Real Estate Trends to Watch Out for in 2023

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While we all prepare to turn the page on 2022 and start a fresh year, it’s important to take time to reflect on everything that has happened in the real estate market in order to try to figure out where the market is headed in 2023. It’s no secret that this year has been tough […]

3 Reasons You Should Be Investing in Real Estate Right Now

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If you’re like us and you’ve been paying attention to headlines in the housing market within the last year, then you probably know all about the media’s outlook. Rates for long-term investment loans took off in March and have continued to rise throughout the year, while constraints on housing inventory have kept prices sky high. […]

Why Baltimore is a Great Real Estate Market for Investors

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As Baltimore hard money lenders, we’re always looking at trends that are happening in our own backyard. Though we lend in more than 30 states, we got our start right here in Maryland and are still very active in the local area. As locals, we see a bright future for this city despite the challenges […]

How ARM Loans Can Benefit Investors in a Tough Market

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It’s no secret that 2022 is a tough year in the real estate market. With high inflation and rising interest rates, good deals are harder to come by, and financing a long-term rental property is a lot more expensive than it was at the beginning of this year. For anyone looking to grow a strong […]

Foreclosure Filings Increase Significantly in 2022

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After two years of unusually low foreclosure activity, filings have picked up substantially throughout the first half of 2022 according to data released in July. Data analytics firm ATTOM Data shows that first-half foreclosure filings went up a whopping 153% in the first half of 2022 compared to the year prior. While some media outlets […]

How to Properly Insure a Fix & Flip Property

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If there’s one thing that real estate investors of all experience levels have in common, it’s a need for adequate insurance on their investment properties. Whether you’re working on a short-term fix & flip, or holding a portfolio of rental properties, proper insurance is crucial for managing risk in your investment activities. While we all […]

Mortgage Rates are Falling Despite the Increased Fed Funds Rate

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Anyone who has been paying attention to financial markets in 2022 has been witness to a bit of a roller coaster in the last several months. Historically low interest rates at the end of 2021 quickly disappeared as 30-year mortgages jumped back to levels not seen since before the Great Recession brought on by the […]

Best Short-Term Rental Markets in New York State

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When most people hear “New York,” their minds immediately go to the Five Boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn. The same can be said when it comes to investing in real estate in New York – when investors think about investing in real estate in New York, they think of high […]

Housing Price Cuts Are Coming to a Market Near You

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Over the last couple of years, housing markets nationwide have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for investors. The Covid-19 pandemic pushed a lot of first-time homebuyers to enter the market as interest rates hit record lows, causing booms in markets that had previously been considered affordable. As the pandemic has brought on persistent […]

How Much Does it Cost to Flip a House?

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When it comes to house flipping, most people can figure out the basic costs when it comes to purchase price and rehab. But, is that really all there is to determine your budget for a fix and flip project? The short answer is no – but the longer answer might include some relevant information for […]