The Future Looks Bright for L.A.’s Commercial Real Estate Market
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The Future Looks Bright for L.A.’s Commercial Real Estate Market

The robust commercial real estate market in the Los Angeles metro area is expected to continue for years to come, according to the Winter/Spring 2018 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey released in January, 2018. While the biannual survey predicts the continued decline in the retail sector due to increased demand for...

Posted by March 16, 2018March 16, 2018
So You Want To Flip Houses: A Guide for New Investors
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So You Want To Flip Houses: A Guide for New Investors

Real estate is a solid investment. As the market continues to rise, it’s easy to see why more and more people are getting in and seeing increasing returns. All it takes is a smart strategy and some seed money to start your flipping career. But be aware, there are dangers and pitfalls to avoid when...

Posted by January 9, 2018March 16, 2018
How To Choose A Hard Money Lender
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How To Choose A Hard Money Lender

For real estate investors both old and new, having a reliable, trustworthy private money lender on the team is essential. Whether it’s fast financing for a new purchase or cash to handle those unexpected bumps in the road, hard money loans can make all the difference. So how does one find a reliable, trustworthy private...

Posted by October 30, 2017March 16, 2018
Hot Property: Commercial Property Types Trending in 2017
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Hot Property: Commercial Property Types Trending in 2017

In real estate investing, commercial properties are the most sought-after, profitable and expensive type of investment property around. So, which types of commercial properties are investors buying in 2017? Read on: Industrial Warehouse  Since 2008, with the rise of e-commerce, companies have been shifting away from brick and mortar stores and towards online retailing. This...

Posted by September 26, 2017March 16, 2018
Top Five Reasons to Get a Hard Money Loan
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Top Five Reasons to Get a Hard Money Loan

Hard money loans are loans that are funded by private investors. They are much quicker and easier to obtain than bank loans, require less paperwork, have faster approvals and have higher interest rates than traditional financing. So why get a hard money loan? You Need Money Fast: In real estate, opportunities come and go quickly....

Posted by July 27, 2017July 27, 2017
How Real Estate Investors Buy Real Estate With a Self-Directed IRA
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How Real Estate Investors Buy Real Estate With a Self-Directed IRA

Did you know you can buy investment property using your IRA?  In this article I’ll show you how you can use a Self Directed IRA to invest in real estate using money you already have in your existing IRA account.  I’ll also give you insights on my own personal experience investing in real estate with...

Posted by July 28, 2015June 7, 2017
How California Prop 60 Can Save Real Estate Investors Money
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How California Prop 60 Can Save Real Estate Investors Money

Getting older is certain, getting wiser is likely, getting happier is what you do with your attitude and getting tax breaks is what this commentary explains. One of the biggest fears for seniors (and others), is running out of money in retirement and the threat of increasing taxes. People who have built up equity in...

Posted by July 24, 2015May 31, 2017
Zillow Acquires DotLoop, An E-Signing Service For Real Estate Agents
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Zillow Acquires DotLoop, An E-Signing Service For Real Estate Agents

Online real estate service Zillow today announced that it has acquired DotLoop, a service that aims to simplify the complex process of buying and selling real estate by taking much of the document sharing and signing process online. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Zillow expects the acquisition to close in the...

Posted by July 23, 2015May 31, 2017
Real Estate Investors Best Places to Invest Now According to Forbes
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Real Estate Investors Best Places to Invest Now According to Forbes

Real estate investors don’t have much to write home about this year compared with last year when they beat the stock market by a wide swath. The benchmark real estate exchange traded fund, Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ), lost 1.5% year to date, through July 17, after rallying 30% in 2014.  The SPDR S&P 500 ETF...

Posted by July 22, 2015May 31, 2017