A common part of the capital stack for real estate investments involves obtaining capital via debt financing. Debt is in contrast to equity in that debt is secured by collateral and typically has a fixed (or pre-determined) cost of borrowing (e.g. interest rate) and doesn’t fluctuate based on reported gain or profit upon exit.
Therefore, debt can be a very powerful tool when investing in real estate. I say powerful because with “great power comes great responsibility.” The lender typically has broad, discretionary power to demand responses and outcomes from the borrower, and can force foreclosure if those requirements are not met.
Therefore it is essential that every borrower understands the terms and obligations they agree to when accepting a debt partner. Ronald Rohde law will draft or review the following documents to protect your investment:
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DO YOU NEED AN LLC TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?
Sit down with Daniel Hyman, CPA and Ron Rohde, JD as they discuss one of the most common questions from new investors in single family residential (SFR). We cover tax deductions, S Corp benefits, liability risk and due on sale clauses.
How to Reinstate Your LLC (3 simple steps online)
Is your entity forfeited existence from the Texas Comptroller's office?
This video will walk you through the 3 simple steps to reinstating your LLC (or other legal entity) with the state of Texas. There are two primary agencies to deal with if your entity has been terminated for failure to file an annual franchise return. Failing to file a franchise tax return or pay the fees due is the most common reason why Texas LLCs are out of good standing. The easiest way to check is to look up your entity at the Texas Comptroller website (link in video)
Type in your entity name and click search.
This process may apply to other states.
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In this video, Ron sits down with Clint, a real estate investor based in Austin, Texas who has built an 8 unit SFR portfolio of #studenthousing within 1 mile of the Texas A&M campus in College Station, Texas.
Join us as we discuss his background, what led to the investment, advice to his younger self, and other legal issues investors face in 2020.
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