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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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A 'Perfect Foreclosure Storm' for Memphis Real Estate Investors?

By Chris Clothier on Mon, May 3, 2010

I found this great news article at Forbes.com that I thought everyone should read as soon as possible to get an insight into what is continuing to take place in the housing market.  There is a sense of relief being perpetrated in the media including right here in Memphis that the worst of the housing crisis is behind us.  Let's hope that is true, the worst is over. 

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ANALYSIS: Why Memphis is a Better Real Estate Investment City

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Apr 14, 2010

Do you read the daily articles in Yahoo real estate news?  How about DSNews.com?

These are two great real estate sites for keeping up with the everyday news and I happened across two articles today that I thought everyone should know about.  I will link them at the bottom of the page.

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When is the RIGHT Time to Invest in Real Estate?

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Apr 5, 2010

"With foreclosures mounting every week, is it time to enter into the Memphis investment real estate field and purchase properties at discounted pricing?"

This is a question I get asked on a daily basis from first time investors looking for advice on when to enter the investment real estate market in Memphis, TN.  Most are facing some sort of self-made obstacle from information overload to wanting to wait for the "best" time.

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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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Memphis Continues to Shine as a Real Estate Investment Bargain!

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 3, 2010

DSNews writer, Carrie Bay published an article today citing Barclays' bank analysts pointing toward a continued drop in pricing around the country, but a slowing of the foreclosure process and eventual bottoming of pricing.

This is a trend we have been seeing in Memphis foreclosures as the number filings slows and inventory reduces.  The number of properties in Memphis in pre-foreclosure notice status and behind on payments continues to remain high, but is expected to level off and be reduced over time.

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Q&A call on Rehabs for Memphis real estate investors

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Feb 9, 2010

Chris Clothier hosted  Ryan Flannery of Memphis Invest Rehab Services for a half hour Q&A call on Tuesday February 9th at 12:00 noon.  In case you missed the call, we recorded it and placed here online for you to listen at your own convenience.

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Want to Invest in Real Estate? Read these books...

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Feb 8, 2010

Educate yourself as an investor with these Real Estate Investing, Business and Life in general books!

I've been asked repeatedly over the last few weeks by investors to put together a list of books that I have read or could recommend to other real estate investors who are looking to get started.  Most of the clients or prospective clients that I talk to are familiar with my rise as a real estate investor and the fact that my family today operates one of the largest real estate wholesaling companies, MemphisInvest.com, in the country.  They know that we own 1800SellNow.com and that we operate the largest non-profit real estate investors association, Mid-South REIA, in the Mid-South. 

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Does new FHA rule make it easier to invest in Memphis real estate

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 29, 2010

FHA Waives 90 Day Flipping Rule

Does that mean it will be easier to purchase Memphis investment properties?

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