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12 11, 2018

Investing In The Nashville Real Estate Market

By |2018-11-12T22:12:05+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Business, Commercial, Construction Loans, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property, New Construction, New Home Development, New Homes, Private Lending|Tags: , , |0 Comments

There’s a lot of interest in investing in places like Nashville and other strong secondary markets right now. This is due to economic and cultural factors driving people out of more traditional markets. Plus, when you consider the quality of life in much larger downtowns, it's no wonder smaller, homier downtowns are the next big thing. These secondary markets prime for investing are great tourist destinations, just like Nashville. They are also key areas for music and the arts, just like Nashville. Here's what these secondary markets desperately need: Residential condo units. (Last year, Nashville gained a mere 71 units.)

9 11, 2018

Charlotte Is A Fabulous Place To Invest In Real Estate Right Now

By |2018-11-09T13:14:07+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Experienced investors still feel really good about investing in Charlotte real estate. This is especially good for multifamily dwellings, even large apartment complexes. Both the suburbs and the central business district apartments are fetching high numbers in recent trades. For example, a multifamily development in South Charlotte is under new ownership. Crescent Communities just sold Novel Providence Farm for $98 million to a real estate firm out of Chicago! The Spectrum Cos. and Invesco Real Estate have a huge South End development planned for a 5-acre block.project with an investment management company out of Atlanta. Investors at these two companies

6 11, 2018

A New Market For Property Investors: Appealing To Small Business Owners

By |2018-11-06T13:41:09+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Business, Developers, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, New Home Development|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Atlanta real estate investors are taking a not-so-risky gamble that relies on a provision in Atlanta code: It lets rental units offer space for a home-based business complete with the allowance for one employee. For example, at the corner of MccLendon and Brooks Avenues, a two unit space will be marketed as a home office. The idea is for these to have space for a home-based businesses like consulting businesses, accountants or therapists. The office spaces are downstairs and the living quarters are upstairs. More and more people are working from home and telecommuting too. So, even if making space

31 10, 2018

The Scoop on Ribbon For Tech-Assisted Home Sales

By |2018-10-30T13:15:40+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Investment Properties, Realtors|Tags: |0 Comments

If you are a home flipper, you may have heard of Ribbon. Ribbon is a new real estate tech startup. It's only a year old, but it was founded by former executives of Twitter and Lending Tree. Ribbon saw a market, in which tech-assisted sellers ended up having to pass up multiple potential home buyers who would have to take out a mortgage to buy the seller's home. This means that a majority of home buyers are absent from the buying pool with these tech-assisted sales. Ribbon offers a risk algorithm that figures out if a buyer is actually likely

30 10, 2018

Investors Take Advantage Of Atlanta’s Housing Market

By |2018-10-30T12:55:15+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property|Tags: |0 Comments

Investors are taking advantage of the fact that nearly 28 percent of homes listed in Atlanta experienced a price drop last month. This makes Atlanta among the markets with the largest year-over-year increases in homes with price drops. Since we know that Atlanta has many areas that are growing, this makes for potentially prime investment real estate. Now, it might not be the best idea to buy a home to flip in the area right now, but it is perfect for investing in an Atlanta rental home. This is a great time for investing in Atlanta real estate after years

25 10, 2018

What Is Cost Segregation

By |2018-10-25T21:42:19+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Business, Commercial, Developers, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties|Tags: , |0 Comments

Cost segregation is the process of identifying personal property assets and costs, and determining their classification for tax purposes. The purpose of cost segregation is reducing current tax liability. Often it's also used to defer taxes. This process identifies personal property assets that can be groups with real estate or real property assets. It then separated out the personal assets for tax reporting purposes. Unfortunately, it can be quite costly, so it's not always worth it. If you invested in a large real estate purchase though, it could easily have its financial benefits. The cost segregation study and report will

24 10, 2018

What Are Capital Expenditures?

By |2018-10-23T15:10:40+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Funds used by the managing party to improve, maintain or acquire a property care called capital expenditures. You may also hear them called, "CapEx." This term applies when funds improve the useful life of an investment property. This term is used for expenditures used on assets expected to provide use to a business for more than one full reporting period. Capital Expenditures Some examples that could be capital expenditures includes buildings, subsequent costs to extend the useful life of the building, computers, machinery, equipment. Even office furniture that will last longer than a year can be considered a capital expense.

23 10, 2018

What Is An Accredited Investor?

By |2018-10-23T14:53:36+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , |0 Comments

Have you wondered what an accredited investor is? There are plenty of different types of real estate investors. Yet, someone who fits one of these conditions qualified as an accredited investor: An investor with an annual single income of $200,000 (If married, a combined income of $300,000) An investor with a net worth of at least $1M (excluding primary residence) Plus, the investor would be expected to make at least the same amount annually. Don't worry that you won't be able to get rich investing if you're not an accredited investor, the SEC lets companies and private funds skip the

20 10, 2018

What Is A Debt Service Coverage Ratio?

By |2018-10-20T23:28:54+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: Equity Lending, Investing, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property, Rates|Tags: |0 Comments

Have you heard of the commercial mortgage term, "Debt Service Coverage Ratio?" It's the term to describe the ratio that lenders use to evaluate and qualify for the financing of a commercials structure. It shows the cash flow compared to debt service. DSCR For Commercial Properties In general, most banks will need a ratio of 1.5 - 1.35 (net operating income to annual debt service) before lending for commercial property. They just want to make sure you will have enough cash flow to cover the payments each month. Net operating income should include interest, principal, lease payments and sinking fund.

19 10, 2018

What Is Effective Gross Income?

By |2018-10-18T12:28:49+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , |0 Comments

Have you heard the term, "Effective Gross Income?" If you're starting out in real estate investing in Georgia or the Carolinas, you may hear this term. Also called, "EGI," it's the income that you'd have when you subtract losses of income from vacancy, concessions, model units, legal fees, employees, and bad debt. The reason it's important to know an apartment complex's Effective Gross Income is extremely telling. You don't only want to consider the Gross Potential Income. You'll also want to add in revenue generated from other things like coin-operated laundry, parking, or concessions. In order to determine your property's