Mortgage Rates

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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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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Are You Ready to Invest in Real Estate? The Honest Evaluation Every New Investor Should Make

By Douglas Katz – 09/17/2023 Are you dreaming of becoming a real estate investor? The idea of buying properties, earning passive income, and building wealth can be incredibly enticing. However, before you dive headfirst into the world of real estate investing, there’s a critical question you should ask yourself: “Would you lend to you?” This

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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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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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Mortgage Market Efficiency and the Reason to Question Price Outliers

By Douglas Katz – 08/25/2023 Have you ever wondered why the mortgager interest rates seem to be in a specific range? I see so much activity from investors to find super low rates as well as questionable lenders who promote unattainable loan terms and it makes me crazy.  The individuals looking for the deals are

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Chasing the Unicorn Loan – An Misstep By Many Real Estate Investors

By Douglas Katz –  08/16/2023 As a real estate investor, you’re likely no stranger to the challenges that come with finding the right financing for your investment properties. However, it’s important to recognize that not all financing programs are created equal. In fact, there are instances where the perfect program you’re seeking might not even

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