Reading the Market for Commercial Real Estate Investing

  Commercial real estate (CRE) investing involves a diverse collection of properties including retail, hotels and resorts, land development, residential apartments, industrial parks and more. CRE is lucrative for investors, and if you’re just starting out in this line of real estate, you should take into consideration economic cycles and property analysis prior to entering …

Tips for Creating Your Real Estate Investment Strategy

As you develop your real estate investment strategy, be sure to consider the key fundamentals for success which include, acquiring attractive properties in strong market locations, determining optimal cash flow, and identifying a financial lender that understands the investment property business and can be a valuable partner along the way.   Another important consideration in …

Five Key Tips for Real Estate Investment Success

  I was recently interviewed by Dennis Cisterna, a U.S. News & World Report real estate expert who hosts his own Investability podcast dedicated to teaching listeners how to invest like a real estate insider.   During the podcast interview, I shared 5 key tips every real estate investor should know to be successful. You …

Fix & Flip Financing Tips and Tricks for Successful Business Owners

  Being successful is something that we all aspire to in life. As fix & flip lenders, we’ve put together some helpful tips and tricks to get you started if you want to be your own boss using the flexibility afforded to you by strong fix & flip financing.   Many fix-and-flip business owners started …

Can the Age of a Home Make a Difference?

There are several strategies to finding that next property to fix-and-flip, and one that experienced investors often rely on is looking at neighborhoods with homes that are right around 20 years of age.   What’s so special about 20+ year of age? It’s because many of them will only require cosmetic fixes to kitchens, bathrooms …

Three Methods for Estimating the Value of a Fix-and-Flip property

  Although there are a wide of variety of methods that fix-and-flip professionals use when estimating the value of a potential investment property, below are three of the most common and proven approaches. Before we get started, it is important to note that there is no right or wrong answer here.  Each approach is a viable …

Forbes Shares Eight Expert Housing Outlook Predictions for 2017

In a recent blog post, we shared with you what an incredible year 2016 was for the fix-and-flip market.   As we head into the remaining 9-months of 2017, here are eight housing outlook predictions that experts shared to Forbes magazine for 2017:   1) Prices will continue to rise–but more slowly (Nela Richardson, chief economist at …

27 Markets Saw Double-digit Home Price Increases in 2016

Fix-and-flippers will be interested to know about some newly released data from Realtytrac and Attom Data Solutions around home price increases.   Out of 201 metropolitan statistical areas they looked at (those with populations of at least 200,000 and sufficient home price data), 179 (or 89 percent) posted a year-over-year increase in home prices in …