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COVID-19 Expectations of Hard Money Lenders

Everyone we talk to at FCTD has an opinion about the COVID-19 pandemic, from borrowers, Realtors, mortgage brokers, lenders, escrow officers, and everyone else we talk to during the day. Listening to people is fascinating because it shows where people get their information from. Sources of information are far ranging, from scientists, doctors, friends on the front lines or in the medical field, financial analysts or journalists, right-wing and left-wing media, along with YouTube conspiracies that go viral on social media. Everyone has facts, alternate facts, opinions, and fears that come out in conversation.

First Capital Trust Deeds Apr 21, 2020 11:00:59 PM

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

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

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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