Marietta, GA - December 2019

Marietta, GA - December 2019
Posted Wednesday December 11, 2019 in Flip Of The Month

Behind this southern gem of a property was an experienced real estate agent who leaned on CIVIC for their very first flip! Interestingly enough, the majority of the borrower’s real estate and broker business is with INVESTORS, so they had the very unique vantage point of experiencing the inner workings of other lenders’ transactions.  They…

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Three Common Hesitations For Real Estate Investors

Three Common Hesitations For Real Estate Investors
Posted Wednesday December 4, 2019 in Investing, Real Estate

Investing in real estate is not for the faint of heart. Whether you're contemplating a fix and flip, or thinking of becoming a rental property owner, taking the leap into real estate investing is a big deal. Veteran investors will probably tell you they either jumped in with both feet and learned on the fly,…

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Consumers Think Real Estate Is The Safest Investment

Consumers Think Real Estate Is The Safest Investment
Posted Wednesday November 20, 2019 in Investing, Real Estate

Across age groups, consumers believe that purchasing a home is a solid investment, according to a new survey from Porch.com, a home remodeling website. They’re upbeat even though many, particularly the youngest generation, believe they will face another housing crisis in their lifetime. About 76 percent of Generation Z members, between 18 to 21 years…

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Bothell, WA - November 2019

Bothell, WA - November 2019
Posted Monday November 18, 2019 in Flip Of The Month

This fix and flip loan was for a very experienced investor in the Seattle market. Although they were originally working with another hard money lender on this property to begin with, our repeat borrower moved their business over to CIVIC due to our competitive pricing, longer loan term, and the ability to finance the rehab. …

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Questions To Ask Before You Flip Your First House

Questions To Ask Before You Flip Your First House
Posted Wednesday November 13, 2019 in Investing, Real Estate

It seems like flipping homes has become one of America’s new favorite pastimes, due in no small part to the seemingly endless stream of reality TV shows that revolve around the endeavor. Needless to say, house flipping is not as easy as it may look. If you're a new investor looking to try your hand…

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Tenant Screening Mistakes To Avoid

Tenant Screening Mistakes To Avoid
Posted Wednesday November 6, 2019 in Real Estate, Rental

Thoroughly screening your rental property applicants is one of the most important steps you will take as a rental property owner. Implementing smart tenant screening practices is one of the best ways to maximize profitability on your rental property investment. Good tenants mean rent gets paid on time, there's generally less chance the property gets…

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Finding The Right Price For Your Asheville Rental Property

Finding The Right Price For Your Asheville Rental Property
Posted Wednesday October 30, 2019 in Investing, Rental

Do you think you've priced your rental too high for it's market? Have you worried you're missing out on extra cash-flow as you may have priced your rental too low? We've put together some tips to help you determine the best price for your rental property. Online Tools Check out Rentometer or RentCafe. They are…

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Laguna Beach, CA - October 2019

Laguna Beach, CA - October 2019
Posted Friday October 25, 2019 in Flip Of The Month

For this flip, the borrower’s current lender was only able to offer 50% of the rehab budget, so CIVIC stepped in for the win. The refinance and rehab of this breathtaking So Cal property was made possible by financing with a CIVIC bridge loan and Rehab Pro. Although the property was slightly in disrepair, the…

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Hot Real Estate Markets For Investors

Hot Real Estate Markets For Investors
Posted Wednesday October 23, 2019 in Investing, Real Estate

Investors looking for homes to flip are being squeezed by high prices, inventory shortages of affordable options, and stiff competition from buyers, Realtor.com® notes in a new analysis. But deals can still be found. Realtor.com® identified the hottest housing markets for investors by pinpointing those where the highest percentage of homes were either flipped or…

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Simplify Your Property Investment Analysis

Simplify Your Property Investment Analysis
Posted Wednesday October 16, 2019 in Investing, Real Estate

Having more data to analyze when making a property investment decision is always a good thing...right? Perhaps you should consider this: As a general rule, the more data we have available, the more difficult it is for our brains to process it. For many, the notion that alternatives could exist may lead to getting stuck…

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