real estate

To Catch a Real Estate Investment Lending Predator – Part 2

  So I was not planning on a sequel, but my last experience with an online scammer was just too damn awesome to not share.  Additionally, in my interaction with him, I was sent to a bogue website that presented some other huge red flags that investors should watch out for. I have been working […]

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One Person’s Lifeline, Another’s Bailout – The Challenges of Mid-Project Renovation Financing

Embarking on a home flipping venture can be a thrilling but unpredictable ride, where unforeseen challenges can transform a dream project into a financial puzzle.  When the you know what hits the fan, your timeline can take a hit.  The problem comes when your new timeline does not match up with your loan terms and

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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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Hiring a Property Manager – An Essential Part of Building Your Team

Real estate is an exciting journey filled with promises of financial growth and lasting success.  Buying the investment property, however, is only the first step in being a landlord.  A large part of any investor analysis should be the decision on property management.  Doing it yourself can work, but many times, hiring a property manager

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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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Blanket Loans – The Woobie of Investment Real Estate Lending?

Growing a real estate portfolio inherently means acquiring properties.  With that growth means increased administrative costs of individual loans for each property.  What if you could finance multiple properties under one single loan and minimize the administrative requirements.  With a blanket loan, you can do this.  Simplicity, however, has some costs and trade-offs and investors

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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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Red Flags to Spot When Buying an Investment Property – Part 1 – Property Issues

Embarking on a real estate investment journey is akin to setting out on a complex adventure, replete with potential challenges that demand acute awareness. These issues or red flags should move front and center in any analysis of a potential investment property purchase as they will have the greatest impact on a deals viability.  Categorically,

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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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