Can I Invest in Real Estate with Bad Credit or Limited Funds?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 11, 2017

If you’ve ever wanted to invest in real estate, the first thought that likely comes to mind is whether or not you can afford it.

Money is the central theme around investing in real estate—spending it to get properties and improve properties, and then earning it from tenants, building up savings or a retirement fund, and then repeating the cycle as it builds on itself.

But there’s a major hurdle than can come across the path of a would-be investor: bad credit. Bad credit or a general lack of funds can seem like a massive problem. After all, doesn’t acquiring real estate require a down payment and approval for a mortgage? How in the world can you get approved if your credit is terrible?

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Topics: credit score

7 Principles that Help Protect Your Credit Score

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Feb 11, 2016

No matter what method of financing you as a real estate investor pursue, your credit score is always paramount to both opportunity and success in the business. Your credit score goes hand-in-hand with your reputation: except this time, it’s all money. So much can hinge on just that number.

Real estate investors, who often deal with financing with banks, private lenders, and partnerships, need to do everything they can to keep their credit score well above average. You want a glowing record so that you never have to worry about not being approved on financing for your next investment property.

So real estate investors—here are a few tips to put in your tool kit.

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Topics: real estate financing, credit score