Hard Money Lender Investors

5 Reasons to Avoid D-­Class Properties

Posted by Ken Meyer on Wed, Feb 10, 2016

D­-Class properties are homes or apartments located in neighborhoods considered "bad" or unsafe.

These properties are usually run-­down or even outright decrepit, and require a considerable amount of work to achieve livable standards. Though these properties may seem like a good investment because of their cheap prices, here are five reasons to avoid D-­Class properties.

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5 Features That Make Property Radar the Tool That Every House Flipper (And Lender) Can’t Live Without

Posted by Matt Meyer on Tue, Feb 02, 2016

By no means do I consider myself an expert in real estate analysis, however, I do know enough to be dangerous. Over the past five years, I have discovered several tools that have given me more confidence in analyzing real estate deals. In my experience, there is no other online tool as valuable as Propertyradar.com. Here are 5 features within the Propertyradar.com software that I consistently utilize over any other real estate evaluation tool:

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The 3 Best Hard Money Guides for Fix and Flip Loans

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Dec 29, 2015

Financing flip properties can be a very tricky proposition, especially with banks having tightened their belts since the housing crash.  Luckily, it is not an entirely lost cause.  While some of the more advanced methods might require significant capital, that doesn't mean that they all do.  

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Qualities of Top Hard Money Lenders

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Dec 08, 2015

While it may seem, to the inexperienced, that hard money lenders operate in a "no man's land," the reality is, the top Hard Money Lenders have certain key characteristics in common. If you do decide to retain the services of a hard money lender, here are some of their best practices that you should be on the lookout for:

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3 Examples of Successful Trust Deed Investing Today

Posted by Ken Meyer on Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Let's start with the basics. When you invest in a trust deed, you loan money and secure the loan with a first lien on the real estate as collateral. Called a "deed of trust", it works like a mortgage; a private mortgage recorded by the county recorder that shows the investor as the beneficiary. Sometimes, the borrower's personal guarantee secures the loan in addition to the deed of trust. Trust deed loans involve three parties: the lender, the borrower, and a trustee selected by the lender. The trustee acts on the lender's behalf, holds the lien on the title to the property, and takes possession of the real estate if the borrower defaults. Trust deed loans are particularly popular in California because it is a non-judicial foreclosure state and the process can take just three months. Oh, the best part is that it costs nothing to invest in trust deeds.

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3 Reasons Why Now is the Ultimate Time to get a Fix and Flip Loan

Posted by Ken Meyer on Mon, Nov 09, 2015

If you are interested in investing in real estate, you might have thought about purchasing a fixer-upper and "flipping it." If you have been putting it off, you should know that there are a few reasons why now is the ultimate time to get a fix and flip loan.

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To Flip or to Hold: Why a Buy and Hold Strategy May be Right for You

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Sep 29, 2015

While recent market trends and media coverage have made fix and flip investing a more visible option for those looking to make money in the housing market, buy and hold strategies are a time-honored way of amassing wealth. If you are thinking of trying your hand at real estate investment, you may be wondering if a buy and hold strategy is right for you.

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8 Renovations You Can Make Without a Contractor During Your Fix and Flip

Posted by Ken Meyer on Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Home improvement shows on HGTV always involve making a tiny bungalow open concept and adding bathrooms. Installing engineered beams, replumbing a house, and knocking down walls require a licensed contractor and building permits. Some flips don't warrant that degree of investment and frankly are in good enough shape that modest cosmetic fixes will provide a generous return. These 8 renovations can be made without a contractor and offer a good bang for the buck.

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Are You a Real Estate Investor? Why it makes sense to work with a Hard Money Lender

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

If you're a real estate investor, working with a hard money lender makes a lot of sense. The many benefits of using hard money loans mean that, despite their name, they can actually make things quite a bit easier for you.

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5 Less Traveled Tips to Find Hot Real Estate Deals Before Your Competition

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Before we even begin, a facing-facts session is necessary. The prime days of fix and flip may be behind us. A decision needs to be made. Do you want put down anchor and wait for the next cycle to begin? Or do you want to rev your engine and search out unexplored territory? If you favor the second choice, come aboard, but keep it hush. You're about to learn of 5 less-traveled tips to find hot real estate deals before your competition.

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