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Ready to get your read on? Dive into the article archive to help you build wealth through real estate investing. We feature top subject matter experts exploring every facet of the industry.

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Ready to get your read on? Dive into the article archive to help you build wealth through real estate investing. We feature top subject matter experts exploring every facet of the industry.

The Secret Weapon of Alternative Investing

The Secret Weapon of Alternative Investing

| Merrill Chandler | Article | Funding
Bank unsecured business lines of credit offer investors many advantages in today’s dynamic marketplace. In the world of alternative investing, opportunities are abundant. But to seize them, one needs financial agility. This is where bank unsecured business lines of credit come into play. As a unique financing mechanism, they stand ...
Evaluating Rental Rates and Knowing When to Raise the Rent

Evaluating Rental Rates and Knowing When to Raise the Rent

As a rental real estate investor, knowing how to evaluate the local rental market and set accurate rental rates is essential to long-term profitability. In fact, the rental rate should be one of the important calculations you make before you even buy an investment property. It’s also important to re-evaluate ...
Is 100% Financing An Actual Product?

Is 100% Financing An Actual Product?

The answer is “yes,” but is it for you? Finding the right financing option for your real estate investment project is crucial. One unique product in the private lending space is 100% financing. Many real estate investors are surprised to discover it is an actual product. Like every other lender, ...
Top 5 Recession-Proof Markets in 2023

Top 5 Recession-Proof Markets in 2023

Choosing the right real estate investment to add to your portfolio requires ample research and extensive knowledge about the market you're investing in. A poor decision can result in your portfolio dropping substantially in value at a time when you're trying to increase your gains. When the broader markets start ...
East Meets West

East Meets West

Will prices level off this year? Data from the FHFA show that the average home price in the second quarter was up 5% from last year. Prices were up 8% in the first quarter and 12% in the fourth quarter of 2022, so there's a definite slowing trend, and we ...
Think Realty Webinar: Retire Your Way: The Solo 401k Strategy for Entrepreneurs

Think Realty Webinar: Retire Your Way: The Solo 401k Strategy for Entrepreneurs

Think Realty is providing you with another FREE WEBINAR! On January 17th at 12:00PM (CST),  Nathan Long with Quest Trust Company will be speaking on "The Solo 401k Strategy for Entrepreneurs." Join Quest President Nathan Long as he shares what makes the Solo 401k so desirable for busy entrepreneur. You’ll ...
Making the Most of Home Equity

Making the Most of Home Equity

Investors and homeowners can maximize equity to meet life goals. The U.S. real estate market has experienced an unprecedented surge in home price appreciation during the past three years. Since 2020, the average national price for a home in the U.S. has increased by 29%. In the previous decade, the annual ...
Top It Off!

Top It Off!

Countertops can make a statement in any kitchen or bathroom remodel, but remember to balance looks with functionality. With so many solid stone slabs on the market to choose from, making your countertop selection for a kitchen or bathroom remodel can be overwhelming. Countertops can be expensive and can make ...
Are Your Residents Holding Large, Noisy Celebrations? How to Manage Resident Parties

Are Your Residents Holding Large, Noisy Celebrations? How to Manage Resident Parties

Part of living a full and happy life is celebrating holidays with family and friends. But what happens if your residents like to throw large, noisy parties at your rental property? As a property owner, it’s important to know what can be done about resident parties and why you should ...
12 Tips for Making the Most of Real Estate Conferences and Events

12 Tips for Making the Most of Real Estate Conferences and Events

Real estate conferences are a great way to keep up on the latest industry developments, network with other professionals, and gain knowledge and insights from the best in the business. But which conferences should you attend? And how should you organize your time while you’re there? The key to getting ...
Real Estate Investment for Retirement: Securing Your Financial Future

Real Estate Investment for Retirement: Securing Your Financial Future

An articles series on navigating the private lending world Planning for retirement is a crucial component of financial management. Although traditional investment options like stocks and bonds are widely known, real estate investment is often overlooked as a powerful tool for securing your financial future. Let’s explore the various strategies ...
Are You Overpaying for Landlord Insurance? Time to Do a Cost Comparison

Are You Overpaying for Landlord Insurance? Time to Do a Cost Comparison

A quality landlord insurance policy is absolutely essential for any rental property owner. But if you haven’t recently compared your rate to those currently available, you may be paying too much for your insurance. The problem is, it can be hard to know whether you’re overpaying or not unless you ...
The Secret Weapon of Alternative Investing

The Secret Weapon of Alternative Investing

Bank unsecured business lines of credit offer investors many advantages in today’s dynamic marketplace. In the world of alternative investing, opportunities are abundant. But to seize them, one needs financial agility. This is where bank unsecured business lines of credit come into play. As a unique financing mechanism, they stand ...
How I Achieved a Million Dollars in Cash Flow

How I Achieved a Million Dollars in Cash Flow

I followed five steps to realize $1 million in cash flow in less than 10 years. Becoming a successful investor doesn't happen overnight. It requires patience, hard work, and the ability to reassess following any mistakes. In fewer than 10 years of intentional investing, I was able to acquire an ...
A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to a Changing Market

A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to a Changing Market

Strategies for Real Estate Investors Thriving in a Volatile Market In an era marked by constant shifts, the U.S. real estate market is no exception. Investors find themselves navigating through a maze of escalating property prices and dwindling affordable housing. Yet, the show must go on. Below, we delve into ...
Sometimes Legislation Is “Signaling”

Sometimes Legislation Is “Signaling”

| Chris Ragland | Article | Legislation
Legislation is sometimes used to send a message. Earlier this year it was brought to the attention of Think Realty’s Government Relations Committee (GRC) that a bill—Stop Predatory Investing Act—was making its way through the Senate. Members of our committee found it odd there was no bill summary, and we ...
How to Decide Which Type of Commercial Property to Invest In

How to Decide Which Type of Commercial Property to Invest In

If you’re interested in investing in commercial real estate, it’s important to consider what type of property is best for your portfolio. There are several different types to choose from — and each has its own risks and benefits. Here’s what you need to know about different commercial properties, so ...
Investing Opportunities in Overlooked Markets

Investing Opportunities in Overlooked Markets

Solid returns await investors if they consider looking outside their comfort zone. Rising mortgage rates and slowing home price appreciation have compressed returns for real estate investors, but solid returns are still available in often-overlooked markets across the country for investors willing to step outside of their comfort zone. “The ...
A Restart, Not a Startup

A Restart, Not a Startup

| Katie Bean | Article | Profiles
Like a phoenix, Bill Tessar’s CV3 rises from the ashes of a gutted business. As he watched the team he built get dismantled, William Tessar couldn’t just sit on the sidelines. He had to act. “It was devastating for me to see so many capable human beings, that did nothing ...
How to Transform a Home or Building Into a Senior Assisted Living Center, Creating Unlimited Cash Flow

How to Transform a Home or Building Into a Senior Assisted Living Center, Creating Unlimited Cash Flow

Transforming your home into a retirement community residence is a great way to generate income while providing a valuable service to seniors in your community. Venturing into this type of business requires one to be knowledgeable about caring for older people. A good environment will ensure that they maintain a ...
The Art of Passive Real Estate Investing

The Art of Passive Real Estate Investing

Learn how to evaluate sponsors for success. Are you looking to broaden your investment horizons and boost your returns? Commercial real estate could be the perfect addition to your portfolio. With its distinctive features and the potential for significant profits, commercial real estate offers an exciting opportunity to diversify your ...
Should You Have a Real Estate Investing Partner?

Should You Have a Real Estate Investing Partner?

There are both pros and cons to bringing a partner into your residential real estate investing portfolio. Inviting a partner into your real estate investing activities can potentially add a lot of value and support, but sharing a business with a partner also means sharing control of the properties. To ...
Unlocking Real Estate Success with Easy Street Capital

Unlocking Real Estate Success with Easy Street Capital

| Jamie Talley | Article | Funding
Easy Street Capital provides a path to real estate prosperity. In the ever-dynamic world of real estate, access to timely and flexible financing can make the difference between success and missed opportunities. Easy Street Capital is committed to expeditious funding, personalized solutions, and an unwavering focus on client success. As ...
10 Things You Should Know About Investing in Industrial Properties

10 Things You Should Know About Investing in Industrial Properties

Whether you're looking for your first real estate investment or your 50th, it's prudent to consider industrial property. There are many different types of industrial properties, but one thing they all have in common is that most are used for something other than commercial or residential purposes. Instead, industrial properties ...
Securing Your Rental Loan with a 30-Day Rate Lock: The Smart Financial Move in Today’s Market

Securing Your Rental Loan with a 30-Day Rate Lock: The Smart Financial Move in Today’s Market

In today's ever-fluctuating real estate market, where interest rates can change at the drop of a hat, making wise financial decisions is paramount. Temple View Capital Funding, LP ("Temple View") offers a unique advantage that most competitors don't provide: a 30-day rental loan rate lock. This feature can have a ...