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Author Archives: Robert Archibald

Guide to Selling Your Fix-and-Flip in the Summer

More and more, the fix-and-flip real estate investment approach is becoming the go-to method for turning a profit in the industry—with the year-end 2019 U.S. Home Flipping Report indicating that 245,864 single family homes and condos across the country were flipped in 2019, up 2 percent from 2018 to the highest point since 2006. While […]

Carlos Nodarse, The Mortgage Office

The year was 1978, and the blossoming field of computer-based loan servicing and origination software was rife with competition. These trailblazing entrepreneurs, many of whom have since moved away from the nonconventional lending realm, included Jerry and Eddy Delgado. This duo, however, has since transformed their startup into Applied Business Software, a leader in private […]

Appraisals In the New World

The appraisal industry has been under a great pressure for several years now.  Increasing demand, shrinking pools of aging appraisers, evolving data and technology, growing regulations, and difficult entry barriers into the profession, are just a few of the items that have contributed to the current climate over the past 10 years.. Now add the […]

Industry Spotlight: Boris Dorfman

Q:  How has your outlook of the private lending industry changed in light of the new normal? A:  This looks a lot like 4-5 years ago, before aggregators got into the hard money space and dropped the rates. Now, private lenders are doing what private lenders do and have offered reasonable guidelines for savvy investors. […]

Culture Corner: We Lend, LLC

We Lend, LLC, a hard money lender based in Queens, New York, believes the customer experience is defined by internal values and culture. That’s why We Lend fosters a tight-knit, family atmosphere where passion and hard work are rewarded, and integrity matters above all else. We Lend was founded by a group of real estate […]

The Value of Social Media Ads

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, social media has emerged as a critical marketing strategy for private lenders and brokers. Even before the pandemic hit, 70 percent of Americans were on social media, engaging for an average of 2 hours per day, according to the Digital 2020 report from We Are Social and HootSuite. Now with more […]