Benefits of Flipping Real Estate

The obvious benefit and sought after benefit of flipping real estate is the profit. This is one incredibly tangible benefit, particularly when the profits are large and quick to come your way. Of course there are risks. Most ventures that offer high profit also come with a high degree of risk. Money, however, is not the only benefit that can be associated with flipping real estate though it is certainly the one on most investors’ minds when they get into this line of work. Let’s talk profit first. Profit is the one reason that most people get into this business. The days are long and the work is hard. This is definitely not the type of work one would ordinarily undertake for the simple love of getting one’s hands dirty. This is real work that leaves you bone weary at the end of the day. However, when all the work is done and you get around to making the sell, you will find that the profit involved in a successful flip is well worth the effort you’ve put into the process. The good news is that the savvy investor can still manage to make money even when the situation may not work out quite as planned. This is yet another benefit to flipping real estate. If the flip doesn’t work out, there is always the option of leasing to own the property or renting the property out. The profits in these situations are considerable less than a straight out flip but it can prevent financial ruin that is often the risk of a flip gone wrong. The fact that... read more

Buying Unfinished Homes

Unfinished homes present a great way to save a lot of money and get yourself a new home in the process. If you buy an unfinished home, you can keep your monthly mortgage payment low and also lower your initial investment. You may also be able to buy a larger foundation size as well, which you can easily add on to and save money in the process. Normally, unfinished starter homes leave the upstairs area unfinished. The question here, is just how much equity you want to put into an unfinished area. Sometimes though, an unfinished home may leave the roofing, framing, plumbing, or electrical aspects unfinished. Before you make a purchase, you should always decide how much money you have to finish what needs to be finished. If the home you are looking at has plans for a garage, you can save thousands if you decide not to go with the garage. On the other hand, if there is another attached room that is planned to go onto the house, you can save just as much if you decide to forgo it. There are always ways that you can save money just by looking at the plans. Unfinished homes may have other planned on additions as well, in which you can save a lot of money just by leaving them out. The is something that you should always keep in mind. When builders acquire a piece of property that they plan to build a home on, they will do everything they can do make as much money as possible on their homes. You might be able to get... read more

Buying Real Estate Foreclosures

When looking for a home for you and your family you will come across all kinds of deals, bargains, and so-called values along the way. If price is a very tangible object for you and your real estate investment then you might seriously want to consider the value of foreclosures. If you are hoping to invest in real estate in order to turn a profit then you may also wish to consider these properties that are often sold well below the ordinary value of the property because they are in varying degrees of disrepair. Foreclosures are properties that have been taken back by the lenders because the previous owners were unable to continue making payments on the property. Being that these homes were often owned by those in financial distress and may have been empty for some time before being sold, chances are that the foreclosure homes being sold at any given time are in some degree of disrepair. The shabbiness of many of these properties is one of the factors that keeps the prices down. Another is the fact that the lenders are essentially attempting to recoup their investment in the property. For this reason they are often willing to take less than the value of the property if that is what is owed on the property. Why are these properties often in a state of disrepair? Truthfully, there are many reasons but the primary culprit in this situation is money. Obviously the owners of the home were struggling to make the payments or the home would not be in the state of foreclosure. If the notes on... read more

Know the Facts about Bad Credit and Business Loans

Know the Facts about Bad Credit and Business Loans Before setting up a business, there are two questions that you must ponder: Are you willing to finance your own business from your personal assets? or Is applying for a business credit a more practical approach? If you choose the latter, it is important to review your credit history.   Having a bad credit must not hinder you from setting up your own business though it cannot be avoided for the credit history to be reviewed whenever applying for a loan. This review would play a role in determining whether your application for a business loan would be accepted or rejected. A good credit history can help you qualify to a loan with great rates, terms and conditions. On the other hand, if you have a bad credit history, you do not have any choice but to settle for a bad credit loan. A bad credit loan is designed to help people who have bad credit history. Unfortunately, not every lender offers these kinds of loans. Do not take that as an obstacle that you cannot overcome but it must motivate you to look for lenders who are willing to offer bad credit loans. Terms for a Bad Credit Loan It is natural for the lender to charge a higher rate of interest for people with bad credit history, since these people are considered to be a risk factor in lending a loan. You must be prepared for the higher cost of closing costs, processing fees and others as compared to a normal loan. However, you will be assured that... read more

The 1 Thing Not to Do When Looking for Funding

Don’t Defeat Your Own Chances for Funding   Of all the funding tips and tricks we could share, this one could be the most important: Protect Your Personal Credit. Even though we help you gain true business credit, many of our lending programs still base part of their approval on your personal credit. This means you must be even more vigilant about your credit throughout the funding process.   Here are 2 things to avoid in order to protect your credit throughout the funding process: 1. Avoid large credit purchases which strain your existing credit lines. Lenders look at many factors, but a major factor is whether or not you have more than enough ability to repay the loan. Don’t use your existing credit cards or credit accounts to make purchases that negatively impact your balance to limit ratio. 2. Avoid Multiple Credit Inquiries which ding your credit score. We see business owners ruin their chance of funding by “shopping around” and letting many companies run their credit.   You have the power to protect your own credit! It can keep your business fundable or even earn you thousands more in funding!   Our funding process will pre-qualify you for funding while avoiding unnecessary credit checks. We identify the best funding programs available to you and walk you through the entire process. There’s no better time to begin preparing for business funding than now. The more prepared you are, the better funding you’ll... read more

6 Things Banks Look For When Deciding to Lend You Money

You have a growing business, a solid business plan, and a history of profitable transactions. You walk into your local bank certain you’ll qualify for a loan and then it happens: your application gets denied.   We want to see as many businesses as possible get the funding they need to grow and succeed.   Here are six criteria banks look at when deciding to lend to you:   1. Cashflow – Your business must show positive cashflow over time. 2. Industry Experience – Lenders want to see you have stood the test of time in your current industry. 3. Credit Accounts With History – Lenders want to see your track record as a borrower and not only brand new credit accounts. 4. Range of Credit Accounts – Lenders need to see good management of personal and business accounts. 5. History of Same Type of Loan – You need to prove you have been able to repay loans of the same type as the one you are applying for. 6. Existing Business Credit – Show you are currently able to pay a loan, but not so much debt to make lender believe you wouldn’t be able to make payments on an additional loan.   You might be thinking one of the two following things:   “My business doesn’t meet these criteria.”   Don’t give up! We can still help you get the funding you need through one of our many funding programs.   “My business meets these criteria.”   Let us help you find the best lender for your business as well as guide you through the entire process.   Either way, we can present... read more