Still Time to Invest in Memphis



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Memphis has long been known for its decent, plentiful, and affordable housing. The combination of low cost of housing, high rents, and a high population of renters vs. homeowners has created an ideal opportunity for investors to purchase homes that provide Positive Cash Flow. Among the many attractions to investors today is the fact that […]

Islamic Investment: Atypical Features & Gains



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In foreign investment market news, Chile is pursuing expertise for breaking into the Brunei market via Islamic banking expertise. According to the news from The Brunei Times, Chile’s non-resident ambassador to Brunei, Christian Rehren, is exploring every avenue to bridge un-conventional banking ties with the Sultanate. Linkages such as the Latin America to Middle East bridge indicated, reflect well on growing markets for 2015. Here’s some interesting investment news from very positive markets.

Protect Your Approved Mortgage Until It’s Funded



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You’ve spent hours and hours looking at potential investment houses or even for your primary residence. You’ve found the perfect property and had your offer accepted. Submitting the required paperwork for the mortgage seems to have included documenting when you first started putting coins in a piggy bank as a child. You’ve laid out over […]

Mobile Home Investing Isn’t Sexy



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A little investment money goes a long way in the mobile home market. It’s not sexy cocktail hour conversation but there is good money to be made in the mobile home market. There are several ways to make money at the low end of the homeowners market. Being able to seller finance mobile homes is […]

Always Be on the Selling Side With Options



Who makes money on real estate deals? The seller does, the realtor does, the title insurance company does, and the tax collector does. But you’ll quickly notice the buyer is the one paying out all of the money without making money. As an investor, you want to be on the selling side of the transaction. […]

Subject to Deals – Answering Seller’s Questions



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When you make a subject to existing financing offer to purchase a home, it’s important to make sure the seller understands how this type of deal works. First, the seller needs to understand that his or her mortgage is going to remain in place but you’ll be taking over the payments. You’ll also be making […]

2015 Likely a Slow Year for Investors



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If you’re looking to get into the rental market, 2015 will be another solid year. If you’re looking to flip houses or make a significant profit from appreciation, 2015 may not be your year. While home prices continue to increase in value, they are doing so at a much slower rate than over the past […]

Boring Makes the Best Investment



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There are many ways to invest in real estate. Some are inherently higher risk or more time consuming than others. For instance, a seaside vacation rental requires a thorough cleaning between every rental. Flipping houses requires a large cash investment and carries a high risk that you won’t make the big profit you planned on. […]

Shopping for a Rental Property



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Deciding to invest in real estate is the first step in a long process to becoming a successful investor. There are many different investment strategies that you must first consider. Among the four most successful ones today are: Landlording rentals Flipping houses Owner financing houses Purchase lease options Your Strategy is Only the Beginning However, […]

Thoughts on Real Estate Investing



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Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a novice investor there are fundamentals that you should always be paying attention to when investing in real estate. The fundamentals for beginners may be second nature to experienced investors but they aren’t to the beginner. The beginner needs to keep these in mind every step in the process […]