1. The Benefits of Property Investment

    Investing in the stock market, investing in a friend’s business — there are tons of investment opportunities out there, all of which show potential in growing your financial portfolio. Why should you leverage your self-directed IRA to invest in rental property? Why should you apply for a non-recourse loan to make this happen? Our non-recourse loan lenders at First Western Federal Savings Bank …Read More

  2. Building Up Your Retirement Savings

    Our non-recourse lenders have talked about the different types of IRAs, we’ve talked about different types of retirement accounts, and we’ve talked about how you can use your self-directed IRA or solo 401(k) to invest in rental properties. But in order to retire or to qualify for a non-recourse loan, you need to have sufficient funds in your account. Here are some of the best ways that you can…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Dealing With Renter Turnover

    Welcome back to our blog series on renter turnover! This can be an unfortunate downside of owning a rental property, but our non-recourse loan lenders have tips to make it easier. Learn more in our blog, and apply for a non-recourse loan with First Western Federal Savings Bank to turn your investment goals into a reality. Whether looking to refinance your current IRA loan, wanting to invest in a v…Read More

  6. 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

  7. Tips For First-Time Rental Property Owners

    It’s a decision that you’ve pondered over for months, maybe even years. You’re excited by the thought of passive income and investing in real estate. You’re finally ready to become a rental property owner, and buy your first rental property! This is quite an exciting time, but as is true with any new endeavor in life, there’s a steep learning curve. Our non-recourse loan lenders have com…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. 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

  10. Preparing Your Vacation Rental Tip #4: Making Guests Feel Welcome

    Welcome to the fourth installment of our blog series on preparing your vacation rental property for summer! The months of sunshine and pool time are full of trips and travel, which makes this a great time to make sure your vacation rental is ready for guests. As a way to maximize your investment property, you want to ensure that visitors love your rental, rate your rental highly (encouraging other…Read More