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With New Mortgage Rules, Prepare for More Paperwork

Private jumbo mortgages could soon become harder—and pricier—to get. New rules announced last week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will tighten lending standards in the private-mortgage market. The changes, which start in 2014, will ban lenders from issuing loans if they don’t verify a borrower’s income or assets. The CFPB rules are meant to ensure that home buyers have the ability to...

Mortgages and Private Lenders and What You Should Know

Private lending secured by mortgages against real property represents a significant area of activity within the residential real estate market. There are a multitude of reasons why borrowers seek to obtain financing from private lenders. These include: greater restrictions on traditional bank and trust company lending requirements, such as loans based on land value rather than borrower income; borrower’s that...

A Snapshot of Private Lending : The name of the property investment game for the next 2 years

When real estate investors pursue funding, one of the last places they look to is private lenders. In fact, most investors often view private lending as a big no-no, or at least the very last stop on the road to real estate investing. But new regulations and restrictions from traditional financing have influenced a trend in recent years and months of savvy property investors changing their view of private lending....

Passive Income: Rent to Own Real Estate

/ written by Marie-France Dayan / Rent to Own real estate is a safe, low risk investment for earning passive income. Typical renters, such as those renting through a Buy and Hold investment model, may do careless damage to your property or request frequent repairs. However, with rent to own real estate, the renters take excellent care of the property. They care for the home as if it were their own, because it is;...

Why Rent to Own Investments are starting to make Canadian headlines

/ written by Marie-France Dayan / Rent to own investments are becoming popular in Canada for several reasons. If you haven’t heard of this investment option before, you might be skeptical; however, there are solid reasons why the rent to own market is booming. If you’re interested in making money in the Canadian real estate market, investing in rent-to-own properties is a good first step to take. Keep...

How to Succeed at Real Estate Financing Options

Lease to purchase is a great way to learn how to invest in real estate. Take a tour of this and 14 other options to get you started.           How to Succeed at Real Estate Financing Options by Carrie Lowe In this installment, we are going to cover different financing options that are available. It is very important to note that not all methods will work for everyone, nor are these methods...

Real estate investing guide – investing in Canadian real estate

Detailed video on Canadian real estate investing, covering topics from rent-to-own to house flipping. Very informative. Real estate investments discussed are: how to flip a house, rent to own investing, multi rental units, joint venture, large scale home renovations and simple investments to help the average real estate...

3 ways to make money with Lease Option

You can make money on property investment lease options in three different ways. Decide what’s right for you.           Three Paydays with Lease Options The Versatility of This Powerful Strategy Will Really Fatten Your Wallet With the typical lease option agreement, you have three paydays. Each one is detailed below. Payday #1 — Option Money Deposit When people rent a property, they...
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