Real estate investing is a fun and exciting business. It’s full of ups and downs. There are times to proceed with caution and times to rush in. The key is knowing when to brake and when to step on the gas.
This economy is a stinker. Behind each bright spot lurks a daunting indicator. For Real Estate investors in the Washington, DC market things couldn’t be better.
Concentrate on a handful of tried-and-true investment strategies. These Real Estate investing strategies offer countless avenues for cash flow and wealth.
Home sales typically slow at the end of the year. It is time to capitalize on the sales slow-down and grab some incredible deals in your Real Estate investing.
A few weeks ago I stumbled on show called Whisker Wars on the IFC channel. The program is a reality show that revolves around the extreme facial hair lifestyle. The show is pretty interesting and coincidentally, my introduction to it coincided with my business partner’s quest to look like one of the show’s participants. Last [...]
Multiple indicators point to the return of stability in the housing market. The changes present opportunity for Real Estate investors to profit on flipping.
This article is going to be a quick one. I’ve been crunched on time. The phones are ringing. I’m about to run out and see a bunch of properties. Before I leave, I need to offer an apology to everyone who has been reading my posts. For the last three or four weeks I have [...]
There is a lot of benefit to focusing on smaller geographic areas. The practice allows you to control your marketing costs, project a bigger presence and select the type of properties that you want to buy. Targeting smaller markets also allow you to become an expert in that geographic location.
How do you know when a tenant is lying? Their lips are moving. Being a landlord has made me a bit jaded. Many of the neighborhoods where I own and manage rental properties are not what I’d call “apple pie Americana”. On a daily basis I come in contact with a host of shifty, shady [...]
There are a lot of moving pieces to putting a good deal together. Proper funding can always be an issue. Whether you do 1 deal a year or 1000, there are times when cash gets tight. At Hard Money Bankers we provide exceptional access to capital to fund your real estate deals. But there are [...]
Some days are better than others. This morning I got a text message from one of my tenants. The apartment building where they live was on fire. That was at 5:42am. After speaking with the tenant he told me that the fire department was on location and had contained the blaze to six of the [...]
The other day I got into an argument with Ian. He’s my business partner in our home buying company. Ian and I are about as harmonious as a shaved bear in a bee hive. It’s not uncommon for us to disagree. We have opposing personalities. While this keeps our business in check, it can lead [...]
Outraged does not begin to explain it. In less distinguished company I’d probably use some colorful language to describe my anger. I’ve absolutely had it with myself right now. And the reason for my intense frustration is the fact that I’ve been here before. About five years ago I got a call from a woman [...]
Let me start by saying, there is plenty of money to be made in any real estate market. No matter what the situation in the economy, in the local housing market, stock market, whatever, there is money to be made in real estate if you buy the right property at the right price. There are [...]
In addition to lending money to our clients, we also offer to partner with them on rehab deals as a Joint Venture. This is one we are doing now in Annapolis, MD. We just put it on the market and we are looking at a substantial profit in the near future. Check out the before/after [...]
Let me start by saying HMB and our clients had a great year in 2011. Hundreds of properties were acquired, hundreds of loans were made, and plenty of profit was shared. It was a BIG year and we have you to thank. But we are not content, satisfied, or anything of the sort… 2012 is [...]
A big part of our mission here at HMB is to be a valuable source of info on the world of real estate investing. Our clients are our lifeblood and if they aren’t doing deals, neither are we. So here is a tip for this week, that I recently learned from a mortgage loan officer [...]
Many thanks to our guest blogger, Cornelius Henderson from Cooperative Solutions LLC, based in Washington, DC. Cornelius has a wealth of experience in wholesaling real estate and has provided a few very valuable tips in his post below. Don’t forget to sign up for our FREE webinar this Thursday 3/31 with Vena Jones-Cox “Earn a [...]
By: Jeff Shiller, Esq. I know. Don’t say it. This is a stupid title and has no meaning. I can’t help it. This is my third post on staging and I’m out of titles. In my previous 2 posts (see them here: Post 1 or Post 2), I addressed why you need to have a [...]
You may already be aware but the Exponential Wealth Exchange descends upon Columbia, MD starting this Friday!! (Event runs 3/18- 3/21) The HMB crew will be there in full force for all 4 days as a vendor. Come find our table to say hello and get some free stuff (maybe even a discount on a [...]