How Much Does the Real Estate Cycle Really Affect Investors?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Oct 31, 2018

While there are many factors to pay attention to as an investor of any kind, one of the biggest indicators that people seem to look to, no matter what is the market cycle. For real estate investors, the real estate cycle can be valuable to understand, but it can create a lot of stress and anxiety if relied on too heavily for decision-making.

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Topics: Real Estate Cycles, housing market recovery

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 30, 2018

We're in Dallas with this week's Turnkey Transformation, and as you can probably already tell, this back yard was lacking some serious curb appeal. Plus, when it comes to swimming pools and rental properties, generally the two don't mix. In this article, we'll see how the Memphis Invest renovations team was able to spruce up the landscaping while rehabbing this 1970's property in need of some updating!

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

The Big Thing You Should Know Before Investing in Turnkey Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 26, 2018

When we think about the principles of finance, money management, and investing, I think most of us, on a basic level, understand that owning real estate is a good thing. It’s ingrained in us that we should own a home. The American Dream has lauded it for centuries.

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Topics: new real estate investors, passive income

Going Above and Beyond with the Memphis Invest Renovations Team, Pt. 2

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Oct 24, 2018

In part one of our interview with Mark Anderson, executive and head of renovations for Memphis Invest in Tennessee, as well as Dave Smith, head of renovations for Memphis Invest in Texas, we dove in depth about the day-to-day operations of the renovations team, how we distinguish ourselves from other investment companies in the renovations process, and our “WOW” relationship with our vendors.

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Topics: property renovations, Memphis Invest

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Our Turnkey Transformation for this week is located in the Houston, TX market. You'll see how this 1980's home is turned into a modern, clean space. Plus, check out the 'before' kitchen pics below and you'll notice there wasn't really much of a kitchen at all when we got started! 

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

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