Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:11

3 Reasons You Want to Use Blanket MortgagesInvesting in property requires a significant amount of capital — or easy access to credit — but sometimes you might need multiple loans to cover more robust properties. Blanket mortgages are one tool you can use to finance a property that has a higher value than one loan might cover.

Blanket mortgages allow investors to purchase properties that might otherwise be unattainable, but they’re not for everyone. Before you decide to take this path, review this blog to find out if blanket loans are the right decision for your situation.

Monday, 02 December 2019 14:24

5 Questions to Determine ifBlanket mortgages sound like loans you take for that really expensive ReST bed you had your eye on. Even real estate professionals aren’t always aware they exist. These multi-property liens are often confused with products like wraparound mortgages. But a wraparound mortgage is just a fancy second lien, whereas a blanket mortgage is a first lien.

Not only are blanket mortgages easier to deal with than those other complicated loans, but they’re typically offered only by specialized companies. This is because traditional banks don’t have the capacity to train staff on how to help professionals who own multiple properties.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 11:48

blanket loans are the secret to walmart successIt’s easy to start an LLC. Pick a name, choose a registered agent, and file articles of incorporation with your state. This step is always mentioned as a way to protect your investments. But an LLC is more than that.

Businesses are known for generating profits in an efficient manner. You don’t get to the size of a company like Walmart without a lean, mean operating machine. In fact, Walmart is a business you should be emulating with your own investment. Walmart is more than a retail giant - it’s a master at blanket loans.

Thursday, 12 March 2020 13:21

How to Choose the Right Apartment LoansThere are several investment options for investors who want to expand into commercial property and apartment loans are one option that might work for you. Investing in an apartment is a big decision though, so you want to make sure you choose the right one.

Deciding how to move forward with apartment loans can be challenging, but with the right information, you can determine the best loan options for your investment property needs. Review this guide to choosing the right apartment loans for your situation.

What Types of Apartment Loans Are Available?

The term “apartment loans” is a broad term that applies to multiple types of investment property financing options. Narrowing down the right loan option for your property can be difficult.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 14:39

What to Prepare Before ShopIf you aren’t already aware, Dodd-Frank changed a lot of rules around mortgages when it went into effect in July 2010. The purpose was to stop predatory lending practices that led to sub-prime mortgages fueling toxic mortgage-backed securities. Stated income loans were mentioned alongside mortgage-backed securities. That caused a lot of confusion.

The idea of simply stating your income and being taken at your word was an honor system that wasn’t exactly honored across the board. It’s understandable why these loans weren’t meant for the average consumer. But there’s a reason stated income loans existed in the first place.

Thursday, 05 December 2019 14:31

Alliance Residential Shines From the Valley of the SunPhoenix, Arizona is the hottest city in the United States. Temperatures regularly reach over 100 degrees, and it’s over 90 for almost half the year. It’s also home to Alliance Residential, the fourth-largest multifamily property management company in the country.

According to Property Manager Insider, Alliance managed 110,712 units in 2019, and it’s the fastest-growing company on the list. This privately held company may be headquartered in Phoenix, but it operates in 33 housing markets across the U.S.

Brad Cribbins, President and COO of the company’s management division, credits the company’s culture with its rapid growth. As he tells Multifamily Executive:

Thursday, 08 October 2015 00:00

Planning to Buy a Fixer-Upper Property?

fixer upper property loansRead this first
The idea of continuous transformation makes humans innovative. For this exact reason, they purchase fixer-uppers. But are fixer-uppers always a good idea when it comes to
cash flow real estate investing? We review here.

What is a fixer-upper property?

First, let’s find out what do we mean by “fixer-upper.” A fixer upper is a home that requires either minor or major rehabilitation before it can be used for its certain purpose. The repairs needed by a fixer-upper can vary from a coat of fresh paint to an entirely new roof.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00

Here are 10 Questions that Your Home Inspector Should Answer

home inspectionA home inspector plays an important role in your buy-to-rent property purchase. Below are 10 important questions that you must ask a home inspector before hiring them:

 

1. What does your inspection cover?

The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all your requirements and will comply with the code of ethics. You should be able to ask any questions and check if all the areas are inspected or not.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:00

7 Relatively Unknown Benefits of Investing in a Single-Family Home

single family homeReal estate investment is considered as one of the best business practices one can make with their money. This year, general contractors have seen a jump in investing for single-family homes as compared to other types of real estate.  The price of a single-family rental home looks more attractive for beginer investors and adds a great start to a portfolio or quick portfolio add-on.

It's no surprise why there are so many investment opportunities in this market, as home prices experienced a major drop in certain areas in Canada. Read on for benefits of investing in a single-family home:

Friday, 16 December 2016 00:00

south carolina real estate topSouth Carolina's warm climate, beautiful beaches and multitude of golf courses, has become the a retirement mecca of the mid-south. Rental home investors, retirees and second-home owners are in love with North Carolina's real estate affordability. 

South Carolina's population is over 4.7 million and rapidly growing, with the tenth-fastest population growth rate in the nation at nearly 4.5%.  Speaking of rates, our rates for South Carolina investment property are highly competitive, conact us today to learn more.

South Carolina has three profitable secrets for real estate. Consider a blanket loan from us when checking out South Carolina Investment properties, we also can help you get started with stated income loans. We are looking intensly at South Carolina as an investment property promised land. We think you will too.

Keep reading to discover what we think are the TOP 3 reasons to buy in South Carolina.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Foreclosure Homes

foreclosuresHardcore real estate investors kept their eagle eye on various property deals to get the most out of their investment. For most of the real estate investors turned landlords, a foreclosure home is always a lucrative deal.

Reason being, they are cheap – the lower the price, the better deal a landlord gets. Foreclosure is a legal process in which a homeowner's right to its property are declared null due to failure to pay the mortgage and the property gets eligible for a foreclosure auction.

Since these homes are cheap as compare to other properties, landlords or property investors find it quite tempting. But, remember apart from some great opportunities, there are also some challenges associated with a foreclosure home. Have a look at a few challenges that you should look out for when buying a foreclosed home:

Friday, 24 April 2015 00:00

Why Real Estate Investors Should Consider Property Insurance Coverage

safety netRental real estate is one promising investment, featuring the dual advantages of rental income and long-term capital growth. However, as risk always comes with a reward, a real estate investor must be adequately protected from the unforeseen — with property insurance coverage.

If you think that finding a good tenant for your property will melt away all your troubles, think again. If you own a real estate property, you need to realize the unique risks you may face. And more importantly — how to shield against them.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 21:29

Ingenious Ways to Make Money Online Using Your HomeLet’s face it - no matter who’s in the White House or what economists say, you need more money. We all do. I know I certainly do. 

Whether you’re staring down the barrel of an eviction notice, a foreclosure, or just trying to keep the electricity on for another month, there’s no shortage of ways to make money online. 

But taking surveys isn’t worthwhile, the majority of offers you see on Facebook are too good to be true, and everything else feels like a pyramid scheme. Herbalife and Lularoe make you buy inventory up-front, Postmates and Doordash will kill your car, and Uber or Lyft might get you killed too.

Friday, 13 December 2019 00:59

How to Leverage Home EquityOnce you get a decade or two of homeownership under your belt, you learn a lot about the market. There are plenty of ways to get liquidity to fund your next business venture. Home equity is the big one though.

Home equity is something everybody looks forward to. It’s actually an “insider secret” realtors use too. Mastering the real estate market, stock market, or any other market really is all about buying as low as possible and refinancing as high as possible.

It’s also the easiest way to turn one home into two. This gives you the flexibility to do things like have a summer home in the Midwest and a winter home in Arizona or Florida. Of course, two properties means two bills, and that’s just going to make paying for everything even harder. You’re not the first to come across this conundrum.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 13:57

Buying a Vacation Rental Property

How to Buy Vacation Rental PropertiesBuying a vacation rental property can be one of the most profitable decisions in your life. The most challenging hurdle that you’ll face is raising the financing. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available to savvy investors looking to profit from vacation rentals.

The Vacation Rental Market

Vacation rentals have been gaining traction as one of the most profitable forms of real-estate investment. Income property investors with the gumption and the know-how can make enormous sums of money on vacation rentals.

When you buy a vacation rental property, you’re making an investment that yields income as well as substantial tax benefits.

Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

3 Important Roles of Your Property Manager

property managementA decision that a landlords faces: Should I hire a property manager? Before answering this question lets first find out what exactly is property management. You will also learn about other related terms like landlord lender, what is a good cap rate and much more.

Landlords have to manage their real estate properties, and it is the management that decides how efficiently their business runs. They have an option to hire external help – for instance, property managers. Even so, it is still important to learn what a good property management involves in order to effectively distinguish a bad property management team from a good one.

Let’s take a look at this question from a different viewpoint: What does good property management mean?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 00:00

Don't Risk Costly Vacancies - Hire Property Managers to Successfully Raise Rents

 

vacantRental property owners or people investing in rental property are often surrounded by the thoughts whether they will be able to make considerable money through their rentals. Investing in rental property is different from other forms of investment, since it has a distinct ''human'' element involved.

Unfortunately, some investment property investors don't pay much heed to this element and fail to maintain rental property and make income from it. There is one person who can help landlords get out of the property maintenance fuss and guide about which tenant can easily absorb a rent increase that is - the property manager.

 

Thursday, 08 October 2015 00:00

A good property manager is more important than most think.

property managerProperty managers are not the most loved persons in rental property arena. Becoming a landlord is a tricky situation to be in especially if you are new to the job. Tenants and owners both have complaints against their property managers. But successful property managers pull off the job with a swift hand and make things click.

As you are becoming a landlord, you need to know what common problems people face and see how you can approach them. Here are 7 common problems that will help you get started.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 00:08

How to Choose the Right First Time Investment PropertyWe all have dreams of either a side hustle or retirement renting to others. It’s actually a great idea, so long as you understand what you’re getting into. In fact, 91% of cities in the U.S. are seeing rising rents, so there’s no better time than now to get started.

But securing investment property financing can be daunting. It’s actually a great market, but traditional lenders and investment advisors aren’t always well-versed on these types of purchases.

You may not want to be pigeonholed into the one- to four-unit loans traditional mortgage lenders can provide. This is why companies exist to make it easier than ever to explore and understand the wide world of investment properties, whether you’re renting a room in your home or buying an apartment building.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 12:29

Twelve Best Cities to Buy Rental Property

Tracking Down the Best Cities to Buy Rental PropertyBuying rental property can be an extremely lucrative investment. The key to making the most out it is to know where to buy. You’ll need the rundown on the best cities to buy rental property featuring high-growth areas with strong demand for rental housing to turn a profit.

The Twelve Best Cities to Invest in Rental Properties

While you know how important finding the right location is, finding it can be a challenge. Even more challenging is finding a variety of locations that can effectively diversify your portfolio.

Important things to look for when choosing cities to invest in are the growth rates for both jobs and rent prices.

With funding from direct money lenders, you can finance the purchase of rental properties in some of the hottest markets in the country. Here’s a look at some of the best cities to invest in.

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 12:39

How to Do a Cash-Out Refinance on Your Rental Property

What to Know About a Cash Out Refinance Rental PropertyBanks are not easy to work with when it comes to financing rental properties. To do a cash-out refinance on a rental property, you’ll need to work with a direct money lender. These lenders are not subject to the same stingy standards as banks.

Why do Investors Choose to Cash-Out Refinance?

Seasoned investors take advantage of refinancing their rental properties for a number of reasons. They may be able to qualify for a better loan than their original loan, a change in interest rates, the value of the property may increase, or may need to make some improvements.

Thursday, 05 March 2020 11:41

Your Comprehensive Guide to Airbnb FinancingAirbnb is one of the most popular platforms for rental property, which means it has a lot of potential for property investors. With the right property investment strategies, you can use Airbnb financing to maximize the returns on your investment portfolio.

Before you start looking for Airbnb loans, it’s a good idea to determine whether they’re right for your situation and how you should use them to get the most value. Review this comprehensive guide to Airbnb financing to find the best investment property financing solutions for you.

What Is Airbnb Financing?

You’re probably familiar with Airbnb already, but if you aren’t, it’s a pretty simple concept —

Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:12

6 Tricks to Using Airbnb From Real Estate ProsAirbnb has some fascinating stories from the past decade of its vacation rental marketplace. Everything from wild parties to wild animals invading people’s lives have made headlines. But these are the outlier cases.

In reality, there were over 6 million active Airbnb listings in 2019, and it’s not just in the United States. Airbnb is a global phenomenon, with cities like London, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Chengdu, Sydney, and Melbourne joining New York City in the top 10 cities with the most Airbnb listings.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 16:30

The Rental Property Financing Guide for Experienced Investors

Rental Property Financing Guide for ExpertsExperienced investors have unique rental property financing needs. One thing that seasoned real-estate investors look for in a financier is flexibility. Here we have some excellent tips aimed at experienced investors.

Why Experienced Investors Love Rental Properties

Seasoned investors love rental property because of the many advantages they afford. For one thing, you can finance up to 90% of the purchase price. One thing that slows down other forms of investment is when you can’t finance as much and have to come up with more of the money upfront.