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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

This Week in News The U.S. Housing Market in 9 Charts – Wall Street Journal [Read Now] The housing market has rebounded, but only part of the way.The resurgence of the housing market has been a bright spot for the U.S. economy, contributing to employment, investment and overall growth. But by many measures it remains well below historical norms, highlighting the severity of the housing bust while also factoring into low inventories and rising prices. […] How Much Can a Full-Service Real Estate Agent Do to Help Sell Your Home? – U.S. News & World Report [Read Now] Get the best service you can when selling your home, but avoid going overboard.With the abundance of real […]

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Ask Cornerstone: What is the best way to finance the construction of a single family residence?

Financing a SFR with a construction loan

What’s the best way to finance the construction of a home that I intend to keep as rental property? I am a real estate broker and found a good deal on the land I purchased (self-funded).  I’m looking to invest in improving the property but I would need financing. What type of funding is available? My partner and I will be doing the application and we both have excellent credit. The best source for a small construction loans are usually small, local banks. I recommend to first talk to a bank’s loan officer and to get the requirements in their “Loan Request Package”.  Be thorough with completing the application so […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

This Week in News The Five Traits You Can Learn From Real Estate Entrepreneurs – Forbes [Read Now] “Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, co-founder of TwitterThe entrepreneurial landscape has undergone a dramatic transformation, but one thing that hasn’t changed are the foundational principles and traits that define what it means to be an entrepreneur. […] Orange County suffers SoCal’s steepest homebuying slowdown – OC Register [Read Now] The slowdown in Orange County homebuying for resale housing is the sharpest reversal in Southern California, according to one benchmark. ReportsOnHousing calculates home-sales speed with it’s “estimated market time,” which compares new escrows opened to […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

This Week in News Lender Restraint Stunting Real Estate Growth – GlobeSt.com [Read Now] One thing holding back growth in the real estate industry is lenders being selective about who they give loans. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported delinquency rates for commercial/multifamily mortgages are still relatively low while CMBS loans are at an all-time low. A new alternative to Dodd-Frank is being presented today by the Republican party. […] Ivy Zelman: Housing Hazards and Opportunities – Barron’s [Read Now] She predicted the housing crash. Now, she’s bullish overall, but wary of New York and Miami. […] Experts divided if surging home prices signal new bubble – CNBC News [Read Now] We’re living in a very different […]

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Ask Cornerstone: How do I structure a deal by partnering with family member private money lender?

financial partnership with a family member in flip

I’m a new Real Estate Agent and I want to start fixing and flipping with a family member who will be the financial backer.     How should I structure the partnership if they will be fronting all of the money and I’ll be the project manager and real estate agent on the deal? Would I be making the commission on both the buy and sell of the property and the family member would be putting up all the money for purchase and construction costs? How should I structure the partnership?   Are the profits split equally?   If I were the money person, I’d want a bigger percentage of the deal since it […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

This Week in News This week’s newspapers and magazines covered some great education on the basics of investing and flipping.  Take a look and share with people that might need this information: How to Invest in Fix & Flip Loans – Forbes [Read Now] Millennials are finally moving into their homebuying years, but with precious few starter houses available for sale, a growing number of these buyers are choosing to rent single-family homes. That is a big opportunity for investors overall, especially in markets seeing the greatest rent growth — and some of those markets are surprising. […] How to Begin Investing in Real Estate – U.S. News & World Report [Read Now] True […]

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June 2016 Real Estate Investment Club, Networking, Groups, and Association meetings in Southern California

REI Club Meetings Southern California

Please verify the date/time before attending. Check for reservation, membership, and fee requirements. Links are provided on the group names below. Please contact us with any additions or corrections. (Updated: June 8, 2016) Los Angeles County Best Los Angeles Real Estate Club Wed, Jun 01 6:30 PM Glendale Speaker: Buddy Broome – When Paying too Much is Good for Everyone Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council Fri, Jun 10 7:30 AM Long Beach LBCREC’s June 10th Breakfast Meeting – Future of Multi-Family Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club Sat, Jun 11 11:00 AM Los Angeles Pacific Palisades Flip Walk Through LA South Real Estate Investors Association (REIA) Mon, Jun 13 […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

This Week in News This week’s newspapers and magazines covered some great education on the basics of investing and flipping.  Take a look and share with people that might need this information:  How to Invest in Fix & Flip Loans – Forbes [Read Now] Millennials are finally moving into their homebuying years, but with precious few starter houses available for sale, a growing number of these buyers are choosing to rent single-family homes. That is a big opportunity for investors overall, especially in markets seeing the greatest rent growth — and some of those markets are surprising. […] How to Begin Investing in Real Estate – U.S. News & World Report [Read Now] True […]

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Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter

This Week in News Warren Buffet: There Is No Bubble in Real Estate – Fortune Magazine [Read Now] Says it won’t cause the next financial crisis. Warren Buffett says now is a good time to buy a house, though not as good as it was four years ago. Still, Buffett says he thinks the chances of housing prices collapsing are very low. “I don’t see a nationwide bubble in real estate right now at all,” says Buffett. […] The Top Towns for Real Estate Investors – NBC News [Read Now] Millennials are finally moving into their homebuying years, but with precious few starter houses available for sale, a growing number of these buyers are choosing to rent […]

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Ask Cornerstone: Strategy to raise capital through current assets?

Raising capital strategies with current assets

My wife and I are new to the United States.   We own two properties and need some ideas to get cash together for future investments.  We’re cash poor right now and have limited income, but we have the following assets: Single Family Home: Its value is $950,000 (purchased in 2009 for $710K) and it’s fully paid off. Muti-Family Home: Its value is $1,000,000 (purchased in 2001 for $780K) and it’s fully paid off. The multi-family home clears about $5,000 a month in income. It’s our only source of income given we only have a residency visa right now.  We want to increase cash flow by flipping cheaper single family homes […]

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