Refinance

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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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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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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Replay of Real Estate Investment Lending as a Side Hustle

If you missed our webinar on starting a new career brokering investment real estate financing, we recorded it for your convenience.  The webinar covers basic benefits as well as the specific benefits of joining Redleg Funding as your partner and delivery platform. If this sparks your interest and you want to learn more about brokering

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Real Estate Investment and Hard Money Brokering: A Great Side Hustle for the Right Person

By Douglas Katz – 09/22/2023 Are you considering a side hustle that could potentially boost your income? Becoming a real estate investment and hard money broker might be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for. It’s an intriguing venture with minimal entry barriers, as it doesn’t require specific licenses or certifications. However, before you embark

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The Expert X-Factor: Why Experience Matters When Choosing a Hard Money Lender

By Douglas Katz – 09/12/2023 When it comes to real estate investments, choosing the right lender can be the difference between success and failure. This is especially true in niche categories like hard money lending, where minimal regulation and low barriers to entry have led to a wide range of lenders with varying levels of

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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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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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Change, Growth and Evolution – The Divorce Housing Pro Just Got Better!

It is with tremendous excitement and some trepidation that I have made the decision to end my affiliation with the Divorce Lending Association as a CDLP, so you will no longer see the certification in my bios.  I will, however, still be providing real estate advice for divorcing couples and I will be retaining my

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