Housing

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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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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High Property Insurance Creating Headaches for Landlords

By Douglas Katz – 10/03/23 Being a landlord and owning rental homes used to be a bit easier, but there’s something happening that’s making it harder: rising “insurance costs.” Imagine insurance as a shield that protects landlords and their rental properties. But now, this shield is getting more expensive, and it’s causing big changes for

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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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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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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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Know Where You’re Going With a Pre-Divorce Assessment

By Douglas Katz – 09/18/2023 Facing a major decision like divorce can be one of the most challenging experiences in a person’s life. Often, the decision to divorce is driven by intense emotions, which can cloud judgment and lead to impulsive choices. As a divorce housing professional, I understand the significance of approaching divorce with

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