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Valuing Your Investment: CMA Tips From an Appraiser

Filed in General by on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Valuing Your Investment:  CMA Tips From an Appraiser

Comparative Market Analysis or CMAs are often utilized by investors to get an idea of what their investment will be worth after their proposed scope of work is completed.  CMAs should be an important tool in making smart investment decisions.  Too often there isn’t enough thought and attention put into them and appraisals come back […]

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Market Update

Filed in General by on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Market Update

I mentioned at our last Denver Happy Hour that I read an article about Wells Fargo moving back into the Subprime Mortgage market.  A Wells Fargo spokesman disputed media reports that the company is entering the subprime market again.  This spokesman says that he would not consider them subprime mortgages, but they are clearly loans […]

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Lease Options For Loan Approval: How to Help Ensure Your Tenant Can Get Their Loan

Filed in General by on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Lease Options For Loan Approval: How to Help Ensure Your Tenant Can Get Their Loan

Because homeownership is often less expensive than rent, we could see some of our rent-to-own tenant buyers start trying to execute their options.  If you don’t have tenant buyers, you may want to consider using them for your rental property.  You will generally get more rent and less hassle.  In my experience, less than 20% […]

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Getting Your Investment to Appraise: A simple three step approach

Filed in General by on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Getting Your Investment to Appraise: A simple three step approach

A common problem with rehab investors is getting their properties to appraise once the rehab is done.  This is true if your plan is to resell the home, but is especially true to those of us that will be refinancing the property.  A bad appraisal could ruin your deal and your profit. It is a […]

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Gap Funding: A Great Way to Lose Money in Real Estate

Filed in General by on February 14, 2014 15 Comments
Gap Funding: A Great Way to Lose Money in Real Estate

One of the large mentorship programs – and star of a reality TV house flipping show – preaches debt stacking your real estate deals to reduce or eliminate your out of pocket requirements.  Potential real estate flippers are sold on this because they hear that they will get infinite returns with little or no risk.  […]

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