1. Minimizing Tenant Turnover

    In previous blog posts, we discussed the downsides of high renter turnover and offered a few ways you can deal with this process. Rental turnover can be a hassle for you especially if you're new to owning and maintaining rental properties. After all, for every minute the property remains unoccupied, you’re losing potential revenue. Fortunately, as one of the leading providers of non-recourse loa…Read More

  2. What Makes An Ideal Renter?

    By using a non-recourse loan from your IRA, you can begin investing in rental properties. This is a process that takes a lot of time, effort, and emotional energy. Of course, once you purchase the rental property, that time, energy, and effort doesn't end there. You need to find renters and tenants that show the same respect for your investment that you do. This isn't always an easy task, and find…Read More

  3. Invest In These Features To Attract Renters Fast

    By using a non-recourse loan from your IRA, you can quickly and easily invest in real estate. Of course, the properties that you own will not garner you any passive income if you don't have renters occupying the property. While this might sound difficult to do, you can be clever about which pieces of real estate you invest in. When it comes to investing in a property, be it residential or multifam…Read More

  4. These Are The Features Home Renters Look For

    Investing in real estate with a non-recourse loan is easy when you partner with First Western Federal Savings Bank. We offer the resources and funding you need to start making smart investments into valuable properties that can help you earn passive income quickly. So, if getting the funding you need to invest in real estate isn’t the hard part, what is? Finding the right properties to invest in…Read More

  5. Understanding “Curb Appeal”

    By partnering with a non-recourse lender, you can use your IRA to start investing in real estate. This is a great way to make passive income if you plan on renting out your new properties or selling them later. But investing in property isn’t simply a way to print money. Not every investment into a home, apartment complex, or agricultural lot will yield a high return on your investment. Indeed, …Read More

  6. First Western Federal Savings Bank is a Sponsor at the 4th Annual Self-Directed IRA Summit

    The 4th annual Self-Directed IRA Summit was held on June 8 in Chicago and First Western Federal Savings Bank was honored to be a sponsor of the event. Our very own Roger St. Pierre, Senior Vice President at the bank, was able to speak about non-recourse lending and self-directed accounts. The summit focused on helping new investors seeking to master the foundational concepts of the loan, as well a…Read More

  7. 11 Features to Look For in an Investment Property

    Even though investing in a rental property can be a method of earning some passive income, anyone looking to invest in real estate has to dive deep into the responsibilities (both upfront and long-term) investment strategies, the real estate market, and the long-term potential for growth, or even the potential for a decline in the value of the property. When investing is simply approached from the…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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