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Investing in Multifamily: Tips for finding your first deal

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : February 20, 2020 at 10:49 pm

Tips for investing in multifamily properties

Tips for first time multifamily investors

Are you ready to start investing in multifamily properties for the first time? If you answered yes, you are not alone. More and more investors are taking a closer look at multifamily properties as part of their investing strategy. Recent...

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How to get a loan after bankruptcy

Can you get a loan after bankruptcy?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : January 29, 2020 at 8:55 pm

Can you get a loan after bankruptcy?

What you need to know to get a loan after bankruptcy

A question many who have filed for bankruptcy ask, once the dust has settled, is will I be able to get a loan after bankruptcy. Choosing or being forced to file for bankruptcy can be seen as a major setback but it doesn't have to be t...

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Best returns on real estate investments

Where should real estate investors put their money in 2020?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : January 21, 2020 at 6:33 pm

Is new construction is a good bet for real estate investors in 2020?

Is new construction a good bet for real estate investors in 2020?

If you are like many real estate investors, you are trying to decide where you should put your money in 2020. I don’t have a crystal ball to answer that question, but I did some research ...

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Investor Tips: What I would do differently / same if I could start over

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : December 31, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Real Estate Investor Tips

Investor Tips

Welcome to the start of a new year, in fact a new decade. No big resolutions for me this year but I did take a few minutes to reflect on my real estate investing experience.  Why am I telling you? Well, as a result of my reflections I realized there are a few pearls of wisdom I coul...

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How Borrowing Changes with an LLC

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : December 14, 2019 at 1:01 am

How borrowing changes with an LLC

What to know when it comes time to borrow through your LLC

Many real estate investors set up LLC's for their properties but borrowing changes when it is done through an LLC.  If you have recently set up an LLC or you are thinking about doing so for your investment properties, you'll want ...

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October housing starts – what do the numbers tell us?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : November 14, 2019 at 6:09 pm

US and Minnesota Housing Starts

What do the October housing starts numbers mean?

October U.S. housing starts were released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. [1] Total housing starts were 1,314,000...

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1031 exchange

Is a 1031 exchange always the best option?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : November 5, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Tips for using a 1031 for your long-term rental properties

Tips for using a 1031 for your long-term rental properties

Many real estate investors who hold on to their properties for long-term rentals commonly use the 1031 exchange. This tool, also known as a like-kind exchange or Starker, allows in...

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FHA guidelines

New FHA Guidelines – Impact on buyers and investors

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : October 3, 2019 at 4:47 pm

 

Two important updates to FHA guidelines

There have been two important updates to FHA guidelines this year. The first update is related to underwriting for high risk borrowers. Specifically, this guideline deals with borrowers who have low credit scores and high debt to income ratios. The second FHA guideline change was made to the...

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Zero down loans for investors. Too good to be true?

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : September 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Zero down loans for investors

Are zero down loans too good to be true?

I recently noticed that several hard money lenders are advertising zero down loans. The promise of zero down is enticing but is it a smart option? I can tell you without even investigating the specific offers that a zero down loan is riskier for the len...

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Multifamily investment property

Financing your multifamily investment deal

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : September 4, 2019 at 5:14 pm

This article provides tips and ideas for financing your multifamily investment. A few weeks ago I wrote about the pros and cons of investing in multifamily properties. If you missed it, view the article here. Back to financing for multifamily in...

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