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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.

Rental Property Tax Deductions: The Bottom Line

Rental Property Tax Deductions: The Bottom Line

One of the most appealing aspects of owning single-family rental homes is the long list of deductions available to you come tax time. Unlike an owner-occupied property, when you own and operate rental homes you can claim deductions for a wide range of expenses, from insurance to maintenance costs to ...
12 Ways to Adapt Your Rental Property During a Recession

12 Ways to Adapt Your Rental Property During a Recession

Investors who plan ahead and implement some basic strategies during periods of economic abundance have a better chance of their rental properties surviving even a prolonged recession. The world of real estate investing is exciting but incredibly unpredictable. You might be riding the high of favorable returns one day only ...
Understanding Shared-Appreciation Mortgages

Understanding Shared-Appreciation Mortgages

A SAM can offer benefits to both buyers and sellers, especially in markets where prices and interest rates are high. A Shared-Appreciation Mortgage, also known as SAM, is a carryback mortgage in which the purchaser of a home shares a percentage of the appreciation in the home’s value with the ...
The Art of Fix and Flip Real Estate Investing: Transforming Properties for Profit

The Art of Fix and Flip Real Estate Investing: Transforming Properties for Profit

In the dynamic world of real estate, fix and flip investing stands out as a thrilling strategy that combines vision, strategy, and sweat equity to turn rundown properties into profitable assets. The allure of buying a distressed property, renovating it with flair, and selling it for a substantial profit has ...
6 Reasons Why Real Estate Is a Good Investment

6 Reasons Why Real Estate Is a Good Investment

An article series on navigating the private lending world As the world’s population grows, so does the demand for housing and its associated amenities. Several benefits make real estate investment a safe and rewarding option: potential capital gains, ongoing rental income, and tax advantages. Whether you’re looking to invest in ...
A Guide to Real Estate Financing Options

A Guide to Real Estate Financing Options

Depending on the property type, some funding vehicles may be better suited to your project than others. Real estate investment can be a lucrative venture, but it requires a significant amount of capital. Whether you are a seasoned real estate investor or a first-time homebuyer, you’ll want to consider different ...
Creating Your Business Flywheel

Creating Your Business Flywheel

| Jeff Roth | Article | Operations
A good business flywheel compounds a business’ success and influence each time the organization repeats the steps. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” — Ken Blanchard Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great,” wrote a short book to accompany it called “Turning the Flywheel.” In this ...
best real estate marketing tools

8 Tools to Elevate Real Estate Presentations and Engage Buyers in the Digital Era

A well-crafted presentation can elevate your real estate business ahead of your competitors. The product is one thing, of course, but presentation is the key. That’s why real estate marketers now rely on a number of hi-tech tools to provide personalized experiences, tap into the emotions and desires of their ...
Take It Outside!

Take It Outside!

With so many potential buyers looking for outdoor amenities on the properties they are considering, think about how you can “take it outside” with your next renovation. With the popularity of outdoor living spaces on the rise, it’s no wonder more buyers are looking for homes that provide outdoor amenities ...
Saving for Down Payment for Your Next Rental Property? Where You Should Keep Funds

Saving for Down Payment for Your Next Rental Property? Where You Should Keep Funds

Saving up for your next investment property can be a challenge. And choosing where to keep your down payment funds is a key part of real estate success. Should you keep your savings in a bank or money market account, or invest your money and hope for higher returns? The ...
5 Tips for Deciding Which Investment Loan Is the Best Fit

5 Tips for Deciding Which Investment Loan Is the Best Fit

| Luke Babich | Article | Funding
The right type of investment loan for you depends on the property you want to buy as well as your personal goals and financial standing. Investing in real estate is an expensive undertaking. Even experienced investors take out loans when purchasing an investment property. An investment loan is any loan ...
Can Real Estate Marketing Be Effective and Affordable?

Can Real Estate Marketing Be Effective and Affordable?

Here’s how digital tactics help you use your budget wisely and reach your audience. The exclusive new luxury community you’ve been working on is finally pre-leasing, and it’s time to find residents to fill available units. You hope that people have driven by and seen the impressive construction for the ...
Default Servicing Industry Leaders Expect Slight Increase in Foreclosure Volume and Falling Home Prices to End 2023

Default Servicing Industry Leaders Expect Slight Increase in Foreclosure Volume and Falling Home Prices to End 2023

92% surveyed expect foreclosure volume to increase as roll rates from delinquency rise 85% surveyed expect home prices to decrease, eroding equity for distressed homeowners Respondents estimate seriously delinquent loans have less than 20% equity on average Nearly half of seriously delinquent FHA loans have enough partial claim capacity to ...
Establishing Credibility in Commercial Real Estate

Establishing Credibility in Commercial Real Estate

Building a trustworthy reputation in the commercial industry is key to unlocking access to better deals and better opportunities. Here’s how. In my home state of Iowa, the person who cuts my hair went through 3,500% more training than the real estate agents who navigate people through one of the ...
Understanding Solo 401(k)s for Self-Employed Individuals

Understanding Solo 401(k)s for Self-Employed Individuals

The flexibility and control a solo 401(k) offers can help the self-employed put away more money than traditional or Roth IRAs allow and enjoy certain tax benefits. Saving for retirement is something many people put off until later, but that’s a big mistake. A 2018 Federal Reserve report found that ...
A Million Reasons to Choose the Right Lender

A Million Reasons to Choose the Right Lender

| Matthew Schlegel | Article | Funding
Discover how savvy real estate investors are seizing profitable opportunities by partnering with a reliable private money lender. There’s nothing more exciting as a real estate investor than finding the perfect investment opportunity. Too often, though, investors are unable to move quickly on lucrative business deals or get them closed ...
Understanding Equity Sharing

Understanding Equity Sharing

One recent model may be in trouble; the other has endured for more than four decades. In simple terms, equity sharing is shared ownership or co-ownership. There are two kinds of shared equity models currently in use. The first is referred to as an equity sharing company. The second model ...
How to Build a Long-Distance Real Estate Investing Team

How to Build a Long-Distance Real Estate Investing Team

For investors in the long-distance rental real estate industry, building a team you can trust is one of the most important tools for success. Buying and managing single-family rental properties at a distance can be one of the most rewarding investment options available. But doing so profitably requires a team ...
How to Market to Prospects Effectively

How to Market to Prospects Effectively

Choosing the right channel for your message and audience is a key step. If you are a real estate investor looking to start a new marketing campaign, you have several different distribution channels to choose from. Deciding the best choice for your business requires careful evaluation. First, you must build ...
Doing the Math: How to Price Out a Fix-and-Flip Loan

Doing the Math: How to Price Out a Fix-and-Flip Loan

| Kiavi | Article | Funding
Kiavi case study underscores importance of “doing the math” on the cost of a loan. In the current market environment, it’s more important than ever for real estate investors to build trustworthy relationships with lenders to diversify their capital sources. Most of the questions Kiavi customers ask in our space ...
How Social Media Thought Leadership Generates Leads

How Social Media Thought Leadership Generates Leads

The right strategy and valuable content positions you as an industry expert and A credible community innovator. You could become an influencer on social media. No, not the kind of influencer who produces click-bait content, but rather the kind of influencer who thoughtfully shares ideas and expertise in real estate ...
6 Ways to Update Your Apartment Complex with New Amenities

6 Ways to Update Your Apartment Complex with New Amenities

As apartment living continues to be a popular housing choice, property managers and owners are increasingly looking for ways to enhance the resident experience and add value to their complexes. One effective approach is to invest in new and innovative amenities that cater to the modern lifestyle.  Here, we'll explore ...
Six Strategies for Leveraging Your Industry Influence

Six Strategies for Leveraging Your Industry Influence

Harnessing the power of your influence drives growth and fosters innovation, both necessary elements for achieving long-term success—for yourself and for the real estate industry. As the leader of your business, you hold a pivotal role. Your decisions and actions not only shape the direction of your company but also ...
How Not to Be a Nosy Landlord

How Not to Be a Nosy Landlord

As a landlord, it’s natural to want to keep an eye on your property and your tenant. But entering or inspecting your property too often could be viewed as an unwelcome intrusion into your tenant’s privacy. To avoid annoying your tenant, it’s important to know when and how you can ...
Vacation Rental Property 101: What to Look For & How to Maximize Your Investment

Vacation Rental Property 101: What to Look For & How to Maximize Your Investment

What if you could pay for an investment property’s monthly mortgage  payment in a single weekend? It’s quite possible, thanks to the popularity of vacation rental platforms like Airbnb and VRBO. In fact, Airbnb hosts alone made $22 billion from their vacation rentals in 2022. In this article, we'll explore ...