1. Cash-Out Refinancing

    What is Cash-Out Refinancing and How Can it Benefit Your Self-Directed IRA or Solo 401K? Cash-out refinancing is simply taking advantage of or leveraging the equity built up over the years on your rental property owned within your self-directed IRA, solo 401K, or IRALLC. Through either paying off an existing non-recourse mortgage loan on the property or through extracting the equity in a free and …Read More

  2. A Reference Guide For Non-Recourse Loans

    A non-recourse loan is a loan where the lenders are allowed to foreclose on the collateral pledged for the loan, if the borrower defaults on their obligations and fails to pay their debts. Lenders are allowed to take possession of any assets used as collateral to secure these loans, and unlike recourse loans, only the collateral will be taken if the borrower defaults. Recourse loans favor the lend…Read More

  3. Tips for Getting Renters This Season

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every single industry has been affected and faced with the unique challenge of finding ways to overcome the obstacles that the pandemic and the stay at home orders are leaving behind. This is uncharted territory for everyone, which leaves the real estate industry specifically two options: adapt to the changes and get creative to stay competitive, or refuse to cha…Read More

  4. Getting to Know VRBO’s

    With ambiguity still flooding the travel industry and people taking a break from vacationing, you may be pondering your current vacation property investment. COVID-19 has put a hold on many things, and vacation rentals have been no exception. People are concerned with their health and safety, as they should be, and are staying home due to the CDCs shelter-in-place order. While some cities and stat…Read More

  5. Bolstering the Funds in Your IRA/Solo 401(k) and Maintaining Liquidity in Challenging Times

    When planning for retirement, the earlier you start saving and investing, the better off you are. Even if you start saving later, you are still contributing to a financial life vest that is going to keep you afloat when you face times of hardship or financial uncertainty. These times are often unpredictable, but just because we don’t know when they’re coming doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepa…Read More

  6. 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

  7. Debt Service Coverage Ratio (and what it means for your investment property)

    Buying a property with a non-recourse mortgage can seem like an exceptional way to generate some additional income. And truthfully, it can be! As we’ve talked about, purchasing a property with a non-recourse loan and turning it into a rental can provide you with a financial asset, and a way to generate some revenue through renting it out. With that in mind, it’s important to understand how eve…Read More