What Impact Can Real Estate Investors Really Have?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Sep 30, 2012

Is Increasing Real Estate Investing An Answer

One of the big debates heading into the Presidential Election surrounds the question of how to get the real estate market moving forward again.  The answer probably lies somewhere in the mix of several things, but part of the solution absolutely should involve real estate investing.  Memphis Invest and BiggerPocket.com sought to create a report that could guage and measure not only the impact, but the future plans of real estate investors.  When we released our report two weeks ago it grabbed national headlines.  Today, we release our infographic which shows the exact impact that real estate investors can have on the national market - only in a picture form for those who like illustrations better than long reports.  Now, we can only hope our elected officials pay attention and put us to work!

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis Invest, BiggerPockets.com

The Changing Face of Home Renters

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Sep 28, 2012

There is an interesting shift occurring in the real estate market. Regardless of low mortgage interest rates, low housing costs, and strengthening housing market, there are some current or former homeowners who have been changed by the housing crisis.  According to a recent AOL real estate article, this group of home renters with "vehement opposition to homeownership could continue to color the discourse about housing for years to come." Here in Memphis, this new segment of the population contributes to the continued high demand for quality Memphis real estate as well as quality single-family home rentals nationwide.

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Topics: Memphis real estate, Premier Property Management, home renters, Memphis rental homes

Memphis Investment Properties From Afar

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Sep 27, 2012

If you are looking for an affordable investment with reliable returns, then you may wish to consider Memphis investment properties. Whether you are new to foreclosure properties real estate or are a more seasoned investor, Memphis offers reasonable real estate costs and a strong market of reliable renters and there is no better company to assist you with your purchases than Memphis Invest.

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Topics: Memphis investment properties, Memphis Turnkey Properties, buy discounted properties in Memphis

Memphis One Of America's Most Affordable Home Price Cities

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Sep 23, 2012

The housing crisis acrtually has it's roots in early 2006 and has since cost homeowners trillions of dollars in lost value, underwater mortgages, credit headaches and default nightmares.  But, the market has also made it possible for savvy real estate investors to purchase homes at discounted rates and in many cases revitalize those homes to staunch the tide of downward spiraling home prices.  Now that home prices in many parts of the country are showing signs of leveling off and in some areas actually rising, it is a good time to actually take note of where you can still find discount investment properties.

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Topics: buy discounted properties in Memphis, affordable investment properties

32% Of Real Estate Investors Would Do This...

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Sep 20, 2012

According to Real Estate Investment Realities, a new study co-sponsored by BiggerPockets.com and Memphis Invest released on September 20th, 32% of real estate investors would be willing to make a down payment of 50% of the purchase price if they could finance more properties.

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Topics: Memphis Invest, BiggerPockets.com, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The Role of a Real Estate Investment Firm in the New Economy

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 18, 2012

In today's changing economy, the definition of smart investment choices is changing. According to one recent news story, the expected annual yields for investors in the stock market is significantly lower than it has been over the last century. Rather than returns close to 10 percent, investors can expect closer to an average of five percent yields in the forseeable future. 

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis Invest, REIT Investing

Will the Recovering Housing Market Determine the Presidency?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Sep 17, 2012

The jury is out about whether the housing market recovery (or lack thereof, depending on your perspective) will have any impact on this year's presidential election. According to a recent CNN Money article, the housing market is showing some significant gains in swing states such as Florida and Nevada, which could certainly play a role in electoral results.

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Topics: real estate investing, investing in Memphis real estate, 2012 election

Strong Yields for Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Sep 2, 2012

Now is a good time for investing in real estate, at home or abroad. In a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled "The Case for Real Estate in a Portfolio," Jane Hodges details current yields from real estate investment

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis foreclosures, memphis rental property