mortgages: Getting Started with Small Property Development - 11/25/14 08:05 AM
If you think property development is an exclusively corporate venture, think again. An increasing number of independent investors are finding success in turning run-down buildings into profitable developments. Like any other real estate investment, property development comes with risks. Should you build a duplex or a luxury single-family home? Which areas are ripe for development? Knowing what you’re getting into before you dive in can save you a lot of time and money.
Location first
Since you’re purchasing the property for development, I recommend focusing on the location rather than the existing structure. Is the area up-and-coming or desirable? Also … (0 comments)

mortgages: Have you considered all of the financial aspects in purchasing a property? - 11/17/14 06:49 AM

Any real estate investor will agree that purchasing property is exhilarating. The process of evaluating properties and brokering a deal an make you look ahead to potential income. However, it's important to consider all financial aspects of the sale because neglecting to do so could negatively impact your bottom line.
 
The blog post will outline some of the important things you should consider before purchasing an investment property.
 
The Property Value
This may seem like an obvious consideration when purchasing an investment property but its value doesn't always equal its market value. I've heard many stories of investors … (2 comments)

mortgages: What You Need to Know about Private Lending - 10/31/14 08:19 AM
As today’s banks reject riskier real estate investments, an increasing number of borrowers are gravitating toward private lending and other alternate sources of financing. Private lending, offered through private individuals or companies, finances borrowers who don’t qualify for traditional mortgages. 
A private loan is often more expensive for the borrower and riskier for the investor. However, private financing can assist borrowers who have damaged credit, are self-employed, or want to purchase unconventional properties, all while expanding investors’ portfolios. 
Is a private loan right for me? 
Consider private financing if:
You’re self-employed or lack traditional income. This can include paying yourself salary, … (2 comments)

 
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