Minute with Melissa: Real Estate Investing with Student Loans

Many young professionals, including myself, have student loans that we’re paying and will probably be paying for quite some time. We all know Real Estate is an accessible and approachable way to build wealth. Unfortunately, for those of us who are already swimming in debt, it seems impossible and all too risky.

As I’ve mentioned in my other videos, the are several different types of real estate investments and I’ve given an overview of getting started but for those of us with student loans, this may look a little different. So here are two questions that are probably running through your head and how to address them:

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Minute with Melissa: 6 Steps to Start Real Estate Investing

If you’ve done your homework and decided that real estate investing makes sense for you, your financial situation, and your future goals then you’re ready to start buying investment properties. Here are the 6 Steps to Real Estate Investing:

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Minute with Melissa: 4 Types of Real Estate Investment

As of last year, only 15% of Americans were investing in properties outside of their primary residence. Many people believe real estate is a good investment but so few of them actually take advantage of it. So, what holds people back? The costs and skills needed to get started.

While some forms of investing involve renters, there are actually several different types of real estate investing, and some of them don’t involve renters at all. Here are the 4 Types of Real Estate Investing:

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Cinco De Mayo Coming to East Nashville’s Old Mad Donna’s Location

We are super excited to announce that we have LEASED our 1313 Woodland Listing to locally owned business, Cinco De Mayo Mexican Restaurant.  Coming soon to East Nashville, this will be their 9th location and they can’t wait to open their doors and begin serving great food and drinks as early as June. They are completing renovations to the building to get it up and running quickly and have already applied for permits.

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How SF Impacts Real Estate Price

We all know that Location matters, but often the next most important factor in determining Real Estate value is size, and boy, does size matter! Your SF has an incredible impact on your Real Estate holdings and in different ways than you may expect. Let’s take a look at the 4 primary ways to assess property value based on size, and how they impact your bottom line for investment.

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Senior Living & Memory Care – Housing Trends & Design

When it comes to senior living and memory care housing, there is no doubt that the past few years have shown a huge change in the design and structure of how they are being built. Here at Southern Athena, we are keeping up with these quickly changing trends because we are working with clients and this growing housing need and know we are going to encounter this with a loved one or we are already dealing with this topic for our own families and communities. We are excited about the new trends and the opportunity in leading administrators and Real Estate owners to take a well-rounded design approach for their residents, at the forefront of their plans.

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Client Spotlight on Float Alchemy

Recently, Liz and I went down to Murfreesboro for a fun spa date field trip. She treated me to a 1-hour float tank session and a 40-minute sauna session so I could learn more about Float Alchemy, one of our long-time/repeat clients. Let me start out by saying – IT WAS AMAZING. In this post, I wanted to highlight my experience as a first-time float client and the aesthetics that were used to create Float Alchemy.

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How Much Time You Should Budget for Your Commercial Real Estate Search

We work with a lot of businesses looking for Commercial Real Estate and we get asked all of the time, “How long before we need to move should we start looking at properties?” Many owners are surprised to learn that finding the right space is NOT always a fast process. If you are not from the South, you may even say it is agonizingly slow.

After compiling multiple client project timelines, we have answers for you. We also outline the cost benefits of taking your time in the process. Check out our Case Study documenting Float Alchemy‘s experience finding their perfect location with Liz Gatlin for all of the fascinating details and learn how we saved them hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process by taking our time to do it right.

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