The hectic holidays are over, and you’ve got sales to check out and gift cards to spend. The weeks after the holiday season are a great time to find deals on clothing, accessories, and home goods as stores clean out last year’s stock to make room for new items. Perhaps you worked hard this holiday season, or you got a chance to relax. Either way, some shopping will do you good. Head to the coolest shopping spots in Orlando for post-holiday sales and a bit of retail therapy to help you unwind from the busy holiday season.Continue reading “Top 7 Places for Post-Holiday Shopping in Orlando”
A bridge loan is a short-term loan of a year or less used to cover the time between when long-term financing is needed and when it will be available. Bridge loans are typically high-interest loans that require some sort of collateral. The best and most common example is when a homeowner wants to purchase a new home before their existing home sells. They can use the equity in their current home as collateral and use the bridge loan to proceed with their new home purchase giving them time to sell their house.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need a bridge loan, but your credit is bad, you have options. The biggest concern for lenders in a bad credit situation is the exit strategy for your bridge loan. If you have a solid exit strategy, lenders may work with you.Continue reading “Can you Get a Bridging Loan with Bad Credit?”
A real estate portfolio is the collection of your tangible assets or a document that comprehensively details all of your real investment assets, both past and present. Think of it as a resume for your real estate investment history. The portfolio can consist of Real Estate Investment Trusts, flipped homes, and rental properties. A portfolio isn’t a legal term, just a concept, so you can reference it as you see fit.Continue reading “How to Build a Real Estate Portfolio”
Typically, a lender originates a mortgage and then turns around and sells it on the secondary mortgage market. Conversely, a portfolio loan is when a lender originates the loan intending to keep it rather than sell it. There is a set of standards and requirements that must be met to sell on the secondary market. The originator who intends to offload the mortgage must abide by these general requirements and standards. If they intend to keep it as a portfolio loan, they can set the terms to whatever they wish, often in a manner favorable to the borrower.Continue reading “What Is a Portfolio Loan?”
If you’re looking for great fishing around Orlando, you’ll have no shortage of options. This tropical hot spot has several great lakes that deliver an abundance of sizable fish. Here are our top picks for the best fishing spots in the Central Florida area.Continue reading “5 Best Fishing Spots in Orlando, FL”
You’ve decided that homeownership is for you but haven’t been able to find anything on the market that you like or that fits your needs. Perhaps you should consider building the home of your dreams but aren’t sure how to finance it. Banks and other financial institutions may have a construction or self-build loan option available for you to make your dream a reality.Continue reading “What Is a Construction Loan?”