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The Housing Picture

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The Housing Picture

Overall, home prices accelerated relatively quickly in 2014, gaining ground in 44 out of the 50 states. Of the strong performing states, the highest performing include Nevada, Georgia, Michigan, California, Arizona, Minnesota, and Florida.

The strength in home price gains took a breather at the end of 2014, leaving significant room for gains in 2015.

Overall, presuming […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|Market Trends|0 Comments

Keep Your Trees in Check

The up-keep of a rental property is no easy task. Between removing pet odors and carpet stains, and updating the interior to appeal to more modern buyers, to-do lists can grow and so can the overhead costs. But no matter how much work may lie ahead or how costly it can get, you cannot neglect […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments

Get on Board

Boarding up your vacant property might be a dead giveaway to possible vandals and thieves that your property is empty, but do not let that stop you from making it happen. Boarding up a vacant home can often times serve as a crucial step in keeping intruders out and everything on the inside safe.

It is, […]

By |June 26th, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments

Single Deal vs Blind Pools

Note: This blog entry is written by Matt Burk. Mr. Burk is CEO of Fairway America, a boutique real estate finance advisory and investment firm providing strategic business planning services nationwide to select private money lenders around the structure, architecture, and administration of proprietary mortgage pool funds. He is the founder of Fairway America who […]

By |June 13th, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments

Private Mortgage Loans as an Alternative Investment

Article written by: Josh Manier with NuWire Investor

If you want attractive yields utilizing a self-directed retirement account, but have little time to find alternative investments, then investing in loans backed by real estate could be a reasonable choice.

One of the simplest and most straight forward alternative investments that exists today is funding a private mortgage loan. […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments

Fees with Trees: Keeping Your Yards Maintained

Spring and summer is the perfect time to take a look at the trees on your property. During the winter months they are under high stress from ice and snow, so it is important to check how they fared during the cold.

Trim back healthy branches so they do not brush your property’s exterior and remove […]

By |May 9th, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments

How to Reduce Insurance Claims for Theft and Vandalism

For the first time in my ten years of driving I wrecked my brand new Honda Fit last Wednesday. It was incredibly tragic; but in addition to watching my car crumble before my very eyes, the reality hit that this was only the first step of a very long process.

Filing an insurance claim is never […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments

Funding Real Estate Investors: A Cautionary Tale.

We all understand that private lenders must adhere to certain ethical standards.  We also understand that real estate investors who seek funding must also adhere to ethical standards.  I recently got involved in stopping a transaction between a new investor and a new private lender.  The new real estate investor was about to take a […]

By |April 7th, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments

The Importance of Goal Setting Personally and Professionally

NOTE: Article written by Robin Aldridge. Robin Aldridge is currently the co-founding Partner and Owner of OnPoint Services, Inc. OnPoint provides consulting and fund administration services to private money brokers and funds. She is a lives in San Diego is an active member of the California Mortgage Association, American Association of Private Lenders where she has […]

By |March 12th, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments


In my younger years I can remember being at middle school mixers and repeatedly doing the same dance move over and over. Slow songs, fast songs, disco – it did not matter. The move involved an awkward repetitive motion somewhat simulating doing push-ups toward the sky. This crowd pleaser was called raising the roof.

Thankfully raising […]

By |February 26th, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments