Category Archives: Investing

Investing in Apartments

Many investors have thought about apartment buildings, but just do not know where to start. They have perceived barriers in their way, and simply never get started. This is a shame because apartments are one of the most profitable places you can invest, and one where you can start with very little, and grow your… Read More »

Mortgage Options For Investment Properties

Loan Terms – Only 15 and 30 year fixed rates or 7 or 10 year ARM products are available for investment properties. Down Payment – The down payment requirement can range anywhere from 15% to 25%, which is determined by the borrower’s middle credit score, number of properties owned, and type of property being purchased.… Read More »

Reasons Apartment Investing Makes Perfect Sense

Less competition. The same irrational fear of larger numbers that keeps some investors away from apartment buildings also gives the advantage to the investors who do seek the knowledge and take action in this market. It keeps the lower-level investors away from bidding on deals. Less owner management. Because of the higher margins, it is… Read More »

High Net Worth Investors

Many mortgage brokers, lenders and banks do not have the required comprehensive knowledge about all the types of funding structures required by High Net Worth Investors who are looking at buying real estate property, and in particular if you are also looking at financing the arrangement under a trust structure. So, you should take time… Read More »

Select a Commercial Real Estate Company

Look at their experience Commercial real estate is a blanket term and this business can be multi-faceted and highly nuanced. Therefore, you cannot just hire any real estate company for your needs. You have to start looking for one that suits your criteria. For instance, if you are interested in buying or selling properties in… Read More »

Speak With a Seller When Buying a House

Speak with the owner. The first thing you want to establish is that the person you are speaking with is the person selling the property. It’s important to be communicating with the ultimate decider. You don’t want to work your way to an agreement with the person who met you at the house only to… Read More »

Advice for New Real Estate Investors

Get involved with a peer group that knows more than you. Go to all the meetings you can. For real estate investors, that typically means local REIA meetings (real estate investor association meetings which you can find on NationalREIA.com). Also check out MeetUp.com and any local landlord association meetings. Landlords are already doing the business… Read More »

No Money Down Apartment Investing

Many first-time investors look only at the prospect of simply raising the rent to make up the difference but fail to consider if the current tenants will accept this increase by a new owner. Before heading into the financial marketplace, the investor will need to consider all of the variables in the cost of ownership… Read More »

Reasons Not to Invest in Rent to Own Houses

First, wealth comes from holding your real estate long term. That can’t be done in rent to own. Many areas have just a fraction of available properties available as rent to own units, and they are often not homes you really want, but rather ones you settle for. You’re not likely to stay long term… Read More »