There are two main options when it comes to investments, debt instruments, and equities. Equity is something you own, such as real estate or stock. A debt instrument represents a loan that you expect to receive a return of your principal along with interest.
Each home flip project is unique, with costs varying widely for the acquisition, repairs, costs to hold the home, and sales expenses. Investors have many factors to consider and tools that will help analyze whether a potential investment will be profitable. Since no two situations are alike, each potential investment requires combining the available tools and calculations.
Alternative investments are gaining popularity with more investors adding them to their portfolio or increasing their existing allotment. There are several reasons why alternative investments are enjoying high levels of popularity right now: diversification; avoiding market volatility and the current high cost of equities; not wanting to be limited to publicly traded stocks; frustration with low returns on ‘safe’ investments; needing a hedge against inflation; increased accessibility; and personal interest or passion, as in the case of collectibles.
Several variables come into play when looking at the type of real estate loan that’s right for you on the path to homeownership. How long you plan to live in the house, where you live, how much of a down payment you have, and what your credit history looks like are just a few of these variables. There is no one-size-fits-all mortgage, so it’s essential to determine which type of real estate loan works best for you.Continue reading “Types of Real Estate Loans”
Real estate has traditionally been a solid investment that provides income through appreciation and rent. Individual investors buy a property or pool their resources with a group of investors. Buying an investment property is different from buying a primary residence, with tighter requirements to qualify for a loan and several factors to consider before pursuing such an investment.Continue reading “How to Get a Loan for an Investment Property”
Collateral, an asset with value used to secure a loan, improves borrowers’ chances of approval and allows more favorable interest rates by reducing the lender’s risk. Loan agreements have provisions for how collateral may be acquired and sold by the lender if the loan isn’t paid back, protecting the lender’s investment. Real estate is a common form of collateral for securing loans, offering more attractive rates than unsecured loans.Continue reading “Real Estate Collateral Loans”