Memphis Invest' Top Tips for Boosting Income on Real Estate Investments

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jun 23, 2017

We often talk about maximizing your income potential in an investment property. But what does that really look like? Is it all making expensive renovations and upgrades?  Is it the opposite and spending as little as possible (as some landlords will tell you...I know, I agree that is crazy!!!)?

Spending time and effort on the right renovations is certainly part of the equation, and they can certainly level your properties up to a higher price point.  However, part of increasing your income is reducing your costs—and this can have a huge impact on your profit!  Why? Because unlike spending moneys on renovations, which are a lot like "investing" in the property itself and making it more desirable to residents, reducing your costs and finding hidden savings puts dollars directly onto your bottom line!

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Topics: positive cash flow, passive income, investment income

4 Strategies for Raising Capital in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 20, 2017

The last thing anyone wants to do as a real estate investor is to get over their head in debt in the name of earning passive income. It’s pretty counter-intuitive, isn’t it? In fact, if you have to take on an enormous amount of debt to invest, you’re either picking the wrong properties or you seriously need to re-examine your investment strategy.

While you don’t need to be rich to invest in real estate, we all need to mindful of our capital...

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Topics: private money

Finding Real Estate Deals When Competition Rises

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Investing in real estate can be a highly competitive business. Granted, how competitive depends on a two primary factors: your market and your strategy. Real estate investors dealing with a typical buy-and-hold strategy have to elbow through two common obstacles.

These are the market prices and other investors and buyers.

Naturally, markets experience different seasons and fluctuations. For example, after the recession circa 2009, investing in real estate was relatively easy. A lot of people chose to start investing because prices were so dramatically low and foreclosures were plentiful.

At the same time, there was a lot of competition because of the sheer number of investors. Eventually, as prices began to rise and recover

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Topics: buying a property

The Reliability of Memphis Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jun 16, 2017

What do you picture when you think of a great real estate investing market?

Depending on who is reading this article, some go to a top-tier market: something like New York City or San Francisco. Despite the fact that these markets are impenetrable for your average real estate investor, they’re the markets that we’re easily dazzled by. And who can blame us? We like glamour. We like pizzaz.

Still others go to smaller markets and the buzz of "middle-america" markets where properties are cheap and plentiful!  

But ultimately, what makes a great long-term real estate investing market, what brings success to real estate investors—the kind of success that allows someone to invest in a glamorous market like NYC—is reliability.

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Topics: Memphis real estate, Memphis real estate investing

7 Habits Every New Real Estate Investor Needs to Succeed

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Success isn’t something that comes to us overnight. It takes hard work, dedication, and, no matter how passive our income is: commitment. As real estate investors, we have to invest not just our money into this thing, but our time, attention, and willpower. If you want to succeed in real estate investment, it starts with a solid foundation and by forming good habits.

If you have that base level of knowledge and you develop the follow through with what you know? It’s hard to go wrong.

So, in the interest of success, we’re bringing you seven habits that are essential for staying at the top of your game in real estate investment.

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Topics: business strategies

The Impact and Opportunity of Emerging Technology in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jun 7, 2017

We live in a technological world—it’s evident all around us! Whether we notice it or not, we are constantly connected to smartphones and televisions, working on tablets and laptops, and we can be instantly connected to people thousands of miles away and even on the other side of the world.

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The Millennial Impact on Houston Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Jun 3, 2017

Houston real estate has been on somewhat of a roller coaster over the past several years.

If you’ve been following their saga at all, you know that Houston was one of the cities largely spared in the wake of the largest recession in recent history (circa ‘07-09).

Their real estate market never inflated in the same way that many around the country did, so when the market crash occurred, they didn’t have nearly as far to fall.

Because of this, Houston and other Texas real estate markets...

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Topics: Memphis real estate investing, houston real estate