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6 Critical Factors that Determine a Property’s Value

As a real estate investor, your main objective is creating a property that has value. That value can be through fixing and flipping or renovating and renting. When you go to list or rent, you’ll want to arrive at a number that makes money for you but also makes sense for the property itself. Once you have obtained a property, it’s all about improving its worth. Many factors determine a property’s worth—some of which can be enhanced through your renovation efforts. Let’s look at what will influence your final price.

First Capital Trust Deeds May 8, 2019 2:09:40 AM

5 West Coast Cities with Opportunities for Investors

In looking at the cities with the most growth, it’s basically looking at where the country wants to live. Many people are flocking to west coast cities, finding them to have stable employment, lots of amenities, good schools, and a housing market that still affords the middle class a chance at homeownership. With the growth in these cities, it’s a good time for investors to consider buying properties there with the opportunity to either have rental income or to flip and resale.

First Capital Trust Deeds Apr 24, 2019 2:04:04 AM

What You Need Before You Flip Your First House

House flipping can be an incredibly profitable and exciting field to be involved in, but it can also be risky and stressful. Before flipping your first house, it’s important to be prepared in order to ensure your investment is a success. Along with tangible assets such as money and equipment, it’s also important to take stock of the intangible factors that can influence your success. From the time and knowledge you have at your disposal through to your practical skills and state of mind, non-physical items play a crucial role in house flipping projects.

First Capital Trust Deeds Apr 17, 2019 2:19:09 AM

The Difference Between Commercial & Residential Mortgages

When it comes to commercial and residential mortgages, they have one similarity: they involve property. For the most part, that’s where their similarities end. If you’re new to taking out a commercial mortgage, you’ll probably soon discover that there are some significant differences, especially if you’re more familiar with the residential market. Here are some of them:

First Capital Trust Deeds Apr 10, 2019 5:21:57 AM

The Best West Coast Cities for Real Estate Investing

As you know, the real estate market is looking strong throughout the country. Prices have somewhat moderated and new cities are becoming very attractive for real estate investment. However, not every market is created equally; some, like the West Coast, are more appealing than others. Let’s look at some of those cities and what makes them the places for the best return on investment (ROI).

First Capital Trust Deeds Apr 3, 2019 1:57:37 AM

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