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What is a Hard Money Loan?

Hard Money Loans – What are they and  how do they help real estate investors? Let’s say you’re interested in investing in commercial real estate property that you know will be an incredible investment but you are short about half of the funds so you need a loan… and fast. This is where a hard money loan or “bridge loans” could potentially serve as …

What Are Commercial Real Estate Contingencies?

A term that you will commonly hear within the real estate industry is “contingency”. Miriam-Webster defines “Contingency” as: “An event that may but is not certain to occur.” If you found that definition a bit confusing, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Let us explain. Think of buying a property like a race. The start of the race is when your offer is accepted. The …

What is a 1031 Exchange?

Most people are familiar with the concept that when you sell a long term investment, you have to pay heavy penalties on your capital gains in the form of taxes. For most people, the capital gains made on an investment is taxed at 15%. California even has an additional 9.3% capital gains tax! These taxes can quickly eat into a fairly large margin of …

4 REASONS WHY MULTI-FAMILY INVESTING IS DOMINATING RE...

  The television network HGTV’s ratings have steadily grown over the past decade, largely due to the popularity of mega hit shows such as “Fixer Upper” (averaging 4.6 million viewers this year), “Flip or Flop” (2.8 million), and “Brother vs. Brother” (2.6 million). These fix it and flip it focused shows make for great, engaging television, creating the illusion of an easy “get rich …