Mortgage Rates

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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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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Mortgage Market Efficiency and the Reason to Question Price Outliers

By Douglas Katz – 08/25/2023 Have you ever wondered why the mortgager interest rates seem to be in a specific range? I see so much activity from investors to find super low rates as well as questionable lenders who promote unattainable loan terms and it makes me crazy.  The individuals looking for the deals are

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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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Delay: A Perilous Strategy When Refinancing After a Divorce

By Douglas Katz – 08/22/2023 Divorce is without a doubt an emotionally challenging process, often requiring couples to make complex financial decisions.  Unfortunately, the emotion can spawn procrastination which inhibits action when it is necessary resulting in added cost and lost opportunity.  One significant aspect that demands careful consideration is the division of property and

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Chasing the Unicorn Loan – An Misstep By Many Real Estate Investors

By Douglas Katz –  08/16/2023 As a real estate investor, you’re likely no stranger to the challenges that come with finding the right financing for your investment properties. However, it’s important to recognize that not all financing programs are created equal. In fact, there are instances where the perfect program you’re seeking might not even

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In Investment Real Estate, Your Lender’s Character Will Define Your Experience

By Douglas Katz – 08/14/23 In the unregulated and high-stakes world of real estate investment, where interest rates, loan terms, and financial feasibility often dominate discussions, a significant but often underestimated factor looms large: the character of your investment real estate lender. Beyond the numbers, lies an important and often underemphasized aspect of your lender

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Exploring the Limited Options for Second Loans on Investment Properties

By Douglas Katz – 08/09/2023 Investing in real estate can be a lucrative venture, but it often requires financing beyond the initial purchase. While second loans can provide additional funding for improvements or expansion, investors frequently encounter limited options for securing such loans on their investment properties. In this article, we will delve into the

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