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Why Invest in Real Estate?

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The first question is probably “Why do we invest our money at all? Why not hide it under the mattress?” The answer is that we invest in order to have enough money to live on when we are no longer capable of or want to work. These funds must be sufficient to overcome the effects […]

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Why We Fund Based on ARV

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Traditionally, banks and other real estate financing institutions offer customers a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio: the amount of money you’re borrowing as a percentage of your home’s current value. For a purchase, LTV is based on the sales price of the home, unless the home appraises for less than its purchase price. When this happens, a […]

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Hard Money Borrowers Turn to Real Estate Crowdfunding

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Following the credit crisis of 2008, real estate buyers increasingly rely upon hard money lenders in Texas and elsewhere to fund their acquisitions. The reason why is simple: Real estate investors were tired of being turned down for loans by banks despite perfect payment histories and proven business plans. By contrast, hard money lenders (also […]

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