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Location, Location, Location: A Look At The Best Real Estate...

As any realtor will tell you, location is everything. With that in mind, we’re going to talk about some of the best locations to buy and sell this …

Real Estate

Top 3 Property Management Software Solutions for Residential Landlords

by Steve Buric, Originations Analyst<p>Technology is constantly evolving, and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest tools …

7 Traits of Successful Landlords

When it comes to rental properties –a common misconception is that success is all a matter of finding the right property.<p>But as any experienced …

Housing

Fantastic 4: Assembling the Perfect Real Estate Investing Team

Teamwork makes the dream work! Any real estate investor that has overcome challenges to fulfill their dreams, especially those that have endured the …

New England or Atlanta? Top 10 Growing Housing Markets with Super Bowl Dreams

<b>New England or Atlanta?</b><p>In Super Bowl 51, a dominant title town and its championship team will match up against a rising contender to vie for the most …

NFL

Hole in One: Finding Opportunity within Rate Hikes

I would like to think I’m a good golfer but that would be totally delusional on my part. Fishing is another activity that I enjoy as well as amateur …

Real Estate

The Truth Behind Asset Based Lending vs Hard Money

By Jeremy Lee, Originator<p>The Difference between Asset Based Lending vs. Hard Money<p>This is a common question and often misunderstood explanation. The …

Real Estate

How Financing Can Boost Your Cash on Cash Return

Investors often consider financing their rental portfolio as a strategy to maximize their return on their investment. Through borrowing money, …

Real Estate

3 Ways to Improve Property Management for Single Family Rental...

by Johns Prins, Originations Analyst<p>There’s no two ways about it—property management for single family rental portfolios is no simple task. This type …

Real Estate

Afraid to Take the Leap and Start Investing?

Sean Tarpenning<p>September 12, 2016<p>0<p>In real estate, fear is a normal. In fact, a little bit of it is even healthy, because it can keep you from making …

Real Estate

3 Tips for a Quick Close from the Other Side of the Bridge

by Gina Lambis, Phat Chau, & Adriana Popa<p>How quickly can you fund? As members of the Bridge funding team, this is the #1 question we hear from our …

6 Renovation Horror Stories that turned into Rental Home Dreams

1. Blood Splattered Walls and Columns from Dracula’s Castle<p>Interior design and architectural horrors abound with this renovation property in Dade …

New Jersey

Out-of-State SFR Investing: Making Long Distance Relationships Work

by Steve Buric, Originations Analyst<p>There is more to residential real estate investing then one’s local neighborhood. Savvy investors are often more …

Real Estate

6 Ways to Grow Your Rental Business Without Breaking the Bank

by Dennis Spivey, VP<p>As the US real estate market continues to recover from the financial crisis of the mid 2000’s, there has been a noticeable flow …

Real Estate

Exploring Commercial Blanket Loans for Single Family Assets

<b>by Tim Leber, Relationship Manager</b><p>In today’s increasingly competitive brokerage environment, is there an asset class that mortgage brokers and …

Real Estate

Single Family Rental Investing: Old Dog, New Tricks

We’re likely all familiar with old adages like “think outside the box,” “imagine yourself in their shoes,” and “no need to reinvent the wheel.” …

Real Estate

Unlock Your Equity. Grow Your Portfolio

Want to increase your returns?<p>View these six slides to receive a simple lesson on the benefits of Rental Finance.<p>Colony American Finance provides …

Real Estate

More Entry-Level Housing Needed to Meet Consumer Demand

Someone once asked legendary bank robber Willie Sutton why he robbed banks.<p>It was a simple answer.<p>“Because that’s where the money is.”<p>I use that line …

Real Estate

How to Close an Investment Loan in Thirty Days or Less

by Ian Hardcastle, Relationship Manager<p>How fast can you close? As relationship managers, this is one of the most frequently asked questions that our …

Real Estate

Big Rewards – Top Fix & Flip Markets in the US

Residential real estate investing can be a lucrative business for those who master the tricks of the trade. In fact, savvy investors are often …

Real Estate

Using Equity in Your Investment to Your Benefit

While the old adage reminds us, “cash is king”, savvy investors across all asset classes have grown and continue to grow their portfolios using a …

Investing

Marketing Your Rental Property Online

On a clear and sunny day, your tenant decides to hit you with a 30-day notice of intent to move out. Just like that, the sky is overcast. Luckily, as …

Calculating Fair Market Rental Value for Your Rental Property

by Johns Prins, Originations Analyst<p>One of the most important components of managing a residential rental income property is determining the fair …

Endless Summer: In Search of the Perfect Rental

Three weeks into summer and the residential real estate market is heating up. Whether you’re a renter looking for a new home or a keen real estate …

Real Estate

U.S. Cities and Rising Rents; What’s Driving the Growth?

The U.S. housing market is more stabilized and new home construction is on the rise, but what is driving this ‘shadow growth’ in the rent numbers? …

The 3 Keys to Refinancing Your Rental Portfolio

by Dennis Spivey, VP<p>As Real Estate in the US continues to recover from the financial crisis of the mid 2000’s, there has been a steady flow of …