Do Hard Money Lenders Require an Appraisal?

Hard money loans have risen in popularity in recent years. One of the primary reasons is that it allows real estate investors to get funding on the merits of their deal. With companies like The Hard Money Co., there aren’t convoluted credit checks, income verification, reporting bureaus, and a million other examples of red tape…

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What to Look For in a Hard Money Lender?

Finding financing for your investment is one of the biggest obstacles you will face in the world of real estate. No matter your strategy, there are costs and benefits to choosing your source of funds. The decision to use your own capital, traditional banking institutions, or private lenders can be difficult. Once you’ve chosen your…

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Do Hard Money Lenders Run Credit Checks?

In the financial world, there are very few situations where a lender won’t first run a credit check. Think of the last time you bought a car, refinanced a home, or applied for a credit card. In each of these instances, someone reached out to a credit bureau to get a report on your entire…

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Are Hard Money Loans a Good Idea?

Getting started in real estate investing can be difficult for someone who has never been an entrepreneur before, or doesn’t have their own capital to begin their investing career. Many are left wondering what the best way to get started is. A quick google search will send them down the path of private lenders, but…

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Are Hard Money Loans Good/Bad/Safe/Legal?

If you’re unfamiliar with hard money loans, the concept itself can be intimidating. Large amounts of money and the risk associated with real estate investment can give you pause when you’re looking at financing options for your potential acquisition. Many people are left pondering a variety of very basic questions. Are hard money loans good? …

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Outsourcing in Real Estate Investing

Outsourcing the work in your real estate investment can seem counterproductive when you’re just starting out. It can feel like success will be a product of your blood sweat and tears alone. From property research to acquisition, renovations, maintenance, tenant management, and everything in between you feel like you’re the only person going to do…

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What’s Going On With The Housing Market?

If you’ve paid any attention in recent months, you likely have seen something regarding the tenuous status of the world economy. The stock market has been in flux, interest rates are rising, and we are still dealing with levels of inflation that we haven’t experienced in a number of years. As real estate investors, you…

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What is ‘Title’ in Real Estate Investing?

Buying or selling a home, whether you’re an experienced investor or not, can be a tedious and complicated process. From dealing with brokers, agents, appraisers, inspectors, and lenders there is quite a bit of industry jargon and documentation. Somewhere in this lengthy process, you’ll come across the need for ‘title’, and though it may seem…

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When to Sell Your Rental Property

Real estate investing is often said to be a buy-and-hold game. If you’re not executing a fix-and-flip strategy, the conventional wisdom is to watch the asset appreciate over time while generating rental income. While this has the potential to be a perpetual cash flow, there are reasons why one would consider selling. The most obvious…

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Does the BRRRR Method work in 2022?

The housing market has been in flux since the start of the pandemic. Increased demand has sent prices skyrocketing and rents have risen just as dramatically. For real estate investors, this begs the question of whether the strategies you’ve used in the past are still relevant. For investors that use the BRRRR Method, the answer…

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