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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. How Does Seasonality Impact Rental Properties?

    You may not be surprised to find out that seasonality does affect the real estate market, and these effects differ from season to season. Real estate is cyclical, so if you’re prepared, have done your research, and are a little more flexible, then you may be able to take advantage of these predictable indicators. In addition to the time of the year, when it comes time to purchase a rental proper…Read More

  6. First Western Federal Savings Bank Attends RITAs Conference in San Antonio

    The industry of self-directed IRAs is a changing field, making it necessary to learn valuable insights about the shifts in the field, the trends, and best practices. This information is even more necessary if you are new to investing in real estate or are a prospective investor. This specialty information can be difficult to find, and finding the right lending options to invest with can even be mo…Read More

  7. The Home Remodeling Projects With The Best ROI

    Looking to open up your investment opportunities or bring in some additional revenue streams? Investing in real estate is a great way to do just that. Here at First Western Federal Savings Bank, we can connect you with the financial resources you need, like an IRA non-recourse loan to start investing in real estate. But how do you get the most out of your investments? Once you’ve purchased a pro…Read More

  8. Is It Worth Getting Your Real Estate License?

    When you first start investing in real estate using a non-recourse IRA loan, you might be looking for ways to streamline the process. Since you’re dealing with property and houses, you might start wondering if a real estate license would be advantageous to have. You’re not alone in these thoughts. Many who invest in real estate have the same thought process. But is getting your real estate lic…Read More

  9. What Makes a Good IRA Lender?

    When you’re on the search for a source for an IRA non-recourse loan, you’re going to find a variety of options. But distinguishing a good lender from a bad one isn’t always easy, especially when you can work with lenders online. So once you’re ready to start investing in real estate, how are you supposed to determine which lender to work with?  The easy answer, of course, is to work with …Read More

  10. Don’t Miss These Spots When Cleaning Your Rental Property

    Once your tenants no longer occupy your rental property, it's up to you to maintain the property while it's empty. While your lease undoubtedly had a stipulation that the previous tenants had to clean the property before they left, the fact is that some people are more thorough in their cleaning than others. While some property owners may hire a cleaning service to care for their multifamily prope…Read More