Chris Clothier

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Why Texas Real Estate Investments are Still a No-Brainer in 2019

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Investing in Texas real estate in 2019 is still a good move for your portfolio.

When we think about what causes problems for your portfolio, we don't think about the housing market slowing or slight increases in interest rates. However, when we look for evidence of good markets to invest in, we do think about what we're seeing in Dallas. At Memphis Invest, we take the investment markets we choose very seriously.

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Topics: Dallas real estate

3 Big Reasons a Housing Bust Isn't in the Cards

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Feb 13, 2019

When the housing slowdown hit towards the end of the year, many began to worry about the prospect of another housing bust.

With the real estate market going so remarkably well over the past several years, particularly with so many “hot” markets growing in seemingly unstoppable ways, there began to worry that this growth was unsustainable. With a slowdown now in full force, some wondered...is this finally the tipping point?

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Topics: Real Estate Cycles, 2019 real estate market

10 Ironclad Budgeting Tips for Mindful Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Everyone perks up when you start talking about fiscal responsibility, don't they? We know, we know. Don't doze off just yet! There is so much value in knowing how to command your money, especially in the world of real estate investment.

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Topics: money management, financial planning

4 Reasons the Real Estate Market is Looking Up

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Between domestic and international unrest, economic and governmental angst, real estate is something that seems to get lost in the shuffle. While the rest of the world seems to be in chaos, we can easily lose sight of the world of real estate—or we just assume that it is suffering along with everything else.

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Topics: 2019 real estate market

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Our 'Transformation Tuesday' for this week is a large 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in Memphis, TN. With this large, 50+ year old home, we had a lot of repairs to do, including filling in a pool, tree removal, and refinishing the original hard wood floors. Check out these before and after pictures as we see how this updated 2-story home turns from overgrown to neat and charming.

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

What to Watch in Real Estate Investment: Renter Migration

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Feb 1, 2019

When we think about real estate investment, and more importantly, success in real estate investment, we have to think about who we are serving as investors and management teams. That comes down to our renters.

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Topics: secondary market, investing in real estate

The 7 Crucial Components of a Wealthy Mindset

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Jan 31, 2019

When you consider your finances, what do you think about? Do you feel a sense of excitement, or does it provoke anxiety? Do you focus on savings, or scaling your wealth? Your mindset about money can say a lot about your potential for success.

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Topics: build long term wealth, wealthy mindset

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 29, 2019

This week we have another Memphis/Mississippi area 'Turnkey Transformation' for you! 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. Mississippi provides plenty of opportunity for investors and residents to get the 'perks' of being near Memphis but still being in the outer suburbs of the metro area.

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

6 Considerations in Deciding to Scale Your Real Estate Portfolio

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 25, 2019

In real estate investment, scaling your portfolio is absolutely essential to your long-term investment success. We don't ride bikes with training wheels forever and we don't stay in the shallow end of the pool.

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Topics: building a portfolio

What Does Inc. Magazine's 'Best Places for Business' Mean for Real Estate Investors?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 23, 2019

When we consider real estate investment, the important factors aren’t always home prices, interest rates, and realty data. While these things can provide insights, we can find a more rounded, telling picture when we look at the overall condition of a market. When we do a deep analysis of a market to determine whether or not it is worth bringing turnkey investment opportunities to our investors, for example, we look at a great many economic factors in our prospective markets.

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Topics: 2019 real estate market, Top U.S. Job Markets