1. First Western Federal Savings Bank Attends RITAs Conference in San Antonio

    The industry of self-directed IRAs is a changing field, making it necessary to learn valuable insights about the shifts in the field, the trends, and best practices. This information is even more necessary if you are new to investing in real estate or are a prospective investor. This specialty information can be difficult to find, and finding the right lending options to invest with can even be mo…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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Preparing Your Vacation Rental Tip #2: Decorating

    Welcome back to our blog series on preparing your vacation rental property for the busy season! As summer rolls around, the vacations and trips and travel plans start to pick up. This is a time when families, couples, friends, and solo travelers alike all love to explore and see someplace new. With so many people capitalizing on the warmer weather and extra vacation time, this is an equally excell…Read More

  7. Make Your Vacation Rental Property Stand Out

    Your vacation rental property could serve as an incredible asset. Not only can it provide you with an added source of income through renting it out to visitors and tourists, your vacation rental property stands as a real estate investment — one that could definitely appreciate in value over time. However, the non-recourse loan lenders at First Western Federal Savings Bank know that this type of …Read More