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March 31, 2017

Looking Back on 2016 and Forward to 2017

March 13, 2017
Snap Build City Scape

Fix & Flip Financing: How Technology is Changing the Real Estate Investment World  

The act of flipping residential property is nothing new, but technological advances geared specifically for real estate investments are making significant changes in the way in which investors find and fund these properties. In fact, according to recent industry statistics for the second quarter of 2016, the number of real estate investors actively participating in fix and flip investments reached a nine-year high, but the number of those who purchased with traditional cash was actually lower than at any point since the third quarter of 2008 and the reason lies with technology. Advancing the goals of real estate investors Historically, finding real estate property loans for […]
January 12, 2017
property investment

Purchase Property vs. Rental Property

Purchase Property vs. Rental Property Why should rental values matter to homeowners? Because when the proverbial tide goes out, the rent someone will pay can the stronger indicator of value. People need to live somewhere and the alternative to owning is renting. In real estate, a properties value is derived from its cash flow divided by the investors required yield. This yield factor is known as the Cap (Capitalization) Rate, which is also cash on cash yield used to derive a properties value. For example, if the required yield for a property is 7% and it nets $14,000 per year […]