10 11, 2022

3 Creative Ways to Come Up With a Down Payment for an Investment Property

2022-11-09T00:49:21-05:00November 10th, 2022|Categories: Down Payment, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , , , |

Though the most common way to come up with a down payment for an investment property - particularly for first-time real estate investors - is to scrimp and save until you have enough to take out a hard money loan, that's not always feasible. In fact, waiting until you have enough money saved up can seriously delay your investing plans. Fortunately, there are a few ways you may be able to get creative to come up with a down payment for an investment property, which this guide explains. 3 Creative Ways to Come Up With a Down Payment for an

10 10, 2022

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Property Manager When You Own a Rental Property

2022-09-11T08:07:51-04:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: Investment Properties, Tips|Tags: , , , |

If you're thinking of buying a rental property, it's important to decide whether to hire a property manager. It's the right move for many investors - but for others, not so much. This guide outlines the pros and cons of hiring a property manager for your rental so you can make the best possible decision. What Does a Property Manager Do? Property managers handle virtually every aspect of running a rental. They can put it on the market, find and vet tenants, and handle everything for you after your new tenants move in. They typically collect rents, negotiate lease terms

25 11, 2018

Number One House Flipping Mistake New Investors Make

2019-01-21T15:49:39-05:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties|Tags: , , , , |

Flipping houses is an expensive proposition. It's usually reserved for the wealthy or the bod, because there are risks involved. The number one most common mistake investors make while trying to flip a house is running out of money. Keep in mind, even though interest on borrowed money is tax deductible, typical interests rates are rising, so making a profit can be harder than it used to be with traditional funding sources. Though your profits will vary, the average gross profit from house flipping is $65,520 per house. Remember though, that's gross profit, not net profit. Too many times, house flippers

14 08, 2017

How After-Repaired Value Can Affect Your Hard Money Loan

2017-08-14T10:00:35-04:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: , |

Hard money loans are a convenient method for investors to work with lenders to purchase property, especially property that will be flipped or developed for sale as a short-term profit enterprise. Hard money lenders are looking to work with investors in a partnership that allows investors the funds to repair existing buildings or commercial constructions for their resale potential. There are lenders who will consider providing loans based on the after-repaired value, or ARV. To take the ARV into consideration requires an appraisal of value before specific repairs or changes planned for the property take place. Usually, an ARV appraisal