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Cyber Week Provides Deals and Discounts on Rehab Loans.

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2016 3:30:38 PM / by Haley Moran posted in Insider, Investing, Investor Tips

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Sherman Bridge announces Cyber Week: online sales rates and discounts on bridge and hard money loans.

Week-long Event Provides Discounts on Personal Hard Money Loans, Offers 50% off Inspection and Appraisal

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Does Your Property Have a Good Foundation?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2016 11:44:46 AM / by Josh Merlene posted in Insider, Investor Tips

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When homes are built, the first step in the process is setting the foundation. This can be a concrete slab, or, if there is a crawl space under the house, it is most likely composed of post and concrete supports, or piers. If there is a basement, you’ll be looking at the perimeter foundation wall. These are all critical parts of the structure of the home. If something happens to the foundation, it can have a major impact on the home. Not just the structure of the property, but the value as well. So how do you know if the foundation is bad and what can you do about it?

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Exceptional Investor, Mother, and Mentor Awarded Special Honor by Sherman Bridge.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2016 12:45:28 PM / by Haley Moran posted in Insider, News and Awards

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In response to overwhelming data that reflects a male-dominated housing market, Sherman Bridge Lending launched a progressive campaign to empower women investors and celebrate them as professional, successful businesswomen. The "Taste of the Good Life Women Investor Contest" attracted so many amazing submissions that, despite having already chosen a Grand Prize winner, Sherman Bridge decided that one particular investor, Nora Rozin, deserved special recognition.

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Terrifying Tales of Investor Mistakes.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2016 5:33:00 PM / by Haley Moran posted in Insider, Investing, Investor Tips

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Whether you are an experienced investor or you’re new on the scene, the fact of the matter is: mistakes happen. You’re only human, and we are unfortunately prone to mistakes, but experience remains to be the best teacher.

 

Trying and failing is how you learn not to make the same mistake twice. But, even though you’ve learned your lesson, some mistakes have staying power and can quite literally keep you up at night.

 

In the spirit of the Halloween season, I thought I’d ask some investors to share their most “terrifying” investment mistakes. Hopefully, these hair-raising tales won’t cause you to sleep with your light on, but just maybe they’ll give you the foresight to spare you some haunting regret.

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Part Two: The ABCs of REI.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2016 1:48:59 PM / by Haley Moran posted in Insider, Investing, Investor Tips

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REI Glossary: Common Real Estate Investment Terms.

Part Two of Two. Your A-Z guide for the most common real estate terms.

P - Z

 

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Part One: The ABCs of REI.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 7, 2016 7:14:40 PM / by Haley Moran posted in Insider, Investing, Investor Tips

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REI Glossary: Common Real Estate Investment Terms.

Part One of Two. Your A-Z guide for the most common real estate terms. 

A - N

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Investor FAQs: What You Need to Know About Property Comps.

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2016 5:32:02 PM / by Haley Moran posted in Insider, Investing, Investor Tips

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Property comps and CMA reports are standard terms in REI, but what are comps? Why are they important?

As a real estate investor, you know that you can’t possibly expect a profitable ROI without first getting a good deal on a property. But where do you begin to find such a property? And once you do find it, will you be able to predict if you’ll earn a profit?

The answer is in the brilliance of comparable sales analysis. Comparable sales are a critical part of assessing the current market value of a property and are essential to a successful investment.

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Six Tips to Select Great Tenants for Your Rental.

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2016 3:05:14 PM / by Haley Moran posted in Insider, Investing, Investor Opinions

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Tenants come in all different types: some are good, some are bad; some are charming, others can be a downright nightmare. As a landlord, you’re very familiar with the relationships you need to maintain with your tenants. And while you can either love them or hate them, you have to admit that without them you wouldn’t have an income.

Choosing the right tenant to rent your property is important because it will protect your investment, so the screening process is absolutely essential. In the hopes of helping your long-term investment run as smoothly as possible, we asked landlords around the country to share their trade secrets.

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Interview with an Investor: Beth Kahlich, the Woman Who Does It All.

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2016 11:26:46 AM / by Haley Moran posted in Insider, Investing, Investor Opinions

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Life is demanding for a woman, and the fact we must balance some of the most daunting of to-do lists is nothing short of impressive. In addition to our wants and desires, we must juggle our careers, our marriages, our families, and our finances. Life demands us to stay atop our ambitions while maintaining our health; we have hobbies and passions, responsibilities and priorities. Yes, the world asks a lot of its women. So, it’s no surprise there’s rarely a more accomplished multitasker than a professional woman.

 Perhaps no one knows this fact more than Beth Kahlich. Who, in addition to being a financially independent and driven businesswoman, proudly wears the badges of devoted wife, loving mother, business owner, and successful real estate investor.

I wanted to know the story behind this remarkable superwoman, and was given an opportunity to speak with Kahlich about the driving force behind her success, the passion behind her priorities, and her strength in the presence of sexism. It was an honor to hear her insight regarding what it means to be a strong, successful woman in today’s challenging world.  

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Restoring a Historic Home? Here’re Some Tips.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2016 11:25:32 AM / by Haley Moran posted in Insider, Investing, Investor Tips

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Landing the perfect investment property is always the dream for real estate investors. But, for some history fanatics, such as myself, the crown jewel of investment property is to find a historic home that’s tucked away; a gem that has been waiting for the day until someone, like you, finally comes along to restore it to its former glory.

 

This is perhaps one of the most admirable undertakings of investors, for if these historic homes are left in disrepair, they will waste away to become only broken shells of their past majesty. However, when taking on the task to restore historic homes, whatever you may have planned for the property, it's important to respect the home’s essence and proceed with care and caution. Not to mention, if you’re lucky, there could be a treasure trove of historical relics and artifacts left behind by the original owners of the homes. (How fun!)

 

Here’re some tips to help you successfully restore a historic home to the splendor it deserves. That way, it may continue to stand in its elegance for another one-hundred years, or perhaps longer.

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