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Smart Tactic: Build Relationships With Other Real Estate Investors

By Gillian Burgess on Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Sometimes real estate investors like to stick to the numbers. We look at positive cash flow and make calculations and see where we can boost our bottom line. Sticking too close to the technical aspects of the business has its perils, though.  It can lead us to look at real estate investing as a paper endeavor where some black typing on a white sheet is all we have to worry about.  There is much more to this than simply looking at the numbers on a piece of paper.

Investing in real estate is a business of relationships, not numbers.  As a company, we absolutely believe in that message and have built each of our businesses on the backs of great people who are passionate about what they do.  Many of our team members are also real estate investors themselves, so strong relationships are something we understand very clearly!   

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3 Ways High Rent Hurts Young Homebuyers

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Real estate investors like it when people rent. Obvious, right? After all, investing in real estate is a business and we have to treat it like a business. In a business, the goal is to make money. That, however, is an oversimplified version of the role of the real estate investors. We’re a business that deals with people — people whose lives matter and play important roles in the health of our economy and the real estate market.

This is a philosophy that plays into our role as a property manager.  So whether you are a landlord or you use property management companies to provide service to you, the success of a renter, your tenant, is vital to your success as a real estate investor.  Here at Premier Property Management, we hold four different sets of persons as vitally important to our company.  First, our team.  Second our clients.  Third our vendors.  Fourth our tenants.  These four groups are equally important and the tenant is the one who is so often overlooked.
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3 Ways Rising Mortgage Rates Affect Real Estate Investors

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Dec 22, 2014

We haven’t met a person yet who likes paying a mortgage. Both homeowners and investors who don’t pay for properties via all-cash offers have to deal with mortgages. No one likes them. In the years since the market crash, mortgage rates bottomed out to an all-time low, making it an ideal time for investors to snatch up properties and bring some life back into the real estate market. They did, giving the market the boost it needed to get back on its feet.

Looking forward to 2015, however, real estate experts expect rates to rise to 5% next year and 6% in the next two years, putting rates at the highest point they’ve been since the market crash. While that’s hardly the highest they could be, the real estate market is still in the middle of recovery, which could mean another slowdown if lenders don’t play it smart.

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Common Legal Pitfalls for New Real Estate Investors

By Chris Clothier on Sat, Dec 20, 2014

If you’re new to real estate investment, you’ll find out pretty quickly that the learning curve can be steep. One of the most important parts of real estate investment is to educate yourself on the legal aspects of the business. The last thing you want to happen is to find out you’ve made a legal mistake...after you’ve already made one.

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The Real Estate Market Must Match Workforce Improvement

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 19, 2014

It’s no secret that the real estate market and the job market are closely connected to one another. 

For instance, we know that the real estate market has been struggling due to a lack of first-time homebuyers — because the job market is making it difficult for them to have the resources necessary to purchase a home. Because of this reason, the housing market has remained more sluggish than it should in the midst of economic recovery.
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7 Ways to Maintain Great Winter Curb Appeal

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Winter. It can be a magical wonderland that conjures up images of chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at one’s nose, but more often than not, winter can get downright dreary. Whether it’s slushy, dirty snow, brown winter grass or bare tree branches, winter can hit your curb appeal hard.

I came up with a list to help turn the dreary winter look into a tidy and well-kept property.  These ideas can help properties rent quicker and at a higher rate.  Just because winter is dreary does not mean our real estate investing properties have to be!

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8 Reasons Houston Is Hot And So Is The Real Estate!

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 12, 2014

There’s no denying that Houston, TX is a cool place.Between it’s booming local economy, legacy of space travel and melting pot population, Houston is doing pretty well for itself. For businesses, entrepreneurs, young graduates — and, you guessed it — real estate investors, Houston is the place to be!

Our TEAM at Memphis Invest began looking for a third market two years ago.  Dallas, TX. has been an incredible market for our company over the past few years and continues to perform very well for our clients.  For our next step and the growth of our company, we really wanted to stay in a state where we were already licensed, highly familiar with the market and there had to be compelling reasons to open the new office.

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Millenials Are Changing The Real Estate Investing Landscape

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 10, 2014

I found this infographic earlier this week at The Commission Place and kept reading and reading about this topic.  I wanted to share it with all of our readers - many of whom are in this key demographic.

Millennials are changing the face of real estate as the next generation of buyers have not come out from under student loan debt to become first home buyers.  So who is going to buy property?  That is being left to the baby boomers (down sizing) and the Millennials (moving up).

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7 Facts 'Why We LOVE' Dallas Real Estate Investing

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Dec 8, 2014

When we as real estate investors turn our eyes to a new region to invest in, it’s important for us to investigate the area. After all, we’re putting a lot of time, energy and capital towards real estate investing — shouldn’t we know what we’re getting into?

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Real Estate Investment | 6 Personal Safety Tips

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Typically, the real estate investment business isn’t considered “dangerous.” There’s a level of risk involved in any investment of course, but every investor knows that going in. As an investor, however, you also have to look out for your physical safety as well as that of those who work with you — property managers, tenants and real estate agents. While no one wants to believe something bad could happen on your property, the possibilities are there.

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5 Huge Turnkey Real Estate Investing Mistakes It Is Essential To Avoid

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Dec 1, 2014

A warning on the front end - this is a longer and definitely detailed blog post on Turnkey real estate investing.  But I think you will find it worth your time....

I have been working with turnkey buyers since 2004  andI have come to find that there are some common mistakes that many investors make when they start looking at Turnkey real estate investing. Some of these mistakes cost investors money and some cost investors time. As a company, we have made it our mission to be able to turn investors away when the investment or our company are not the right fit for the investor.  We want to tell investors "No" when we are not the right fit and often, they are making some of the listed mistakes below that helps us realize that we need to say no...  

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