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Funding

Explore everything from strategies to get the most bang for your buck to foundational knowledge that will get you ahead of the competition.
Then find a reputable lender here.

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Understanding Insurance Designations

Understanding Insurance Designations

You have created an entity to hold title to your real estate, but did you change your insurance policy to reflect the change in ownership? Unfortunately, some real estate investors who create LLCs, land trusts or other entities to hold title to their real estate forget or improperly update their ...
Estimating Operating Expenses

Estimating Operating Expenses

In previous articles, we have covered the need to understand terms, concepts and fundamentals of cash-flow analysis, as well as how to estimate effective gross income, operating expenses and net operating income. This third installment in our series focuses your attention on operating expenses, which are those paid by a ...
Grass grow up from dollars

Capital Ideas: Where to Find the Funding for Your Deals

We’re talking about something pretty cool in this blog post: how to find the best capital for your real estate flips and real estate rentals. (This is taken from Episode 24 of my YouTube series, “Real Estate Deal Talk.”) One of the best ways I’ve been able to do that, ...
Defeating Defaults

Defeating Defaults

As a specialist in owner financing of residential properties and a teacher to students across the nation, I am often asked about the default rate. Nationally, in 2010, the default rate for subprime loans was about 10 percent, but those likely included options, adjustable-rate mortgages and other variable interest loans ...
Piggy bank standing at front door with house interior in the background. Pig is pink in foreground and house is modern style.

Are Housing Prices Slowing?

Property is, in many areas, considered to now be about fully valued; interest rates can seemingly only go up; and the current low rates have been low for so long now that some observers fear a market top. Why are other observers less concerned? Low Interest Rates Fuel Exuberance Abroad ...
It Pays to Know 'NOI'

It Pays to Know ‘NOI’

In previous articles, I have discussed how to estimate effective gross income and operating expenses. With those figures at hand, we can now estimate our property’s net operating income (NOI). NOI is calculated as follows: Gross Scheduled Rents (+) Other Income (-) Vacancy Allowance = Effective Gross Rent (-) Operating Expenses = ...
SDIRA Dilemmas

SDIRA Dilemmas

If you have set up a self-directed IRA, you have probably done so with the intent to expand your investing options outside of securities and obtain higher returns. However, in pursuit of those returns, you may want to pause and consider whether you crossed any lines subjecting your IRA to ...
Increase Resale Value

How to Select the Best Home Improvements to Increase Resale Value

| Tali Wee | Article | Funding, Operations
It’s tough to know which home improvement projects are worth your time when the ultimate goal is to increase your return on the investment (ROI). Many home upgrades cost more to complete with supplies and labor than they recoup. According to Remodeling Magazine, on average, only 64.4 percent of home ...
Benefits of Bank Workout Professionals

Benefits of Bank Workout Professionals

| Michael Ciaburri | Article | Funding
A 'Frothy' Market is Signaling the Need for More Bank-Loan Workouts. Luckily, the Options for Real Estate Developer- and Investor-Borrowers are Increasing, As Well In the past, real estate developers and investors negotiating a workout on an outstanding bank loan would seek the assistance of an attorney. In cases where ...
Efficient Lending for Property Rehab Investors

Efficient Lending for Property Rehab Investors

| Lawrence Fassler | Article | Funding
Finding Efficient Lending for Real Estate Investing Rehab Loans Many investors have developed lucrative careers by investing in less-than-perfect residential or commercial properties, renovating them and reselling (or renting) them for a profit. The real estate market has now turned around, and although foreclosures are on the decline, good fix-and-flip ...
Shifting into Reverse

Shifting into Reverse

A 'Reverse' 1031 Exchange Requires Financial Strength, No Matter Which Route You Choose In a forward 1031 Exchange, the relinquished property is sold first, followed by the purchase of the replacement property. The proceeds from the sale of the relinquished property go toward the down payment or purchase price of ...
What's It Going to Cost?

What’s It Going to Cost?

Understand the Costs Involved in Maintaining a Rental Property When Evaluating Whether to Make That Deal In recent articles, I have discussed the need for “financial literacy” and an understanding of the terms, concepts and fundamentals of cash-flow analysis. We have looked at estimating effective gross income. Now we turn ...
5 ways to evaluate investment property

5 ways to find the value of investment property

Reader Question: We want to make our first real estate investment purchase. We have decided on investing in older two- to four-family apartments. It appears there are different ways to decide what a property is worth. How do you evaluate an old three-family property? — Julie and Rob P. Monty’s ...
Debt

4 Reasons Investors use Debt to Finance Real Estate

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be…” How could Shakespeare be wrong? Why should anyone take out debt, or other financing, on their real estate investments? Well, the quote from Hamlet is that of a father warning his son about the dangers of lending to friends, since hitching debt onto personal ...
how one couple chose to invest $1 million in cash blog by Larry Arth for Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine

How one couple chose to invest $1 million in cash

| Larry Arth | Article | Funding, Operations
The couple was a farming family from just outside the city limits and had received an offer to purchase their land from a single-family-home developer. They had called ahead and wanted to sit down with me to discuss how to best invest their million-dollar windfall. As a real estate investment ...
5 Tips On Communicating With Your Contractor On Your Rental Property Renovation

5 Tips On Communicating With Your Contractor On Your Rental Property Renovation

At any given time, I have multiple projects running that place me at the service of someone else. It puts me in both a vulnerable and sometimes frustrating position because I know that I can’t do everything and they know that I really need them. So, for this blog I ...