Like everything else, investment funding is changing. Some old favorites are still around, but there are many new choices. And, since smart investors always want to stay up-to-date, the experts at KerNors Capital Group have put together this roundup of the best new articles.
How to Fund Real Estate Investments Through a Self-Directed IRA
One investment funding choice that might be unfamiliar, but that isn’t new at all, is the self-directed IRA. In addition to being a very flexible investment approach, author Hubert Bromma notes that:
"A low account balance doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the IRA strategy."
The Small Balance Real Estate Dilemma – Part I
Investment funding at its most creative and progressive is “small balance” real estate. Individuals, private funds; in fact, the author notes:
"...the relatively modest size of deals is what makes it easier for many small, non-institutional players to be involved."
The Small Balance Real Estate Dilemma – Part II
Author Matt Burk continues his fine series exploring the investment funding of small deals, in this segment focusing on being more efficient. At some point, Burk notes that investors:
"...must transcend the limitations of the inefficient and cumbersome one-deal-at-a-time capital raising model that characterizes many of these businesses, especially early in their development. In order to do so, most of them at some point or another consider starting a pooled investment vehicle"
How To Find Private Money Lenders (Free Ebook)
In this two minute video, popular REI Club host Frank Chen helps point you toward capital sources, saying that:
"...the biggest issue is that not many investors know how to find private money lenders, let alone get them to work with you"
REITs Raise Record $84.1 Billion in 2013 as IPO, Merger Activity Heats Up
We close our roundup with good overall news about REITs, tempered by the announcement that the Fed would finally rein in its stimulus program. Our friends at CoStar Group note that:
"...even as overall investment in REITs soared, share prices of publicly traded U.S. property REITs felt the sting of investor concerns following the Federal Reserve Bank’s announced plans last spring to consider tapering its quantitative easing bond purchase stimulus program.” “Statements by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke caused interest rates to spike and threw a scare in REIT investors over concerns that values would suffer, hurting the performance of traded REIT shares in the second half of 2013."
For sure there are more choices for investment funding these days than ever before. The professionals at KerNors Capital Group have been staying on top of investment trends for nearly 90 years. Call today to find out more.