There’s no doubt that the 35215 zip code has been one of the most popular areas to invest in Birmingham. From local investors to out of state investors to institutional investors - everyone has had an appetite for rental houses here. Join us as we walk through the area and describe the houses and investment opportunity you can expect to find here.
Are you an out-of-state or in-state investor trying to find your next area to invest in Birmingham? In this episode, we dive into one of the most popular areas for investors - East Lake. Learn the lay of the land and the types of properties you can expect to buy depending on if you focus on the North or the South parts of Eastlake.
Over the next several weeks we are going to be doing a deep dive into some of the best places to invest in Birmingham. In this initial episode, we walk you through the layout of Birmingham and describe the different class of neighborhoods you can expect us to cover in the next several weeks.
Not every investment is successful and not every investor succeeds. But you can make sure that careful thought and planning go into your Birmingham investment goals. In this episode we’ll walk through five reasons that investors should avoid investing in Birmingham rental properties. These lessons have come from first hand experience in dealing with thousands of investors over the past 17 years.
In this episode, Matthew and Spencer interview Craig Lawrence, an attorney with Balch & Bingham. He’s involved in tons of real estate syndications every year. He’ll take you step-by-step through what a syndication is, the players, and the risks and benefits of it. His years of experience will help you get started in this strategy for doing more deals - or investing in more deals.
In this episode, Matthew and Spencer discuss the pros and cons of allowing pets into your rental property. What are your options? What kind of fees should you charge? How do you mitigate the risk of having pets in your property? All of these questions plus more will be answered in this new episode.
Starting small and in mostly ‘Class C’ areas of Birmingham, Matthew Gregory has grown his flipping empire to 90+ flips per year in mostly ‘Class A’ neighborhoods. What’s the secret to his success? Find out in this episode as we uncover how Matthew is still buying deeply discounted houses in this tight and competitive market. One hint…it’s not his marketing!
Matthew and Spencer reflect on the past year with COVID-19; how it affected leasing properties, collecting rent, and investor sentiment across all of our markets. They explore the trends moving into the 2nd Quarter of 2021 and what you as an investor can expect in the coming months.
Melissa doesn’t have a problem finding wholesale deals in Birmingham. In today’s tight market, this is almost unheard of. Wholesalers, flippers, and all kinds of real estate investors are struggling to find enough discounted houses in Birmingham…but not Melissa. In this episode, we explore how Melissa is finding her best deals, how she interacts with sellers and buyers, and why she made the decision to flip a house in Hawaii. You’ll also learn how she was able to replace her income in three months and move her husband into the business full-time. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!
As a rental property investor, your goal is to keep your home rented and avoid tenant turnover. This may seem like common sense, but not all common sense is common practice. In this episode, we’ll walk through at least seven tips to help you keep your tenant happy and renting from you for the longterm.
Ben Preston has advised many out-of-state investors as they look for properties that have the potential to both cash flow and appreciation. You’ll enjoy this episode and learn more about some of the most attractive areas of Birmingham for your rental house dollars.
Even when Steve was trading commodities, his passion was multifamily real estate. When he got his shot with Berkadia, he persevered and demonstrated grit and determination through over a year of no deals. In this episode, we dive into how exactly Steve built his business even through those tough times. We’ll explore his thoughts on hustle and his passion to always act in the best interest of his clients.
Matthew and Spencer discuss how one of the most important aspects of real estate investment success - setting your goals. Find out how to get real with the facts, connected with your feelings, and ultimately end up with annual that will help you get exactly what you want.
After several years in finance, Jeff hung up his suit and tie to pursue his true passion - Birmingham real estate. He started his company Build Pro which eventually led to buying fix and flips as well as personal rental properties. Jeff later expanded and started REI Trader with his partner, Jonathan Mednick. Together, they have grown their turnkey business substantially over the past several years and are some of the most respected professionals in our city. Learn from Jeff as he explains how turnkey properties work, best practices for renovation budgets, and tips for out-of-state investors when assessing potential investment properties.
Every investor will tell you that finding great deals in Birmingham has become increasingly difficult over the past several years. In today’s market, you need an advantage. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to our solution. Listen in as we interview Gray Hall, our Director of Brokerage, about how we’re providing off-market deals to investors like you...and how you can get on our exclusive list.
Price Hightower started his real estate business 27 years ago and built it by what he calls ‘hitting singles.’ Listen in as we uncover how self-discipline and hard work paved the way for Tower Homes’ massive success. Not only did Price make it through the recession, but he and his team used it as an opportunity to prepare for the future growth that Birmingham is now experiencing. This interview is full of life lessons and wisdom you can use today to build your own successful real estate business.
Bruce Glenn has been in the Birmingham real estate scene for decades. In this episode, we hear how he built his flipping house business on the side and now shows others how to do the same.
David started his multifamily career from humble beginnings. He started as a broker out of school selling small four-unit deals and now has a team selling and investing in multi-million dollar deals.