Rate Locking: A Guide For Investors

January 15, 2020

Few lender options award today’s homebuyers with a greater opportunity to protect their financial interests than rate locking. With the ability to lock in an interest rate, prospective buyers may simultaneously mitigate the risk of higher mortgage payments and protect their buying power. That said, it’s not nearly enough to simply lock in an interest […]


5 Real Estate Goals Every SMART Investor Should Set

January 8, 2020

Goals are fuel. Goals are direction. Goals are what push us forward in life. Here, are three (albeit lofty) definitions for the word “goal.” More formally, Wikipedia defines a goal as “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.” In other words, goals are just the tasks people assign themselves […]


How To Successfully Purchase Rental Property

December 25, 2019

A rental property purchase is not the same as a fix and flip project. With a fix and flip deal, you are focused on generating short term profits whereas a buy and hold rental may be in your portfolio for several years. It is essential that you know everything about your rental market, the property […]


How To Write A Business Plan For 2020

December 18, 2019

Success in the real estate investing industry won’t happen overnight, and it definitely won’t happen without proper planning or implementation. For entrepreneurs, a real estate investment business plan can serve as a road map to all of your business operations. Simply put, a real estate business plan will serve an essential role in the formation of […]


Why You May Not Want to Sell Your House By Yourself

December 11, 2019

Every real estate investor looks for ways to save money. One of the most common areas to save on a fix and flip deal is with your closing costs. Reducing, or eliminating, some of the fees will have a sizable impact on your bottom line. However, you need to pick and choose your battles wisely. […]


Sale Pending Facts

December 4, 2019

A pending sale, at least as it relates to a real estate transaction, represents a property that has gone through every step of the closing process, but has yet to actually be closed on. Agreements have been made, contracts have been signed, contingencies should have been met, and everything required by escrow has been fulfilled; […]


Realtor Fees: What Are They & Who Pays Them?

November 27, 2019

As far as I am concerned, Realtor fees aren’t really fees at all, but rather an investment opportunity. You see, while it most certainly will cost you money to align your services with a real estate agent or Realtor, there’s a good chance their efforts will return more than the amount it cost to hire […]


Are You Working With An Investor Friendly Real Estate Agent?

November 13, 2019

It has often been said that the best real estate investors are surrounded by the best team. There are a handful of critical team members that directly impact your success, arguably none more important than your real estate agent. Think of all the roles that your real estate agent plays. Not only do they help […]


The Difference Between a Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval

November 6, 2019

Getting approved for a loan is much different than it was a decade ago. In the past there were multiple options and programs for every different income type and down payment. Today there is much more documentation required and everything is much more scrutinized. A seemingly innocent document requested at the 11th hour could cause […]


The Impact Of A Foreclosure On Your Credit Report

October 30, 2019

There are few things that have more of an impact to your financial health than a foreclosure. Aside from a bankruptcy, a property foreclosure is one of the worst things that can negatively affect your credit. Not only does it hurt your credit in the short term, but it has a lasting impact that could […]