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Current updates on the real estate market, private money, hard money, and trust deed investing.

Should You Sell or Rent? Long-Term vs. Short-Term Real Estate Investments

Real estate investors have two options when it comes to property: sell or rent. Selling is a short-term investment strategy, while renting is a long-term investment strategy. Ultimately, to make the decision, several factors are at play. Each option has the opportunity to make a nice return for you, but in some markets and locations, one may be more advantageous than the other.

Picture of Ted Spradlin Ted Spradlin Aug 6, 2019 1:56:41 AM

Debunking Hard Money Loan Myths

Hard money loans are an alternative way for you to get a quick loan to purchase property. They are used mainly by real estate investors who prefer to buy and flip homes. Hard money loans don’t require the scrutiny of conventional home loans in that your personal credit score and income are not the basis for qualification (although they are a consideration). Instead, it’s about the potential value of the property. While there is a lot of information about hard money loans, it can be confusing to sort out what’s fact or fiction. Here’s the biggest myths about hard and private money loans debunked.

Picture of Ted Spradlin Ted Spradlin Aug 1, 2019 1:50:07 AM

Do You Have the Characteristics of a Great Real Estate Investor?

According to Richard Branson, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” In other words, if you’re going to become a successful real estate investor; start preparing now and when you find that perfect house, the mythical creature that is “Luck” will arise.

Picture of Ted Spradlin Ted Spradlin May 29, 2019 1:23:25 AM

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