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Avoiding Driving Off of the Emotional Attachment Cliff in Real Estate Investing

Stepping into the world of real estate investing is like entering a thrilling adventure, but for newbies, the journey often gets tangled between excitement and strategic decision-making. It is common for emotion to accompany a deal, but emotion can be speedbump as well as a turbocharger.  There are a lot of good ways to buffer […]

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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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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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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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