What You Need to Know Before Applying for an Investment Property Loan June 20, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Financing

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Applying for an investment property loan is different than seeking a mortgage for an owner-occupied home.…

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Hard Knock Life: Hard Money vs. Asset-based Lending May 17, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Financing

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

If you’ve ever watched HGTV’s popular “Flip or Flop” show starring Tarek and Christina El Moussa, you know the couple mainly relies on hard money loans to buy and renovate distressed residential property …

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Traditional vs. Asset-Based Lending for the Real Estate Investor April 18, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Financing

By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributor

Cash is king, right? Not so fast. Although some real estate investors prefer to buy their properties with cash, many prefer to utilize leverage to finance their investments.…

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How Homeowners’ Associations Can Impact Your Rental Property Investments December 7, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Financing

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Homeowners’ associations, commonly called HOAs, have proliferated in the United States in recent years — a phenomenon that has a direct impact on rental property investors.…

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November Investor Intel November 18, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Financing, Foreclosure, Millennials, News, Real Estate Investment

The chief economist of the National Association of Realtors called the third quarter of 2015 the best quarter for housing in a decade, the head of the New York Fed called the housing economy “solid,” and some pretty …

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By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

Investment properties can be found close to home and solid opportunities exist to purchase additional rental properties over the next two years, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2015 Investment and Vacation

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Investability Blog

By Eric Workman, President, Investability.com

Investability.com has recently launched a state of the art platform aimed at serving buy and hold real estate investors. Utilizing the SFR industry’s most reliable rental property data, Investability.com gives investors the ability to search …

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Dwell FinanceBy Sara Sefcovic, PR Director, B2R Finance

B2R Finance’s recent acquisition of assets from Dwell Finance expands B2R’s suite of products to provide a broader range of financing options available to single-family rental property investors.

The acquisition provides real estate …

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Cash Buyers of Single-Family Properties Seeking Subsequent Financing

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

All-cash property purchases fell below 1 million last year for the first time in three years.

A total of 944,892 single-family properties and condos were sold to all-cash buyers in 2014, down 13 …

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Asset-based Lending

By Gregory Dineen, Head of Credit and Underwriting, B2R Finance

If you’ve ever tried to buy a house in San Francisco, New York City or Washington, D.C., you know what an expensive proposition that can be.

A recent study from …

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Multifamily

Small balance multifamily lending experienced a robust year in 2014, and fundamentals look good for continued strengthening of the market this year.  Of the almost $1 trillion in multifamily financing outstanding, small loans (under $5mm) comprise about 29 percent of …

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Trends to Watch

It’s a new year full of new opportunities and B2R Finance has identified these five trends as those that will impact the single-family rental investment community in 2015. Here’s what to expect:

  1. An improving economy. The economy is on
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2014 Real Estate Year In Review

Investors saw and took opportunities to grow their single-family rental portfolios in 2014 as the housing market continued to improve and provide growth potential. As we look forward to what 2015 holds, let’s take a moment to review the major …

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What Investors Need to Know About Yield Maintenance December 22, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Financing, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

Yield Maintenance

Brendan Carlson, VP Production, B2R Finance

Real estate investors seeking financing on their single-family rental portfolio may misunderstand how yield maintenance can affect a loan prepayment. It is something investors should be aware of, as it may affect their financing …

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CAPEXBy Nina Hamilton, Director of Operations, B2R Finance

Financing for single-family rental investments by B2R Finance is based on commercial lending principles that include a capital expenditure reserve.

For some residential investors, capital expenditure terminology — CapEx for short — …

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Newslender Lead ArticleBy Brendan Carlson, Vice President of Production, B2R Finance

New underwriting guidelines at B2R Finance could translate into more financing opportunities for investors in the residential rental space. Recent underwriting adjustments have widened the credit box and made qualifying easier …

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