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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.

Proper Planning Makes the Difference in Fix-to-Flip Loan Success

Proper Planning Makes the Difference in Fix-to-Flip Loan Success

It’s vital to plan for challenges that can arise during the renovation process that may require financial resources and quick decision-making. When you invest in a fix-to-flip property, having a flexible, reliable, and well-connected private lender by your side can make all the difference. Because challenges invariably arise during the ...
Navigating Rigid Borrowing Conditions and Rising Construction Costs

Navigating Rigid Borrowing Conditions and Rising Construction Costs

Real estate investing is continually evolving, and investors must adapt to the changing conditions to achieve success. In the aftermath of the pandemic, two significant trends with a profound impact on real estate investing have emerged: stringent borrowing conditions and the increasing cost of construction. These factors are reshaping the ...
Will Small Loans Be the New Thing for Big Banks?

Will Small Loans Be the New Thing for Big Banks?

| Neil Timmins | Article | Funding
As the cost of deposits increases for smaller banks, will big banks make a run at the small to medium-sized loans the smaller banks have been providing? The 2008 financial crisis saw banks—big and small—in trouble. The federal government taught this country that it’s one thing if a community bank ...
Toilet Paper and Real Property

Toilet Paper and Real Property

Every investor must understand the opportunities reshoring creates. “Limit 2 per person.” “Limit 1 per Checkout.” It was common to run across purchase restrictions on “essential items” during the COVID-19 pandemic. And if a purchase limit didn’t apply, your plans to stock up on 30-roll packs of Kirkland’s finest 2-ply ...
Rethinking Your Cannabis Real Estate Strategies

Rethinking Your Cannabis Real Estate Strategies

Be proactive by considering these three tips. The cannabis industry is currently in a land-and-expand motion, with a projected compound annual growth rate of 32% between 2021 and 2028. Even though sales have fallen lately, the future is still bright. This means many things for cannabis retailers. Topping the list ...
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 ...