Housing

Hard Money Unveiled: Dispelling the ‘Free-for-All’ Myth

As real estate investors increasingly turn to hard money lending for its perceived flexibility, it’s crucial to dispel a common misconception – that these loans come with minimal requirements or guidelines. This misunderstanding often leads investors to take a lax approach, demanding terms without providing essential information for proper assessment. As a veteran broker, I […]

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Red Flags to Spot When Buying an Investment Property – Part 2 – Market Issues

In part one of this series, we covered red flags specific to the property, i.e. from the walls in.  These are not the only source of red flags for investors, however, and every real estate investor should also consider the area and the conditions in a market.  Often a good deal can tarnish if the

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Red Flags to Spot When Buying an Investment Property – Part 1 – Property Issues

Embarking on a real estate investment journey is akin to setting out on a complex adventure, replete with potential challenges that demand acute awareness. These issues or red flags should move front and center in any analysis of a potential investment property purchase as they will have the greatest impact on a deals viability.  Categorically,

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5 Reasons Real Estate Investors Fail and How to Succeed

Thinking about jumping into the world of real estate investing? It sounds cool, right? Making money from properties can be exciting, but it’s not a walk in the park. Many folks who dive into real estate face some tough challenges that could mess things up if they’re not careful.  Don’t worry though, it’s not all

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Unlocking Financial Freedom: Why Hard Money and Real Estate Investment Loan Brokering is a Great Side Hustle

By Douglas Katz – 09/28/2023 Are you dreaming of a side hustle that offers flexibility, lucrative earning potential, and low entry barriers? Look no further than hard money and real estate investment loan brokering. This exciting field not only provides these advantages but also allows you to leverage existing relationships, scale it into a full-time

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Thinking Like a Flipper to Best Divest of the Marital Home

Divorce is a challenging and emotionally taxing experience, often accompanied by difficult decisions, especially regarding the marital home. While many couples default to the simple choices of a buyout or sale, a more strategic approach can lead to significant financial benefits under the right circumstances. The flipping strategy, involving renovations and improvements to maximize gains

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Know Where You’re Going With a Pre-Divorce Assessment

By Douglas Katz – 09/18/2023 Facing a major decision like divorce can be one of the most challenging experiences in a person’s life. Often, the decision to divorce is driven by intense emotions, which can cloud judgment and lead to impulsive choices. As a divorce housing professional, I understand the significance of approaching divorce with

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Unlocking the Power of Affinity Relationships in Choosing a Real Estate Lender

By Douglas Katz – 09/07/2023 In the complex world of real estate lending, investors are often faced with a daunting challenge: finding the perfect lender who not only offers favorable terms but also adheres to ethical practices and maintains an efficient process. This challenge is amplified in the realm of hard money lending, where regulatory

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Nurturing Productivity Through Compassion: The Vital Role of Employer Support During Employee Divorce

By Douglas Katz – 08/29/2023 Although the actual rates vary, divorce has become a prevalent life event that influences not only individuals’ personal lives but also their professional commitments. As an increasing number of individuals opt for pro se divorce or limited scope representation, the importance of employer support during this challenging period has grown

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Title, Mortgage, and Loan: Navigating Homeownership During Divorce

By Douglas Katz –  08/23/2023 Divorce is marked by a whirlwind of decisions and legal proceedings. Amidst the upheaval, homeowners face an added layer of complexity when it comes to dealing with their property – the title, mortgage, and loan intricacies. While homeownership can be confusing even under the best of circumstances, the process becomes

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