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More Than Double Your Returns with This Strategy – Bridge Loan vs. Perm Loan Case Study

Everyone wants the best rate and terms when financing a multifamily deal. It goes without saying. We naturally seek quotes and rate sheets with the lowest possible published rates.

Rate is the simplest “common” denominator used to compare different loan options. It is easy to understand, but not always the best gauge of overall returns. There are several other variables to consider.

We want that low rate, but we also want leverage. Leverage is how we juice our returns. It’s not […]

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Will This Blow Your Mind Too? Investing in Low Cap Markets May Be An Overlooked Opportunity

There was a pause on the other end of the line, and then he said… “You literally just blew my mind.”

This was the response I received after sharing with a new friend a powerful example of how using cap rates – when properly understood – to your advantage, can dramatically increase the bottom line of a value-add investor in the multifamily space. This simple insight dramatically changed the mindset of an experienced single-family investor getting his start in multifamily.

It […]

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Runway is Clear for Agency Financing in 2020

We are now a month into 2020 and wanted to share a few exciting updates about Agency (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) loans for this year. In a nutshell, Agency loans provide a great non-recourse alternative to recourse bank loans with additional bells and whistles like 30-year amortizations, interest only periods and low interest rates, all of which combine to increase your net cash flow.

Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced their year-end 2019 production volumes last week. As […]

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Better Together: Using Syndication to Grow Your Multifamily Portfolio

Syndicating Deals Is the Next Step to Achieving Your Investment Goals

As the multifamily market continues to grow, you may be wondering how newer multifamily investors are able to complete large transactions or add big commercial properties to their portfolios. If your investment goals are at Point A and you want to get to Point B quickly, the answer is right in front of you.

Multifamily syndicated deals are the oil in the multifamily gears allowing deals to move forward and […]

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Navigating the Underwriting Process between Quote and Closing

Preparing for Underwriting So Your Deal Gets Done

Securing a multifamily loan is like training for a marathon. By the time an investor decides on a loan, they may feel like they’ve reached the finish line, but really it’s just the halfway point.

Like training for a marathon, proper preparation leads to an accomplished goal. Investors who better understand the underwriting process will be more equipped to successfully secure funding for their next multifamily investment property.

Although it is easy to lump […]

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The Beauty of Leverage in Multifamily Investing

Using Leverage to Increase Your ROI

When deciding how to invest your hard-earned money, multifamily investments continue to be a source of above-average returns. Data from a recent study forecasts a healthy economy and even more lifetime renters as interest rates rise and the housing market shifts.

Some refer to profits from real estate investments as “mailbox money”—checks that show up in your mailbox from your savvy real estate investments. But how can you increase these returns? The answer is simple—so […]

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Let Your Personal Financial Statement (PFS) Do the Talking

Why Your Personal Financial Statement (PFS) Will Get You in the Door

The financial world has acronyms galore, but one essential term is PFS: personal financial statement.

A PFS summarizes your assets and liabilities and provides a snap shot of your total net worth. You’ll need to generate a PFS when you apply for a multifamily loan program. But as a savvy investor, you should be doing more than simply filling in the blanks on a financial worksheet. You should understand […]

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Location and Loan Rates: A Critical Intersection in Multifamily Investing

Why Location, Location, Location Begs Repeating in Multifamily Investing

Location: a word so nice we say it thrice. The saying Location, location, location is oft repeated in real estate—for good reason. As the money managing site The Balance puts it, “You can buy the right home in the wrong location. You can change the structure, remodel it or alter the home’s layout but, ordinarily, you cannot move it. It’s attached to the land.”

When buying a single-family home, you may think […]

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11 Players You Need on Your Multifamily Team

As any owner of a professional sports franchise could tell you: there’s value in a team. Beyond the support and camaraderie that exists within a team, there is also inherent value in a system that uses players with different strengths to achieve one common goal.

A skilled team with an effective coach can create winning opportunities through synergy. Synergy and success go hand-in-hand when everyone’s a team player. The lone wolf—the person who only wants to play “hero ball”—creates an achievement […]

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3 Ways to Think Like a Lender When Underwriting a Multifamily Property

Investing in multifamily properties has the potential for great rewards. A critical component of your success will be your ability to secure the optimal financing for your investment. Debt plays a critical role in real estate, and a lot of investors fail to think through the lens of capital providers.

We suggest you take an empathetic approach to how lenders see the world only because it will help you better understand the lending process. If you know how lenders operate, […]