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The Risks and Rewards of Using Leverage in Your Investment Financing

Leverage Defined Leverage, also known as debt financing, offers a useful tool for real estate investors. Leverage allows you to effectively increase your buying power which ultimately increases your properties and your chances to maximize the return on your investments. Unfortunately, leverage can also end up working against you if it’s not used wisely. Investors…

5 Serious Home Improvement Projects to Sell Your Flips

Choosing a home to flip, or flipping a home you already have, is about knowing what projects lie ahead of you. Flipping a home usually involves buying at the right price and knowing what improvements to make. Sometimes your flips may require minimal rehab changes like landscaping, carpets or flooring, paint, changing the filters, and…

Is Hard Money Right For Your Investments?

When you’re looking at investment property, time is money–you don’t want to lose out on a great deal because you can’t get the financing you need quickly enough to close. If you’re in that position, a hard money loan might be the way to secure that property–especially if you’re looking to fix and flip.   What…

What’s The Difference In This Real Estate Investment Cycle?

The real estate climate is different in 2019 than in the last couple of years. We have gone through a time of rising real estate prices, with not enough housing on the market to satisfy the needs of buyers. This translated into fast, competitive sales at higher prices than expected. This surge in quick sales has…

Get Into The Booming Fix-and-Flip Market In 2019

Have you gotten into the booming fix and flip market yet? The year 2019 is predicted to be a “hot” year for the “fix-and-flip” housing market. Before the throes of the housing crash, the flipping business was strong. Many times only requiring a superficial clean up, and spruce up of the property, allowing it to be…

Three Residential Real Estate Investment Predictions for 2019

The year is quickly winding down with holiday activities and gift buying on everyone’s mind. For the real estate investor, this is the perfect time to reflect on the accomplishments and lessons learned this year to make 2019 a tremendous success. The real estate story of the year has been the reduced supply of homes…

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The Time Is Still Right For Real Estate Investing

Over the course of the last 18 months, homes have been trading at what seems like lightning speed. In fact, the majority of homes have been selling in less than 30 days. While that is usually a cause for celebration (flip faster and make more money!), a robust housing market has increased competition which has…

What is Different When Using a Private Money Lender?

The Mainstream Real Estate Market Typically when buying a home on the real estate market, new or resale homes are purchased by a conventional loan. This works well for a house in average condition without needing major repairs to make it livable. In this scenario, the house is priced according to market value. Comps or comparable values…