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How Can I Lower My Homeowners Insurance Rate Living in Tornado Alley?

How Can I Lower My Homeowners Insurance Rate Living in Tornado Alley?

Most states have certain natural disasters that they’re prone to. In California, it’s earthquakes; along the coastal cities, it’s hurricanes and flooding. And then there’s Tornado Alley. Although it’s not formally defined, Tornado Alley is commonly understood as areas in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska, with ...
Learn About Life Insurance

Learn About Life Insurance

Chances are you’ve heard about life insurance. You’re aware this is coverage people carry to protect their loved ones in the event of their death. If that’s where your knowledge of the subject ends, you’ll need to learn a bit more.  Life insurance policies can vary greatly from coverage to ...
Rethink How You Market and Grow Your Business

Rethink How You Market and Grow Your Business

Marketing is one of the most important aspects of any business. Everything we see is marketing. Everything we do is marketing. If we want to drive more sales, perfecting the craft of great marketing is paramount. Think about it. At this very moment, someone is surfing the internet, reading a ...
Getting the Most Out of Your Network

Getting the Most Out of Your Network

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “it isn’t what you know, but who you know.” Developing connections is the cornerstone of any successful business. Effective networking provides the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others, promote your brand, and build new clientele. Networking that leads to opportunity is born out ...
Adding a New Build to Your Portfolio Is Easier Than You Think

Adding a New Build to Your Portfolio Is Easier Than You Think

While owning a home was once an integral part of the American Dream, we’re seeing it matter less and less to up-and-coming generations of homebuyers. Millennials and Gen Z, saddled with student debt and low wages, are often unable to afford a home – if they even want to buy ...
Retirement Accounts Vs. Real Estate Investing

Retirement Accounts Vs. Real Estate Investing

We’ve all heard the question: Would you rather have $1,000,000 today or have a penny double every day for 30 days? What if we changed the question to: Would you rather contribute $200 per month for 30 years to a retirement account or $200 per month toward real estate? Would ...
You Cannot Profit from Yesterday’s Growth

You Cannot Profit from Yesterday’s Growth

You cannot profit from yesterday’s growth. The past is the past. On the other hand, yesterday’s growth may bite you if you don’t plan accordingly. In 2020 and 2021, the stock and crypto markets skyrocketed from the infusion of billions of dollars of stimulus money. Newbie investors took advantage of ...
Deed Restricted Communities – What a Landlord Should Know

Deed Restricted Communities – What a Landlord Should Know

If you’re new to being a landlord you’ll want to educate yourself on what deed-restricted communities are, and whether you’ll want to get involved in this type of neighborhood, as soon as possible. Here is a guide to help you understand the basics. What is a Deed Restricted Community? This ...
Corporate Opportunities

Corporate Opportunities

If you invest in or syndicate real estate, what are your duties to your investors? You owe them a duty of loyalty. But how far does that go? The issue of corporate opportunities is important. I wrote a whole chapter on it (from which part of this is excerpted) in ...
Tips For Lending During a (Possible) Downturn

Tips For Lending During a (Possible) Downturn

If you are a real estate professional, investor, or even casual onlooker, at some point in the last seven or eight years, you must have asked yourself, “When is this run going to be over?” Since the Great Recession of 2008-2010, real estate has been on fire just about everywhere ...
4 Tips for Buying Commercial Property for the First Time

4 Tips for Buying Commercial Property for the First Time

Commercial property is at the top of many people’s wish lists, and for a good reason: It has proved to be a profitable venture time and time again. The right investment can leave you with a valuable asset that you can rent out, creating a steady monthly income stream. However, ...
Lending on Former Big Box Stores

Lending on Former Big Box Stores

| Tom Berry | Article | Funding, Sponsored
Before the 1970s, Americans shopped downtown. In both rural towns and urban neighborhoods, the shops and professional services anyone needed were all lined up in a neat walkable row. Most of those buildings were multilevel, with shops and offices at ground level and residential units above. This is the era ...
Buying a Home at Auction? These Tips Will Help You Prepare Yourself.

Buying a Home at Auction? These Tips Will Help You Prepare Yourself.

Buying at auction can be a lucrative mode of acquiring a home, but it can also be an overwhelming experience for first-time buyers. House auctions are not as scary or complicated as they look. Even though real estate auctions are confusing, they give a quicker result. Auctions may be exciting, ...
Partnering With a Lender You Can Trust

Partnering With a Lender You Can Trust

| Lou Forino | Article | Funding, Sponsored
The most productive and sustainable relationships are premised on a strong foundation of mutual trust. You trust your attorney to provide objective, well-researched legal insight. You turn to your physician for dependable, effective medical treatment. What about your private money lender? For many Americans, one of the most significant financial ...
Bridge Financing for Commercial Real Estate

Bridge Financing for Commercial Real Estate

Bull Funding provides bridge financing for real estate investors with commercial and residential financing needs. We offer fast approvals and funding, competitive rates, and reliable service for direct bridge loan financing. A private bridge loan can be funded within a short time for investment property. Private bridge loans from hard ...
Taking the Bull By the Horns

Taking the Bull By the Horns

A common thread running through Kemra Norsworthy’s career is that she doesn’t like to lose. From her time selling cars to many years in the mortgage and private lending industries, her outlook is “if there’s a will, there’s a way.” She taps that determination as founder and CEO of Bull ...
No More Keeping Up with the Joneses

No More Keeping Up with the Joneses

Back in the early 2000s, a former insurance executive was just cutting his teeth in house flipping and real estate investing, which had been his dream since high school. He was searching for deals on the real estate market and looking for ways to finance them. He met “Manny,” a ...
How to Build Trust with Your Investors and Borrowers

How to Build Trust with Your Investors and Borrowers

Private equity investing is appealing, and it’s also risky. To build trust with investors and borrowers, you must offer total transparency. Transparency with Investors There are several ways you can use software to demonstrate transparency with investors. Investors like to count their money 24/7, so give them a portal that ...
Revolutionary or Evolutionary?

Revolutionary or Evolutionary?

There are usually two strategies when it comes to growing a sales team: hire experienced talent or grow new talent. But there’s another way of thinking about your sales team: It should really be a revolutionary or evolutionary strategy. You’re captivated, right? Well, hold on to your seat! We are ...
3 Ways First Time Homeowners Benefit From Government-Backed Mortgages

3 Ways First Time Homeowners Benefit From Government-Backed Mortgages

| Contributor | Article | Funding, Sponsored
Government-backed mortgages are essentially loan accounts guaranteed and maintained by the federal government. Applicants for loans serving the State or employed by the State are typically eligible to get it. Lenders look favorably upon this type of loan accommodation due to the certainty of its payback. There are many mortgage ...
What Does the New Normal Look Like?

What Does the New Normal Look Like?

It’s the question at the forefront of every real estate investor’s mind: When will the housing market stabilize? On any given week, you might answer that question very differently. Just a few short months ago, no one would have predicted the impact of the Russian invasion in Ukraine and its ...
5 Important Facts About Quitclaim Deeds for Real Property Transfers

5 Important Facts About Quitclaim Deeds for Real Property Transfers

If you are a real estate investor, you are always looking for properties that look attractive with an even more attractive price tag. Let’s say that a family member has offered you a quitclaim deed for their property. What should you do in this case? Should you take it or ...
Optimize Your Real Estate Portfolio with PlanOlabs

Optimize Your Real Estate Portfolio with PlanOlabs

“Our mantra at PlanOmatic is to help our clients win. We help them think through challenging issues. We have data from our other clients and vendors, and with that, we can come up with some answers to their challenges,” said Tim Rose, data and integration manager at PlanOmatic. PlanOmatic recently ...
With REI Nation, Mitigate the Risks of Investing Remotely

With REI Nation, Mitigate the Risks of Investing Remotely

REI Nation is all about empowering investors with practical tips for maximizing their passive income by profiting in markets beyond your backyard. That’s how they’ve become the premier turnkey real estate investing company in the nation, making it easy for investors from across the country to purchase the right property, ...
Surging Prices and Sales Drive the Market in Southwest Florida

Surging Prices and Sales Drive the Market in Southwest Florida

Every year at the Market Trends conference, Southwest Florida real estate experts get together to share valuable insights and give their outlook on the current climate and future forecast when it comes to property acquisitions in one of the fastest growing areas in the country. This year the theme was ...