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

Learn More About Cash Flow Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Mar 15, 2012

So you want to learn a little more about cash flow real estate before you take the big plunge. It can be hard to know what to think about all of the information available online about real estate investing and rental properties for sale. What is reliable? What is too good to be true?

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Topics: Memphis cash flow, buy discounted properties Memphis, investing in Memphis real estate, Memphis Invest Rehab Services, Passive Cash Flow

Real Estate Investing | Depreciation is an Investors Best Friend

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jul 29, 2011

When we speak with real estate investors today who want to buy investment property in Memphis, they are almost always attracted to the concept of positive monthly cash flow and rarely look at other signature pluses of real estate such as appreciation, equity and almost never depreciation.  The last one is one of those terms and concepts that comes across as so technical that many fail to realize exactly how crucial and beneficial it can be!

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Topics: investment real estate advice, investing in Memphis real estate, reat estate tax advantages

Memphis, Tenessee is Top 10 Real Estate Market 1st half 2011

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jul 12, 2011

10 Best-Performing Major Housing Markets

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Topics: Memphis investment properties, MemmphisInvest.com, Memphis cash flow, investing in Memphis real estate

Memphis Real Estate Investing - Calculating Real Value

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, May 4, 2011

Memphis Invest has earned a reputation among our clients and even our peers as a company that truly understands how investors want to calculate REAL value.  Too often, investors are fooled into thinking that the value of real estate is the price you pay for it.  I cannot tell you how often investors contact us after having bought "great property" right here in Memphis from a company located in a state like California or Nevada and they are having trouble getting it renovated and occupied.  Their idea of great is the cheap price they paid for it.  The reality is a 900 square foot 4 room shack located in an area that very few want to visit, much less do renovation work and management. 

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Topics: Memphis investment properties, Memphis cash flow, customer service, investing in Memphis real estate

Memphis Real Estate | Investors Cheer News of Partnership With France

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Apr 20, 2011
As a real estate investor myself and as a partner who works with real estate investors from around the world, it is music to my ears when I hear about the leadership of our city being proactive in telling the great story that is Memphis, Tennessee.  I have spent countless hours on the road over the past 18 months, talking to investors from coast to coast about the advantages of Memphis as a real estate investment city and how companies like MemphisInvest.com are not alone in turning the city around.  When stories like this one come out, it makes my job easier and makes my investment portfolio poised for growth in the very near future!
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Topics: real estate education, Memphis real estate news, Real estate investment news, investing in Memphis real estate, build long term wealth

Memphis Real Estate | Investment Property - 1st Quarter Numbers

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 8, 2011

  Chandler Reports, the local real estate information aggregating company, released their monthly tally last week which included 1st quarter totals for all things related to real estate in Memphis and the surrounding areas.  Memphis Invest is interested in many of the numbers including total sales, days on market, average sales price and number of transactions as each of these data points is very important to the over-all health of a market.  But we are also extremely interested in the over-all sales numbers for the area and for the 8th quarter in a row, MemphisInvest.com was the leader in local company home sales.

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Topics: Memphis cash flow, Discount investment property, Memphis foreclosures, Memphis Investment Property, Wholesale Properties in Memphis, Buy & Hold Strategy, Brett Clothier, investing in Memphis real estate, Marq Cobb, turn key real estate investing, Fannie Mae

Investment Property News | Memphis 'A Most Undervalued' Market - CNN

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 5, 2011

Many of the recent articles you read on the housing market seem to convey almost polar opposite messages.  Markets are up, other markets are down and no two pollsters, spinsters or prognosticators seem to agree on exactly what is happening.  Real Estate Investors have to get past all the white noise of the national housing market and get down to the fundamentals of particular markets that provide quality, stable investment opportunities.

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Topics: Memphis investment properties, Memphis cash flow, Chris Clothier, investing in Memphis real estate, real estate investing advice

Memphis Investment Real Estate | New Brewery to Add 500 More Jobs

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 30, 2011

If you've heard Memphis Invest speak at various events around the country, you've heard us talk about the 'intagibles' that make Memphis investment properties unique when compared to other real estate investing cities.  One of the unique characteristics that makes Memphis a great city for real estate investors is the location and, because of location, the industries that support the city.  Here is another great example of the tremendous economic growth that is expected for the city and how that growth effects real estate investors.

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Topics: Memphis Economic News, Memphis real estate news, Real estate investment news, investing in Memphis real estate

Real Estate Investing - What Cash Investors really want

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Mar 28, 2011

As I was reading a report last week on the status of real estate investing in different markets around the United States, one number kept jumping out at me - the percentage of real estate investors paying cash was huge!  In some markets around the country, real estate investors paying cash made up more than 75% of the transactions.  Since real estate is a hyper-local industry, with each individual market able to vary wildly from the next, keeping an eye on the trends of investors before making assumptions is a huge task.

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Topics: Cash Flow Properties, Buy & Hold Strategy, investing in Memphis real estate, real estate investing advice