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Real Estate Investing Alternatives to Consider With Your Self-Directed IRA

Posted by Victor Alves // January 4, 2017

Real Estate Investing Alternatives to Consider With Your Self-Directed IRA

Real estate is one of more popular types of investments that retirement account savers choose to make with their self-directed IRAs. Custodians who offer self-directed IRAs, also offer many other legally permissible investment options that other traditional custodians don’t offer. This allows individuals the greatest ability to apply their investment philosophy to their retirement savings. […]


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4 Time Saving Tips When Searching For A New Home

Posted by Victor Alves // January 3, 2017

4 Time Saving Tips When Searching For A New Home

Buying a home can be a very time consuming and frustrating process. Without knowing exactly what you want and how you plan on getting it, you can easily spend several hours, days and even months searching for a new home.  You can avoid this by doing most of the legwork before reaching out to your real […]


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Why You Should Prepare for Upgrades on Your San Antonio Home

Posted by Victor Alves // January 2, 2017

Sell My San Antonio House

So, you sit down to watch TV and a home renovation show comes on. You think to yourself “Well, THAT looks easy”! The next thing you know, you’re looking around your home to see what renovations can be done.  Just remember that TV shows don’t show you the whole picture: planning, strategizing, hidden costs, unpredicted […]


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Three Essential Items Every Homebuyer Must Know

Posted by Victor Alves // December 23, 2016

Three Essential Items Every Homebuyer Must Know

As a prospective homebuyer, you are in control of the transaction. You directly determine where you buy, the price range and any specific amenities that are important to you. Before you get too far there are a few non-negotiable items that you need to discuss. These three essential items will often determine your starting point […]


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Who Will Buy My House if It Needs Repairs?

Posted by Victor Alves // December 22, 2016

Who Will Buy My House if It Needs Repairs?

Theoretically, anyone could buy your house, even if it does need major repairs. Sellers are under no particular obligation to return their home to “like new” condition, and buyers do purchase “fixer uppers.” In fact, you’ve probably seen the (largely unconvincing) real estate ads for yourself: Charming fixer-upper, perfect for first time home buyer! Handyman special, […]


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Wall Street Journal Promotes Private Mortgage Lending

Posted by Victor Alves // December 21, 2016

Wall Street Journal Promotes Private Mortgage Lending

As the dynamics of the industry and investments changes attracting private money just keeps getting easier for real estate investors. Utilizing private mortgage money has many advantages for real estate investors and has become even more important in the last few years as commercial lending has tightened up. However, the desire to tap private capital […]


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Can I Sell My House with Back Taxes in San Antonio?

Posted by Victor Alves // December 20, 2016

Can I Sell My House with Back Taxes in San Antonio?

Can I Sell My House with Back Taxes in San Antonio? The short answer is yes…but the back taxes have to be paid. Local governments charge property taxes to pay for services in your neighborhood such as emergency personnel and schools. The penalties for not paying your property taxes range from collecting interest to losing […]


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Making Your Money Work On Your Behalf

Posted by Victor Alves // December 19, 2016

Making Your Money Work On Your Behalf

The typical thought process behind investing is to gain possession of an asset with the hope of selling it for a profit sometime in the future. This idea is lost on many real estate investors, as instead of focusing on making money they focus on making deals. However, there are plenty of ways to make […]


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Are You Ready To Purchase A Rental Property?

Posted by Victor Alves // December 16, 2016

Are You Ready To Purchase A Rental Property?

It is no secret that owning a quality rental property can completely transform your portfolio. Not only does it give you the ability to generate monthly cash flow but you can also realize long term appreciation.  As obvious as this may be not every investor is willing to pursue rental properties.  They are influenced by […]


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What Steps Should I Take Before I Sell My House?

Posted by Victor Alves // December 15, 2016

What Steps Should I Take Before I Sell My House?

Everyone knows you should conduct a great deal of planning and research before you buy a house. Most people, however, don’t really do enough research or thinking when it’s time to sell. Without research, it’s difficult to make sound financial decisions. Here are 6 ways to ensure that your house sale is financially beneficial. Decide […]


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