Real Estate Investing: How Real Estate Handouts Effect Us All

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Jul 30, 2012

Do Government Programs Help Real Estate Investing

I was surprised recently when Brett Clothier showed me the closing documents on a property we were purchasing.  We had been waiting for months for the deal to close as it was a short sale that the seller had to negotiate.  It was a good deal for us and after we complete the renovation work, it will be a great deal for one of our investors.  What we had no idea about on the front end, was just how good a deal it was for the current owner. I recently wrote an article detailing not only this deal, but how some of the programs put out by the government have been abysmal failures and yet they somehow continue to survive.

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Topics: buying discount investment property, Memphis discount properties, government housing programs

Real Estate Investing | Diversify in Memphis

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Dec 13, 2010

It is funny sometimes to get the reactions of investors when they hear me talk about diversification in Memphis real estate because they are not used to hearing those terms come from real estate investing companies.  Maybe from professional stock brokers or stodgy old men in black suits discussing the economy in terms most of us would never use.  But in truth, diversification in your real estate portfolio is very important and can oftern mitigate the over all risk you take as an investor.

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Topics: MemphisInvest.com, Cash Flow Properties, turn-key investing, Wholesale Properties in Memphis, Memphis discount properties, turn key real estate investing

Real Estate Investors Taking Action on Memphis Cash Flow Properties!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Nov 22, 2010

Memphis Invest was in Dallas, TX. on November 20th and found a room full of investors ready to take action!  After announcing that Memphis Invest and Fortune Builders would be in Dallas for a one-day event at the Embassy Suites in Grapevine, the room quickly filled up with 72 investors confirming their seats and getting ready to learn about Memphis real estate investing. 

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Topics: Discount investment property, buy discounted properties Memphis, Cash Flow Properties, Fortune Builders, Memphis discount properties, Buy & Hold Strategy, Memphis Cash Flow Tours

Invest in Memphis real estate with Memphisinvest.com

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Sep 15, 2010

Many of our Memphis investment property blog readers might recall this blast from the past video from two years ago.  The Clothier family, who owns MemphisInvest.com, decied it was time to make a promotional video telling clients who we were and why we thought we could help investors to be successful. I think from the testimonials included, you'll see we were successful!

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Topics: Memphis investment properties, buy discounted properties Memphis, investment property management, Cash Flow Properties, turn-key investing, Memphis discount properties

Real Estate Investing made simple with Tips & Tricks Video series.

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 14, 2010

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Topics: invest in Memphis real estate, Memphis investment properties, MemphisInvest.com, Chris Clothier, Memphis discount properties, Mark Anderson

Buy & Hold is a True Long-Term Strategy for Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 13, 2010

Part 2 of 2

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Topics: Memphis cash flow, Chris Clothier, Memphis property management, Memphis wholesale property, Memphis discount properties, Buy & Hold Strategy

Partnering for success in Memphis Real Estate Investing part 2 of 2!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Jul 22, 2010

So after reading part 1 of this 2 part posting, hopefully you can sense where I am going with this advice.  Investing in Memphis real estate can be very lucrative and a fantastic addition to a retirement portfolio.  However, there are a lot of companies and individuals who make a living selling bad properties and bad investment in Memphis to outside investors.  Heck, I am pretty sure that is a problem that occurs across the nation. 

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Topics: invest in Memphis real estate, Memphis investment properties, MemphisInvest.com, investment property management, Memphis foreclosures, turn-key investing, Wholesale Properties in Memphis, Memphis discount properties, real estate investing advice, Marq Cobb

Cusomter Service is Critical for Real Estate Investors in Memphis

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Jun 21, 2010

MemphisInvest.com took on the task of designing a new customer service department over the past year for our real estate investing clients.  The stoy of my visit to a Chart House in California is a great example of where part of our inspiration comes from...

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Topics: invest in Memphis real estate, Memphis investment properties, MemphisInvest.com, investment property management, customer service, turn-key investing, Memphis discount properties, real estate investing advice

Real Estate Investment Funding is Tight Even With Rates Dropping

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 1, 2010
If you are keeping up with the recent news on mortgage rates, home prices, refinancing options and anything whatsoever having to do with investment real estate, there is a common theme emerging.  Investors are finding  fewer and fewer options for financing, but the best options - using Self Directed Retirement Accounts, paying cash, converting stocks, bonds, CD's into tangibale real estate assets - are finding unbelievable deals!
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Topics: invest in Memphis real estate, Memphis investment properties, MemphisInvest.com, Cash Flow Properties, Chris Clothier, Memphis foreclosures, Memphis discount properties, Self Directed Retirement Accounts, Self Directed IRA's

2010 looking very good for Memphis Real Estate Investors!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 18, 2009
Memphis investment properties like this 3 bedroom, brick, ranch in Memphis, TN. are the rare finds that investors look for when they invest in Memphis real estate!
With properties like this one from Memphis Invest on the books for 2010, investors can look for a very good year!
Location: Southeast Memphis
A three bedroom two bath Memphis investment property with this much curb appeal rarely comes along in this part of Memphis. When everything comes together on an investment property, you get a fantastic looking house, purchased at a great discount, in a highly desirable neighborhood, with great location and curb appeal.  That describes this property perfectly and it is a fantastic opportunity for any investor looking to invest in Memphis real estate.  Located just around the corner from local schools and shops, this investment property is already one of the best looking properties on the street, even before rehab! This property has a nice eat in kitchen, large living room with a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings, large bedrooms, and a nice backyard. With an estimated rent of $850-$950, this property offers MONSTER cash flow for an investor with an estimated 20%+ ROI.

Repairs to this property include: fresh interior paint, new floor coverings, servicing all systems, touch up exterior trim, landscape work, and house cleaning.

Due to perpetually changing market conditions, estimated values can vary due to external factors such as lender requirements, appraiser used, and length of time to refinance after purchase. Estimated values indicated are from time of posting.

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Pricing
Price: $55,900.00
Estimated Rent: $850-$950
Annual Taxes: $1,466.59
Zillow: $79,500
Previous Sale: $105,000 7/9/2007
Tax Assessed: $81,300
Rehab: $10,700
Estimated ARV: $67,000
Property Location
4020 Berrybrook
Memphis, TN 38115
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Features
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Parking Spaces: Driveway
Year Built: 1976
Lot Size: .31
Square Footage: 1285
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Topics: Cash Flow Properties, Memphis wholesale property, Memphis discount properties