The Top 5 Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make When Seeking Financing
Real estate investing is a lucrative venture, but it’s not without its challenges. One of the biggest obstacles investors face is securing financing. Many make common mistakes that can negatively impact their chances of success. In this blog post, we will highlight the top five mistakes made by real estate investors when seeking financing and […]
Digital Marketing and Why it is Important for Real Estate Investors
The world of real estate investing has drastically evolved with the rise of the digital age. In this era, having a strong online presence is vital for any business, even real estate investment. Digital marketing offers real estate investors an opportunity to reach a wider audience and differentiate themselves from others in the industry. Let’s […]
Climate Change and How it Affects Real Estate Markets
For decades, scientists have been arguing about whether or not climate change is human-induced or part of a natural cycle – or perhaps a combination of both. Regardless of where you fall on this spectrum of viewpoints, the reality is that various areas of the United States (as well as the globe at large) are […]
How Will Maryland HB0301 Affect Local Real Estate Professionals?
In recent years, multiple states including Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan have passed legislation to regulate activities related to the practice of real estate wholesaling. Currently, the Maryland State Legislature is considering Maryland House Bill 0301, a piece of legislation that aims to place limits on who can participate in wholesaling, and how often they may […]
Will Investment Property Mortgage Rates Decrease Soon?
Just one year ago, investment property mortgage rates were in the 3-4% range – historic lows that we’ve never seen before and may possibly never see again. In March of 2022, as the Federal Reserve Bank began its campaign of hiking interest rates to put a damper on rampant inflation, 30-year mortgage rates for both […]
Will Baltimore Home Prices Drop in 2023?
Now that we’ve reached the end of the calendar year in 2022, we’re looking ahead to see what trends are going to be shaping the real estate market in 2023. As hard money lenders in Baltimore, we’ve been keeping a close eye on what’s happening in our own backyard to try and get an idea […]
Real Estate Trends to Watch Out for in 2023
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 […]
Why Baltimore is a Great Real Estate Market for Investors
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 […]
Foreclosure Filings Increase Significantly in 2022
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 […]
Mortgage Rates are Falling Despite the Increased Fed Funds Rate
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 rental mortgage rates jumped back to levels not seen since before the Great Recession brought on […]