Financial Markets

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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Don’t Fall for Low Mortgage Rate Scams

By A. I. Lendberg, Edited by Douglas Katz – 07/03/2023 As a lending professional, I deal the dynamics of mortgage rates and their impact on both borrowers and lenders on a daily basis. I have dealt with the reality of the exceptionally efficient rate market and the headache of unsavory lenders, especially in the hard

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Knowing When to Cut Bait in Real Estate Investing

By A. I. Lendberg, Edited by Douglas Katz – 03/21/23 Real estate investing is a challenging and complex industry, and many inexperienced or unprepared investors may struggle to achieve success.  According to a study by Forbes in 2019, it was found that nearly 80% of real estate investors fail within the first five years. This

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Is the BRRRR Strategy Entering an Ice Age?

By A.I. Lendberg, Edited by Douglas Katz – 03/06/23 The BRRRR real estate investment strategy has become increasingly popular among real estate investors in recent years. BRRRR is an acronym that stands for Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, and Repeat. This strategy involves purchasing a distressed property, rehabilitating it, renting it out, refinancing the property to

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Investment Property Vesting – The Key to Asset Protection and Maximum Return

By Douglas Katz – 03/01/2023 Real estate investors are always looking for ways to protect their assets, minimize risks and maximize their financial benefit. One popular strategy is vesting investment properties in a business entity. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of this strategy and why real estate investors should consider it. Liability

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AVOID HOST GOTCHAS – Common Regulations and Laws Facing Short-Term Rental Hosts

  By Douglas Katz –  02/27/23 To say that the short-term rental market has boomed in the last few years would be a gross understatement.  What used to be buying a home or using an existing property for extra income has become a challenging environment with greater competition, more challenging economics and rapidly changing and

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Reserve Your Seat Now – Webinar on Guidelines and Lender Trends for Investment Real Estate

Like the residential lending marketplace, the investment real estate marketplace is going through a lot of change and adjustment with the risk and market conditions that we are facing in 2023. Join Redleg Funding for a update on what we are seeing from our sources and how to navigate the changes. EVENT DETAILS Tuesday, February

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Yay or Nay – Evaluating Your Next Rental Property

By Douglas Katz – 02/07/23 While reality shows about real estate investing make the process look quick, easy and light on the math, the truth and reality is very different.  Successful investors use one or more financial models to determine whether new projects make sense and what to adjust in their existing portfolio to optimize

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Mortgage Market Update – Rates Continue Downward Trend and Many Mortgages Just Got Cheaper for a Different Reason

By Douglas Katz – 1/20/23 Per Freddie Mac: As inflation continues to moderate, mortgage rates declined again this week. Rates are at their lowest level since September of last year, boosting both homebuyer demand and homebuilder sentiment. Declining rates are providing a much-needed boost to the housing market, but the supply of homes remains a

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Mortgage Market Update – Rates Trending Downward but NO Guarantees for Future Moves

By Douglas Katz – 01/13/23 From Freddie Mac: While mortgage rates have resumed their decline, the market remains hypersensitive to rate movements, with purchase demand experiencing large swings relative to small changes in rates. Over the last few weeks latent demand has been on display with buyers jumping in and out of the market as

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