Chris Clothier

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6 Practical Problem Solving Techniques for Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 14, 2018

As much as we would like real estate investment to go off without a hitch, that just isn’t reality. We know that things will inevitably go wrong somewhere along the way. The question is how we will respond and deal with these bumps in the road.

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Topics: success in real estate investment

Why Houston is Facing an Economic Boom Going into 2019

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 12, 2018

It seems like all around us there is news of economic crises. Many of us are glued to the news of stock market drops, trade wars, and impending recessions. But what we don’t always see is that, on a smaller scale, there is a lot of promise happening—especially in Houston.

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Topics: houston economy

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 11, 2018

This week's 'Transformation Tuesday' is in Oklahoma City, OK, where we'll see this 50+ year old home get a huge clean up! With an extremely overgrown yard and an unsightly, messy interior, you'll see how our vendors and renovations team really improved this property to make it a wonderful investment opportunity for our clients!

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

A Look Inside the Property Management Experience at Memphis Invest

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 7, 2018

Property management is one of the toughest jobs in the world of real estate investment. Pleasing and retaining residents, ensuring properties are well-taken care of, and protecting your investments on the day-to-day is an often under-appreciated but critical part of your success.

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Topics: Memphis Invest, property management

4 Things Investors Need to Understand About the Real Estate Slowdown

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 5, 2018

There’s been considerable buzz lately in the real estate world about a nationwide housing slowdown. When we see words like this, people no doubt tend to get nervous. But is there anything, really, to worry about for real estate investors? What’s behind the slowdown, and who will really be affected by it all?

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Topics: 2019 real estate market, real estate market

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 4, 2018

We're in Memphis with this week's 'Transformation Tuesday', and once again, we've gone from boarded up windows and doors, to a fully completed renovation! Be sure to check out all the pictures below to  see how our team turned this overgrown, forgotten property to an amazing home fit for residents!

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

How Measuring Your Overall ROI Impacts Your Goals

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Nov 30, 2018

When we think about measuring ROI, or your return on investment, we usually think about just that—investments. We think purely in terms of our actual financial investments, be they stocks or real estate.

But what if we stopped and took stock of our lives in the same way? What if we looked at everything with such an intentional eye, examining the value we’re truly getting not just in our financial lives, but in the daily decisions we make—our jobs, education, and even our relationships?

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Topics: measuring roi, financial strategy

5 Investing and Finance Books to Put on Your Holiday Wishlist

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 28, 2018

Books are among our favorite things at Memphis Invest. We have an ever-growing list of resources that we love to recommend not only to our investors but to one another in the office. Continuing to enrich and grow in the knowledge of finance and investing is so key to your success as a turnkey real estate investor.

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Topics: inspiring books, recommended reading, holidays

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Nov 27, 2018

We're in Oklahoma this week for 'Transformation Tuesday', and we've got a house that received a major facelift, inside and out! This property is situated on a corner lot, providing a nice, large yard for residents, but it had unfortunately become unattractive and overgrown. See how a little bit of landscaping, and a LOT of work on the interior, brought this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home back to life!

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

Where's the Balance Between Paying Off Debt and Investing?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Nov 23, 2018

Traditional financial wisdom has long told us that it is far better for our financial security to focus on paying down outstanding debts first before we worry about investing in anything. Does this strategy hold up to modern financial sensibilities or is it an outdated mode of thinking? What is the best path to security, financial freedom, and growing your wealth?

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Topics: financial strategy