Chris Clothier

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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

5 Headaches Real Estate Investors Should Avoid When Property Hunting

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, May 30, 2017

Property hunting is the endless rabbit hole that real estate investors are perpetually thrust into. We’re always on the lookout for the best deals, the perfect properties, and the key features that will ultimately calculate into that sweet investment property for our portfolio.

Even though it’s necessary, looking for properties comes with a lot of frustrations. It’s exhausting to be faced with an endless sea of options, most of which aren’t the right fit.

When you find one that actually works out, having to go through a long process of negotiating and acquisition before you can actually get on the path to making money on the property is another headache, too!

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Topics: buying a property

Winning the Bid: 6 Tips for Real Estate Investing in a Competitive Market

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, May 27, 2017

Investing in real estate can be a fast-paced, heart-pounding experience, even for passive real estate investors. Depending on where you invest, certain real estate markets can get heated and competitive. You might find yourself up against a bustling market of homebuyers, a cutthroat group of international investors, or even just tight inventory.

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Topics: investing in real estate, buying a property

6 Ways to Know the Deal is Right in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, May 26, 2017

Doubt can be a powerful, powerful feeling.

The seed can be small, but it can grow out of control in our minds. We can second-guess important decisions and stop ourselves from making the choices that are in our best interests.

Those are the choices that will spur us on to success in real estate investment!

When it comes to arguably the biggest decisions...
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Topics: buying rental property

When is the Best Time to Invest in Real Estate?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, May 22, 2017

When it comes to our finances and especially when it comes to investments, we tend to get in this mindset of waiting for the right time.

We want the moment to be right. We want the market to be primed for the best deals, the best rates, the best chances for our success. While there’s nothing wrong with that per se, we have one big question that begs asking:

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Topics: investing in real estate