Hard Money Loans and How They Can Help You

A hard money loan is a specific type of asset-based loan financing through which a borrower receives funds secured by the value of the property. The hard money lender looks first and foremost at the value of the property in question as opposed to the credit rating of...

Real Estate, A Good Inflation Hedge

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute categorizes real estate as an alternative investment that includes residential and commercial properties as well as mortgage-based securities and real estate investment trusts. For most real estate investors, these...

A Christmas Gift from Uncle Sam

By Amanda Han: if you have not heard yet, on November 24, 2015, the IRS announced a new tax break that can save real estate investors and business owners thousands of dollars in taxes for the 2015 tax year. The New Tax Change The details of the new tax change are...

6 FUNDAMENTAL STAGES OF ANY MAJOR REHAB JOB

Properties that are in need of a major rehab can be some real money makers. The worse the property’s condition, the better the deal usually is and the better the profit will likely be. The reason these properties can be such a good deal is simply because there is so...

HOUSE FLIPPING UP 18% OVER LAST YEAR

RealtyTrac  released its Q3 2015 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 43,197 single family homes and condos were flipped — sold as part of an arm’s length sale for the second time within a 12-month period — in the third quarter of 2015, 5.0 percent of all...

MAXIMIZE YOUR ROI

Is your rental ready to go further than a fresh coat of paint? Renovations can increase rental income and a property’s asking price when the time comes to sell. When planning a renovation budget, it’s important to remember not to price yourself out of the market....