Memphis Real Estate Investing

What's Threatening the Value of Your Investment Property?

An investment property can come in all shapes, sizes and values. As a real estate investor, it’s within your power to change the property value of your investments. There are many ways to measure value — and some that you think are helping may actually be hurting.

Real estate investing is all about knowing how to make the right improvements to raise the value of your investment property.  Often times investors either make the wrong improvements or they hire the wrong team that spends too many dollars on the areas of a property that actually hurt the value.  

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Topics: investment property, property value

What Type of Real Estate Investor Do You Want to Be?

We’ve already established that there is no such thing as hands-off real estate investment. “Passive” real estate investment doesn’t usually mean sitting by while other people handle your investments for you as you enjoy a tasty piña colada on the beach of some tropical island (though if you've figured out the secret to this method, please share!).

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Topics: real estate investment, real estate investor, passive investing

2014 Mid-Year Review for the Memphis Invest Family of Companies

2014:  A Very Successful Start for Real Estate Investors

Well, we are halfway through the year and we are looking at a cup that is ready to over-flow not only for our company and our team, but for every real estate investing client we work for.  And...make no mistake about it, we WORK FOR over 800 clients around the country every day!

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis Invest, real estate investor, Dallas Invest, Houston Invest

Want to Save Money in the Long Run? Attentive Property Management!

As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you’ve been letting property maintenance slide, you might be throwing money away. Property management isn’t something that real estate investors really like to deal with — but it’s a necessary element to any investment.

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Topics: rental properties, property management, property maintenance

Investing In Real Estate: Is Suburbia Making A Comeback?

In the years following 2006, urban living was on the rise. People were flocking to the big city, whether attracted by jobs or the bustle of metropolitan life. 2006 saw a massive spike in suburban populations and a low in urban areas, only to hit a spike in the opposite direction a few years later. 

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Topics: investing in real estate, real estate market

Tips for Real Estate Investors: Combine the Old & the New

"They just aren’t built like they used to be."

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Topics: investment property, real estate investors

Dealing with Lows in Real Estate Investment

As much as we all want our real estate investments to go smoothly all the time, reality is full of setbacks, missteps, pitfalls and even disasters. Real estate investors won’t experience success all the time. In seasons of troublesome tenants, complications and the losing of bidding wars, even profitable investments might seem like they’re not worth the headache.

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Topics: real estate investment, real estate investors

Job Markets Are Driving Real Estate

Strong Job Markets Equal Strong Real Estate Markets

Real estate investing, at least investing successfully, has always been about finding good opportunities and understanding what is driving that opportunity.  We always hear about investors who land the big deal and take home an enormous payday.  Sometimes those scenarios are luck and others they are a mix of luck and skill.  

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate, Top U.S. Job Markets, Dallas real estate

When Should You Give Your Investment Property Manager the Boot?

A good property manager can be enormously beneficial for your real estate investments. He can keep you from becoming overwhelmed with taking on too many responsibilities when you’re looking for passive income in your investments or if investing isn’t your full-time job.  She plays a vital role for investors buying real estate as a method for diversifying their over-all portfolio. Many invest in real estate for passive reasons and they really have no desire to be an actual hands-on "landlord."

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Topics: real estate investor, property manager

Rent vs. Buy: The Houston Real Estate Investing Market Debate

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Topics: real estate investing, rent vs. buy, houston real estate