A Real Estate Investor's Best Strategies to Protect Investment Income

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Feb 20, 2018

We’ve all heard it said before: cash flow is king. For real estate investors, the quest to maximize and protect our cash flow is never ending. We’re always on the hunt for the best avenues to get the most out of our investments while making sure we’ve done everything in our power to protect what we already have.

However, we often confuse cash flow for our only revenue stream and forget that what we really need to protect is our investment income.  That can come in many forms and smart investors never take their eye off the big picture.  They never sacrifice their over-all income for a smaller piece of the pie called cash flow.

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Topics: cash flow

4 Ways Real Estate Investors Can Improve Their Credit Score

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Feb 16, 2018

When it comes to the big financial decisions in life, one of the biggest obstacles that can stand in the way of success before you even start is credit. More specifically, bad credit. For real estate investors hoping to purchase their first property, bad credit can be a huge problem when you’re relying on bank financing to get you there.

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Topics: credit score

Determining What Really Creates Success in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Sometimes it can be a challenge to discern what is really going to bring your real estate investment career to the next level. What’s going to help you punch up and reach new heights for your passive income? Can you make it by way of renovations and ROI? Relying on tenant retention? Making things easier and more streamlined with the latest technology?

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Topics: investment property, real estate investment, risk management

Is Passive Income in Real Estate Investment a Myth? (Here's How to Make It.)

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Passive income is the magic word for most people, especially when it comes to their investments. They want to find that special opportunity that requires little expertise and time and not a lot of stress and strain, but something that will bring in a steady and reliable check. They want that something that they can count on to help build up their retirement or finance another dream!

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Topics: passive income

Oklahoma City Real Estate: Past, Present & Future Growth [Memphis Invest Whitepaper]

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Over the years, Memphis Invest has slowly diversified the markets in which we operate. As we identify real estate markets that offer an abundance of opportunities for our investors, it only makes sense to grow. From our hometown of Memphis to Dallas and Houston, we’ve now added two new cities to the Memphis Invest family: Little Rock, Arkansas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Topics: oklahoma city

4 Next-Level Real Estate Investment Goals to Make the Most of 2018

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Feb 6, 2018

Now that we're a few weeks into the New Year, it's a good time to make sure any resolutions you may have made for 2018 are on track. The goal of a new year’s resolution is to affect real, positive change in our lives. Sometimes we just don’t know where to really start and it’s all-too-easy to get stuck in a resolution rut. We can fall back into vague ideas about being healthier, learning more, earning more, and self-improvement.

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Topics: real estate investor tips

Top Tips for Setting (And Achieving) Profit Goals in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Everyone would like to bring in more money, wouldn’t they? It would be great to increase our profit margins, whether it’s in business or in our investments. When it comes to setting and reaching new profit goals, it is certainly easier said than done. We would like to believe it’s as easy as saying we want to make more money this year and see it magically happen.

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Topics: real estate profits, setting goals

3 Ways Shifting Renter Demographics Affect Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 30, 2018

When a new year rolls around, most of us start thinking about change. More than just the change in our personal lives, real estate investors often find themselves thinking about the change happening on a grander scale: what’s going on in the real estate market? What can we expect this year? How will my strategy need to change and adapt?

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Topics: understanding renters, renter demographics

5 Secrets You Need to Know About Owning Multiple Cash Flow Properties

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 26, 2018

No real estate investor sticks with one investment property and expects to find long-term wealth. No, for many, it is only the beginning. They plan to acquire many cash flow properties throughout their careers as investors.

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Topics: growing your portfolio

Why Investing in Real Estate in Your Twenties is the Best Decision You Can Make

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 23, 2018

When you’re young, the last thing on your mind is retirement. You’re thinking about getting a job and building a career, not ending it. When you’re young, you also tend not to have a lot of spare cash. The idea that you could invest in real estate seems impossible. But investing early is one of the best decisions you can possibly make for your future.

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Topics: investing in real estate