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What Is a Comp in Real Estate?

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In real estate, a “comp” (short for comparable) refers to properties similar to those you want to buy or sell. These properties are used to determine the market value of a home based on recent sales of comparable homes in the same area. Real estate comps are crucial for pricing strategies, appraisals, and making informed […]

A Guide To Investing In A Medical Office Building

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Investing in commercial real estate is a strategic move for many investors, and one specialized segment that can offer significant gains is medical office buildings (MOBs). These properties, tailored to healthcare providers, present unique opportunities with plenty of advantages for a savvy investor. Like any endeavor, however, you will want to understand the potential drawbacks […]

How To Flip Houses With No Money?

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Flipping houses can be a lucrative venture, offering significant returns on investment. However, one of the primary obstacles for many aspiring house flippers is the substantial amount of money typically required upfront. The good news is that you have several options if you want to flip houses with no money to quickly purchase a property. […]

Qualify For A Hard Money Loan: What Does A Hard Money Lender Look For?

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Hard money lending is an alternative financing option that is distinct from traditional bank loans. It offers several advantages over conventional loans and can be an invaluable resource for both seasoned and new real estate investors. But how do you qualify for a hard money loan? What do hard money lenders look for in a […]

Mortgage REITs vs Equity REITs: Which Should You Choose?

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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) offer investors a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the real estate market without directly owning physical properties. There are two distinct categories of REITs:  mortgage REITs and equity REITs. Each has its own set of characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. Keep reading to learn about the differences between mortgage REITs and […]

Should You Invest In Student Housing?

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Choosing to invest in student housing can be daunting at first. With increasing demand also comes higher turnover, so it’s important to consider your investment options carefully before taking the leap. While high turnover can be considered a negative attribute to housing investments, it can actually benefit you in the long run. Read more to […]

Certified Home Inspections 

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(And Why You Should Never Skip Them) Certified home inspections are an important part of the real estate acquisition process. Yet it is not uncommon for buyers to agree to waive the inspection in favor of a faster closing time. While speed is of the essence in many investment transactions, certified home inspections should never […]

Unique Real Estate Investment Opportunities

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The real estate market is awash with traditional investment options like residential homes, commercial spaces, and apartments. These tried-and-true opportunities can be a sound choice, but they are often also very competitive. Luckily, there are plenty of unique real estate investment opportunities that can help you stay afloat in a saturated market.  Tree House Rentals  […]

Guide to Hard Money Loans

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Hard money loans offer a solution to real estate investors who may not qualify for a conventional loan, such as a mortgage. They are not without special considerations, which we will discuss in this article. What are Hard Money Loans? Hard money loans are a type of short-term financing typically used by real estate investors […]

A Guide to Tax Lien Investing

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Investing in tax liens can be an intriguing opportunity for those looking to diversify their investment portfolio while potentially earning attractive returns. However, like any investment, it comes with its own set of complexities and risks. Read our guide to understand the process and special considerations that come with this unique type of real estate […]