1. Is Your Vacation Rental Ready for Winter? Part II

    Welcome back to our blog series on preparing your vacation rental for winter! In our first blog, we talked about how to close up your vacation rental if it’s not going to be used in the colder months. Today we’re diving into how you can prepare your property for winter, so that your guests will thoroughly love their stay. Learn more in our blog, and contact First Western Federal Savings Bank t…Read More

  2. Is Your Vacation Rental Ready for Winter? Part I

    Whether this is the first time you’re preparing your vacation rental property for winter or the fifth, there are still things that can get overlooked or forgotten about. A checklist can help anyone make sure their vacation rental is on track for the colder months ahead. Our non-recourse loan lenders have broken it down into two different sections: those who are renting out their property in wint…Read More

  3. The Perks of Having a Winter Vacation Rental

    When we think “vacation rental” we nearly always picture a beachside cabana. We think of warm places with plenty of sun. All these things can be true for vacation homes, but the fact is that there are plenty ways to vacation — and considering most states in the U.S. experience winter, it wouldn’t make sense to rule out owning a vacation home, just because of the colder weather. In fact, wi…Read More

  4. All About Roth IRAs

    With a self-directed IRA, you can apply for a non-recourse loan, which can be used to purchase a property that will be turned into a rental. It might seem simple, and to many in the financial world, it is, but some of that jargon can make understanding IRAs and non-recourse loans a bit more difficult. First Western Federal Savings Bank is here to explain how Roth IRAs work, and how they can be use…Read More

  5. Which IRA Is Best?

    It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s never too early to start thinking about your retirement savings. Interestingly enough, however, your retirement savings don’t need to solely be used for retirement. With the right circumstances and the right IRA, you could actually use your IRA for investment opportunities — if that’s something you’re interested in, of course. The non-recourse le…Read More

  6. Pros and Cons of Property Mangement Companies

    Pros And Cons Of Property Management Companies

    Once you’re approved for a non-recourse loan, you can truly begin thinking about your rental property. You’ll start thinking about its purpose, who it’s going to serve, and all the ways that you’re going to prepare it. The list of things to get your rental property ready is a mile long to say the least, but it’s fun and exciting all the same. At this point, many people start wondering if…Read More

  7. Why Is Marketing Your Rental Important?

    In our previous blog, we talked about some key marketing strategies to implement for your rental property. Creating a web presence, figuring out your target demographic, and getting help where you need it are all essential to marketing. But if you don’t know why marketing is important, you might be less inclined to make it happen. Our non-recourse loan lenders have compiled several reasons why m…Read More

  8. Marketing Your Rental Property

    LeBron James is an exceptional basketball player, but if he hadn’t played in front of scouts, he would not be where he is today. J.K. Rowling is one of the most successful authors of today, but her name wouldn’t be recognizable if she hadn’t submitted her first “Harry Potter” drafts to dozens of publishers. It’s true for everything and practically everyone: if you want to be successful…Read More

  9. Vacation Rental vs. Tenant Rental, Part II

    Welcome back to our blog series on the pros and cons of choosing the right type of rental property to invest in. In our first blog, we looked spent a lot of time looking at setting up a vacation rental property — one that’s solely used for guests on vacation, looking for a place to stay on their trip. With a long-term tenant rental, this is a property that’s leased out to renters as their pl…Read More

  10. Vacation Rental vs. Tenant Rental Properties

    You want to own a rental property, and there are plenty of reasons why. You want the added income that comes from renting out a home or a vacation property. You want a tangible investment, one that appreciates in value over time. You want all these things, which is why you want to work with the non-recourse loan lenders at First Western Federal Savings Bank to get a rental property loan to make th…Read More