Rehabbing From the Roof Down The Inherent Cost



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Rehabbing can be a very profitable business or it can cost you your shirt. The two most expensive repairs can be a new roof and repairing the foundation, although rewiring an old fuse box can be spendy as well. Here we examine the costs and variables that go into replacing a roof and when it […]

Investors’ Favor Real Estate As Preferred Investment



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Investor’s and homeowners again favor real estate as a preferred investment. A recent Bankrate.com survey shows that 27 percent of Americans now favor real estate as their investment of choice. The second investment choice was cash at 23 percent, followed by stocks and bonds at 22 percent. The balance was “other”. It’s the first time […]

The Oldest Real Estate Firm in Memphis



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Originally established in 1868, Marx-Bensdorf, REALTORS® is the oldest real estate firm in Bluff City. Today, the agency encompasses a diverse group of agents enabling it to offer services across the metropolitan area and beyond.

Commercial Real Estate – The Triple Net Lease



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Some commercial real estate investors assume that most tenants are opposed to triple net lease arrangements but that’s not necessarily true. While triple net leases do shift almost all maintenance, repair, insurance, property taxes, and other costs from real estate investors to the tenants, it also lowers the rent the tenant pays. Triple net leases […]

Join The Crowd Crowdfunding for Investors



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Options for investors to fund real estate investments continues growing. Crowdfunding is becoming one of the most popular. Some investors have gone with real estate investment trusts (REITs). And while you can select REITs that specialize in particular types of real estate, there are fund managers that decide on specific properties to invest in. When […]

Why Buyers Back Out of Deals



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There are many reasons that buyers back out of a signed purchase agreement. Real estate contracts can be complicated. They can include many contingency clauses allowing both the buyer and seller to get out of the contract after it’s signed but before the deal closes. However, it’s the buyer that backs out of almost one […]

Your Guide To Reverse Mortgage Strategies



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People are literally retiring by the hundreds of thousands each year and will continue doing so for the next decade. That means these people will be looking everywhere for retirement funds. One of those places is the equity in their homes. That means reverse mortgages are going to be an attractive option for years to […]

Memphis The Place To Be Any Time



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Life in Memphis has big city qualities with a small town feel. There is a great art scene and of course, the restaurants and bars on Beale Street are world famous for the entertainment. Whether you are moving to Memphis or only visiting, Memphis is something you need to plan for. People in Memphis are […]

How To Calculate Rehab Costs



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Have you taken the time to accurately determine your real cost to acquire, rehab, and sell a project home? It’s incredibly important to do this so that you can determine the Maximum Allowable Offer (MAO) for an investment project. Your MAO is based on a formula you use to determine the profit you will make. […]

Memphis Real Estate Investing Facts



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Memphis remains a hidden treasure when it comes to investing in real estate – both commercial and residential. Memphis is well known as the main distribution center not only for the southeast but as a world caliber distribution and transportation hub. This is due to the city’s unique geographical location that includes the second largest […]