Mark Lattimer & Baypointe Capital Share Real Estate Investing Data

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Oct 9, 2014

Memphis Invest had the pleasure of interviewing Mark earlier this week and spending some time going through his slides on the economy, real estate investing, passive income, long-term borrowing and leverage. 

Mark has a background in finance and was a Sr. level director with Freddie Mac from 1989 to 1994.  He has a deep knowledge of financial markets, models and how leverage works in and effects the housing industry.

This is a fantastic 45 minutes and I urge you to watch and take notes.  Mark has a wealth of knowledge and the presentation is both quick and informative.   

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Topics: real estate investing advice

Great Books for Successful Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 7, 2011

Heading into a new year is always a great time to take stock of where you are and start preparing for any changes or adjustments you need to make.  It's also a great time to educate yourself and real estate investors are not immune to continuing education!

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Topics: real estate education, real estate investing advice

Real Estate Investing | 4 Advantages of Self Directed IRA's

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 19, 2011

Every day, regular people and seasoned investors alike are looking for ways to diversify their investments and investing in real estate has always been a favorite alternative.  With Self Directed Individual Retirement Accounts coming into favor with investors, investing in discount properties has never been easier.  MemphisInvest.com has put together a quick list of some of the advantages to using Self Directed IRA's:

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Topics: Chris Clothier, invest in Memphis real estate, real estate investing advice, Self Directed Retirement Accounts, build long term wealth, MemmphisInvest.com

Investment Property News | Memphis 'A Most Undervalued' Market - CNN

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 5, 2011

Many of the recent articles you read on the housing market seem to convey almost polar opposite messages.  Markets are up, other markets are down and no two pollsters, spinsters or prognosticators seem to agree on exactly what is happening.  Real Estate Investors have to get past all the white noise of the national housing market and get down to the fundamentals of particular markets that provide quality, stable investment opportunities.

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Topics: Chris Clothier, Memphis investment properties, real estate investing advice, Memphis cash flow, investing in Memphis real estate

Real Estate Investing - What Cash Investors really want

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Mar 28, 2011

As I was reading a report last week on the status of real estate investing in different markets around the United States, one number kept jumping out at me - the percentage of real estate investors paying cash was huge!  In some markets around the country, real estate investors paying cash made up more than 75% of the transactions.  Since real estate is a hyper-local industry, with each individual market able to vary wildly from the next, keeping an eye on the trends of investors before making assumptions is a huge task.

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Topics: Cash Flow Properties, real estate investing advice, Buy & Hold Strategy, investing in Memphis real estate

4 Keys to Real Estate Investing Success in Memphis, Tennessee

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 8, 2010

I spent some time in Colorado in the early 2000's and was pretty active in the real estate market at the time.  One of the comments that we regularly heard was that "there is no more land being manufactured".  Being land locked by the mountains, real estate was at a premium and investing was considered to be a sound long term investment.  

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Topics: Chris Clothier, real estate education, Cash Flow Properties, real estate investing advice, Discount investment property

11 Mistakes to Avoid as a Real Estate Investor

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 10, 2010

Buying rental properties can be a tricky proposition and being a new investor makes it even tougher. After acquiring over 4,500 properties, serving 1,700 clients and managing $600 million in assets, we know a thing or two about real estate investing. Over the past 10+ years, we've grown from a handful of employees to an 88 member team in 5 markets (Memphis, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston) and we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do! And we got here by following a lot of the tips I'm sharing with you today in this video. We've heard from so many people that have learned the hard way, and we want nothing more than to help others reach their investment goals by avoiding these common mistakes.

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Topics: Chris Clothier, invest in Memphis real estate, real estate education, real estate investing advice, build long term wealth, investing mistakes to avoid

Nine Questions for Memphis Real Estate Investors to Ask!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Nov 4, 2010

This is a re-print from a post I made over a year ago.  I think its always good for Memphis real estate invetors to get a refresher on the questions they should ask before buying investment properties.

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Topics: invest in Memphis real estate, real estate investing advice, build long term wealth, turn key real estate investing

Attention Memphis Real Estate Investors - Keep it simple!!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 15, 2010

I am continually amazed at the lack of understanding some businesses and business owners show when it comes to this one simple rule.  It seems that today, many in business confuse complication with innovation!

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Topics: Chris Clothier, real estate education, Memphis investment properties, real estate investing advice, invest in Memphis real estate, Memphis cash flow

LIsten up Memphis real estate investors...

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 1, 2010

"Don't Throw out the Bicycle for the Bumps in the Road"!

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Topics: MemphisInvest.com, real estate education, Memphis investment properties, real estate investing advice, Memphis cash flow, Real Estate Cycles, leverage real estate