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Lenders vs. Investors

Lenders vs. Investors

Entrepreneurs have long wrestled with the question of whether or not they should use their own money to fund a project, raise capital through multiple investors using a fund, use a lender, or a combination of these approaches.  This article will discuss the pros and cons of each, and discuss why one approach may be […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments

Understanding Online Real Estate Lending As An Investment Strategy

Investors are always on a quest to grow capital while minimizing risk. Available options for investors looking to grow their capital include stock investments, debt products, or leaving their cash in checking and savings accounts to earn minimal returns. But as average profits from residential flips reach all-time records, investing in residential real estate remains […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Defined Demand for Fintech

Elon Musk, founder and CEO at Tesla, just announced his company will add an electric semi-truck to their fleet of products. The immediate public assumption was that this innovation will do more than just improve the environment—it may follow Tesla’s consumer approach to make all driverless vehicles. If semi-trucks can eventually deliver goods without a […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Crowdfunding/Fintech, Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments

Trust Deed Investments: Know more than your brokerage

Trust deed investing has long been misunderstood by investors and is often labeled as an “alternative” investment. Trust deed Ponzi schemes, like those pushed by the infamous Dan Holbrook of San Diego, took many investors for a wild ride leading up to the Great Recession. Further tarnishing the image of trust deed investing. Investment blogs […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Quick Guide on Lending to Foreign Nationals

How many times have you seen an ad about loans provided to foreign nationals but once you call, the answer you receive only causes more confusion?  There is a very simple way to correct the confusion. We need to understand how to distinguish between two different types of foreign nationals who acquire properties in the […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Editorial, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Fair Housing Primer

Private Lenders Need to Be Aware of How the Fair Housing Act Can Impact Their Success.

The Fair Housing Act was designed to protect against discrimination and unfair practices in the process of purchasing residential real estate, including applying for and acquiring a reasonable loan. For private lenders, it’s essential to understand how the Fair Housing […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deeper Meaning: Today’s Concept of Fair Housing Goes Beyond Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) originally introduced meaningful federal enforcement of laws guaranteeing that no person could be denied the ability to buy or rent a dwelling because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status or national origin.

Now the concept of fair housing has even broader reach, […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How an Investor Can Capitalize from Fannie Mae’s Rubber Stamp.

January 2017: Fannie Mae announces it will back $1 billion in debt collateralized by single-family rental homes owned by Blackstone.

Whether you are a private lender, new or seasoned real estate operator, or real estate agent, this is important news. The government has rubber-stamped that we are becoming more of a rental nation.

How can we […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments

A Handy Checklist for Hard Money Loan Monitoring

So you made a high-risk loan…now what? The actions a lender takes during the term of a loan can make or break the return. This article provides a best-practice checklist to help increase the likelihood of full recovery.

There was a lot of hair on the deal, but the borrower seemed earnest and the risk-reward analysis tilted […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Editorial, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is the Deal Right for You?

Establishing your personal investing fundamentals is the most important—but often overlooked—aspect of real estate investing.

One of the secrets to success in the real estate investing arena is so secret it hardly ever gets mentioned. Seasoned industry professionals believe it’s the very first aspect of becoming a successful real estate investor that anyone nails down.

None of […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments