Your Cash Flow Crash Course & Crisis-Proofing Your Real Estate Investments

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 5, 2018

There’s a popular saying among real estate investors. Cash flow is king. Cash flow, in a general sense, can be defined as the money being transferred into and out of a business. In the context of investments, there are two types of cash flow: positive and negative. Real estate investors are on a mission to maximize their positive cash flow (their passive income).

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Topics: passive income

Homeowner VS Investor: Buying Properties with Wealth Building in Mind

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Oct 21, 2017

We’ve all heard people say “a home is an investment.” When they say this, they’re usually referring to hopes of appreciation that, years down the line, may pay off when they retire or downsize.

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Topics: passive income

Earn More Passive Income: 6 Secrets to Retaining Long-Term Residents

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 3, 2017

If we want to be at our very best as real estate investors, we've got to maximize our earning potential. Your passive income is affected by a lot of different factors: risk management, maintenance, mortgage, insurance, expenses, rent, and, yes...your residents.

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Topics: passive income, tenant retention, resident retention

Make Serious Passive Income: Cut Out These 3 Behaviors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Earning passive income is everyone's dream. If you want to have a satisfying, fulfilling retirement, it really can't be beaten. So many people rely on passive income every year to not only fuel their financial futures but to unlock financial freedom.

The "safe" ways to earn passive income, however, don't really bring in the dough. Relying on the growth of a savings account of 401K just doesn't cut it today.

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Topics: passive income

Does Real Estate Measure Up to Other Kinds of Investments?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Have you ever wondered how other kinds of investments measure up to investing in real estate? What about the other way around? Maybe you’re already a real estate investor and you’re considering diversifying your portfolio—you’re not sure if real estate is still the answer. Or maybe you’re new to all of this investment business and you don’t know what variety is the best choice for building up your financial future.

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Topics: passive income

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

Busting 5 Myths About Generating Passive Income in Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Generating passive income sounds amazing in concept, doesn’t it? Income. Passive. Knowing that without expending too much time, effort, and energy, you could be racking up the cash to cover your retirement, or that trip to the Bahamas you’ve been dreaming about. Passive income comes in many shapes and sizes. Now more than ever, there are a million different ways to start generating passive income.

And real estate investment, in certain forms, is one of them!

It all depends on how you choose to invest. Investing in real estate can be a great avenue to financial security and freedom, but would-be investors need to be wary of the myths and misconceptions surrounding earning passive income through real estate.

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Topics: passive income, investing in real estate, passive investing

The Virtue of Patience: 4 Principles of Buy and Hold

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Jan 28, 2013
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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis Invest, passive income, buy and hold real estate