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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

27 07, 2017

Why Hard Money Loans Are the Smart Choice for Busy REIs

By |2017-07-27T10:00:51+00:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: |0 Comments

The term hard money lender isn't exactly what it sounds like. In reality, working with a hard money lender is a smart way to obtain short-term financing for your real estate investments. In their simplest form, hard money loans are a form of financing with shorter repayment terms than a conventional loan has. Why Do Professional Real Estate Investors Use Hard Money Financing? Many professional real estate investors use hard money financing because it fills a legitimate need. First off, hard money offers you a chance to secure funds quickly instead of the going through the grind of qualifying for

17 01, 2017

How to Find a Great Atlanta Contractor

By |2017-01-17T10:00:41+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Business, Flipping, Hard Money, Investing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Flipping a house isn’t a one-person job, and that means you need a great team in place. But when it comes to Atlanta contractors, how do you know you’re getting the best of the best? How to Find a Good Atlanta Contractor If you’re hiring an Atlanta contractor, start asking for recommendations from family and friends. You can (and should) even ask your hard money lender in Atlanta for a few contacts. Once you’ve narrowed down your list to a few good contractors, start conducting phone interviews. Call and ask: Do you do projects of this scope? May I have

27 12, 2016

REI Resources for Beginners

By |2016-12-27T10:00:29+00:00December 27th, 2016|Categories: Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Not all real estate investors were born into the business. If you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering if you’ll continue this venture after flipping your first home or finding a tenant for your commercial building. Should you decide that real estate investing is your calling, where can you go to learn more? Most real estate investors didn’t start at the top—they were rookies once, too. In a business where you’re often working alone, how do you find what it takes to be the best? Network You’ll learn a lot by networking locally with other real estate investors. It is

22 12, 2016

Take Your Emotions OUT of the Home-Buying Process!

By |2016-12-22T22:03:03+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If you’re like most real estate investors, spotting a great deal can get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping. While it can be exciting, you’ll want to make sure you’re not acting like a kid on Christmas morning each time you spot a potential bargain. Calming your emotions and keeping a level head will help you make rational decisions. If You're a New REI... ­­In the beginning of your investment journey, you’ll probably find several homes or buildings that speak to you immediately. If you’re able to recognize what is pulling you to that property, you’ll need to ask yourself

3 11, 2016

Fulton County Tax Foreclosure Sales (and How to Find Them)

By |2016-11-03T10:00:04+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Business, Foreclosures, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Private Lending, Tax Foreclosures, Taxes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In the state of Georgia, it’s legal for the government to seize property, such as homes and land, for the nonpayment of taxes. According to the Georgia Department of Law, a homeowner’s obligation to pay property taxes is backed by the property itself. If a homeowner fails to pay, the county tax commissioner can sell the home to raise the amount due back in taxes. Often these homes sell for exceptionally low prices—but how does the whole process work? How Does a Property Get Seized? When a homeowner’s property taxes are past due, the tax collector can proceed through a

30 10, 2016

Why You NEED a Buyers List

By |2016-10-30T10:00:13+00:00October 30th, 2016|Categories: Business, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property, Selling|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you’re a real estate investor, you already know that you need to have buyers for the properties you’re working with—otherwise, you’re not going to make any money (and isn’t that the point of investing?). You know, too, that you need the ability to purchase properties quickly at the right price. So how do you do those things together so that you’re consistently making money and turning over your investments? Creating a Buyers List Every REI needs a quality buyers list. It’s a list of REIs who typically want to buy properties to rent to tenants, but you can make

25 10, 2016

Tenants’ Improvements and Betterments (TIBs)

By |2016-10-25T10:00:22+00:00October 25th, 2016|Categories: Developers, Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Tenants’ improvements and betterments (or TIBs) are when a renter makes changes to a property or building that will increase its value. As a commercial landlord, your lease should include a clause about these upgrades and how they become your property at the time of the update. These improvements could include anything from installing new carpet, adding fixtures, or even building an addition. Basically, this means that anything your tenant attaches to your building permanently becomes yours. Who Covers the Expenses of Insurance? How you go about insuring these items depends on your lease. If your tenant is responsible for maintaining the

21 10, 2016

Cashing in On Short Sales and Foreclosures

By |2016-10-21T10:00:38+00:00October 21st, 2016|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you find a “diamond in the rough” house or commercial property, you know you need to act quickly. Day after day, investors are hunting for houses and commercial properties—and they probably have their eyes focused on the same prize that you're watching. Discovering a spectacular property at the right price is the name of the game. Short Sales and Foreclosures: How to Cash in as a Real Estate Investor Short sales and foreclosures are hot commodities in some cases, and you know that banks are around to lend money and make money. They are not in the business of

17 10, 2016

Let’s Talk About Triple-Net Leases

By |2016-10-17T10:00:50+00:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Business, Investing, Leases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When entering the world of commercial real estate, you were probably told to pick one of the basic types of leases and to stick with it. Determining whether a gross, net or modified gross lease is best for you can depend on a number of factors, including who you’re marketing your building to and what type of structure you have. If you’re thinking about a net lease, you’ll find that the term can actually be broken down even further, into three categories: single, double and triple. Single net leases have you charge the tenant for rent (high), utilities, and a part of