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Memphis Real Estate Investing - Calculating Real Value

By Chris Clothier on Wed, May 4, 2011

Memphis Invest has earned a reputation among our clients and even our peers as a company that truly understands how investors want to calculate REAL value.  Too often, investors are fooled into thinking that the value of real estate is the price you pay for it.  I cannot tell you how often investors contact us after having bought "great property" right here in Memphis from a company located in a state like California or Nevada and they are having trouble getting it renovated and occupied.  Their idea of great is the cheap price they paid for it.  The reality is a 900 square foot 4 room shack located in an area that very few want to visit, much less do renovation work and management. 

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Memphis Real Estate | Investment Property - 1st Quarter Numbers

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Chandler Reports, the local real estate information aggregating company, released their monthly tally last week which included 1st quarter totals for all things related to real estate in Memphis and the surrounding areas.  Memphis Invest is interested in many of the numbers including total sales, days on market, average sales price and number of transactions as each of these data points is very important to the over-all health of a market.  But we are also extremely interested in the over-all sales numbers for the area and for the 8th quarter in a row, MemphisInvest.com was the leader in local company home sales.

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Investment Property News | Memphis 'A Most Undervalued' Market - CNN

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 5, 2011

Many of the recent articles you read on the housing market seem to convey almost polar opposite messages.  Markets are up, other markets are down and no two pollsters, spinsters or prognosticators seem to agree on exactly what is happening.  Real Estate Investors have to get past all the white noise of the national housing market and get down to the fundamentals of particular markets that provide quality, stable investment opportunities.

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Memphis Investment Real Estate | January & February by the Numbers

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 11, 2011

Memphis, Tennessee  - Chandler Reports, the leading provider of real estate data, research and consulting information in the West Tennessee area, released the final numbers for real estate transactions in the Memphis area for February 2011.  After leading the Memphis greater metropolitan area for home sales in 2010, Memphis Invest has started 2011 strong leading both January and February in home sales.

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Memphis Real Estate Investing | Memphis Invest helps small businesses

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Feb 23, 2011

Memphis, Tennessee has not been immune to the pains of a slow economy and some small companies have certainly suffered over the past few years.  However, while the economy has put the squeeze on many small businesses and single man operations, the investment housing boom in cities like Memphis has helped some small businesses flourish. MemphisInvest.com, formally known as Memphis Invest, GP, is a family owned real estate investment company who has led a resurgence for several local small businesses and even helped grow their services during the recession.

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Real Estate Investing | Mortgage Rates Creeping Up

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Feb 10, 2011

Mortgage interest rates continue to rise on almost a weekly basis, according to information released by Freddie Mac.  The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage jumped to 5.05 percent last week.  That is the highest the rate has been in over three years and is the 6th straight week that the rate has gone up.

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Real Estate Investing | 4 Key Ingredients for Long-Term Buy & Hold

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Feb 3, 2011

Today, I am going to share a little wisdom I heard from a group of the best real estate investing minds I have ever met.  When we met Fortune Builders a couple of years ago, they had already made a name for themselves as a premier property flipping company and had gained national notoriety as one of the hit companies on A&E T.V.'s "Flip This House".  We were interested in having them speak to our investors about real estate in general and they were interested in seeing our operation up close.  What resulted from that first meeting has been two of the absolute BEST companies in their respective fields teaming up to help investors around the world take advantage of this crazy real estate market.

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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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Real Estate Investing | Calculating Cash on Cash Return

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 17, 2010

Having talked to hundreds of investors each year at Memphis Invest, I have stopped being surprised by the different reasons investors list for purchasing investment property Often times, the criteria that investors use to determine a"good deal" are as varied as the colors in a box of crayons.  As a seasoned investor, I can tell you with authority, that if I had to choose one measure for an investment deal it would be its cash on cash return. 

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Attention Memphis Real Estate Investors - Keep it simple!!

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 15, 2010

I am continually amazed at the lack of understanding some businesses and business owners show when it comes to this one simple rule.  It seems that today, many in business confuse complication with innovation!

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