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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.

First Capital Trust Deeds Aug 6, 2019 1:56:41 AM

Real Estate Trust Deed Investing is Better with Friends

Deciding on how to invest your money is never an easy task. There are lots of options, each with their own pros and cons. You may be most concerned with how to get the best return on your investment. Trust deed investing is a unique approach that can allow you to diversify your portfolio away from the often-erratic stock market.

First Capital Trust Deeds Aug 1, 2019 2:20:36 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.

First Capital Trust Deeds 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.

First Capital Trust Deeds May 29, 2019 1:23:25 AM

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