Nothing Down Financing Options for Real Estate Investors

Hello, fellow real estate investors! I’m James Orr, and today I want to talk to you about one of the most exciting topics in real estate investing: nothing down financing options. You see, many people believe that in order to invest in real estate, you need to have a lot of money saved up for a down payment. But that’s simply not true! With the right financing options, you can invest in real estate with little or no money down. The Current Market Before we dive into the details of nothing down financing, let’s take a moment to talk about … Read more

Is It Better to Buy an Owner-Occupant Property Then Put 20% Down or 25% Down For Rentals?

Hey there, fellow real estate enthusiasts! It’s James Orr, and today we’re going to dive into a fascinating topic that’s sure to get you thinking about how you can achieve financial independence through real estate investing. In a previous class, we covered whether it’s faster, less risky, and higher net worth to buy 20% down rental properties or buy 25% down rental properties. But in this presentation, we’re going to explore the impact of buying an owner-occupant property first before buying rental properties. So, the question is: does buying an owner-occupant property slow you down? Does buying a property that’s … Read more

Selecting a Lender for Real Estate Investors

Are you a real estate investor looking for a lender to help finance your properties? While it’s easy to get caught up in interest rates and costs, there are non-financial factors to consider when selecting a lender that can greatly impact your success as an investor. Find a Lender Who is a Good Fit for Your Team First and foremost, it’s important to find a lender who is a good fit for your team. This means finding someone who understands your goals and is willing to work with you to plan out your investments. They should be able to assist … Read more

How Much Down Payment for Investment Property?

Are you a real estate investor looking to purchase a rental property but unsure of the down payment requirements for different loan programs? In this blog post, we will explore the various mortgage and loan programs available to investors and discuss their down payment requirements. Whether you are considering traditional financing options or more creative methods, this guide will provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions and achieve your investment goals. Two Categories of Loans for Investors When it comes to loan programs for real estate investors, they can generally be grouped into two categories: … Read more

88 Ways to Improve Cash Flow from Real Estate Rental Properties

The following are 88 different ways to improve cash flow on your rental properties broken out by the stage at which you’d use them. It will impossible for you to use ALL of these strategies. This is especially true since some of them directly oppose others. For example, there’s a strategy to hire a property manager if you find yourself unwilling or unable to charge your tenants true fair market rent (maybe you’re too nice?) and let your property manager keep your properties rented optimally. But, there’s another strategy that says you can save yourself a property management fee if … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to After Repair Value for Real Estate Investors

If you’re looking to learn more about After Repair Value (ARV) for real estate investors, then check out our Ultimate Guide to After Repair Value for Real Estate Investors. After Repair Value is the value of the property after you complete any improvements. It is used most often at the time of purchase, but could also be used when making improvements to a property you already own. It is often, but not always, the Property Value when making a purchase. Determine ARV Using Comparable Sales If you’re looking to purchase a property and are wondering what to use for ARV … Read more