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Memphis Real Estate Foreclosures Dropping?

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Feb 14, 2013

I know it sounds a bit crazy, but when talking about Memphis real estate and the role that foreclosures have on the market, there are some words that just don't seem to go together.  Take for instance using ‘Stable’ and ‘Foreclosure’ in the same line... or sentence for that matter.  It sounds a bit oxymoronic, right?  I am fairly sure, although not entirely positive, that is a word!  

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Strong Yields for Real Estate Investors

By Chris Clothier on Sun, Sep 2, 2012

Now is a good time for investing in real estate, at home or abroad. In a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled "The Case for Real Estate in a Portfolio," Jane Hodges details current yields from real estate investment

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Memphis Real Estate | Investment Property - 1st Quarter Numbers

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Chandler Reports, the local real estate information aggregating company, released their monthly tally last week which included 1st quarter totals for all things related to real estate in Memphis and the surrounding areas.  Memphis Invest is interested in many of the numbers including total sales, days on market, average sales price and number of transactions as each of these data points is very important to the over-all health of a market.  But we are also extremely interested in the over-all sales numbers for the area and for the 8th quarter in a row, MemphisInvest.com was the leader in local company home sales.

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Real Estate Investing | Memphis Foreclosures and Home Values

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Jan 17, 2011

Memphis real estate investors continue to get good news from independent analysts on the near future for Memphis investment properties.

Clear Capital recently released its' Home Value Index report for 2011 with data on major real estate markets around the country and their chief economists updated predictions for those markets.  As has been the case in the past, there are pockets of the country that seem almost unaffected by the housing crisis and other parts of the country that may never recover.  Memphis appears to be somewhere in the middle as economists are predicting Memphis Real Estate to appreciate 3.2% in the coming year.  That may not seem like a big boost, but Memphis is one of only four markets expected to appreciate in the coming year.

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Real Estate Investing | Real Life Examples of 2010 Investing Success

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jan 6, 2011

On Tuesday night, January 4th, Marq Cobb who leads the sales floor at MemphisInvest.com, held a quick 45 minute Webinar recapping three great success stories from investors in 2010.  Each defined success in their own way and each took advantage of the services provided by our years of experience in the Memphis investment real estate market.  The stories shared were simply inspiring!

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Memphis real estate investor talking turnkey investing

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Sep 8, 2010

Memphis investment real estate buyer, Brian Douglas, talks about the turn-key process of investing in discount properties in Memphis with MemphisInvest.com.  Brian has built a sizable portfolio of investment properties and views his portfolio as an addition or diversification of his existing retirement strategy.

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Buying Discount real estate in Memphis

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jul 28, 2010

The number of real estate investors buying discounted properties in Memphis has never been higher and they are investing in Memphis real estate for a reason!  CASH FLOW...

Discounted properties seem to be popping up in better areas of Memphis every week.  With Banks having to continue to get rid of excess inventory while at the same time recording a record number of NOD's (notice of default), the opportunity to invest in Memphis real estate will continue to be a good one!

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Partnering for success in Memphis Real Estate Investing part 2 of 2!

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jul 22, 2010

So after reading part 1 of this 2 part posting, hopefully you can sense where I am going with this advice.  Investing in Memphis real estate can be very lucrative and a fantastic addition to a retirement portfolio.  However, there are a lot of companies and individuals who make a living selling bad properties and bad investment in Memphis to outside investors.  Heck, I am pretty sure that is a problem that occurs across the nation. 

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Why Size Matters with Memphis Investment Real Estate

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jun 16, 2010

Mark Anderson, MemphisInvest.com

Size does matter when it comes to Memphis investment properties.  The average size of a new home has more than doubled since the 1950’s and people have grown accustomed to more space.  If an investment property is too small, it usually is more difficult to rent or sell.  When I say that price does not equal value when buying discounted investment properties, this is one of the "other" factors I mentioned that an investor has to look at.  Does that mean you should avoid small homes?

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Real Estate Investment Funding is Tight Even With Rates Dropping

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 1, 2010

If you are keeping up with the recent news on mortgage rates, home prices, refinancing options and anything whatsoever having to do with investment real estate, there is a common theme emerging.  Investors are finding  fewer and fewer options for financing, but the best options - using Self Directed Retirement Accounts, paying cash, converting stocks, bonds, CD's into tangible real estate assets - are finding unbelievable deals!
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