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 …

Anchor Loans Does It Again – Over $1 Billion in Loans Funded in 2017

  You may be part of the reason we’re celebrating this significant milestone.   Repeating last year’s record-breaking success, for the second consecutive year Anchor Loans funded over $1 billion in loans to real estate investors – and we couldn’t be more excited!  Whether taking advantage of new products like the rental program we launched …

Better Ways to Monitor Your Local Markets

Are you trying to keep an eye on local markets for fix-and-flip trends and deal opportunities?  In a previously released blog post, Anchor Loans highlighted rental market trends across the top 100 markets from Zumper.com.   But what about other market insight tools that you can check out on your own?  One resource that is …

5 Most Common Errors Made in House Flipping

    Since the early 2000s, house flipping has become one of America’s most popular trades. While many flippers are having great success, others have failed in the marketplace due to critical factors they’ve overlooked. No amount of insider insights and information can outweigh these five profit-killing mistakes fix-and-flip investors often make.   Not enough …

Will Home Prices in Southern California Continue to Rise?

  Home prices in Southern California have been increasing for quite some time, which has fix-and-flip investors asking the obvious question, “How high can they go?”   Well, according to Jeff Collins of the Orange County Register, a lot actually. Yes, we know that for 62 straight months Southern California home prices have gone in …

Discover More About Flip Financing with Our Anchor Loans FAQ

As a fix-and-flip investor, you may have questions about hard money loans and how they can help you grow and scale your business.  Anchor Loans, the largest lender to the fix-and-flip market, has a team of advisers answering questions every day on exactly this topic.  For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 …

What Do Fintech and Fix & Flip Loans Have in Common?

  Fintech, or financial technology, is one of those up and coming terms that investors are starting to hear about, but may not fully understand yet. Similar to other industries where technology tools are streamlining workflows and increasing productivity, fintech includes everything from products like Apple Pay and Quickbooks, to investment software apps and processes. All …

Twelve Pieces of Advice When Flipping from Our Fix & Flip Lenders

As fix & flip lenders, we follow the home flipping industry just like you do, and we recently came across a couple of timely lists that we thought were worth passing along.   The first one was “How to Flip a House: 7 Signs You’ll Rake in Huge Profits” from Realtor.com, and the second was “Top 5 Must …

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 …

The Main Stages of Rehabbing Your House

  Now that you have built trust, presented an offer, and closed the sale you are ready for the next phase of your project – rehabbing your house.  There are six key stages to keep in mind, beginning with pre-construction to-do’s and ending with final details.  In between you will address things like structure, systems, and surfaces …