Lending & Borrowing For Investment Real Estate Getting Tougher

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Sep 30, 2013

Regulations and Rules could put squeeze on real estate investors

If you have not been following all of the preparation for the implementation of the Dodd-Frank legislation then you may have missed the warning whistle.  There is a train headed your way and it is poised to make borrowing a lot more expensive.  Real estate investors who are making plans for their 2014 purchases are going to find a different lending landscape.  Not all of the rulles are bad and some are absolutley needed.  But real estate investing will be different and investors need to be aware of the changes coming.  

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Topics: real estate investing, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dodd-Frank legislation, mortgage financing

Stay Up-to-Date to Make the Best Real Estate Financial Decisions

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Sep 22, 2013

Financial Decision Making

When it comes to their finances, it's no secret that people don't make decisions based on raw data alone. National and global events, investors' impression of a situation, emotions...all of these things and so much more go into the decisions people make when it comes to their money.  Because data and information can sometimes be fuzzy..., we need to surround ourselves with more than just one source of information.  We also need to consider that sometimes people let their own agendas influence the way they deliver information to their audience.  Sometimes sources of information don't really care about the truth or about data.  They care about how they can shape the data and the story to meet their own agenda.  Nothing is more dangerous for someone making a financial decision - especially in real estate - than a source with an agenda!

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Topics: real estate investing, financial decisions, memphis real estate company

Memphis Real Estate Market | Real Estate Investing Update

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Sep 18, 2013

Memphis Real Estate in Transition

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate, MAAR, Kiplinger magazine, affordable rent

What Strategy Is Trending Up In Real Estate Investing?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Sep 14, 2013

Different Real Estate Markets Have Different Investing Trends

At this point, there really are very few 'new' techniques, strategies or markets to take advantage of when investing in real estate.  With reality T.V. highlighting the buy, fix-up, sell to a retail buyer trend, many investors identify this as the best way to get involved in real estate.  With so much news right now about rising interest rates, rising home prices and fewer properties on the market, it is no wonder that the retail sales strategy is getting a lot of attention.  But, if you really dig into the numbers and pay attention closely, you will see that many savvy investors are taking advantage of what some think are the later stages of the best reo-to-rental market in history.  Many investors are buying up properties quickly while the prices remain low and planning to ride the wave of rising inflation as it pushes rents higher. 

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Topics: real estate investing, property management, REO to Rental, buy & hold, long-term investing

7 Great Customer Service Books For "Wowing" Real Estate Clients!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Sep 12, 2013

Real Estate Investing Can Be A 'Wow' Business

Creating a great experience for clients does not have to be a goal that is reserved only for hotels, restaurants and car companies.  If you provide a service for customers like we do, then the Only goal for your company should be hearing your clients say 'wow'.  In our company, the service is managing a real estate investors rental housing portfolio.  That management process has many opportunities for us to really engage and amaze our clients with great service, great updates and surprise, unexpected touches.  Going above and beyond the "normal" property management duties has become our mission and we have engaged the help of a few resources along the way!

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate, Memphis Invest, customer service

Great Property Management Helps Real Estate Investors Find Success

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Property Management Continues To Be 'Difference Maker'

If you talk to enough real estate investors, then you are bound to hear the following phrase:  

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Topics: Memphis property management, PPMG of Texas, premier property management of Memphis, Dallas property management, Memphis Turnkey Properties, 3rd quarter results, deferred maintenance

4 Self-Discipline Tips to Make You a Better Real Estate Investor

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Sep 6, 2013

We All Love The Nike Slogan 'Just Do It'

Come up with some goals. Figure out what you need to do to reach them.  Just Do It.  Decide you are going to be a real estate investor. Read some books. Just Do It.  Buy a piece of property. Slap on some new paint. Rent it out for a massive profit! Just Do It.

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis investment group, self discipline tips, Memphis real estate tips

Reply To Our Recent Article on Real Estate Lending Trends

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Sep 4, 2013

Two Sides To Every Story - Even In Real Estate Investing

This may be a first for us.  We are printing a response we received to an article we wrote on our blog.  Not to mention, we hardly ever print articles written by other people.  But this one is different.  This response was emailed to me from a very valued relationship we have in the lending community.  Kathleen Kramer, of RPM Mortgage, has been a trusted confidant for the past two years and has assisted with private money programs for our company. Kathleen also has reviewed and advised us on our procedures and processes and visited our offices here in Memphis.  We have tremendous confidence in her knowledge of the lending industry, so when she sends us an email response to our recent blog article...well, we listen!  

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Topics: real estate lending, Memphis real estate, Kathleen Kramer, RPM Mortgage, mortgage loans, stated income loans