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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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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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WEBINAR – BROKERING INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE FUNDING AS A SIDE HUSTLE

Unlock the benefits of a side hustle in investment real estate funding! Join our exclusive webinar on brokering investment loans. Don’t miss out on this valuable knowledge that can create a source of income or an additional source of revenue for your business. Register now!

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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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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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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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Unlocking the Power of Affinity Relationships in Choosing a Real Estate Lender

By Douglas Katz – 09/07/2023 In the complex world of real estate lending, investors are often faced with a daunting challenge: finding the perfect lender who not only offers favorable terms but also adheres to ethical practices and maintains an efficient process. This challenge is amplified in the realm of hard money lending, where regulatory

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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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With Divorce Housing Advice – You Get What You Pay For

By Douglas Katz – 08/09/23 One critical decision during divorce is determining what to do with the family home. Many divorcing couples often turn to lenders for housing advice due to their familiarity with the mortgage process. While logical and seemingly a solid choice, there are many fatal flaws to this approach.  While adding some

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