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2019 

Bridge loans allow investors and developers the opportunity get their unrealized projects off the drawing board and into reality. These loans allow investors to take advantage of opportunities when funding is unavailable, for reasons of bad credit, speculative projects, or if the investment prop...
12/31/2019
Many are enticed to get into the flipping business, either by reality television or the prospect of tidy profits. But few people just getting into the business have cash in their pocket to buy and remodel a house on their own, and most need financing. If you are new to the flipping business, lea...
12/30/2019
Construction loans are a confusing issue, a Frankenstein of sorts among real estate financing, as they usually come in the form of two loans in one. The first covers the cost of construction while the other loan is a long-term, conventional-type mortgage. You risk less when you have refinancing ...
12/27/2019
More and more are getting into the flipping business. Look at the statistics. In 2017, 207,888 single family homes and condos were flipped, the highest number of homes flipped since the pre-recession heyday of 2006. The average profit made per flip last year was $68,143. That's serious money. Th...
12/26/2019
It's doubtful that any builder has the cash in on hand to construct a spec home out thin air. Most developers need some form of capital to bring their visions into reality, and like any other form of real estate financing, there are a variety of options. When it comes to spec home financing, ther...
12/25/2019
Construction loans present a risk to both borrowers and lenders. As a borrower, you don't have any assurance that your project will go according to plan and your lender has nothing to fall back on besides a hole in the ground and the sky above it if you default. For these reasons, construction f...
12/24/2019
1031 exchanges allow you to defer the payment of capital gains taxes by reinvesting your profits into another similar investment. Most industries lost out due to last year's tax overhaul, but not the real estate industry. Real estate investors can still indefinitely defer payment of income taxes...
12/23/2019
Hard money lenders offer real estate investors the flexibility needed to finance deals that other lenders avoid like the plague. Of course, not every lender is cut from the same cloth. Learn some of the traits of the ideal hard money lender so you can find the help that's right for you. When it ...
12/21/2019
If you've had a difficult time securing financing for your next commercial investment property because the property is half-occupied or it is in decrepit condition, you should consider the benefits offered by bridge loans. Learn why this type of financing might be the help that's right for you a...
12/20/2019
 Hard money lenders are the go-to source for financing when it comes to flipping houses. These lenders overlook the distressed condition of a property while giving loans as a percentage of a property’s potential value, but it is essential to carefully consider the cost structure of any hard money...
12/19/2019
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