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Financing Real Estate

Financing Real Estate

The Definitive Guide to Finding Private Money Lenders in Your Network

by Matt Faircloth August 15, 2014
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Over the years, I have met many real estate entrepreneurs and told them of our successes in raising private lenders and private equity partners. For those in the business that have not worked with private money yet, it may seem that finding those investors requires either luck or a membership in the “good old boys […]

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How To Be Taken Seriously as an Up-and-Coming Real Estate Syndicator

by Michael Blank June 30, 2014
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We syndicators have it rough: we try to buy apartment buildings without having the cash or credit ourselves to do so. Instead, we rely on a group of investors to put up most or all of the cash. Especially if we don’t have a track record, it’s tough to be taken seriously – by anybody, […]

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8 Things The Real Estate Experts Won’t Tell You About Hard Money

by Michael LaCava June 29, 2014
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The biggest issue I hear when it comes to starting a house flipping business is “I have no money”. In fact, the second reason is so far behind this one, it doesn’t even register as a legit number two. Sure, there’s fear, “knowing what steps to take” and “where do I start” reasons why people […]

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How to Use Crowdfunding to Finance Your Commercial Real Estate

by Michael Blank June 9, 2014
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A few weeks back I attended the REI Expo at the National Harbor in Washington DC, an amazing venue. One thing that was unusual for me was the potential for using crowdfunding to fund larger, buy and hold commercial real estate deals. If you’re looking for an overview of crowdfunding, its history, and most popular […]

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6 Wicked Cool Ways To Finance Your Next House Flip

by Michael LaCava May 26, 2014
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OK, I’m from Boston… and I make no bones about it. If you’ve ever seen any of my videos on Youtube, you know that my Boston accent is wicked bad. And when I’m excited or really passionate about something, I say it’s “wicked cool” or its “wicked awesome” *. I’ve come to realize that no […]

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Bitcoin: The New Face Of Banking

by Chris Clothier May 21, 2014
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If you don’t have a clue what Bitcoin is, you’re not the only one! It’s not particularly new — Bitcoin was first mentioned in 2008 in a paper published under the name Satoshi Nakamoto.  In 2009, the technology was unleashed upon the world and the first bitcoins were used. Apart from those deeply invested in […]

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What Is A Hard Money Loan?

by Stan Bril May 21, 2014
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When it comes to securing funding for your upcoming real estate investments, there are a number of different avenues that you can explore in order to find the funding you need. One of the most popular options for today’s investor is to turn to hard money lenders. So What Exactly Is a Hard Money Loan […]

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How Much Debt Should You Carry?

by Paula Pant May 14, 2014
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My social circle consists of two wildly different worlds. On one hand, I’m surrounded by real estate investors who, broadly speaking, love leverage. Leverage allows them to create cash flow and equity out of thin air. Leverage allows them to multiply small amounts of money into purchases of assets that are worth five to 10 […]

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Buyers Ready to Invest in Credit Risk Bonds with Freddie Mac

by Tracy Royce March 1, 2014
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Starting back in July of 2013, Freddie Mac initiated a risk-sharing plan to transfer some amount of their residential mortgages credit-risk exposure from taxpayers. The offering was to attract other sources of capital from the private market, like banks, mutual funds, and insurance companies. The Structured Agency Credit Worthiness (STACR) debt notes offering has received […]

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HELOC’s are Back – Should Investors Use them?

by Tracy Royce February 1, 2014
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As home prices have risen, the return of the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) has followed. They’re not easy to get, but anyone involved in real estate (or read the newspaper since 2008) may treat them with a new sense of respect…or fear. Many homeowners and investors made the critical mistake of over-leveraging themselves […]

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How the 2 New Mortgage Rules Affect Your Fix N Flips

by Tracy Royce January 11, 2014
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New mortgage rules have been put into effect this last Friday to clean up, correct, and prevent the type of unscrupulous lending practices of past. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the agency that has issued the new rules, and tried to have them focus on a back to basics approach. This includes two new […]

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Why You Should Raise Money to Buy Apartment Buildings

by Michael Blank December 16, 2013
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People tell me they’ll start their investing career when they have money. But who knows when that will happen? And so they wait. Or they’ll say they can’t see themselves putting a building under contract if they don’t already have the funds in the bank – who will take them seriously? Or how can they […]

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Can You Use Crowfunding To Fund Your Real Estate Investing Business Under The JOBS Act?

by Douglas Dowell October 25, 2013
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The burning question is: will the JOBS act will truly create any new avenues for real estate investors? This week the The SEC finally released its proposed ruling on crowdfunding.  While an interesting innovation, it seems the fix and flip investor is perhaps the real winner in the real estate game under this new avenue. […]

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Show Me the Money: Options for Funding Your Real Estate Deals

by Karen Margrave October 19, 2013
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Of all the subjects discussed in regard to real estate, money is THE subject that appears most often, and is critical to every deal. I do not claim to be an expert on this subject, but will share with you lessons from our experiences. We have been developing real estate projects for 30 years. Over […]

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Unique Strategies to Successfully Obtain Bank Financing

by Dave Van Horn September 18, 2013
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Let me start off by saying that I’ve had my fair share of failures when it comes to obtaining bank financing—I get turned down every year for a loan. But, I’ve also had many successes over the years and have obtained many mortgages in my own name (at one time 30), as well as for […]

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