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Common Challenges in Fix & Flip and How to Overcome Them

Common Challenges in Fix & Flip and How to Overcome Them

Fix and flip can be a challenging endeavor but there's a solution to every problem. Check our guide here.

Urban vs. Suburban Real Estate Investing in Texas: Pros and Cons

Urban vs. Suburban Real Estate Investing in Texas: Pros and Cons

Differences in real estate investing in the urban versus suburban areas of Texas and what homebuyers and renters need in both.

13 Real Estate Investment Strategies for Climate Change

13 Real Estate Investment Strategies for Climate Change

A list of strategies that real estate investors could adapt to maintain sustainable and resilient properties in the face of climate change.

Effective Strategies to Sell Your Fix and Flip Property Quickly

Effective Strategies to Sell Your Fix and Flip Property Quickly

In this article, we’ve listed some essential strategies to ensure your property stands out and sells quickly.

A Quick Guide to Investing in Multifamily Properties

A Quick Guide to Investing in Multifamily Properties

This guide provides an overview of the multifamily property investment process and how hard money can be used for bridge financing multifamily investments.

10 Investment Formulas for Real Estate Investors

10 Investment Formulas for Real Estate Investors

Let's explore some of the most important formulas used in real estate investment, including metrics such as NOI, cap rate, IRR, DSCR, and more.

Exit Strategies for Hard Money Loans

Exit Strategies for Hard Money Loans

Let's take a look at some strategic exits that a real estate investor could keep in mind while in the process of acquiring a hard money loan.

5 Things to Know about Bridge Loans for Real Estate Investors

5 Things to Know about Bridge Loans for Real Estate Investors

What are bridge loans and what are the key things to know about it? Here's a quick article about real estate bridge loans.

ARV, LTV, and LTC: The Key Metrics for a Successful Fix and Flip

ARV, LTV, and LTC: The Key Metrics for a Successful Fix and Flip

Let’s break down the 3 key fix and flip metrics, understand how they work together, calculate them, and see why they’re essential for fix and flip success.

3 Technology Trends for Real Estate Investors this 2024

3 Technology Trends for Real Estate Investors this 2024

Here are 3 trends that shape real estate technology this 2024.

DSCR loans: What is it and how it works?

DSCR loans: What is it and how it works?

Learn all about DSCR loans, what is it, and how real estate investors can benefit from it.

10 Interior Design Trends to Inspire House Flippers this 2024

10 Interior Design Trends to Inspire House Flippers this 2024

Need design ideas for your next fix and flip? Here are 10 interior design trends for house flippers.

How to Buy San Antonio Investment Property in 2024

How to Buy San Antonio Investment Property in 2024

In this guide, discover why San Antonio, Texas remains a top choice for real estate investment; see market trends, and hot neighborhoods for 2024.

How to Buy Fort Worth Investment Property in 2024

How to Buy Fort Worth Investment Property in 2024

A quick look at the 2024 Fort Worth, Texas real estate market. See the latest market trends for 2024, the hot neighborhoods, and how to buy property.

How to Buy Dallas Investment Property in 202

How to Buy Dallas Investment Property in 202

Insights, market trends, and latest data on Dallas real estate market. Plus hot neighborhoods in the area. Discover in this guide.

10 Housing Market Trends Real Estate Investors Must Know

10 Housing Market Trends Real Estate Investors Must Know

The latest housing trends every savvy investor must know.

How to Buy Investment Property in Arlington TX in 2024

How to Buy Investment Property in Arlington TX in 2024

Get insights on Arlington Texas real estate market--trends, hot neighborhoods, and more in this guide on Arlington real estate investment.

How to Buy Investment Property in El Paso TX in 2024

How to Buy Investment Property in El Paso TX in 2024

Learn about El PasoTexas real estate market trends, hot neighborhoods, and more in this guide on El Paso real estate investment.

How to Buy Investment Property in Irving TX in 2024

How to Buy Investment Property in Irving TX in 2024

Get insights on Irving Texas real estate market--trends, hot neighborhoods, and more in this guide on Irving real estate investment.

How to Buy Investment Property in Beaumont TX in 2024

How to Buy Investment Property in Beaumont TX in 2024

Learn about Beaumont Texas real estate market trends, hot neighborhoods, and more in this guide on Beaumont real estate investment.

How to Buy Investment Property in Waco TX in 2024

How to Buy Investment Property in Waco TX in 2024

Get insights on Waco Texas real estate market trends, hot neighborhoods, and more in this guide on Waco real estate investment.

How to Buy Investment Property in Plano TX in 2024

How to Buy Investment Property in Plano TX in 2024

Get insights on El Plano Texas real estate market--trends, hot neighborhoods, and more in this guide on El Plano real estate investment.

How to Buy Investment Property in Austin TX in 2024

How to Buy Investment Property in Austin TX in 2024

Discover Austin Texas real estate market trends this 2024; the hot neighborhoods, and how to invest in this guide on Austin real estate investment.

A Guide to Real Estate Comps: What is it and How to Find Them?

A Guide to Real Estate Comps: What is it and How to Find Them?

Let's talk about real estate comps, how they are used, factors to consider, and how to find them in this article.

How to Buy Houston Real Estate Investment Property in 2024

How to Buy Houston Real Estate Investment Property in 2024

Get fresh insights on Houston Texas real estate market--trends, hot neighborhoods, and more in this guide on Houston real estate investment.

Where to Buy Investment Properties in Texas in 2024

Where to Buy Investment Properties in Texas in 2024

Texas real estate market trends and hot places in Texas to buy investment property in 2024.

Maximizing Cash Flow: Tips for Managing Rental properties

Maximizing Cash Flow: Tips for Managing Rental properties

Useful tips for renting out your investment property whether for long-term or short-term rental. Check it out here.

What is a Better Investment: Single-Family or Multi-Family Unit?

What is a Better Investment: Single-Family or Multi-Family Unit?

What is a better investment option: single-family home or a multi-family property? Consider the pros and cons here.

Ground-Up Financing: What is it and how does it work?

Ground-Up Financing: What is it and how does it work?

What is a ground-up loan, how is it funded, and how different is it from other types of hard money loan? Read here.

Case Study: Spring, Texas Flip Project

Case Study: Spring, Texas Flip Project

Let’s take a look at a recently completed fix and flip project financed by a short-term residential loan from Longleaf Lending.

Case Study: Houston, Texas Flip Project

Case Study: Houston, Texas Flip Project

Take a look at this case study of a 3-bedroom property purchased and rehabbed using a Fix & Flip loan from Longleaf Lending.

How to Conduct Due Diligence in Buying Real Estate Investment

How to Conduct Due Diligence in Buying Real Estate Investment

Real estate due diligence involves researching, investigating, and verifying the details of the property and its potential as an investment. Learn more.

How to Find Rental Properties for Investment: A Quick Guide

How to Find Rental Properties for Investment: A Quick Guide

Here are some steps to follow in finding rental properties for either short term or long term rental. Plus some criteria to find a good investment.

Hard Money vs. Private Money Lender: What's the difference?

Hard Money vs. Private Money Lender: What's the difference?

Two options for real estate investors looking for financing is through hard money and private money lenders: how are the two different?

Case Study: Texas City Fix and Flip

Case Study: Texas City Fix and Flip

Here's a look at a case study of a fix and flip project in Texas City using a short-term loan from Longleaf Lending.

How to Qualify for a Hard Money Loan with Longleaf Lending

How to Qualify for a Hard Money Loan with Longleaf Lending

What are the requirements and criteria a real estate investor must follow to qualify for a hard money loan? See our guide from Longleaf Lending.

Real Estate Investment: 20 Must-Know Terms for Beginners

Real Estate Investment: 20 Must-Know Terms for Beginners

In this article, we will quickly go through some of the words that frequently appear in conversations and transactions related to real estate investment.

Case Study: Katy, Tx Fix and Flip

Case Study: Katy, Tx Fix and Flip

Check out this case study of a 23-day rehab project in Katy, Texas using short-term loan from Longleaf Lending.

Katy, Texas Fix and Flip Case Study

Katy, Texas Fix and Flip Case Study

See this case study of a 1,600-sq.ft. property in Katy, Texas purchased and rehabbed using Longleaf Lending funding.

How to Find Off-Market Properties in Texas

How to Find Off-Market Properties in Texas

Finding off-market listings can be a great way to maximize profits in real estate investment. See different ways to find off-market properties in Texas.

How to Refinance a Hard Money Loan

How to Refinance a Hard Money Loan

The different ways to refinance a hard money loan, its pros and cons, and how to qualify for refinancing. Read it here.

How to Finance a Short-Term Rental Property

How to Finance a Short-Term Rental Property

How can you best finance a short-term rental property? We list the 5 different ways here and the pros and cons of each.

5 Strategies for an Uncertain Real Estate Market

5 Strategies for an Uncertain Real Estate Market

Here's a list of strategies for investing and surviving in an uncertain real estate market from one of Longleaf Lending's co-founders, Matt Weidert.

How to Buy Foreclosed Property in Texas

How to Buy Foreclosed Property in Texas

When looking for a property for investment or to flip, you can consider the Texas foreclosure market. Here's a guide to buying foreclosed properties.

7 Key House Flipping Tips for Real Estate Investors

7 Key House Flipping Tips for Real Estate Investors

House flipping, like any other real estate venture, can be rewarding but has its own share of risks. Discover some tips for fix and flip investing.

Building Wealth with Real Estate: A Beginner’s Guide

Building Wealth with Real Estate: A Beginner’s Guide

Real estate investing can be intimidating as a beginner. This guide lists down property investment options with pros and cons.

Case Study - Houston Flip

Case Study - Houston Flip

This flip ~2,100 sq.ft fix & flip is located in one of the hotter neighborhoods of Houston. See the case study details here.

Spring, Texas Fix & Flip Case Study

Spring, Texas Fix & Flip Case Study

Using a short-term hard money loan from Longleaf Lending, a Texas investor made a $60,000 profit on a Fix and Flip deal in Spring, Texas.

In the News: Longleaf Lending Deal in Baytown, Texas

In the News: Longleaf Lending Deal in Baytown, Texas

A Fix & Flip deal funded by Longleaf Lending in Baytown, Texas, recently hit the local news. See the details here.

Flipping Houses in Houston, Texas: Case Study

Flipping Houses in Houston, Texas: Case Study

Case study of a fix and flip project in Houston, Texas, funded using a loan from Longleaf Lending.