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2020 Women to Watch: Carrie Cook

Think Realty shines a light on some of the many women who are making waves in the real estate investing industry.

Underwriting: Breaking Down The Basics

Striving to become a savvier real estate investor? Then understanding underwriting basics is a building block you can’t afford to skip. Every Trust Deed investment at Ignite Funding starts with the underwriting of the loan and the subject property. Our process follows the framework of many of the same questions you may already be asking, such as, what regions do we originate in & why, how do we find & vet borrowers, and how do we qualify a property? So, let’s get started!

Forbearance Agreements: Keep Calm and Carry On

Forbearance Agreement. Sounds dark and ominous, right? Understandable, but before you go into panic mode, you should first understand what exactly a forbearance agreement is and why commercial lenders, like Ignite Funding, keep this mortgage tool on their tool-belt. Below we go into a Q & A with our resident underwriter, Pat Vassar, to help clear the air on what is commonly misconstrued as an unfavorable situation.

Trust Deeds vs. REITS: What's the Difference?

Trust Deed and REIT investments are seemingly similar at first glance. They both utilize crowdfunding type platforms that open the door to commercial real estate investments at a lower “buy-in” than your typical real estate venture (i.e. rentals, fix-n-flips, etc.); and offer a steady stream of passive income. There are some key differences that you should be aware of when deciding which investment vehicle is best for your portfolio and for your tolerance for risk.

No one is immune to defaults

Defaults are always a possibility for anyone lending or investing in a “crowdfunded” real estate development. How the default situation is handled can be detrimental to the return of your initial principle investment. As a loan servicer for Trust Deed real estate investments, Ignite Funding stands behind each and every loan that it originates, often wearing many different hats in order to protect and return investor capital when default situations arise. Ignite utilizes its real estate expertise to act on behalf of its investors as Default Coordinator, and an Asset Manager if a default is to be resolved through foreclosure. At Ignite Funding, we have a proven track record in default resolution that is backed by results to our investors, having worked through and grown from the downturn in 2008.

Who Likes Fees? Investors Pay Zero Fees at Ignite Funding

Trust Deeds vs. Mortgages: What’s the Difference?

When borrowers take out a loan for a property, they have to sign a promissory note--a document pledging to repay the loan. Depending on where the transaction takes place, this document could be either a mortgage note or a deed of trust. The main difference between the two is in who holds the title to the property while the borrower is paying off the loan.

So What Is A Tax Deed?

Every piece of real estate in the United States is subject to property taxes that you will be expected to pay each year. If you fail to pay these taxes your property will become tax delinquent, which is a road down the slippery slope of tax foreclosure. Tax foreclosure is the seizing or repossession of the property by the county or municipality where the property is located.

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