Lines?

USPS Lotto

According to a representative on the Postal Regulatory Commission’s staff, a Postal Service-run lottery “could offer the potential for substantial profits for the Postal Service and utilize its current retail infrastructure with its 36,000 retail outlets.” Popular lottery formats in many states include drawings and instant lottery tickets.

The claim is that running a national lottery could help the U.S. Postal Service close its multibillion-dollar budget gap.  It could also build foot traffic to post offices, increasing retail sales of postal products.
A lottery might bring in a lot of revenue, but would it also bring more problems?

Is it appropriate for the Postal Service to offer a national lottery?

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Updated USPS salary lookup  - If you are interested at finding out what any postal employee is earning, i.e. your local postmaster, just click on the link to the left, above.

Get returns from 6% to 30% and above (depending on the lease and clauses and the risk) and, as noted above, the income backed by the Government of the United States of America!

There are around 35,000+/- postal facilities in the U.S. and over 25,000+/- of these are privately owned and leased to the U.S. Postal Service which therefore only owns about 25%+/- of the number of properties they use!

Some post offices are just a few hundred square feet in size and can be bought for as little as several thousand dollars! Some are thousands of square feet on acres of land and sell for millions of dollars. They come in all shapes and sizes to satisfy the investment criteria of all investors, large and small!

If you already invest in and own leased U.S. Postal Service Property would you like to buy more? Would you like to sell the ones you own on this website? Would you like to have some help negotiating leases and option renewals? Then join us at American Postal Owners, Inc. D/B/A "APO" and get free access once you are a member to our expert help and our list of post offices that are put up for sale through this website. APO is not a broker nor does APO have anything to do with either the purchase or the sale of any property you may look to buy or sell after having viewed it on this site.

Membership dues are just $100.00 per year. You get an extensive informative Newsletter each month, access to the members only list of Properties for sale, toll-free calls to our office to get FREE help negotiating leases, options, or for any other reason, plus valuable links and news relating to your ownership of lease property to the US Postal Service.

There are many reasons you will save significantly more than the cost of membership by joining. You cannot lose.To join, click on MEMBERSHIP and at the bottom of the page click on APPLY HERE.

On the bar above there is a link MORE INFO. If you are a member and click on that and then on the link "Valuable Links" there will be opportunities for you to gain a lot more value and money than the cost of membership. We want you to maximize the value of your investment in leased postal properties. There is a link to get all your transfer documents if you buy a post office, a link to get a list of the nearest post offices to the one you are looking at, a link to give you all the district offices, the FSO's, and their contact information, etc. It helps us all. Would you like to see a list of Post Office Closures, go to MORE INFO and Valuable Links.  Thank you.

Above is the South Montrose, Pennsylvania, Post Office

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House panel votes relief for Postal Service
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Friday to approve HR 22, which would save the U.S. Postal Service $2.3 billion this year in health care costs. The bill allows the Postal Service to pay health care premiums for its current retirees using a trust fund designated for future retirees.
Without the bill, the Postal Service would have to make a $2.3 billion payment in September for its current retirees; postal officials say they cannot pay that bill.
“The Postal Service is facing a financial emergency,” said Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., the committee chairman. “HR 22 would allow the Postal Service to live to fight another day.”
HR 22 was introduced in January and then spent almost six months before the committee. The bill now heads to the full House for a vote. Passage is almost guaranteed: The bill has 337 co-sponsors.

In Rhinebeck, NY home of APO, the post office is USPS owned. Though it serves well over 10,000 people and has several routes, and is very busy most of the time, they are cutting the hours back. Instead of being open until 7 pm now it will be closing at 5 pm. Instead of opening at 8:30 am it will now open at 9 am. Saturday hours are also being greatly reduced. Many people when considering a purchase often rely on the hours of operation. This is not longer a true indication of how busy the post office is. Think about this.
Do not allow other associations to put a scare into you so that you will be afraid to keep you post office or invest in other new purchases. I say once again, the closings and consolidations have to do with BRANCH offices in large cities or large Processing & distribution Centers.
KEEP THIS IN MIND THE NEXT TIME YOU FEEL CONCERNED ABOUT THE USPS CLOSING SMALL RURAL POST OFFICES.
Under a federal law aimed at ensuring service for rural and remote areas, economizing cannot be the sole factor in closing a post office.
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THE USPS IS CREATING LANGUAGE IN LEASES THAT LOOKS SIMILAR TO FORMER FORM LEASES SO THAT OWNERS WILL NOT PICK UP ON THE SHADY ATTEMPTS TO RUIN THE MARKET VALUE OF YOUR POST OFFICE INVESTMENT.
THERE ARE 2 AREAS YOU NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY AWARE OF AND ONE IS THE PURCHASE OPTION RIDER. SIMPLY, NEVER GIVE THEM THE RIGHT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE OR CONDITION TO PURCHASE YOUR FACILITY. THEN YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM STEALING THE BUILDING AT WAY BELOW THE ACTUAL MARKET VALUE.
THE SECOND THING TO WATCH OUT FOR IS THE “OTHER PROVISIONS” CLAUSE IN YOUR LEASE NORMALLY ON PAGE 2. THE LANGUAGE OF THE SERVICES & EQUIPMENT RIDER REGARDING ELECTRICITY AND THE SEWER PROVISION IS ESPECIALLY TROUBLESOME. IT APPEARS THAT WE CAN NO LONGER TRUST THE USPS TO NEGOTIATE IN AN OPEN AND FAIR MANNER.
WATCH OUT AND SEND US A COPY OF EACH LEASE THEY SEND YOU SO WE CAN POINT OUT THE FAULTS.


"APO"
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PO Box 840
Rhinebeck, New York 12572-0840
Call Toll Free (800) 393-APO-1 [2761]
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Email: AmericanPostalOwners@gmail.com
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