Renting Versus Buying in Memphis

Lifestyle and finances play important roles in making a decision between buying or renting a home to live in. Without a doubt, home ownership has pros and cons. One of the more important cons that first time buyers often overlook is that ownership is much more complicated both in the process of buying a house […]

Have a Clear Goal for Your Real Estate Investment Business

Your secret to real estate investing success is having a well thought out business plan. For many investors, it’s about creating a passive and massive income stream. It’s about taking control of your financial future. You may not become fully independently wealthy but you can have a secure retirement with multiple checks coming in every […]

House Flipping Flourishes

According to, a real estate auction company, house flipping slightly outpaced rentals as the preferred investment strategy over the past year. However, in a sellers’ market, it’s difficult finding investment priced houses whether you are flipping or renting. Direct Mailing as New Strategy Investors are shying away from the MLS as a source of […]

Visit Memphis For A Change

Memphis is a community where spring and fall go on and on and on. The average temperature in Memphis is 62 degrees and it has more sunny days than Miami, Florida. A favorite daytime tourist activity is a paddleboat cruise of the Mississippi shoreline. No visit to Memphis would be complete without spending a bit […]

Investing in Probate Properties The Pros & Cons

There are a lot of bargain properties that serious investors are aware of and pursue. These include foreclosures, REO, short sales, divorces, and other distressed properties. An often overlooked source of distressed properties are estate sales and probate properties. When a loved one dies, someone in the family is typically assigned as the executor of […]

Ghosts of Memphis

Memphis and the Mid-South are known for an abundance of ghosts and ghost stories. You don’t have to believe in ghosts to be entertained by the stories. These short summaries of some of the most famous stories but are not intended to be conveyed as facts, rather as the legends they are. The Orpheum Theatre […]

New Mortgage Loan Disclosure Rules Have Rough Beginning

New mortgage disclosure rules that were slated to come into effect in August were postponed until early October because the industry wasn’t ready. The rules did take effect in early October. As we enter the middle of November, mortgages written in early October are beginning to close. The biggest change is the “Know Before You […]

Proven Online Tools for Real Estate Investors

Google offers tools to every online business that are especially well suited to online real estate investors. Google offers everything from interactive maps displaying your many different listings to AdWords for inexpensive advertising to a highly targeted market. Google AdWords is the pay per click (PPC) method of delivering your advertising at the top of […]

Office Space By the Desk Then and Now

While it’s not wide spread yet, there is a significant change happening in the use of large office space. In high cost office space venues, multiple business are comingling in one large office space. The walls and cubicles are coming down to open up more space where small businesses are reducing office costs by co-locating […]

Memphis is About More Than Music & BBQ

Memphis holds the world record for being the city around which the most song titles have been recorded. That tells you that people visiting and living in Memphis are intrigued with the city. As the Memphis Rock n’ Soul Museum tells it, there have been over 1,000 commercially recorded songs and over 800 distinct titles […]