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Memphis Real Estate | Investors Cheer News of Partnership With France

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Apr 20, 2011

As a real estate investor myself and as a partner who works with real estate investors from around the world, it is music to my ears when I hear about the leadership of our city being proactive in telling the great story that is Memphis, Tennessee.  I have spent countless hours on the road over the past 18 months, talking to investors from coast to coast about the advantages of Memphis as a real estate investment city and how companies like MemphisInvest.com are not alone in turning the city around.  When stories like this one come out, it makes my job easier and makes my investment portfolio poised for growth in the very near future!

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Real Estate Investing | 4 Advantages of Self Directed IRA's

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 19, 2011

Every day, regular people and seasoned investors alike are looking for ways to diversify their investments and investing in real estate has always been a favorite alternative.  With Self Directed Individual Retirement Accounts coming into favor with investors, investing in discount properties has never been easier.  MemphisInvest.com has put together a quick list of some of the advantages to using Self Directed IRA's:

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Memphis Real Estate | Taking the Temperature of the Water

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Mar 10, 2011

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Memphis Property Management | Real Estate Investing Should Be Passive

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 19, 2011

This week Memphis, Tennessee property management company, Premier Property Management announced plans to begin automatic deposits for real estate investors on February 1st.  For many, real estate investing is about passive income and the stress of charting and tracking monthly payments, monthly deposits and monthly expenses can be a nightmare.  Premier Property Management has spent the past two years systematically developing a management company that values investors time and balances the need for information with the need for simplicity.  

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Real Estate Investing | Real Life Examples of 2010 Investing Success

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jan 6, 2011

On Tuesday night, January 4th, Marq Cobb who leads the sales floor at MemphisInvest.com, held a quick 45 minute Webinar recapping three great success stories from investors in 2010.  Each defined success in their own way and each took advantage of the services provided by our years of experience in the Memphis investment real estate market.  The stories shared were simply inspiring!

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11 Mistakes to Avoid as a Real Estate Investor

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 10, 2010

Buying rental properties can be a tricky proposition and being a new investor makes it even tougher. After acquiring over 4,500 properties, serving 1,700 clients and managing $600 million in assets, we know a thing or two about real estate investing. Over the past 10+ years, we've grown from a handful of employees to an 88 member team in 5 markets (Memphis, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston) and we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do! And we got here by following a lot of the tips I'm sharing with you today in this video. We've heard from so many people that have learned the hard way, and we want nothing more than to help others reach their investment goals by avoiding these common mistakes.

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Nine Questions for Memphis Real Estate Investors to Ask!

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Nov 4, 2010

This is a re-print from a post I made over a year ago.  I think its always good for Memphis real estate investors to get a refresher on the questions they should ask before buying investment properties.

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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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The Ebb & Flow of Memphis Real Estate Investing

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 5, 2010

I am a big believer in keeping yourself up to date with the latest news from the real estate world.  I have been reading the DSNews everyday and I have begun to link to articles form the site and even re-print when I think they are news worthy to real estate investing in Memphis.  This article definitely defines one reason we are having so much trouble getting a housing recovery to take hold and gain traction.

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If only Memphis knew how great the real estate investing can be!

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Feb 12, 2010

I was reading a blog today from Eric Barnes of "The Daily News" about Memphis, and in the blog he talks about how tirelessly Mayor Wharton is working both behind the scenes and out in front to promote the city of Memphis.  At times, it seems like he is working as hard to promote Memphis to the outside world as well as to the Memphians themselves!  I don't think we know yet how lucky we are to have Mayor Wharton in office.

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