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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.

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 ...
Is Stability Finally in Sight for the Long-Term Rental Market in 2023?

Is Stability Finally in Sight for the Long-Term Rental Market in 2023?

There may be no time like the present to take action. As a real estate investor, you’re probably wondering what the single-family rental landscape will look like for the rest of 2023. The short answer is that buy-and-hold real estate investors should, after years of extreme volatility, have a relatively ...
Our House Your Home: A Business Model Focused on Affordable Housing and Tenant Satisfaction

Our House Your Home: A Business Model Focused on Affordable Housing and Tenant Satisfaction

Our House Your Home LLC, a family-owned company, has developed a unique build-to-rent program focused on building and renting high-quality homes for underserved tenants in Wilmington, NC. By identifying infill lots and building 4–5-bedroom houses, the company can meet the needs of underserved tenants and provide them with a happy, ...
Which Home Climate Control Systems Are Best for Investment Properties?

Which Home Climate Control Systems Are Best for Investment Properties?

With daily temperatures rising throughout the world and areas of Australia reaching 35˚C on average, a home climate control system or an HVAC is crucial if you want to survive the heat. It’s also a given if you’re looking to put your property on the rental market. Nobody wants to ...
Navigating New Norms

Navigating New Norms

The Influence of millennials and Generation Z buyers is reshaping the property market. In recent years, the property market witnessed a new tide of influence as the baton passed from baby boomers and Generation Xers to younger generations: millennials (born 1981-1996) and Gen Zers (born 1997-2012). Their values, priorities, and ...
Deceiving Appearances

Deceiving Appearances

Dig deeper than the published reports about job growth before you decide to invest in a market. Of the many jobs that were lost during the pandemic, some quickly returned when lockdowns ended, some turned out to be gone for good, and some are still finding their way back. That ...
How Legislation Impacts the Real Estate Investment Industry

How Legislation Impacts the Real Estate Investment Industry

| Carmen Fields | Article | Legislation
Staying informed about relevant legislation helps investors make decisions about investment strategies, risk, and profitability. Legislation plays a significant role in influencing real estate investing. Laws and regulations can impact property acquisition, ownership, development, financing, leasing, and sales. Let’s take a closer look at each one. 1. Zoning and land-use ...
5 Ways to Give Your Investment Property a New Look

5 Ways to Give Your Investment Property a New Look

With remodels on the rise, you want to give your property an updated look without breaking the budget. With whole-house flips slowing down, remodels are becoming more common. Kitchen and bathrooms are usually the focal point of these remodels. But the problem with trying to give any property a new ...
The Credit Score Myth

The Credit Score Myth

| Merrill Chandler | Article | Funding
Getting fundable is more than just having a good credit score. Lenders make the most money when they lend money, right? Then why does it seem like they want to keep borrowers in the dark about how to qualify to borrow their money? The reality is lenders wish you knew ...
Green Rush Risk Management

Green Rush Risk Management

Investors in the cannabis industry must carefully evaluate all factors affecting their target market to minimize risk. The California Gold Rush of the 19th century is an ideal study in risk management. The lure of unimaginable wealth and the romanticism of the American frontier pulled hundreds of thousands of fortune ...
Real Estate Investors Move Towards Rental Strategy, Differ on Future Market Dynamics in RCN Capital Spring Investor Sentiment Survey

Real Estate Investors Move Towards Rental Strategy, Differ on Future Market Dynamics in RCN Capital Spring Investor Sentiment Survey

Real estate investors appear to be focused more on rental properties than on fix-and-flip opportunities according to the Spring 2023 Investor Sentiment Survey from RCN Capital, conducted by market intelligence firm CJ Patrick Company. More than half of the survey respondents (53%) indicated that they plan to hold investment properties ...
Best ROI Optimization Strategies for Single-Family Rental Property Owners

Best ROI Optimization Strategies for Single-Family Rental Property Owners

There’s no doubt that the real estate market has faced some unprecedented challenges in the last few years. For single-family rental property owners, those challenges have brought about many changes, as well. Volatile markets, economic concerns, and a societal shift in personal and professional priorities have all demanded resilience from ...
Re-Righting—Not Rewriting—the History of African American Real Estate Investors

Re-Righting—Not Rewriting—the History of African American Real Estate Investors

A new wave of African American businesspeople is helping to create generational change in their local communities through real estate investing. In inescapable piece of the rich history of African Americans is that many stories accepted as truths are all too often written by those who seek to harm and ...
Navigating the No-Loan Landscape

Navigating the No-Loan Landscape

| Thomas Eddy | Article | Funding
In the coming months, lenders will be selective when financing commercial real estate deals. The failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank have only added to the pressure on borrowers. Wary of further bank runs, lenders are moving to preserve capital and shore up their balance sheets. For the ...
Think Realty Webinar: The Do’s and Don’ts of Fix and Flip Investing

Think Realty Webinar: The Do’s and Don’ts of Fix and Flip Investing

Think Realty is providing you with another FREE WEBINAR! On September 13th at 12:00PM (CST),  Mark Burch and Ben Joanis with Temple View Capital will be speaking on "The Do's and Don'ts of Fix and Flip Investing." In this webinar, you will learn: Three Pieces of the Puzzle: 1. Loan/Financing ...
Pros And Cons Of Buying Property At Auction

Pros And Cons Of Buying Property At Auction

Stepping into the world of real estate investment marks a pivotal move toward achieving financial independence. One such investment is the buying and selling of properties. The potential to generate passive income, benefit from tax advantages, and experience capital appreciation make property investment a compelling choice for those seeking wealth ...
Broker Power: A Key to Investors’ Success

Broker Power: A Key to Investors’ Success

| Ben Fertig | Article | Profiles
Working with a mortgage broker for your real estate funding needs offers a number of advantages. Working with a mortgage broker for your real estate funding needs offers a number of advantages. As a residential real estate investor, you face a myriad of decisions that shape the trajectory of your ...
10 Tips for Successfully Managing Your First Rental Property Investment

10 Tips for Successfully Managing Your First Rental Property Investment

Take the time to consider your goals, plan your acquisition strategy, and decide how to manage the property. Investing in a rental property is a favored way to earn passive income and build wealth. But the process can be intimidating for first-time investors. It involves a series of decisions and ...
Where to Expect Increasing Foreclosure Volume for the Rest of 2023

Where to Expect Increasing Foreclosure Volume for the Rest of 2023

Nearly nine in 10 (86%) mortgage servicing industry professionals surveyed at the Auction.com Disposition Summit in June said they expect their organization’s completed foreclosure auction volume to increase in 2023 compared to 2022. Most (62%) expect volumes to increase slightly while 24% expect volumes to increase substantially. Foreclosure Volume Drivers ...
Residential Cladding Guide

Residential Cladding Guide

How does cladding work? In buildings and houses, cladding is a process of attaching or covering a structure with a material. It is a method of creating a unique appearance for residential housing. It is important to study the environment and consider the main function of the building before choosing ...