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Great Contractors make Memphis Invest look really good

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 29, 2010

Mark Anderson, MemphisInvest.com

For all you Memphis real estate investors out there, tell me if you’ve heard this before.  “You make your money when you buy.  You realize it when you sell.”  Heck, I guess it doesn't matter if you are a Memphis investor or where you're located, that advice holds true almost anywhere you are investing.  It’s hard to dispute this sage advice passed down by those who’ve gone before us.  But a lot happens between the time you buy and the time you sell, and most of it involves contractors.  For many beginning investors, finding a good team of contractors is one of the toughest tasks to completing your first deal.  At MemphisInvest.com, some of our own clients came to us because they struggled so much with finding responsible, reliable and reasonable contractors.  Indeed, some of the worst real estate horror stories you will ever hear involve contractors, which is why this is such an important topic.

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Cusomter Service is Critical for Real Estate Investors in Memphis

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Jun 21, 2010

MemphisInvest.com took on the task of designing a new customer service department over the past year for our real estate investing clients.  The story of my visit to a Chart House in California is a great example of where part of our inspiration comes from...

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Why Size Matters with Memphis Investment Real Estate

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jun 16, 2010

Mark Anderson, MemphisInvest.com

Size does matter when it comes to Memphis investment properties.  The average size of a new home has more than doubled since the 1950’s and people have grown accustomed to more space.  If an investment property is too small, it usually is more difficult to rent or sell.  When I say that price does not equal value when buying discounted investment properties, this is one of the "other" factors I mentioned that an investor has to look at.  Does that mean you should avoid small homes?

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Real Estate Investment Funding is Tight Even With Rates Dropping

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 1, 2010

If you are keeping up with the recent news on mortgage rates, home prices, refinancing options and anything whatsoever having to do with investment real estate, there is a common theme emerging.  Investors are finding  fewer and fewer options for financing, but the best options - using Self Directed Retirement Accounts, paying cash, converting stocks, bonds, CD's into tangible real estate assets - are finding unbelievable deals!
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