How to Find Wholesale, REO, and Short Sale Properties

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Wholesaling, including REO and short selling, is buying and selling properties as-is to another buyer. The buyers are typically investors that are fixing and flipping properties. Essentially, you’re finding the property and matching it with the next investor.  That approach makes it challenging to find the right type of property at the right price. Since […]

Fixing and Flipping vs. Renting: The Pros and Cons

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Fixing and either flipping or renting are two distinctly different approaches to making money in real estate. Home flips in 2021 averaged a gross profit of $65,000 for a 31% ROI. Average annual rental revenue varies significantly by location; overall residential rental properties in the U.S. have an average return of slightly over 10%.  This […]

ARV in Real Estate Defined and How to Calculate It

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 If you’re considering fixing and flipping a house, there’s a great deal to consider to ensure you’re making a wise real estate investment. One of the key metrics is ARV. This article addresses everything you need to know about ARV in real estate. What is ARV in Real Estate? ARV stands for After Repair Value. […]

What Is a DSCR Loan?

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With rising interest rates and the potential for reduced buyer demand for homes, a DSCR loan is an attractive option for real estate investors. That’s particularly true for rental properties since the market will only increase as home prices and interest rates rise. We wrote about the impact of rising interest rates on real estate […]

Hard Money Loans: Everything You Need to Know

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What is a hard money loan, and how can it be used for funding real estate development? This article covers everything you need to know, from definitions to uses and rates to fees. Plus, it further covers the pros and cons you should consider for any hard money loans. What Is a Hard Money Loan? […]

What Are the 3 Main Types of Rehab Loans?

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In this article, we discuss the three main types of rehabilitation loans (rehab loans) and how they can be used to finance an investment property. What Is a Rehab or Rehabilitation Loan? A rehabilitation loan or rehab loan is used to renovate or remodel a residence. The rehab loan bundles both the purchase and renovation […]

Top 10 Rental Markets

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When considering investing in rental properties there are four market factors to consider: job growth, population growth, affordability, and, of course, investment returns. In this article, we’ve tapped into the latest reports from ATTOM, the real estate data company, to examine the top 10 rental markets from an investment return perspective. We also look at […]

Bridge Loans for Rehabbers and Fix and Flips in New York

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Rehabbers working on fix and flips in New York have quite a few financing options. One of the best options is a bridge loan. This article covers bridge loans for rehabbers, including what it is, its advantages and disadvantages, and how to get started. It also touches on real estate investment opportunities. Real Estate Investment […]

Guide to Private Real Estate Loans

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Private loans are an excellent source of funding for your real estate projects. They are usually quite a bit more attractive than bank loans. And, in fact, they may be the only type of loan available for some projects.  In this article, we define private lending, identify the types of projects best suited to private […]

Pros and Cons of Private Real Estate Loans

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If you’re considering entering the “fix-it and flip-it” business, you’ll need financing to buy and repair those properties. One excellent approach is a private real estate loan. In this article, we provide insight into what it is, the pros and cons, as well as when to use private real estate loans. Private Real Estate Loans […]