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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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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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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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5 Reasons Real Estate Investors Fail and How to Succeed

Thinking about jumping into the world of real estate investing? It sounds cool, right? Making money from properties can be exciting, but it’s not a walk in the park. Many folks who dive into real estate face some tough challenges that could mess things up if they’re not careful.  Don’t worry though, it’s not all

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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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