Memphis News – Judge Joe Brown Arrested



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Ex-TV celebrity Judge Joe Brown was arrested in Memphis earlier this week. Joe Brown is running for Shelby County District Attorney but after his television show was cancelled, he is again working as a private attorney. During a juvenile court case, he made such an outburst (typical of his TV performances) that real life Magistrate […]

Easy Turn Key Real Estate Investing



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Are turn key rentals the right real estate investment for you? Turn key rentals have been rehabbed and have a qualified renter in place paying rent the day you take ownership. These also typically have a property management company in place to take care of the day-to-day operations and keep renters in the house. Turn […]

Memphis Mortgages the Good, Bad, and Ugly Part Two



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In this second article about mortgages in the Memphis area, we look at what others are experiencing when they apply for a mortgage. We’ll consider reviews by individuals regarding specific lenders. People in the Memphis area have posted these reviews on Zillow.com about personal experiences with loan officers and various lending institutions. The Good Bank […]

Memphis Mortgages The Good, Bad, and Ugly Part 1



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Mortgages in Memphis are not a simple subject. There are many more options than most people consider. Should you take out a mortgage requiring the lowest down payment or keep savings to pay a higher down payment to gain the advantage of a lower interest rate? If you already have a mortgage, is it smarter […]

Spring Cleaning A Home Tradition



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Spring cleaning is more or less an annual American tradition. Besides cleaning the windows to let the spring sunshine in, think about cleaning out unused furniture, appliances, and old clothing to make more space in your home. Another Person’s Treasure As people say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Why not turn that old […]

Memphis Comes Alive This Spring



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Memphis in the spring is always wonderful. The big festival of Memphis in May is coming soon but that’s not the only thing going on in Memphis for the spring. Coming this weekend is the St. Patrick day celebration that will be in full force on Beale Street. Although Beale Street is well known for […]

Medium Multi-units Are Better for Private Investors



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While many real estate professionals with an opinion say that apartment complexes with more than 150 units are the best way to go, it’s not necessarily true. Multifamily complexes are indeed a great investment. However, what you really want to invest in is where you earn the most rent per unit. Often that is in […]

Memphis Economy is Growing Hopeful



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A Memphis Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Peabody Hotel reflected economic hope for Memphis in 2015. The hope is to bring new business to the city and Shelby County. The two biggest assets the region offers are available capacity and a strengthening school system that provides young workers ready and able to join the […]

Better Than Zero Interest Financing



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Being an investor that owner finances houses can be a very lucrative business. The two most advantageous elements of this business model are that you don’t have tenant problems and you can earn money on other people’s money. The way this works is that you buy houses at a deep discount, and there are plenty […]

Real Estate Investing 101



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Wholesaling real estate is often a good entry point for new investors. When done right, investors never even own the real estate. They control it through a contract with an option to buy but not an obligation to buy. While it doesn’t take much cash to invest in wholesale real estate, it does take get […]