1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The Housing Market Now, and How it Could Change

    The Housing Market Now 2019 showed a shortage of inventory in the housing market, and the trend for 2020 may only intensify that, especially when paired with the lockdown that the U.S housing industry is on. Construction for new homes has been halted nearly entirely and real estate agents can’t show homes. Inspectors can’t inspect houses, appraisers can’t appraise, and any closings that are …Read More

  4. 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

  5. What Makes a Good Real Estate Investor

    Purchasing investment real estate isn’t something you become a professional at overnight. As a matter of fact, it takes a lot of practice, a lot of research, and a good support team to do it right. The real estate investment industry is competitive, meaning that you will have to be savvy in order to become successful in it. Real estate is a challenging business that requires organization, networ…Read More

  6. Misconceptions About Self-Directed IRAs

    First Western Federal Savings Bank has posted many blogs outlining what self-directed IRAs are and how you can utilize its advantages and the benefits of property investing. There is a wealth of knowledge within these blogs, but the facts may still be elusive to those who are starting out in their investment ventures and want to know more about self-directed IRAs before they get their feet wet. In…Read More

  7. How Natural Disasters Affect Your Property

    Buying real estate is a sound investment and a great way to get you ready for retirement. Purchasing a rental property ensures that you will continually get income while diversifying your investment portfolio. Whether you’re investing in residential property, commercial property, a multi-unit property, and agricultural property, then, depending on the area that you have invested in, you may be v…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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