Understanding Secondary Residence Loans

Secondary residence loans aren’t the same as investment property loans, even though each loan finances a property that isn’t the owner’s primary residence. The lines between second homes and investment property blur when owners intend to rent out their second homes for part of the year, making an investment property loan a better option. Mortgages are either for secondary homes, investment property, or primary residences. Find out how secondary residences are funded and the options that best suit your unique needs.

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How to Buy a Multifamily Property With No Money

If becoming a residential real estate investor or being a landlord sounds like an exciting opportunity, then owning property is a must. For some people, buying a multifamily property is a lifelong dream. What those people may not realize is that their dream is a lot more attainable than they might think. You don’t have to be a billionaire to purchase the ideal multifamily property. In fact, if you know how to play your cards right, you can achieve your goals with little money in the bank, or even no money at all. Here are 6 strategies that might help.

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How do Advisers Allocate Alternative Investments for Clients?

Why should advisors include alternative investments in their clients’ portfolios?  Diversification, diversification, diversification. Like location in real estate, diversification seems to be the key factor for including alternatives in a portfolio. It’s not quite as simple as that, of course, but there is no doubt that diversification is one of the chief reasons cited for allocating a portion of a portfolio to alternative investments. What percentage of a portfolio should be allocated to alternatives, for this purpose (or any other) is another issue, and each advisor will have their own opinions. We take a look at what allocations looked like in 2021 and what they might look like going forward.

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What’s the Best Way to Finance Your Real Estate Investment?

A quick look at different types of investment loans

An investment loan refers to any kind of loan used to finance the purchase and/or renovation of an investment property. While the home one lives in may well be considered an investment, it is also a home; as such, it is not considered an investment property per se, as one has to have a roof over one’s head, whether owned or rented. Purchasing a property with the aim of leasing it or fixing it up to flip it and make a quick profit, makes it an investment property – a realistic alternative to investing one’s spare capital in stocks or bonds. 

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