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How Paying Off a Rental House Mortgage Early Creates Options and Wealth



The long-running historically low-interest rates have created many options for landlords. First of all, many more people have been able to get into this investment game because it has been easier to qualify for interest rates as low as 3%. Getting into rental properties was a good move in the first place and became much […]

What is “Hard Money” in Real Estate Investing?



In the traditional sense, hard money lending means a lender with a short-term loan to an investor or developer, typically for use as a down payment on a property. The term comes from the idea that this type of financing is more complex to get than other loans because it requires little or no documentation […]

Cash-rich Investors spent record amounts on U.S. homes in Q3



Investors have been throwing record-breaking amounts of cash into real estate, spending $63.6 billion on U.S. homes in the third quarter – up 78% from a year ago, according to a new Redfin study published this week. The report found investors bought a combined 90,215 homes in Q3, up 80.2% from the same period one […]

Hard Money Loans – When a Real Estate Investment Needs Fast Financing



There are many ways to successfully invest in real estate. Hard money lending isn’t heard about as much these days but still has a valuable place in the investing world. Hard money lenders generally don’t value real estate in the same ways as most investors and other real estate professionals. Hard money loans can be […]

Mistakes New Investors Should Avoid with a Turnkey Rental Property



Turnkey rentals are one of the easiest ways to get into real estate investing. Turnkey rentals have high appeal to investors because of the passive income with a decent return on the investment. These are typically single-family houses or duplexes that are rented to long-term tenants. The investor purchases the rental, but it is operated […]

2021 Rental Trends



This past year and a half hasn’t been easy for most of us. In the tumultuous times that befell us in this time, almost every aspect of our lives has been upturned and completely restructured, leaving us scrambling to adapt at risk of being left behind. Our work lives were turned upside down, as were […]

Easy Property Improvements for New Landlords



Investing in a rental property provides one of the most stable forms of passive income available. But the only way to make income on rental properties is when there are paying tenants, in both the traditional rental market and vacation rental market. Many rental property owners spend a large amount of time thinking about and performing duties […]

7 Reasons Why Landlords Should Require Renters Insurance



As a landlord, you take steps to protect your investment. You make sure you protect yourself with good insurance policies, and take steps to minimize your liability. But there’s one additional step that you may want to consider having your tenants take as well –requiring them to have renters insurance. Renters insurance is a policy […]

Gold Gate Launches $100 Million Luxury Real Estate Investment Fund



Gold Gate real estate investment management just announces Fund I of $100 million taking aim at the luxury segment and investors seeking second homes.

How to Start Investing in Real Estate with $1,000



Young people ask me all the time if they can start investing in real estate even if they only have $1,000. For that matter, some not-so-young people ask that question too. To which I always answer “Yes – with some limitations.” The more time your money has to compound, the less you have to invest. […]

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