Memphis Commercial Real Estate Poised for Solid Growth



Both the commercial and residential real estate sectors are stable and poised for growth in the spring of 2016. This article focuses on the commercial side of the market. Many readers are probably tired of reading about the Great Depression’s affect on the real estate market years after the economy began expanding again. The good […]

Earn a Million Purchasing, Renovating, Marketing, and Selling



A full time rehab investor needs to manage the four phases of every deal. Becoming a rehab millionaire means having at least 16 deals in work every month and maybe more. Four deals turning a $20,000 profit each month will bring in $960,000 each year. If you’re only turning two houses each year, you’re going […]

Commercial Real Estate Loans Explained



Commercial real estate loans are very different from residential loans. They are much more complicated and carry terms and conditions different from residential loans. These are reasons that many investors never venture in the commercial real estate market. Smaller residential real estate investors are typically limited to somewhere between four and ten properties valued in […]

Home Mortgages for the Self Employed



There are benefits to being self-employed. Not having to answer to a boss is a big one, as is being able to set your own work hours. However, when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage, being self-employed has drawbacks. The “stated income” loan application was originally intended to help the self-employed qualify for a […]

Memphis in May Festival Is About to Start



Back in January, I wrote a broad article about several Memphis festivals scheduled for this year. This Friday kicks off the biggest of them all – Memphis in May begins April 29 and runs a full month until May 28. Here is the main lineup: Beale Street Music Festival: April 29 – May 1, 2016 […]

Room Mate and Shared Living Services Expand



A recent survey of more than 300,000 Millenniums found that 79 percent wanted to rent. Yet, the current savings rate for this generation indicates that it will take 10 more years before they will have the 20 percent down payment needed to qualify. Until then they will remain renters or living with relatives. Current data […]

Memphis Real Estate Works for Investors



According to the website Neighborhood Scout, Memphis homes have appreciated in value an average of 12 percent over the last two years or at an annual rate of 5.8 percent per year. More importantly, the last quarter saw an appreciation rate of 1.38 percent or 5.6 percent annually. Over the years, the highest appreciation rates […]

New Homeowner Insurance With Benefits



As we move further into the hot spring market, home prices in many markets are almost certain to rise. For owners that still have underwater mortgages this is great news. But for buyers, the continuous increase in prices is leaving them skeptical that the market might again crash and many mortgages (including ones they buy […]

Deciding to Renovate and Stay or to Sell and Move On



As we move into the spring season, you can expect the real estate market to seriously heat up. You may be thinking about cashing in on higher house values that much of the market is experiencing. Keep in mind that you will almost certainly have to pay the same appreciated value for another home. Additionally, […]

Crowd Funding to Offer New Professional Standards



As many of us realize, the government in general and the U.S. Congress specifically are slow to take action. And even once action is taken, refinement is often needed before it becomes effective. This how it has been with the American Jobs Act of 2011. Originally submitted to congress by President Obama in September of […]