Step 5: What to Look for When Conducting Due Diligence

Posted by Marketing Team on Jan 9, 2017 5:44:49 PM

The offer is on the table and all that stands between you and your potential new rental property is the due diligence. In this step, you’ll determine if the deal checks out and you become the proud new owner, or if the deal isn’t such a deal after all and you resume the investment property search. This is the time to investigate the property and ensure you know what you will be agreeing to. The three aspects you’ll want to thoroughly inspect when conducting due diligence are: title, document and the physical property. 

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Topics: due diligence, rental property, investment property, real estate, property inspection, title inspection

Step 4: How to Make an Offer on an Investment Property

Posted by Marketing Team on Jan 3, 2017 3:06:08 PM

Welcome back, you’ve made it to the fourth stage in this six step checklist series for new real estate investors. Leading up to this step, you have: (1) defined your investment strategy, (2) secured financing and (3) evaluated rental markets and searched investment properties—now it’s time to make the offer.

At this point, you and your real estate agent have explored the market, evaluating potential rental properties and you’ve identified the one you’d like to submit an offer on. Much like the traditional home buying process, you and your agent will put together the offer that your agent will submit to the seller’s agent. The seller and their agent will then review the offer and negotiations will begin. 

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Topics: Investing, How to Buy Rental Property, how to analyze rental markets, How to Make an Offer

Job Growth Is Strong In Chicago

Posted by Marketing Team on Dec 13, 2016 5:05:49 PM

Chicago is arguably one of the greatest cities in the world, renowned for its history, culture and quality of life. Venture into the different neighborhoods of Chicagoland and you will experience first-hand the diversity of the third largest metropolitan area in the United States. Whether you like sports, nightlife or chowing down on the best food around—there’s no better place than Chicago.

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Topics: invest in chicago, chicago rental market, chicago investment property

Step 3: How to Search for Rental Properties and Analyze Rental Markets

Posted by Marketing Team on Dec 2, 2016 2:43:17 PM

Well done! You’ve defined your investment strategy and secured financing. Now it’s time for the fun part—beginning your search for rental properties. Here are ten factors to consider when evaluating a market as well as a specific prospective property.

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Topics: how to find rental property, how to analyze rental markets

Step 2: How to Finance Your Real Estate Investments

Posted by Marketing Team on Nov 2, 2016 11:35:45 AM

You’ve defined your investment strategy and now it’s time to start thinking about how to get financing in order for your first rental property. In this step, our goal is to educate you about the various financing options out there and help you determine which solution is the best fit for your investment strategy. With multiple products to choose from, varying requirements and numerous approval phases to navigate, the financing process can often be very intimidating, particularly for newer residential property investors. In order to determine the best path forward, it’s important to understand your options.

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Topics: Investing, Financing, How To Get Financed

Miami Rental Market Surges

Posted by Marketing Team on Oct 6, 2016 11:49:53 AM

Miami is more than sunny skies and luxurious oceanfront properties, it’s also a sizzling market for real estate investors. With a whopping 6 million residents[i] in the Miami metro area, 75,000+[i] of which were added last year alone, and an accompanying 44,000+[ii] newly created jobs, Miami’s rental market has experienced a major surge over the past several years. Residential investment properties are getting leased quickly, averaging a mere 21 days on market.[iii] Investment property prices have also appreciated 33.3% in the past five years,[iii] while median rent rates have increased nearly 10.0% since 2011.[iii]

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Topics: Miami Rental Market, Miami Real Estate Investors, Invest in Real Estate, Invest in Miami

Step 1: Defining Your Investment Strategy

Posted by Marketing Team on Oct 3, 2016 5:18:21 PM

You’ve decided to take the plunge into real estate investing and you’re probably wondering “what now?” The first thing you need to determine is your end goal. Ask yourself what it is that you ultimately want to get out of your investments? Do you want to generate enough passive income to retire early and travel the world? Have you always dreamed of entrepreneurship and being your own boss? Maybe you just want a cash-flowing investment property to supplement your income and build wealth. Point being, the more compelling your goal motivating your investment is, the stronger likelihood you’ll have of turning it into reality. Write it down to refer back to when things get tough. With a clear purpose defined, you can now begin building a road map outlining how you’ll go about achieving your ambitions.

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Topics: Investing, Investment Strategy

How To Invest In Real Estate – The New Investor’s 6 Step Checklist for Success

Posted by Marketing Team on Sep 30, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Investability was designed to help real estate investors like you navigate the somewhat unclear and confusing realm of real estate investing. There’s no doubt investing in real estate comes with countless benefits, but many people are deterred because they don’t feel empowered to make informed decisions and of course, don’t want to waste their hard-earned money. That’s where we come in.

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Topics: Investing, How to Buy Rental Property, Investment Strategy, Invest in Real Estate, New Investor