1. Why Your Rental Property Shouldn’t Allow Pets

    Welcome back to our blog series on the pros and cons of allowing pets in your rental property. By allowing renters to have pets, you’ll likely have more renters to choose from, and could potentially see some financial benefits as well (check out our previous post for more details). But as is the case with everything in life, there’s always a catch. Our non-recourse loan lenders are going to ex…Read More

  2. Should Your Rental Property Allow Pets?

    You apply for a non-recourse loan, you get approved, you purchase your rental property — you’re well on your way to becoming a successful property owner! As set up as you might feel, however, there are a number of details to consider before you start renting out the place. One of those is figuring out if you’ll allow pets on the premises. As your non-recourse loan lenders of choice, First We…Read More

  3. The Downside of High Renter Turnover

    For as many perks as there are to owning a rental property, one of the biggest downsides is experiencing turnover. Not everyone who looks into owning rental property takes into account the hassle that tenant turnover can bring. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to deal with turnover, and even ways that you can try to prevent it from occurring in the first place. The non-recourse loan …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Benefits of a Self-Directed IRA

    We’ve mentioned it a number of times: you can use a self-directed IRA to apply for a non-recourse loan, which can then be used to purchase an investment property. We’ve focused nearly exclusively on the non-recourse lending side of things (which makes sense, considering that’s in our wheelhouse), but we’ve yet to spend some time discussing self-directed IRAs. A lot of people want to get in…Read More

  7. How To Set Up A Self-Directed IRA

    A self-directed IRA is a necessary financial tool for all adults to consider. There are plenty of benefits that come from this type of retirement plan — all of which we’ll cover in an upcoming post — but in today’s blog, we’re going to address how to set up a self-directed IRA. With this retirement plan you have the freedom to invest in other types of investments such as real estate. Whe…Read More

  8. Why Are Fewer People Buying Homes?

    As we stated in a previous blog, fewer people are buying homes than in the past 50 years. On top of that, many people are having some serious buyer’s remorse — in fact, nearly 70 percent of millennials who have bought their home regret doing so. We’ve started to touch on this in prior blogs, but this presents an incredibly unique opportunity for you, as someone who invests in rental properti…Read More

  9. Current Mortgage Trends

    When we’re looking into a bigger project or bigger investment, doing our research is crucial. Choosing a college, for example, means looking at the necessary requirements, as well as figuring out if it’d be a good fit for you. Buying a house means researching the neighborhood, completing an inspection of the house or property, and figuring out the financial impact that this will have. In addit…Read More

  10. Facts On Debt

    Welcome back to our blog series on debt! In our first blog, we covered some important ways and strategies that can help you better manage your debt. Debt can feel very singular, but nearly all of us are affected by it. Today, our non-recourse lenders are going to examine some of the current facts and debt trends in the United States. When we have more information on a topic, we’re more equipped …Read More