1. All About Roth IRAs

    With a self-directed IRA, you can apply for a non-recourse loan, which can be used to purchase a property that will be turned into a rental. It might seem simple, and to many in the financial world, it is, but some of that jargon can make understanding IRAs and non-recourse loans a bit more difficult. First Western Federal Savings Bank is here to explain how Roth IRAs work, and how they can be use…Read More

  2. Which IRA Is Best?

    It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s never too early to start thinking about your retirement savings. Interestingly enough, however, your retirement savings don’t need to solely be used for retirement. With the right circumstances and the right IRA, you could actually use your IRA for investment opportunities — if that’s something you’re interested in, of course. The non-recourse le…Read More

  3. Pros and Cons of Property Mangement Companies

    Pros And Cons Of Property Management Companies

    Once you’re approved for a non-recourse loan, you can truly begin thinking about your rental property. You’ll start thinking about its purpose, who it’s going to serve, and all the ways that you’re going to prepare it. The list of things to get your rental property ready is a mile long to say the least, but it’s fun and exciting all the same. At this point, many people start wondering if…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. Rental Properties by Location

    Applying for a non-recourse loan is essential to purchasing a property that can be turned into a rental. You can own a rental property (and use a non-recourse loan to help obtain it) in any of the 50 states, but many people wonder: What kind of rental property should I set up? Do I want to have a vacation rental, or a long-term tenant rental (such as a property where tenants pay rent and partake i…Read More

  7. 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

  8. Tips For Paying Off Debt

    There are a number of requirements you need to meet in order to qualify for a non-recourse loan. From the correct documentation to the correct type of rental property you’re looking to purchase, you need to have all your ducks in a row when you start the application process. But even before that happens, you need to make sure your credit’s in a good place — and for that to happen, you need t…Read More

  9. Necessary Documentation for a Non-Recourse Loan

    When you’re applying for a non-recourse loan, there’s a good chance you’ve already looked at our online application (if not, view it here). The application itself can seem pretty detailed and even a bit complex, but we promise that our non-recourse lenders are here to help make everything a bit simpler and more transparent. There are a number of things that you need to include with your appl…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