Memphis Real Estate Investing

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Stop Procrastinating — Now is the Time to Invest in Real Estate

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 30, 2019

If you look around online, you’ll find numerous articles on why you should invest in real estate young — as young as your twenties. Does that sound out-of-reach to your present or past self? It very well might. However, investing in real estate, like any avenue for passive income, is most effective when it is given time to grow and produce fruit.

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What Passive Investors Can Learn from Project Management

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Project managers are an often overlooked and under-appreciated group of people. If you’re unfamiliar with project management, you may not even realize what they do, or how important they are to the success of businesses in every sector! What do they do, exactly?

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Wood-Heavy Dud Becomes Perfect Property - Memphis Market Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Aug 27, 2019

This week's Transformation Tuesday is a 58 year old house in Memphis, TN. See how this outdated single family home gets some repairs done on the interior and exterior. We'll take a look at how our team was able to complete this renovation in just 69 days and $37,000! Being almost 60 years old, this house really needed some good TLC to make it more modern and to bring in more light throughout the home. A new paint job, cabinetry and other general touches really turned this house into a beautiful single-family home any investor or resident would dream of.

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4 Steps to a Successful First Year in Real Estate Investment

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 23, 2019

So you took the plunge. You’re officially a real estate investor! First of all, congratulations. You’ve begun your journey towards financial security — and freedom — for life. If you’re like most new investors, you likely feel nervous along with excited. After all, you just made a massive financial commitment. What if it doesn’t work out? What if you do something wrong? You don’t want to ruin your investment!

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6 Signs a Real Estate Market is on the Rise

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Aug 21, 2019

As a real estate investor, you are acutely aware of the ebb and flow of the real estate market whether you realize it or not. While you may not study the market specifically, you do understand sentiments and trajectory.  Most of us have a sense for when a market is moving in the right direction and when it isn’t — though we don’t always know the words to describe it or what the real factors are in determining the health of a market.

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Well-Lived In Home Is Now A Clean Slate For New Memories - Oklahoma City Market Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Aug 20, 2019

This week's Transformation Tuesday is a 44 year old house in Oklahoma City, OK. See how this outdated single family home gets some repairs done on the interior and exterior. We'll take a look at how our team was able to complete this renovation in just 51 days and $52,000! If you can remember our Transformation Tuesday from last week, you might recall the very "colorful" choices made by the previous residents. This property while a bit more updated- also had some interesting picks for colors of the interior as well.

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Survey Says Real Estate is the "Single Best Investment for the Decade"

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 16, 2019

If you were to be asked on the street what you thought the best long-term investment was, what would you answer?

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How Savvy Investors Create a High ROI on Their Time

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Aug 14, 2019

The old adage says that time is money. Real estate investors know just how true this is. It’s a time-consuming business, particularly as you grow and strive for personal success. However, real estate investors don’t have to break their backs or sacrifice all of their time and energy in the pursuit of their investments.

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Mid-Century House Gets A Long Overdue Overhaul - St. Louis Market Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Aug 13, 2019

If you're like most people, you can probably remember a time when you made a 'bold' decorating decision. Sometimes they work, and sometimes these design choices are a little too far out, even for the most artistic of interior designers!  Every once and a while at Memphis Invest, we find some really unique touches to the houses we acquire. I wanted to share today's 'Turnkey Transformation', where the previous owner wasn't afraid of color, and the bathroom vanity might be a little too vain for some!

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Utilize Credit for an Advantage, Not a Financial Burden

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 9, 2019

When we hear about credit, we often hear the negatives. We ourselves have warned against credit card debt on this very blog. However, credit in itself is not always a bad thing. Just like anything in the world, responsible, informed use of credit cards and be advantageous to your investment career.

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Your Market Update: Houston, Texas Real Estate So Far in 2019

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Aug 7, 2019

So far, most of the buzz in Texas has been centralized to Austin and Dallas. However, Houston is experiencing some real estate and economic buzz that is worth mentioning. As we head for the middle of 2019’s third quarter, it’s valuable for investors to step back and evaluate both the markets they’re involved in as well as those that show promise and opportunities for the future.

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Outdated & Overgrown Property Now A Contemporary Haven - Tulsa Market Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Coming to you from the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, we have this week's Turnkey Transformation!  With this home, there was a lot of cleanup to be done not only on the inside, but especially outside, due to a lot of neglect and overgrowth. The exterior needed lots of pressure washing, painting and replacing of wood siding, and removal of yard debris. Much of this yard debris includes things like older playground equipment, a patio overflowing with furniture and other items, and landscaping scrubs and overgrown trees. But this project just goes to show how a team and processes can get this place back into shape! Check out the before and after pics to see how much this property can shine!

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An Investor's Guide to Spotting Hype VS Real Opportunities

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 2, 2019

There’s no shortage of hype in the real estate investing world. We know that just by looking at headlines! Everyone is always searching for the next big market, the hot new trend, and the strategy that will make money fast.

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