Eliminating 5 Major Real Estate Investment Headaches

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Some days, investing in real estate can give you a real headache. Maybe you’ve been doing this thing on your own. You that one resident is driving you crazy. Or maybe you’ve been up late, worried sick about that one property that just isn’t turning a profit, and you’re sick of seeing red month after month. Or those property renovations that were supposed to be finished in three weeks are still going after three months.

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Topics: real estate investing

Are Summer Vacation Rentals a Worthwhile Investment?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

There are a thousand different ways to invest in real estate. While single-family properties have and continue to be at the forefront, they are far from the only way to invest. Multifamily properties, commercial real estate, land, wholesaling, and yes...vacation homes.

The summer vacation rental has been around for a long time. It’s a strategy that seems like it’s best left to the experts, and, in many ways, that’s true. Vacation rentals aren’t for the faint of heart.  I'll be very clear on the front end of this article and say that vacation homes are not our forte.

Kent Sr. owns several short-term, vacation rentals and as a company we have certainly explored them as an alternative investment for clients.  So in our research and with Kent Sr.'s experience, we have a few thoughts.

While you might have pictures in your head of sipping a mojito on the beach while the money pours in, that’s not reality. Like any investment property, vacation rentals come with their own unique risks and challenges.

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Topics: real estate investing, vacation rentals

Crucial Summer Homebuying Tips for Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jul 5, 2017

Summer. It’s hot. The real estate market is also hot. It’s the time of year when everyone wants to buy and everyone is selling.

For real estate investors who want to get in on the frenzy, there are a few things that you need to know so that you don’t get caught up in the heat of the moment and make critical errors.

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Topics: real estate investing, buying a property

Real Estate Investors Can Follow These Tips To Finish 2017 Strong! 

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Jul 1, 2017

For a lot of us, 2016 was a little rough. Maybe not for our real estate investment endeavors, but in other ways. Even if one area goes well, when others seem shaky or uncertain—maybe it’s global politics or the death of a beloved celebrity, or some other turmoil—it can be hard to believe that everything is going to go right.

2017 hasn't exactly been cupcakes and rainbows either, but this is where we have to start taking stock of our year.  We are halfway done and regardless of the ares where things could be better, we have to plan for the second half of the year and how to improve the things we can control.  We have control over items such as our investment mindset, where we choose to focus, steps we take to grow and improve our real estate investments.

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate investing

5 Compelling Reasons to Rely on Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 31, 2017

For those of us thinking towards retirement planning, there are a lot of options put in front of us. While historically, many have relied on career retirement plans—do they really cut it anymore?

Those who are serious about having a solid retirement fund will want to look into investment options well before their golden years. Some might just settle for IRAs, stocks, and bonds, while others will look into more ambitious options. And those options can be hit-or-miss!

There are bad investment options out there. You know the ones. Gold. Gemstones. Tax shelters. Collectibles. Even stocks, except for the most experienced and savvy investors. For the average American, you’re going to want an investment that really pays off. Not one that you spend time hoping and praying works out.

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Topics: real estate investing

When a Customer Service Company Meets a Real Estate Investing Opportunity ~ Magic Happens!

Posted by Christopher Clothier on Thu, Dec 15, 2016

One of the unique features of the Memphis Invest story, is the transition from a transaction based company focused on selling houses, to a customer service based company focused on providing an experience.

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Topics: real estate investing, customer service

Memphis Invest Hosting a Real Estate Investor Q&A and Meet-n-Greet In Dallas, Texas

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Friday October 7th 6:00PM to 7:30PM ~ Memphis Invest offices, Grapevine, TX.
Saturday October 8th 8:30AM to 12:30PM ~ The Palace Theater, Grapevine, TX.
Saturday October 8th 12:30PM to 2:30 PM ~ Lunch at Memphis Invest offices, Grapevine, TX.

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Topics: real estate investing

3 Secrets to Transcending "Hype" in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Aug 2, 2016

As with just about everyone, real estate investors can fall prey to hype. While the tried-and-true ways to invest still reign supreme, there are new trends constantly popping up—flavors of the week that don’t last and rarely deliver on their promises.

In real estate investment, hype can look like a lot of different things...

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Topics: real estate investing, investment tips

5 Reasons to Focus on Satisfaction Over Profit

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Jun 6, 2016

Many of us are guilty of focusing a little too much on income. Granted, income is important. We have to have money to cover bills, needs and desires and offer life security for ourselves and families. No one is denying that security is very important to our overall wellbeing.

Still, though, there’s a point where the trade-off between money and happiness tips in a clear direction. Whether you’re an owner are an employee, it’s very possible that you or someone you work with hates their job. They do it and they may do it well, but the daily grind of work is the most dreaded, hated thing in their lives.

We spend a lot of our waking hours and lives as a whole working. So shouldn’t job satisfaction be a priority?

5 Reasons to Put Job Satisfaction Before Wealth

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Topics: real estate investing, financial decisions

5 Ways Real Estate Investors Can Reduce Tax Liability & Increase Savings

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Its never too early to start planning for taxes!  It Self_Directed_IRA.jpgmay be tax day 2016, but we have a fantastic webinar with Amanda Holbrook, formerly with Memphis Invest and currently a superstar at Specialized IRA services, to help you get planning for next year!

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Topics: real estate investing, Self Directed Retirement Accounts, self-improvement