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From Old to New: Why Apartment Conversions Are Taking the Market by Storm

Repurposing old buildings into apartments may not be an exciting new concept, with its roots dating back to the 1950s. But what should capture your attention is that this trend has continued to grow, with almost 800 conversions over the last decade in the United States. That is about 300 more conversion projects in the 2010s than was seen in the early 2000s. Factories and office buildings have been the most popular types of apartment conversions in the past decade.

Voucher Control: Why Do Lenders Use It?

At Ignite Funding, we believe that understanding every aspect of your investment(s) is important. This includes understanding certain lending practices and strategies that we adhere to in your Trust Deed investments. One practice you should familiarize yourself with is voucher control, which you will most commonly see in projects involving horizontal development and vertical construction. Below we delve deeper into the role that voucher control plays in development and construction loans.

Ignite Funding Finds its Place in INC 5000

INC 5000 recognized Ignite Funding, a hard money lender, as the 4,928 fastest-growing company in North America on August 12th, 2020, having achieved an impressive growth rate of 57.01% in revenue over the past three years. Inc 5000 shines the spotlight on entrepreneurs by ranking privately owned companies that demonstrate significant revenue increase over the past three years.

Keep Vegas Strong: Invest in Your Community

Calling all Las Vegas, Nevada residents! Are you earning double-digit annualized returns on your investments AND investing in your community? With Trust Deed investments at Ignite Funding, you have the opportunity to do both! Las Vegas, Nevada has been Ignite Funding’s home since 2011, so we take pride in the long-term relationships we have established with the homebuilders and private investors that are pivotal to the growth of our own backyard.

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!

4 Reasons Why a Business Should Invest in Trust Deeds

Are you a savvy business owner looking for an alternative way to build your firm’s net worth? When you invest in Trust Deeds with Ignite Funding, you have the opportunity to earn double-digit returns annually on your company’s surplus cash. If you are unfamiliar with this type of investment, Trust Deeds are passive, fixed income investments in turnkey real estate projects collateralized by real property.

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.

Ignite Funding 2019 Performance Portfolio Breakdown

Ignite Funding believes strongly in transparency, which is why every year we release our Loan Portfolio Performance Record. To highlight in 2019 Ignite Funding paid out $10,878,195 in income to investors at an average 10.14% annualized interest rate.

Since 2011, Ignite Funding has funded $703,684,750 in land acquisition , development and construction of real estate projects throughout the Southwest. 

What Are Your Investment Goals for 2020?

Did you decide to create a few goals or “resolutions” to follow for the New Year? Did those resolutions also include your financial well-being and investment goals for 2020? It’s easy to just jump on the personal health bandwagon. Eat less carbs, go to the gym more and lose 10 pounds. Maybe this year you should try to do something different. We have put together a few questions and ideas to help spur you on to your journey to achieve those investment goals, whether it’s with Trust Deed investments with Ignite Funding or any other investment opportunities you may have in 2020.

Tax Time FAQs - What to Expect in 2020

Tax season is upon us and we know that making sure you gather all the necessary documentation for proper and timely filing can be a stressful and sometimes confusing process. To help mitigate some of the confusion, we want to make sure you are prepared for what type of tax documents you should expect to receive directly from Ignite Funding, if any. The tax documents you receive is determined by the account type that you invest with and if any of your investments have experienced a foreclosure. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive each tax season. If you can’t find an answer to one of your own questions below, please reach out to your Investment Representative for additional clarification.

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