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Zoning: What Is It, and Why Should I Care?
May 19, 2023
As a real estate investor, you may be tempted to overlook zoning for properties you are renovating. For properties with rehabs of over 50% of their value, it is always a good idea to confirm their zoning. Read on to find out why. What Is Zoning? Zoning refers to a set of rules or regulations…
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Why Consider New Construction for Investment Properties
Apr 27, 2023
The real estate market has been experiencing a steady price rise, making it increasingly challenging for investors to find suitable properties with enough profit margin for fix-n-flip projects. Further, investors may face difficulties renovating a distressed property due to unanticipated problems concealed within the walls, leading them to allocate even more funds toward a venture…
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New Construction Loans Podcast
Apr 18, 2023
Longhorn Investments' Product Manager Andrew Benton joins the Longhorn Investments Podcast to answer questions about the company's …
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How Does a Hard Money Loan Work?
May 12, 2022
Hard money loans are ideal for real estate investors who want to rehab and flip undervalued properties or take advantage of the brrrr (buy, renovate, rent, refinance, repeat) method. But what, exactly, is a hard money loan – and how is it different from a conventional real estate loan? Hard Money Lending for Beginners A…
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How to Flip Houses in Dallas, Texas: What Every Investor Should Know
Feb 25, 2022
For investors who understand the market, flipping houses in Dallas can be a profitable exercise. They can generate significant revenue in a short period of time if they know their way around the industry and find the right opportunity. Before making the investment, though, there is a lot to learn. How to Start Flipping Houses…
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Longhorn Learnings with Borrower Jasmine Mitchell
Nov 09, 2021
Jared chats with Longhorn Investments’ borrower Jasmine Mitchell about her experiences using hard money and Longhorn, her relationship with her loan consultant, Shere Clark, and how going this route helped her achieve her goals!
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Longhorn Learning Series – The A to Z Hard Money Process Using Longhorn Investments
Nov 09, 2021
Longhorn Learning Series Part 1: Getting Pre-Approved How do you get pre-approved? Longhorn Investments’ Owner/CEO Michael Hoffman explains how you get pre-approved and helps you understand what’s required, and why while addressing commonly asked questions during this part of the process. Longhorn Learning Series Part 2: Pursuing a Deal You’re pre-approved and now it’s time…
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Real Estate Investing in Dallas: Why and Where to Invest
Apr 14, 2021
Thinking of dipping your toes in Dallas’s real estate market? If so, then that’ll probably be among the best decisions you’ll make this year. As the fourth largest metro in the country and an economic hub for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Dallas has been experiencing unprecedented growth in recent years, a trend projected to continue…
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A Guide to Hard Money Loans Costs and Interest Rates
Mar 11, 2021
Hard money loans can be a real estate investor’s best friend. As cliché as this may sound, the statement does hold water. These loans provide a stable flow of funds for real estate investors looking to supplement their investment deals. Whether an investor needs to quickly close on an undervalued property or fix it up…
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Making Money Moves Part 4
Jan 22, 2021
In the latest episode of Making Money Moves Eric and Kylah get together and offer some guidance on the current market as well as tips for getting started. The biggest tip? Building a team ahead of time. They, along with Jared, discuss the elements of the team and important items to consider as you prepare…
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How to Get Loans for Flipping Houses
Dec 15, 2020
House flipping is an incredibly lucrative real estate investing strategy that can see you bag excellent profits if done right. Last year alone, for instance, investors across the country flipped over 49,000 single-family units and condos at an average gross profit of $60,000 per property. But as with any real estate investing strategy, flipping homes…
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Making Money Moves Part 3 – Houston, Texas
Sep 22, 2020
Cal Beran of Longhorn III Investments is a veteran investor of more than 20 years. For the greater part of the last decade, he’s served other investors as a loan consultant for Longhorn to help them achieve their investment goals. In this episode of Making Money Moves: Houston hosted by Jared Sandler, Cal introduces Darryl…
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Exit Strategies for Flip Projects: What You Need to Know
Sep 22, 2020
Anyone investing in real estate needs an exit strategy for that investment. The exit strategy drives the type of loan needed as well as the budget for repairs and additional expenses. Investors need to determine if this is a property they want to hold to generate rental income or flip quickly for a fast profit. …
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Making Money Moves Part 2
Aug 19, 2020
Kylah, Eric, and Jared discuss the importance of building a team and walk through that process with real estate investor Nick Heit. They also go over some of the real-life challenges that Nick experienced in his successful deals. Nick discusses the importance of taking the time at the beginning to build a real estate team…
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How to Choose a Hard Money Lender
Jul 14, 2020
Hard money lenders, also known as private lenders, are different from banks. Because they are funded by private investors, you will find much more variability in the qualifications they impose for property and borrowers than among banks. Moreover, a hard money lender is not subject to the same banking and mortgage lender regulations that govern…
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Making Money Moves
Jun 23, 2020
Eric Feldman (SVP of Sales & Marketing, Longhorn Investments) & Kylah Boyd (Investor-Focused Realtor, Texas Urban Living) join Jared Sandler for a conversation about how their worlds intersect. Eric teaches the basics and advantages of hard money from Longhorn Investments while Kylah shares what she offers clients in finding the right investment property. They also…
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How Does Hard Money Lending Differ from Conventional Lending?
Jun 16, 2020
Hard money lending is, in some ways, like a conventional loan. You apply for the loan. If you are approved, the loan is funded. You repay the loan, with interest, over a predetermined term. However, hard money lending differs from conventional bank loans in the details. Specifically, the application for hard money loans, the loan…
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Getting Started in Real Estate Investing
May 28, 2020
If you own your home, your home equity may be your biggest asset. However, few people would consider home equity to be an investment asset because it does not produce income. Rather, its value comes as collateral on a home equity loan, home equity line of credit, or mortgage and it can only be monetized…
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Costs to Remember When Investing in Real Estate
May 06, 2020
Investing in real estate will feel different for first-time real estate investors. This is particularly true for those who have only purchased real estate with the intention of living in the home. This is because home mortgages are governed by a different set of laws than business loans. Also, real estate investing is considered a…
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Real Estate During COVID-19 Series: Video 3
May 05, 2020
Join Michael Hoffman and Eric Feldman of Longhorn Investments as they discuss the real estate environment during COVID-19. Learn about property pricing during the pandemic and why your comps and appraisals may be based on pre-pandemic pricing. This is important to keep in mind when the actual price of a property may have dropped by…
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