commercial real estate

Commercial Investment Opportunities

Office and warehousing can be a powerful combination. 10-30% of the building is designated as commercial or  office space, and you can offer this to attract a diverse tenant.  Office and service combination, 20-60% of the building is designated as

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Types and Benefits of Commercial Leases

Types of commercial leases are: Net Lease Net, Net Lease Triple Net or NNN  Absolute Net Lease.    The tenant progressively pays more and more towards the building with these leases, including Common Area Maintenance (CAM) charges, insurance, property taxes, and

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Why Invest in Commercial Real Estate?

Examples of commercial real estate are:  Office buildings Retail Warehouses Apartment buildings Industrial Mobile Home Park Creative financing options are more available in the commercial market than residential.  Commercial lenders are very familiar with seller financing and other creative terms. 

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Due Diligence Ideas When Looking at MHPs

After viewing the details about a potential property you are interested in, your first step may be a Letter of Intent (LOI) outlining the parties’ initial understanding before entering into a binding contract. Be sure your offers provide substantial time

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Financing Options for MHPs

Finance companies may be another source – including credit cards to take a cash advance against the card.  Make sure your numbers show you can profit after considering the cards’ finance costs and monthly payments.   Another source – the seller

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Finding Profit in Mobile Homes

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) does have a category for manufactured housing.  It is typically identified as a home type. It is located on private land as opposed to those found in mobile home parks.  However, the MLS is not

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Having Options to Own vs. Rent with Mobile Homes

Land and Lots There are situations where the manufactured home remains personal property and is placed on the land.  The land is considered real property.  In this case, the land appreciates while the manufactured home, technically, depreciates.  Although, the actual

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Fact vs. Fiction with Mobile Home Investing

There are many misconceptions about this type of housing.  One of the biggest ones has to do with the house being mobile.  While it is true that manufactured homes are delivered via the highway, that is often the only time

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Build Your Marketing Message

Build Your Marketing Message The Marketing Message Once you have identified your targeted leads, you can build your marketing campaign and create messages to capture their attention.  If you have a phone number, you may call them and find out

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Marketing Strategies to Get Results

Motivated Sellers  To find motivated sellers, you must first understand what causes their motivation and then consider what signs you may look for that indicate they are distressed and need your help.  For example, someone who is facing foreclosure is

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Creative Finance Strategies Part 2

More Creative Finance Strategies…by Steve Hipple Syndicate mortgage could be considered ‘next level’ investing and combines multiple lenders on one property and mortgage.  Syndicate mortgages are powerful and allow lenders with smaller amounts available to join other lenders for the

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How Can I Use Creative Financing?

Types of creative financing: Joint venture partnerships Private lending Seller financing Home equity line of credit Hard money loan Lease option Deferred mortgage payments An unsecured line of credit Land contract Blanket/wrap mortgage Self-directed funds Balloon payment Contracts for deeds

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Leverage! For Shark Tank Returns

“Give me a place to stand and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.” ~Archimedes Did you realize, people are acquiring no money down properties every day? Do you know anyone else who acquired properties this way?

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Deciphering the Foreclosures Process

Working with foreclosures can be a great investment strategy.  One of the reasons is that there are usually foreclosures regularly regardless of the situation or reason.  This provides us with a steady stream of investment opportunities.  Someone is often falling

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Keeping Your Rehab on Budget: Organize and Communicate

Managing Your Rehab Projection Whether you manage the team and rehab project independently or use a General Contractor, ORGANIZATION & COMMUNICATION ARE KEY.  The more organized you are, the faster you can respond to questions and situations that may surface

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Don’t let the details derail your rehab

Detailed Scope of Work Suppose you’ve purchased a property that requires some level of rehab. In that case, you will need to put together a Detailed Scope of Work to accompany your request for contractor bids.  A Detailed Scope of

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One of my best decisions ever!

Today I had a notification on social media appear. It said “share your memory from 9 years ago” along with a picture of a For Sale By Owner sign featuring Rent To Own. This social media reminder made me think

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The hottest real estate concept, REHABBING!

Most properties you purchase as an investment will require some level of rehab – sometimes a little and sometimes a lot. Your specific rehab plans and allotted budget should be designed to increase the value and profitability of the investment

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