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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 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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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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Bundle Services for Success in a Changing Real Estate World

So the real estate market has been tough for a while.  Low inventory and high interest rates have made deals scarce.  This is not entirely new.  Anyone who has been in the business for any amount of time has seen ups and downs, but, as of late, the market has been especially unpredictable and some

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Conforming vs. Non-Agency Loans: Navigating the Real Estate Investment Terrain

When it comes to financing your real estate investment ventures, the choice between agency loans and non-agency loans is a crucial one. Both approaches have advantages and benefits that make them the best option for a particular scenario or deal type.  To be successful, it is essential to understand this before considering a deal.  Let’s

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Leverage vs Cash – Understanding Your Financing Options for Real Estate Investment

By Douglas Katz – 11/02/23 The real estate investment world often debates the merits of leveraging properties through financing versus buying them outright with cash. Both strategies have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will explore a fresh set of examples to compare the benefits and drawbacks of using leverage and

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Black Market Renting – A Risky Strategy That Can Cost You

By Douglas Katz – 10/10/2023 Renting out your property can be a great way to earn extra income, but it’s crucial to do it the right way.  Some property owners attempt to skirt local and broader regulations by renting their properties illegally or in the black market. This is especially on the rise with the

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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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