September 2013

Partnering Up On Deals

September 30, 2013

Regardless of how successful you are investing by yourself, there will come a time when partnering up on deals works in your favor. The scenario could also come on the flip-side, where you have a deal, but for a variety of reasons, you may need to find a partner to get the deal to closing. […]

Don’t Expect Mortgage Guidelines To Change Soon

September 27, 2013

It is no secret that the real estate market is in the midst of a prolonged recovery, as home values are slowly rising and sales are picking up. The question remains; what will it take to accelerate the speed and growth of the market rebound? Many analysts say that the market will never fully recover, […]

Financing Options

September 25, 2013

In a perfect world, we would all begin our investing careers with a nest egg to facilitate future purchases. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. One of the biggest obstacles for new investors is finding financing. Your deals start and end with the financing. You can do everything else right, but if you […]

Government Looking To Reduce Role In Lending

September 23, 2013

Since the government took over Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac a few years back, it has seen a rise in loan applications and closings. Recently announced changes in lending guidelines and programs would appear to be putting an end to that at some point early next year. With nearly two thirds of all loans closed […]

Analzying Your Credit Score

September 20, 2013

Breaking down your credit score is similar to understanding the mystery of the mortgage approval process. The basics seem easy enough, but it is much more complicated than initially thought. With mortgage approval, if you have a good credit score, a low debt-to-income ratio and a significant down payment, you would think you have a […]

Narrow Your Focus

September 18, 2013

As perhaps the biggest reason new businesses fail; they attempt to please everyone. Instead of finding a niche and narrowing their focus, they get caught up in trying new things and being mediocre across the board. Investing in real estate is no different. There are so many different paths and ways to make money as […]

What Is Your Action Plan?

September 16, 2013

You can plan your whole life, but if you don’t decide to take action at some point, you won’t get very far. When you get right down to it, there is not much that separates any two investors. We all have access to pretty much the same information. The biggest difference is that, instead of […]

Lean On Your CPA For Advice

September 13, 2013

Many new investors fail to realize that when they get started in real estate, they need to treat it as a business. One of the first things most new businesses do is enlist the services of a good certified personal accountant (CPA). This is even more important if you are dealing with real estate. A […]

Rental Market May Be Leveling Off

September 11, 2013

One of the fortunate byproducts of the slow housing sector has been the increased activity within the rental market. Over the past few years, demand for rentals has begun to surge. Stricter mortgage guidelines and uncertainty in the work field, particularly by recent college graduates, has allowed owners to virtually name their rental price. However, […]

It’s Never Too Early To Start Looking For Tenants

September 9, 2013

Preparation and organization are the keys to investing. Every time you think you have “free time,” there are always things you should be doing. You may have a fully occupied property now, but do you have tenants secured after the current lease expires? If you are within 120 days of your lease expiring, it is […]