How to Find Private Money Lenders and Finance Your Deals

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Finding suitable financing for your real estate investments can be challenging in today’s business environment. That’s where private money lenders can make a big difference. This article spells out how to find private money lenders and finance your deals. What Are Private Money Lenders? Private lending is provided by individuals or investment companies, not banks […]

Short-Term Rentals Are Still a Golden Investment Opportunity

In September 2021, Sharestates published a blog post on short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO properties. Those were red-hot markets then and we wanted to see if anything had changed. Are short-term rentals still a hot investment? Let’s find out. Short-Term Rentals in NYC Outnumber Homes for Rent Compared to long-term rental agreements, short-term rentals […]

Falling Home Prices Signal a Shift to Rentals

One thing that 2022 will mean for many real estate investors is the increased cost of capital. The Fed Funds Rate has gone from 0.25 to 4.0 since last year. One month ago, it was 3.25. By the same token, the Wall Street Journal prime rate rose from 3.25 a year ago to 7.0 today. […]

Construction Loans: What You Need to Know

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Building your own home offers plenty of rewards, from making your own space to ensuring everything is done right from the start. But it also requires financing that matches the needs of the project. That comes from a construction loan.  This article examines construction loans, the types available, requirements, and what to ask a potential […]

Residential and Multifamily Rentals Are Hot This Year

Rental Housing

Going into 2022, the real estate investing market looked like gold. Virtually every sector of the market was on fire. Fix-and-flip investing was competitive as investors snapped up properties all over the country and resold them for massive gains. Ground-up construction was booming. Even rental properties were hot as the price of homes drove some […]

The Midwest Real Estate Market is Shifting to Rentals

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A lot of things have changed in real estate investing since March, but the Midwest region of the U.S. is steady and stable, for the most part. The region is still characterized by a low supply of housing coupled with high demand, just as it was in March. However, the area is experiencing a little […]

The State of Private Lending 2022

Despite inflation and rising interest rates, private lending is expected to grow in 2022 and into 2023. Real estate private lending has excellent growth prospects for one simple reason: Real estate loans are in high demand. It isn’t just private lending in real estate that is growing. Private lending all around is expected to grow, […]

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. […]

Build-to-Rent Boom: One Red-Hot Real Estate Trend

One of the hottest trends in real estate in recent years has been build-to-rent. Its growth rivals that of multifamily development and single-family rehab rental conversions, and the reasons for the growth of build-to-rent are the same as growth in the other rental sectors.

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 […]