Real Estate Investing Tips, Trends and Resources

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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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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Real Estate Investor Tips: Check for Open Housing and Inspection Orders

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : February 21, 2018 at 10:26 pm

Resolve Investment Property Documentation Issues Before Closing

As a real estate investor, you know the devil is often in the detail and there are many details when buying an investment property. Before closing on an investment property, be sure to carefully check for open housing and inspection report orders that, if not...

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Pitfalls of small scale real estate development

Small Scale Real Estate Development: Watch out for DIY Renovations

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : February 14, 2018 at 6:14 am

When Investment Property has Substandard or Non-Compliant Renovations

One of the most common pitfalls in small scale real estate development projects has to do with prior remodeling work. Just about any property that you buy for investment purposes will have had some remodeling work done on it. We’ve found first-hand th...

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Real Estate Investing Best Practices: Tips For Buying, Fixing and Selling

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : December 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Avoid Costly Real Estate Investment Mistakes

Welcome to our inaugural blog post. Here you will find real estate investing tips, trends and resources. Why should you listen to us? We are a small team of real estate investors with over 300 properties. Our portfolio has a value of $50mn and includes over 300 houses, 4 apartm...

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rental property tenant issues

Rental Property Tenant Issues: Making Sure a “Vacant” Property is Actually Vacant

Post by : Ian Colville | Post on : December 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Beware of Tricky Tenant Issues when Buying Rental Property

This is a story about rental property tenant issues and a mistake that we only made once. It is a perfect example of “no good deed goes unpunished". Hopefully you will learn from our mistake and never make it yourself! When 'Vacant' Doesn't Mean Unocc...

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