Lending and Mortgages

To Catch a Real Estate Investment Lending Predator – Part 2

  So I was not planning on a sequel, but my last experience with an online scammer was just too damn awesome to not share.  Additionally, in my interaction with him, I was sent to a bogue website that presented some other huge red flags that investors should watch out for. I have been working […]

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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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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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A Quick Guide to Refinancing Investment Properties – Five Scenarios to Consider

Landlords face a myriad of financial decisions in managing a investment real estate portfolio. Among these, the strategic use of refinancing emerges as a powerful tool to optimize returns and secure long-term profitability. In my experience, there are five key situations where refinancing an investment property can be a strategic move.  While cash flow is

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Investment Real Estate Lending Rates – Hard Money Versus Conventional

For real estate financing, investors have two primary options: conventional loans and hard money loans. These financial instruments cater to diverse needs, with conventional loans emanating from traditional financial institutions and hard money loans representing a more dynamic and private sector. To determine the best option, investors need to understand the intricacies of hard money

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Decoding Non-Recourse Loans: A Primer for Aspiring Investors

When it comes to financing in the realm of real estate, terms like “non-recourse loans” often pop up, leaving many wondering about their intricacies. In this article, we’ll embark on a journey to demystify non-recourse loans – what they are, how they differ from recourse loans, and whether they’re a boon or a bane for

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