Residential Real Estate Investing

By Colony American Finance | News and Tips for Investors in Single Family Rental, 2-4 Unit Multifamily, and Condos

The Best Real Estate Investment Locales of 2017

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

Technology is constantly evolving and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest tools that are available to investors in …

CRM

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 …

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 …

Real Estate

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 …

Loans

Asset Based Lending vs Hard Money

The Difference between Asset Based Lending vs. Hard Money<p>This is a common question and often misunderstood explanation. The truth is that Hard Money …

Banking

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

6 Reasons Why College Towns Attract Real Estate Investors

If you’re thinking about purchasing an investment property and trying your hand as a Landlady, you might want to consider doing so in a college town. …

Real Estate

U.S. Home Refinance Originations Increase 16 Percent in Q3 2016 - Newsroom and Media Center

<i>Purchase Originations Down 11 Percent from Year Ago, HELOC Originations Down 6 Percent;</i> <i><br>VA Loan Share Reaches New 10-Year High; FHA Loan Share Down</i> …

Real Estate

5 Surprising Characteristics of Successful Investors / The Patch

In a world where most college students have no clue about retirement funding, but own at least 3 credit cards, and the average American household …

Real Estate

3 Ways to Improve Property Management for Single Family Rental Portfolios

There’s no two ways about it—property management for single family rental portfolios is no simple task. This type of property management requires not …

Real Estate

Afraid to Take the Leap and Start Investing? - US Real Estate Equity Builder

Sean Tarpenning<p>September 12, 2016<p>1<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 …

Success

3 Tips for a Quick Close from the other side of the Bridge

How quickly can you fund? As members of the Bridge funding team, this is the #1 question we hear from our existing credit line borrowers. While there …

Loans

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 …

Houses

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

There is more to residential real estate investing then one’s local neighborhood. Savvy investors are often more inclined to seek investment …

Real Estate

6 Ways to Grow Your Rental Business Without Breaking the Bank

As the US real estate market continues to recover from the financial crisis of the mid 2000’s, there has been a noticeable flow of capital moving …

Small Business

Exploring Commercial Blanket Loans for Single Family Assets

<i>Commercial Brokers Finally Have an Outlet for ‘Out of the Box’ Financing Requirements</i><p>In today’s increasingly competitive brokerage environment, is …

Loans

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

How fast can you close? As relationship managers, this is one of the most frequently asked questions that our borrowers ask – and we understand why. …

Mortgages

Top Fix & Flip Real Estate 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

Why (Almost) All the Most Successful Real Estate Investors Fund Their Deals Creatively

Traditional financing can work well for your average home buyer -- but if you're an investor, eventually you're going to HAVE to get creative. Here's …

Creativity