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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

18 10, 2018

What Is Gross Potential Rent?

By |2018-10-18T12:05:23+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you're just starting out as a real estate investor, you may have heard the term, "Gross Potential Rent." So, what exactly is that, and how is it calculated? Gross Potential Rent Gross Potential Rent, also known as "GPR," is the hypothetical amount of revenue that you could make from your apartment community, if it was fully leased all year round at market rental rates. It's the maximum amount of revenue you could bring in from rent on your apartment complex. Determining GPR GPR is important, because it lets you know how profitable the property could be. It's the most

10 10, 2018

What Is Equity Investment?

By |2018-10-10T14:49:12+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: |0 Comments

If you're just thinking about becoming an investor, you may have heard the term, "Equity Investment." So, what is equity investment? Well, simply put, it's the share of cash that you put into an investment. If a company that you put money into has a profit, you can earn money on your investment through a dividend, right? This lets some of the company's profits get divided by shareholders. In trading, equity means your share of stock. In real estate, you could have an equity investment in a limited partnership or limited liability company. Also, real estate investment opportunities are often

4 10, 2018

How To Find Apartment Buildings To Purchase

By |2018-10-02T13:13:22+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Commercial, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Waiting for apartment buildings to go on sale is not always the best way to get a rental building. There are a number of ways to find apartment buildings before they go on sale. Here are a few ideas: Keep an eye on probate real estate - Fantastic deals are to be had in probate real estate. Contact apartment owners via a direct mailing - You never know who may be considering selling. Acquaint  yourself with attorneys - Divorces, lawsuits, and financial changes can create a potential apartment building seller. Network with commercial real estate brokers - They generally have

7 09, 2018

Should You Ever Pay More Than The 70 Percent Rule Suggests?

By |2018-09-06T14:08:53+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Real Estate|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Yesterday, we discussed the 70 percent rule as it applies to flipping houses. Check out that previous blog post if you aren't sure what the 70 percent rule is. Today's question is whether you should ever pay more than the 70 percent rule suggests. For example, some beginner investors think that it's OK to exceed the amount specified by the 70 percent rule in an appreciating market. After all, in a few months or by the time you finish your rehab, the After Repair Value should go up, right? Typically, but that's a big risk to take if it doesn't!

6 09, 2018

Flipping Houses: The 70 Percent Rule

By |2018-09-06T13:08:05+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Business, Flipping, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties|Tags: |0 Comments

Have you ever heard of the 70 percent rule when it comes to flipping houses? If you're just starting to look into flipping houses, you might have heard of the 70 percent rule. This house flipping tip suggests that an investor should only pay 70 percent of the After Repair Value (ARV) of a property minus any needed repairs. The ARV is the value of the property after it's been completely repaired. So, once you've put all the repairs in, what would the house be worth? To follow the 70 percent rule, you'd take the amount that the home is

27 08, 2018

How Do You Get A Hard Money Loan?

By |2018-08-27T22:38:31+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Bridge Loans, Commercial, Construction Loans, Hard Money Loans, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, New Construction|Tags: , |0 Comments

Are you considering investing in homes to flip them? Considering a hard money loan, but feel unsure about the process? Here's where you will need to start. Check out our hard money lending criteria. If your situation fits our criteria, just fill out the  online loan application or download and fax it to us. When we get your application, we will check it out. We can get purchasers money much more quickly than traditional lenders. Keep in mind that we lend up to 65 percent of the ARV value of the collateral. Luckily, if the loan will be used in part for the renovation or

16 08, 2018

Would You Ever Make An Offer On A Property Without Actually Seeing It?

By |2018-08-15T14:55:17+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties|0 Comments

If you're a property investor, making an offer without ever seeing the property can actually be a good idea sometimes. Now, this isn't to suggest that you should close on a property without stepping foot on it. Some smart investors do make offers without ever seeing the property though. It might seem crazy, but it makes sense when you think about it. Consider the amount of time it can take to schedule a viewing of a property you are considering. How often has your offer changed just because you've actually been in the home? A little digging and you can

15 08, 2018

Quick Tips For Getting Your Offer Accepted

By |2018-08-15T14:42:11+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Commercial, Flipping, Foreclosures, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Short Sales|0 Comments

There really are tricks to getting your offer accepted over someone else's offer. You just need to know how to structure the deal. Obviously, proof of funds and pre-approvals for any loans you will get are critically important to a seller choosing your offer. Many won't even entertain an offer without them. Also, remember that to some people, the terms are even more important than the actual money. Your offer might be higher in actual dollars, but if your offer has more complicated terms, they might just pass on you. Don't create extra issues. Try to meet the sellers on

14 08, 2018

For An Out-Of-State LLC, Be Careful Claiming Dual Residency

By |2018-08-13T22:19:07+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Business, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , |0 Comments

So, yesterday, we discussed how some investors try to form an LLC in another state, because some states are just not small business friendly. Right? We cautioned you that if you want to form an LLC in another state, that you will need to get a registered agent who is a resident of that state to help you. That is with few exceptions. The logical next question you are probably asking yourself is about dual residency. Right? Well, you actually can be your own agent, but make absolutely sure that you can both meet the state's requirements and fulfill your