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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.

Top 5 Factors to Consider When Investing to Commercial Properties

Top 5 Factors to Consider When Investing to Commercial Properties

Commercial real estate investment comes with challenges and opportunities that are unique and different to those encountered when investing in residential property. To be successful in commercial property investment, it is important to have a solid understanding of factors that can influence the performance and value of the asset. Let’s ...
Why Being an Affordability Advocate Matters

Why Being an Affordability Advocate Matters

| Jeff Roth | Article | Operations
Being an advocate matters. It’s good for clients and also for our business and long-term success. Housing affordability is concerning for most people, affecting most places in the country. Even in the relatively affordable Midwest, housing affordability is a growing problem. By the Numbers The 2023 State of the Nation’s ...
Who’s In Your Corner?

Who’s In Your Corner?

Being able to tap into a network of people who have more experience and knowledge than you can boost your success. Anyone who has spent time in real estate knows just how valuable relationships are. Growing your business and expanding your portfolio takes connections. Do you have the connections to ...
Understanding Mechanic’s Liens

Understanding Mechanic’s Liens

Understanding how lien rights work and how to accurately track lien documentation is essential for developers. Most real estate developers and investors have at least a basic understanding of what a mechanic’s lien is and that contractor’s lien rights can pose a financial risk to a project, if not properly ...
How High-Earning Real Estate Agents Can Become “Agent-Optional”

How High-Earning Real Estate Agents Can Become “Agent-Optional”

Restore balance and sanity to your career without sacrificing income. Do you feel burned out? Uncertain of how much you will make this year? Tired of hustling? All four U.S. regions have posted year-over-year declines in home sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. The 30-year fixed-mortgage rates are ...
The Advantages of Investing in Commercial Real Estate

The Advantages of Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Whether you’re a seasoned single-family investor or new to real estate, there are several benefits to investing in commercial assets rather than single-family real estate. Single-family residential investing is often viewed as a training ground for commercial real estate. It’s easy to see why. Conventional wisdom says to start small ...
4 Regulatory Changes Investigators Must Understand

4 Regulatory Changes Investigators Must Understand

The evolving regulatory environment demands that investors pay attention. Smart investors know they’re not just up against the market. They’re also up against the regulatory environment. Regulators aren’t the enemy, but the evolving regulatory environment does demand close attention. Ignorance isn’t an excuse. Investors who find themselves out of compliance ...
Inaugural Neighborhood Stabilization Report Shows Community Impact of Distressed Property Dispositions

Inaugural Neighborhood Stabilization Report Shows Community Impact of Distressed Property Dispositions

Analysis of 325,000 distressed dispositions in last five years shows impact on homeownership rates, property values, home affordability and distressed homeowners Profile of the local community developers who are the primary buyers of distressed properties at auction provides insights into why they often produce positive community outcomes A spotlight on ...
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 ...