What the Build-to-Rent Model Says About Investing in Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 16, 2019

The U.S. housing market is in a slump. 2019 is bringing with it a flurry of predictions and speculations, many of which have to do with the shifting environment. Are we due for a bubble burst? Unlikely. The conditions in which the housing market crashed in 2009 are wildly different than the conditions we're currently experiencing.

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Topics: 2019 real estate market, success in real estate investment

The Essential Quickstart Guide to Preparing for Early Retirement

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 11, 2019

Who doesn't want to retire early?

Most of us feel like early retirement is out of reach, but that just simply isn't the case. It is only beyond reach if we allow it to be. With the right financial strategy, preparing for early retirement doesn't have to be difficult or intimidating.

 

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Topics: financial planning, Retirement planning

How Oklahoma City Attracts Millennials with Affordability & Opportunity

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma tends to fly under most people's radar. Unless you live there and are already personally invested in some way, it's not likely that you pay all that much attention to OKC. It seems, however, that more heads are turning in their direction these days as MarketWatch has named Oklahoma City among the best cities for millennials for good jobs and good homes.

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Topics: oklahoma city, real estate market

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Today we're in Dallas, TX for our Turnkey Transformation of the week! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is dark and damaged and in need of quite a few repairs. Not only did we put on a new roof, we replaced any rotten wood in the home as well as built a new wooden fence. Once our project managers and vendors finished the job, this property looks as good as new! Scroll down to see the completed renovation and to see all of the before and after pictures!

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

4 Tax Issues Real Estate Investors Can't Ignore When Filing in 2019

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 4, 2019

As 2019 kicks off, one item growing on many of our to-do lists is taxes. As records begin to trickle in and your documents get in order, you begin to sort out every last financial detail so that you can pass it all over to your trusted CPA. After all, you want your tax return back as soon as possible.

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Topics: tax prep, tax laws

13 Great 'Take Action' Books Every Real Estate Investor Needs

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 2, 2019

Whether You Read Books or Listen to Audio Books, You NEED to Add These Books to Your List!

Every year I try to put together a list of books that I enjoyed reading the previous year. If you have read my lists in the past, you know that I often list books that I read over and over again because they are that impactful!

This year, I wanted to share the books that had really impacted my thought processes and even inspired me to take action.  As usual, not all of these are real estate books nor are they all investing books.  I strongly believe that in order to succeed, you have to surround yourself with the right people, the right resources, and the right attitude and these books are a great place to get started! If you're wanting to become a more successful investor and entrepreneur, I hope you check these titles out - each book image is linked to Amazon for easy shopping! 

Rest assured though, we do not have a sales account with Amazon so we are not sharing links where we make money.  These are just for easy access for you!

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Topics: Entrepreneurial Mindset, Great books for real estate, passive investing, turnkey investing

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 2, 2019

We're starting off 2019 with a drastic Horn Lake, MS 'Turnkey Transformation'! You can probably tell that this property has encountered quite a bit of fire damage, so these before and after pictures are very dramatic to say the least. And you may also be wondering, when did Memphis Invest start acquiring properties in Mississippi? In addition to Memphis, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, St. Louis and Oklahoma City, there are plenty of smaller, nearby markets that Memphis Invest has been able to enter in these sprawling cities.

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

6 Small Acts That Can Transform Your Financial Health

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 28, 2018

Where our finances are concerned, we tend to think in “big picture” terms. It’s about our investments, paychecks, house payments, and big bills. We rarely consider the small, seemingly insignificant actions throughout our day and how they can impact our wealth and financial future.

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Topics: money management

How Important is Timing in Real Estate Investment?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 26, 2018

As a new year approaches, no doubt the fire of ambition will be lit in many of us. Whether you're thinking about investing in real estate for the first time or have in you a desire to expand your portfolio, there is always some level of anxiety that can come with buying property. No matter how you invest in real estate, there tends to be this apprehension about whether or not the timing is right.

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Topics: turnkey investors

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 26, 2018

This lovely home with gigantic frog lawn ornaments is in Houston, TX and is our 'Transformation Tuesday' for this week. There's a lot to clean up with this property, both inside and out. See how our vendors and project managers were able to clear out the yard, take down the wooden boards and spruce up the interior of the home to create a beautiful living space.

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Topics: transformation, property renovation