Results for ‘Buying’ category

Buying a single family home for investment purposes

Recently, I’ve had some people approach me about buying houses for investment purposes. The concept is simple: There are loads of people out there who either can’t or won’t buy a house right now. They choose to rent (hopefully from me!) instead. But there are lots of people trying to sell their houses… both individual

The numbers are in: South of the 101 is better than Silver Lake

On the numbers alone, buying income property south of the 101 beats buying in Silver Lake. There, we said it. Before we get to the numbers, the area we’re talking about includes part of Westlake/Historic Filipino Town and the southern part of Echo Park. We’re going to call it…”South of the 101″. Here’s a map: Here’s

Why you should get pre-approved for a loan

Say you decided to sell your building and I offered to buy it. Say I offered you the following deal: I’ll buy your building for $1MM, but first I want you to guarantee you won’t sell it to anyone else for the next 45 days while I get the money together. You would be an

OK, I want to buy a building. What do I do first?

Call me. J/k. Sort of. The first thing you need to do is take stock of your current position. Here is what you need to get started: A decent credit score. FHA will loan down to a 580 score, but ideally you’d be north of 700. A stable work history. The ideal loan applicant would

How much cash do you need to buy your first apartment building?

Not much, especially if you don’t already own real estate. The federal government has a program called the FHA which provides banks with insurance in case a borrower defaults on his mortgage. Because of this insurance, banks are willing to loan up to 96.5% of the cost of a 2-4 unit building, as long as

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