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Memphis Real Estate Investing

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Can Real Estate Investors Really Start Small?

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Real estate investment has long been regarded as a crown jewel in the world of wealth-building. When most people think of investing in real estate, their minds go to names of multi-millionaires, old money that owns apartment builds, resorts, and hotels…

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Be a Real Estate Investor with Staying Power

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Sep 27, 2019

In the world of real estate investing, we see a lot of would-be investors come and go. Some were unprepared for the inherent risks and challenges while others threw in the towel the second the market didn’t produce obvious, no-brainer wins. 

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What Savvy Investors Should Do With Recession Predictions

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Sep 25, 2019

The U.S. economy has been in a state of flux this year. Between the yo-yo of the stock market, a manufacturing slump, and the trade war with China, fears of a recession within the next year are not entirely unfounded. Different sources and economists tend to disagree on whether or not a recession is in the future — after all, the stock market is back to record highs after last month’s big scare. 

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Maximize Your ROI in Today's Real Estate World

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Sep 6, 2019

When you invest in something, you want to know that it’s worth your while. Regarding real estate, we live in a culture that romanticizes the idea of flipping. Turn to any home improvement channel and you’ll find shows all about sprucing up and reselling homes. On the screen, it looks easy. The idea of making tens of thousands of dollars on a flip just seems like a no-brainer.

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4 Big Benefits of Self-Directed Real Estate Investing

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jul 31, 2019

There are many ways to invest in real estate. As an investor, you can take any number of paths and adopt varied strategies that suit your goals and your personality. However, there’s one variety of investing in real estate that always offers an advantage: self-directed real estate investment.

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Why Investing in Turnkey Real Estate is Better Than Getting Rich Quick

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Nov 16, 2018

There’s a chance you’re rolling your eyes at the idea that anything is better than getting rich quick. After all, the sorts of schemes that make those promises have duped millions for years. They’re irresistible because they promise fortune without effort. The bad news is that they never work. Whether they’re secretly riddled with risk, run by dreamers wearing rose-colored goggles, or nefarious pyramid schemes, getting rich quick is never what it’s cracked up to be.

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5 Tiny Details That Real Estate Investors Must See to Succeed

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 26, 2017

We’ve all heard the saying “the devil’s in the details.” Less common but no less true is the counter, “God is in the details.” It’s the idea that paying attention to small things has big rewards! The details matter, and it’s no less true when it comes to real estate investment.

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Don’t Gamble: Investment Strategies for Deals on Real Estate

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 4, 2015

With the rush of foreclosed homes on the market in the past few years, investors were jumping into the business from every direction.  Here in Memphis, the investment real estate market was booming due to the rush of foreclosures and most were caused by a slowing economy and not necessarily an over-heated housing market.  That created a scenario where not only were houses available, but renters were in abundance as well.

As the real estate market is now recovering, easy buys on bank-owned homes are becoming more scarce. Some investors are opting out of real estate because properties aren’t as easy to acquire. As serious investors knows, the real estate market will continue to change constantly over time. 

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Diversify Your Investment Portfolio In Mid-Sized Cities

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 16, 2015

There’s a gleam in the big city that attracts investors. In a lot of ways, they’re attractive. Living in New York City is a dream for some people, as is settling down in big gleaming West Coast metropolises like Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Memphis, while it is a big city, is nothing compared to Dallas and Houston in terms or the size of the city.  Memphis is small city real estate and investors sometimes don't recognize it as a gem!

These big cities get most of the attention from investors and truth be told, you can go anywhere in the world and mention these cities and people know exactly where you are talking about.  Ask them about small and medium cities and the chances of people knowing about them get slim.  Real estate investing is about more than the name and size of the city.

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When Should Real Estate Investors Raise Rent?

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Raising rent. Depending on the market, it may become necessary for real estate investors to make adjustments to their rent prices, both up and down. It’s a tricky, temperamental balancing act that all investors face at one point or another.

Set your rent too low beneath the market and you may find yourself with tenants you’d rather not have...and run into trouble keeping up with the mounting costs of running an investment property. If you set prices too high, you’ll find yourself with high tenant turnover as a lowered demand for your property.

How can real estate investors best navigate making changes to rent? There are few things you should consider to make the best investment strategy.
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