What is the Underwriting Process

Learn about the importance of underwriting in the real estate process. As underwriter for Cogo Capital, Haley and her team review a lot of deals. Data and documentation are part of the process, but understanding whether a deal is profitable takes some calculation. Get a summary overview of the process by watching Haley's latest video.

Risks of Private Money

Discover how to reduce your investment risks with private money lending. In this blog post, Gary Meyers, Vice President of Cogo Capital, shares his insights on the potential risks of private money lending and how partnering with an experienced lender like Cogo Capital can help you make informed decisions. Learn how Cogo Capital can help you analyze property values and assess rehab costs to avoid overpricing and exceeding budgets. Click now to read more and mitigate your investment risks with Cogo Capital.

By |2023-03-06T12:47:31-08:00February 21st, 2023|Borrowing, Getting Started, Private Money Lending|

Requirements For Private Money

Hi, my name is Gary Myers, and I'm the Vice President of Cogo Capital, and I'm here to talk to you about how to get a loan and some requirements that may be needed. First, it's easy and simple. You reach out to the lender and talk to a loan officer. Once you get on the line with the loan officer, they're going to work the process with you. Understanding the Deal They will ask you questions about the purchase price, rehab cost, and values. They're even going to ask you about your credit score, possible ...

How to Use Private Money

I’m here today to talk to you about how to use private money. Now, in today's market, a lot of people are buying real estate or wanting to get into real estate. But one of the things that are holding them back is money—plain and simple. How to Get Started We love those TV shows, you know the ones, the fix-and-flip shows, and all that great stuff. But how do we really get involved? How do we get started? Now, a lot of you would argue that we've got to go find a real estate deal, ...

By |2023-01-26T16:59:18-08:00January 26th, 2023|Borrowing, Private Money Lending, Real Estate Investing|

Why Use Private Money

Cogo Capital Vice President, Gary Myers, speaks to those looking to get involved in real estate investing and why use private money to fund those deals.   I am here to talk to you about why people use private money. Well, plain and simple, a lot of people don't have money. But they want to do what they see on those fix-and-flip TV shows. They want to buy rental properties, short-term, or long-term investment properties. But what is holding them back? Well, it's money. So, what can they do? Well, they can reach out to private ...

By |2023-01-17T16:48:19-08:00January 13th, 2023|Private Money Lending, Real Estate Investing|

Hot Real Estate Markets for July 2022

What are the hottest real estate markets in the nation right now? For brokers and real estate investors, when things take a downturn it usually means it's a good time to find some deals. In this short video, Broker Success Advisor, Brandon Jolley, breaks down the research that shows where the opportunities are in real estate at the moment. Home prices are dropping and this is usually a sign that the real estate market is contracting. Click to learn more about where to set focus for your marketing for your real estate investing or loan brokering business.

By |2022-08-10T14:25:08-07:00August 10th, 2022|Private Money Lending, Real Estate Investing|

How to Become a Successful Money Broker

To be a successful money broker, there are certain things you need to do to make your clients happy. In this blog post, we'll go over the basics of how to become a successful money broker and offer insight into brokering private money loans. Keep reading to learn more! What Does a Private Money Broker Do? A money broker is an intermediary between private money lenders and borrowers. Real estate (RE) investors doing fix-and-flips can sometimes hit the ceiling with their lenders. Financial institutions, like banks, might be unwilling to lend to a real estate investor ...

By |2022-01-17T08:46:45-08:00January 16th, 2022|Entrepreneurship, Money Broker, Private Money Lending|

Broker Success Series: 1. Building the Need

A Paradigm Shift to Sales: #1 Building the Need In this edition of our Broker Success Series, Artur Budimir, Account Executive and Broker Success Advisor, talks about the sales mindset necessary for broker success Sooner or later, everyone realizes the importance of being able to know how to sell.  It is a vital skill that you won’t get from parents, teachers, or schoolbooks.  And the sooner you lay down this foundation, the better and easier your life becomes. However, most individuals learn sales incorrectly because they witness it second-hand.  They are on the receiving end of ...