5 Business & Finance Podcasts Worth Listening To

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Who doesn’t love a good podcast? If you haven’t decided to start listening to podcasts, we encourage you to give them a shot. They’re great when you’re traveling, commuting, or even doing low-focus tasks that allow you to listen.

We live in a world where pretty much anyone can start their own radio show over the Internet, and while there are definitely some duds out there, there are some real gems, and ones that real estate investors can learn from.

These are just a few business and finance podcasts we’ve found that you might want to check out!

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Topics: finance, podcasts

Want To See First-Hand The Biggest Turnkey Real Estate Company in the U.S.?  Here's Your Chance...

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Mar 27, 2016

April 29th & 30th, 2016 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas...

We're Bringing The Team To Texas To Meet Our Clients and New Investors!

Memphis Invest Is Bringing Our Team To Our DFW Metroplex offices in Grapevine, Texas and you are invited! 

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Passive Income at Its Best: Navigating Turnkey Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Investing In Turnkey Real Estate

Every week, more and more first time investors head onto the road to learning about their options and getting started in real estate.  There is a lot to learn.  What is even better is the fact that there are millions of experienced investors in both real estate and other markets that are making moves daily to get into the real estate investing game. That’s great! But hey—there are a ton of options out there in real estate. It’s not enough to decide that you want to be a real estate investor. You have to think about what kind of investor you really want to be.

You can go the fix and flip route for a hands on approach, you can assume the role of landlord for a handful of properties or apartment units, you can dig deep into commercial real estate, or look to land and development...There are plenty of ways to invest.

One way, however, offers opportunities to earn passive income in the most passive way possible. Is there still work involved? Absolutely. All investments require, well, investment. But if you’re in the market for a more hands-off approach to investing, turnkey real estate just might be right for you. So much of deciding what kind of investments to pursue just depends on what you as an individual enjoy and value.  

To help you decide, we’re diving deep and looking at the the ins and outs of turnkey real estate: what it is, how it works, what you have to gain, and what red flags you should watch for to ensure the best outcome for your financial future.

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Topics: turnkey real estate

Top Tax Prep Programs for Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Mar 19, 2016

Tax season is upon us! With only a little time left to file this year, no one wants to be left paying more to Uncle Sam than we have to.

For real estate investors, nothing can really match the expert eye of a licensed CPA—but if you choose to rely on technology, we like to ensure that we’re picking reliable software!

Not all programs or apps are created equal. Tax software doesn’t always come with the features investors need to manage our unique financial circumstances. These are some tax software and programs that take investors into consideration so, come tax-time, you’ll get the most from your deductions!

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Topics: tax prep

6 Highly Rated Retirement Planning Books to Read This Spring

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

As we head into Spring, it’s time to take make room on the bookshelf from new reading! You may have some of these on your shelves already, but there’s no doubt some new releases you’ll want to check out, too.

For this list, we’re specifically covering books on retirement planning since many real estate investors look to use their investments as a way to save up for the future.

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Topics: Retirement planning, inspiring books

How Millennials Are Redefining Real Estate Traditions

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Mar 12, 2016

We’ve talked a lot about millennials on the Memphis Invest blog. That generation, roughly spanning college graduates to thirty-somethings, are the up-and-coming generation that gets a lot of flack in the world of real estate. Post-recession, they took a lot of blame for lack of recovery: namely because they weren’t buying homes.

We’ve talked about how a combination of student debt and wage stagnation has kept them from saving for down payments and how shifting lifestyles has kept them renting. No matter how we as real estate professionals feel about millennials, it doesn’t change the fact that this generation is important—particularly when it comes to real estate.

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Topics: millenials

8 Real Estate News Articles Not to Miss in the First Quarter of 2016

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Mar 10, 2016

2016 has already been a busy year in real estate. Each year is more exciting than the next, and we have to say: we can’t wait to see where it takes us.

Because there’s so much information out there, we’ve compiled a list of this quarter’s must-read articles from top sources and blogs out there!

These are best tidbits of real estate news in 2016: what’s going on, what’s to come, and what you can expect, especially in the markets that Memphis Invest deals in most.

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Topics: real estate news

Rough Day? 12 Ways Real Estate Investors Can Reduce Stress

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 9, 2016

Working in real estate can get stressful. Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a bad tenant or working out the kinks of a frustrating deal, the ins-and-outs of investing, no matter how passive, can take their toll.  When you feel stressed out, you can so easily lose sight of your goals and what drew you to investing in the first place! It can impair your ability to make good decisions and cause you to do things based on impulses and emotions rather than logic and sound rationale.

For the your best health and the health of your investments, stress management is important!

If you’re a real estate investor who’s found yourself feeling worn down by the grind, these tips might help you step back, get reinvigorated, and back in the saddle:

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Topics: stress management