Investment Real Estate

Investment Property Ownership – Your Vesting Options

Investing in real estate involves not only choosing the right property but also deciding how to vest it – a pivotal decision with far-reaching consequences. In this guide, we will delve into the nuances of individual ownership, business entities, and trusts, examining each option’s pros, cons, costs, and risks. As a new investor, understanding the […]

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Self-Directed IRAs for Real Estate Investment – Pros, Cons and Pitfalls

Unlocking the potential of self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) for real estate investment can be a game-changer in diversifying your retirement portfolio. However, like any financial strategy, it comes with both advantages and pitfalls. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits and drawbacks of using self-directed IRAs to fund real estate investments, shedding light on

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One Person’s Lifeline, Another’s Bailout – The Challenges of Mid-Project Renovation Financing

Embarking on a home flipping venture can be a thrilling but unpredictable ride, where unforeseen challenges can transform a dream project into a financial puzzle.  When the you know what hits the fan, your timeline can take a hit.  The problem comes when your new timeline does not match up with your loan terms and

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Avoiding Driving Off of the Emotional Attachment Cliff in Real Estate Investing

Stepping into the world of real estate investing is like entering a thrilling adventure, but for newbies, the journey often gets tangled between excitement and strategic decision-making. It is common for emotion to accompany a deal, but emotion can be speedbump as well as a turbocharger.  There are a lot of good ways to buffer

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Transfer Tax Legislation Proposed to Tackle Corporate Landlord Imbalance

Housing or, more accurately, the lack of safe and affordable housing has been at the forefront of the national consciousness for the past few years.  Inventory is at the heart of the issue, but it is not as simple not enough actual properties.  There is also a large part of the housing stock owned for

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Hiring a Property Manager – An Essential Part of Building Your Team

Real estate is an exciting journey filled with promises of financial growth and lasting success.  Buying the investment property, however, is only the first step in being a landlord.  A large part of any investor analysis should be the decision on property management.  Doing it yourself can work, but many times, hiring a property manager

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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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Blanket Loans – The Woobie of Investment Real Estate Lending?

Growing a real estate portfolio inherently means acquiring properties.  With that growth means increased administrative costs of individual loans for each property.  What if you could finance multiple properties under one single loan and minimize the administrative requirements.  With a blanket loan, you can do this.  Simplicity, however, has some costs and trade-offs and investors

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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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Foreclosure Trends: A Market Correction and Opportunities for Investors

Foreclosure filings in 2023 saw a notable uptick, with real estate data analysis firm ATTOM reporting a 10 percent increase compared to the previous year. This surge, characterized by default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions, is viewed by experts as a correction in the housing market after years of post-COVID-19 volatility. Foreclosure Statistics According

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