21 Questions to Ask a Private Money Lender

Investing in real estate requires trust.  Trust in your process and trust with others.  Team work makes the dream work, after all.  But before building trust you need to know the people that will be part of your bigger "team."  One of these team members is your private money lender.   To help facilitate that relationship, we've provided questions to ask your private money lender.  This guide will allow you to review lenders and fund you deal in confidence. 1.  How Experienced is the Lender in Private Money Lending? As far as questions to ask a private ...

By |2021-10-22T11:41:47-07:00October 22nd, 2021|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping|

Non Recourse Fix and Flip Loans

Did you know that you can use your self-directed IRA to get Non Recourse Fix and Flip Loans? There are many benefits to using your IRA as a tool to buy and flip. These loans are referred to as “Non-Recourse” because they give you liability protection.  Read on for more... Use a Self-Directed IRA for Non-Recourse Loans For starters, what is a self-directed IRA? You might be thinking, “I have an IRA, can I use it to invest?” Let’s answer a few questions and you’ll have a better idea about what you can do.   A ...

By |2021-09-27T14:47:30-07:00September 27th, 2021|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping|

Finding Private Funding for Real Estate Investors

Lee Arnold, CEO and founder of Cogo Capital, shares pointers on finding private funding for real estate investors   Attract Private Funding for Your Real Estate Deal Investors often ask the question, how do I find funding? What investors should really be doing is allowing funding to find them. Let me explain. Funding, like so many things in life, is about attraction. We get who and what we attract.  It's the law of attraction and it works in every aspect of your life, including in finance. So how do you “attract” funding?   Reduce Your Risk ...

By |2021-09-10T21:47:08-07:00September 10th, 2021|Borrowing|

Jumbo Mumbo: Don’t Size Yourself Out of Success

2020 is going to be a big year. It is time to set your sights high. Doing big things this year does not mean buying big, it means selling big. You will do yourself a tremendous disservice if you pursue properties that are in the jumbo category because only jumbo lenders can participate in this segment of the market and that represents only about 4 percent of the market. The Cap Now, if you pursue properties where your After Rehab Value (ARV) does not exceed the FHA cap for your area, you’re more likely to get ...

By |2021-09-10T19:12:46-07:00January 8th, 2020|Borrowing, Getting Started, Property Evaluation|

Not So Scary . . . No Fear Funding

The one thing that seems to block most people from realizing their dreams is fear. To many, the scariest part of real estate is securing funding. New investors look at lenders as haunted houses and dread the process of funding their deals. Most fear is born of not knowing. Our goal is to provide you the knowledge you need to approach real estate financing unafraid.

By |2021-09-10T19:16:31-07:00October 16th, 2019|Borrowing, Communication, Getting Started, Uncategorized|

Know the Rules: 1031 Tax Exchanges, Part 2

Know the Rules, Maximize your Exchange 1031 Tax Exchange for the Modern Investor: Part 2 If you’re to the point in your investing career where you’ve started buying and HOLDING, then you may need to learn a thing or two before you start shuffling your properties around. Instead of flailing around and making mistakes with large numbers, get to know your options.If you’re selling an investment property with the intention of purchasing another and you don’t know what a 1031 tax exchange is, then sit down. Let’s chat… …

By |2021-09-10T19:53:59-07:00October 21st, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Property Evaluation, Wealth|

Wait! Don’t Sell Yet…

Wait! Don’t Sell Yet… 1031 Exchange for the Modern Investor PART 1 If you’re to the point in your investing career where you’ve started buying and HOLDING, then you may need to learn a thing or two before you start shuffling your properties around. Instead of flailing around and making mistakes with large numbers, get to know your options. If you’re selling an investment property with the intention of purchasing another and you don’t know what a 1031 tax exchange is, then sit down. Let’s chat… …

By |2021-09-10T19:53:59-07:00October 12th, 2018|Borrowing, Entrepreneurship, Property Evaluation, Wealth|

Communicate to Stop Wasting Time and Money

Communicate to Stop Wasting Time and Money 6 Keys to Contractor Success There is no question. If you aren’t leading your contractors, they are going to “lead” you. The #1 snag investors experience with house flipping has to do with contractors in one way or another. If you invest in a property that needs work, you are likely going to be involved with a contractor in one or more of the following areas: relationships between investor and contractor is vital to the success of any project, but can become trying when any of the following problems creep ...

By |2021-09-10T19:54:26-07:00September 8th, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Testimonial|