Memphis Real Estate Investing

3 Ways Rising Mortgage Rates Affect Real Estate Investors

We haven’t met a person yet who likes paying a mortgage. Both homeowners and investors who don’t pay for properties via all-cash offers have to deal with mortgages. No one likes them. In the years since the market crash, mortgage rates bottomed out to an all-time low, making it an ideal time for investors to snatch up properties and bring some life back into the real estate market. They did, giving the market the boost it needed to get back on its feet.

Looking forward to 2015, however, real estate experts expect rates to rise to 5% next year and 6% in the next two years, putting rates at the highest point they’ve been since the market crash. While that’s hardly the highest they could be, the real estate market is still in the middle of recovery, which could mean another slowdown if lenders don’t play it smart.


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Topics: real estate investors, mortgage rate news

Common Legal Pitfalls for New Real Estate Investors

If you’re new to real estate investment, you’ll find out pretty quickly that the learning curve can be steep. One of the most important parts of real estate investment is to educate yourself on the legal aspects of the business. The last thing you want to happen is to find out you’ve made a legal mistake...after you’ve already made one.

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Topics: real estate investment, real estate investors

The Real Estate Market Must Match Workforce Improvement

It’s no secret that the real estate market and the job market are closely connected to one another. 

For instance, we know that the real estate market has been struggling due to a lack of first-time homebuyers — because the job market is making it difficult for them to have the resources necessary to purchase a home. Because of this reason, the housing market has remained more sluggish than it should in the midst of economic recovery.
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Topics: real estate investors, real estate market

7 Ways to Maintain Great Winter Curb Appeal

Winter. It can be a magical wonderland that conjures up images of chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at one’s nose, but more often than not, winter can get downright dreary. Whether it’s slushy, dirty snow, brown winter grass or bare tree branches, winter can hit your curb appeal hard.

I came up with a list to help turn the dreary winter look into a tidy and well-kept property.  These ideas can help properties rent quicker and at a higher rate.  Just because winter is dreary does not mean our real estate investing properties have to be!

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Topics: property maintenance

8 Reasons Houston Is Hot And So Is The Real Estate!

There Is More To Houston Than Real Estate Investing

There’s no denying that Houston, TX is a cool place. Between it’s booming local economy, legacy of space travel and melting pot population, Houston is doing pretty well for itself. For businesses, entrepreneurs, young graduates — and, you guessed it — real estate investors, Houston is the place to be!

Our TEAM at Memphis Invest began looking for a third market two years ago.  Dallas, TX. has been an incredible market for our company over the past few years and continues to perform very well for our clients.  For our next step and the growth of our company, we really wanted to stay in a state where we were already licensed, highly familiar with the market and there had to be compelling reasons to open the new office.

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Topics: real estate investing, Houston Invest

Millenials Are Changing The Real Estate Investing Landscape

Millenials are creating new real estate landscapes

I found this infographic earlier this week at The Commision Place and kept reading and reading about this topic.  I wanted to share it with all of our readers - many of whom are in this key demographic.

MIllenials are changing the face of real estate as the next generation of buyers have not come out from under student loan debt to become first home buyers.  So who is going to buy property?  That is being left to the baby boomers (down sizing) and the Millenials (moving up).

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Topics: real estate investing, millenials

7 Facts 'Why We LOVE' Dallas Real Estate Investing

When we as real estate investors turn our eyes to a new region to invest in, it’s important for us to investigate the area. After all, we’re putting a lot of time, energy and capital towards real estate investing — shouldn’t we know what we’re getting into?

At Memphis Invest, when we looked to open a new market, Dallas was the no-brainer market for our company.  We were highly familiar with the state of Texas and the positives that went beyond just "real estate" were readily apparent.  The state was growing in both poulation and jobs.  The MIMI Index from Freddie Mac was super strong indicating some of the top markets were in Texas.  Both Dallas and Houston were showing up as markets set to explode in investor activity.  Look like we were right.  BUt we had one other reason.

Nothing beats the knowledge that comes from actually living there.  Our family was raised in Texas and if you ask me, I still claim to be a Texan even though I operate out of Memphis, TN.  There is something about having intimate knowledge of markets that make for smart investing.   However, that doesn’t mean investors need to be in the dark when it comes to remote investing.  It just means you have to be smart about who you listen to!

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Topics: real estate investing, Dallas Invest, Dallas real estate

Real Estate Investment | 6 Personal Safety Tips

Typically, the real estate investment business isn’t considered “dangerous.” There’s a level of risk involved in any investment of course, but every investor knows that going in. As an investor, however, you also have to look out for your physical safety as well as that of those who work with you — property managers, tenants and real estate agents. While no one wants to believe something bad could happen on your property, the possibilities are there.

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Topics: safety tips, personal safety tips

5 Huge Turnkey Real Estate Investing Mistakes It Is Essential To Avoid

A warning on the front end - this is a longer and definitely detailed blog post on Turnkey real estate investing.  But I think you will find it worth your time....

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Topics: turnkey real estate

4 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

Investing in real estate can very easily become a full-time job. As we’ve talked about before, a truly “hands off” investor is a myth. Real estate investment is a business and a job — and what you put into it is often what you get out of it. Investors have to follow up on leads, check in with their staff, keep up with real estate news and statistics, create strategies, deal with banks and agents and contractors…

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Topics: real estate investing, working too hard, productivity