The Real Estate Investor's No-Nonsense Guide to the 1031 Exchange

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Wherever real estate investment and taxes are concerned, people tend to get a little nervous. After all, taxes and all the legal trappings that come with exchanges, exemptions, exceptions, write-offs, benefits, and penalties get tricky if you’re unfamiliar with it all. And if we’re honest, it’s not in most of our proverbial wheelhouses.

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Topics: tax laws, 1031 Exchange

Going Above and Beyond with the Memphis Invest Renovations Team, Pt. 1

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Oct 17, 2018

At Memphis Invest, each and every one of our teams, from customer service representatives and property management to sales and renovations, work together to create a stand-out “WOW” experience for everyone we come in contact with. We know that we couldn’t do it without our investors, vendors, residents, and these dedicated teams.

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Topics: professional property management, Memphis Invest

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

This week's 'Turnkey Transformation' comes from Memphis, TN. Memphis is where we got started in the turnkey business over 15 years ago, and have since expanded into 5 other markets (Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Little Rock, Houston, and Dallas). We're so proud to call Memphis our home town, and I encourage real estate entrepreneurs to always get to know the communities in which they invest. 

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

A Real Estate Investor’s Rundown of New 2018 Tax Benefits

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 12, 2018

If you’re at all familiar with real estate investing, you know that one of the biggest advantages that proponents of real estate investment laud are tax benefits. This benefit, however, can sound vague to anyone who isn’t familiar with tax law or doesn’t handle their own taxes—and let’s be honest, most of us don’t!

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Topics: tax laws, Tax tips

Top Financial Strategies to Go from Property Owner to Real Estate Mogul

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Oct 10, 2018

If you have ambitions of becoming truly successful in real estate investment, one thing that you will come to learn quickly is that one or two investment properties are not going to cut it. If you have a desire to quit your day job, grow your passive income into a dream retirement, or reach sustainable long-term wealth, you’re going to find that scaling your portfolio is an absolute necessity.

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Topics: financial strategy, growing your portfolio

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 9, 2018

This week for our Turnkey Transformation, we have another Dallas/Ft. Worth property for you! A house fire destroyed much of the interior and exterior of this house, but it was nothing the Memphis Invest team couldn't handle! See some great before and after pictures, as well as some much needed modifications that we made to the layout of the home.

 

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

How Portfolio Diversification Brings Lasting Financial Security

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Financial strategy can be a tricky skill to master. It can leave many of us feeling anxious, particularly if we are new to things like investing—be it in stocks and bonds or in real estate and business ventures.

One of the biggest and most important concepts to master no matter what your financial goals are, however, is portfolio diversification. This is the idea of putting your money to work across multiple disciplines, markets, and types of investments.

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Topics: stock market, financial strategy

Thinking Like a Homeowner VS Thinking Like an Investor

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Successful real estate investors all have this pivotal moment where their thinking makes the critical shift from average homeowner to investor. You see, mastering an investor mindset is an overlooked yet critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to investing in real estate. Because we often think of investing as something we do “on the side” and not as a highly skilled job, we don’t often think of ourselves as truly in need of any training or in need of a fundamental shift in thinking to succeed.

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Topics: new real estate investors

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Coming to you from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, we have this week's Turnkey Transformation! We'll see how a lot of landscaping and a great rehab team are able to bring this property and it's curb appeal up to the Memphis Invest standards. Plus the backyard on this particular home needed a lot of elbow grease, check out the before and after pics to see how much this property can shine!

 

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

Why & How Real Estate Investors Protect Their Assets Through LLCs

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Sep 28, 2018

In the real estate investment business, we talk a lot about risk management. Much of the time, this is relegated to concepts like portfolio diversification, insurance, and savvy business decisions. One of the things we don’t always talk about, however, is asset protection.

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Topics: protecting your assets, llc