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Loan Approved

14 Pointers for Getting Your Loan Approved

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : November 7, 2018 at 12:05 am

As a real estate investor, the last thing you want to have happen is to find the perfect property and then lose out because your loan application was denied. How do you stack the deck in your favor when it comes time get your project funded? I've been on both sides of the loan application process as both borrower and lender. This has given me great...

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Property Manager Questions

20 Smart Questions to Ask a Property Manager

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : October 4, 2018 at 5:01 pm

If you are a real estate investor looking to build wealth by acquiring property and holding for long-term rentals, sooner or later you'll want to hire a property manager(s). But with hundreds of management companies out there, how do you select one that has your back? To help improve your chances of selecting a great property manager, I've put tog...

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investment property

Should You Buy in a Challenging Neighborhood if it Positive Cash Flows?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : September 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Many real estate investors actively investing in property, especially those new to the industry, are lured by 'great deals' in challenging neighborhoods. It is true that buying in an undesirable neighborhood can make financial sense, but is it worth it? Check out my latest article on BiggerPockets.com where I tackle this question. First I provide t...

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long-term rental property

Formula for success with long-term rental property

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : August 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Investing in real estate for long-term rentals can be a smart strategy for building wealth and generating passive income. But many people get scared away when they start talking with amateurs. Who hasn’t heard the nightmare story about a long-term rental gone awry? It seems just about everyone has a story or knows someone who does. It is true ...

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Recent deal

Recent Loan Deal Good News for Home Builders

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : July 12, 2018 at 2:24 pm

We consistently hear from home builders that it is hard to find good lots to build on. Part of the issue is that financing for land purchases can be hard to come by. The purchase of land for development is generally considered higher risk so even though we have a housing shortage, traditional lenders tend to shy away from these projects. There may ...

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Fix and flip

What makes a good fix and flip project?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : June 28, 2018 at 12:36 am

Criteria you can use when it comes time to select your next fix and flip project

If you are new to the fix and flip project or even if you’ve got a few under your belt, you’ll want to check out these tips to help make your next project your best project. Especially in this market, where inventory is low, and prices ar...

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Private Money Lender Checklist

7 Things to Look for In a Private Money Lender

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : June 2, 2018 at 8:34 pm

How to get the most out of your private money lender.

Real estate investors turn to private money loans or hard money loans to solve several issues that can make getting a loan tough – both borrower issues and market issues. I covered common borrower issues that can be solved by hard money loans in my last article. If y...

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Loan Approved

5 Borrower Problems Solved by Private Money Loans

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : May 23, 2018 at 10:07 pm

What is a private money loan?

Private money loans, also known as hard money rehab loans, bridge loans or hard money loans are a type of financing provided to real estate investors (borrowers) by private lenders for the purchase or construction of properties. The borrowers’ objective is usually to purchase and then fix a...

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Small Developer Education

Real Estate Investing Course for Minneapolis Small Developers

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : April 23, 2018 at 9:22 am

Small Developer Training Offered by City of Minneapolis

If you are new to real estate investing or even if you’ve done a few projects, boosting your knowledge and skill with a little training and education you can save you time, money and headaches. That is why I wanted to let you know about a free education opportunity...

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Minnesota Housing Shortage

Why there has never been a better time to be a real estate investor?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : April 16, 2018 at 6:37 pm

Housing Shortage Leads to New Real Estate Investor Opportunities

If you are a real estate investor, you know that there is a housing shortage in Minnesota and it has reached a critical level. Some are even saying it has reached crisis proportions. While this has created many challenges for communities and potential home b...

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