Chris Clothier

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How to Apply Financial Planning Wisdom to Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 21, 2018

We all want to secure our retirement. After all, if you’re here you are no doubt in the market for some sort of security for your financial future. If that’s the case, you have to arm yourself with more than just some real estate investing know-how. While beginning to understand the wild west that is real estate is part of your success, another huge piece of the puzzle comes down to your financial savvy.

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Topics: financial planning, Retirement planning

What’s in Store for the U.S. Real Estate Market in 2019?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Looking back at 2018, we experienced a year of high expectations that largely did not disappoint. Markets continued to stabilize, economic promise grew along with property values, and the revitalization of cities nationwide provided opportunities and population growth.

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Topics: real estate market, 2019 real estate market

Memphis Invest Turnkey Transformation of the Week!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Our 'Transformation Tuesday' for this week is in Memphis, TN, where we'll see this almost 65-year-old home get a major facelift! From multiple window units, lots of junk to sift through, and a missing ceiling, we'll see this outdated home turn into a prime investment for our clients. Check out even more of our before and after pictures below!

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Topics: transformation, property renovation

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