The dictionary defines the word “tenant” as one who has temporary rights to occupy a property. The key word here is “temporary”. With today’s historically low interest rates, more tenants are looking for ways to become a homeowner. Dreams of homeownership can become a reality in just 6 simple steps! Even in markets where the inventory of homes is in short supply, a tenant can apply these steps and realize the benefits of home ownership.
$5,000 monthly income
-$375 car payment
- $50 credit card payment
- $100 student loan payment
$1,475 available for house payment (including property tax, homeowners insurance and association dues, if any)
-120 monthly cost of homeowner’s insurance
-155 monthly cost of property taxes
$1,200 available for a home loan
At today’s interest rates for a 30 year mortgage, a $1,200 monthly payment gives you a $250,000 mortgage. *
Cork and Rick Clark grew up in Reno, Nevada watching their father build and invest in real estate. They felt very fortunate to not only enjoy the direct benefits but also for the opportunity to learn about real estate investing.
"He paved the way and showed us the financial rewards," Rick shares, "Pops taught us the importance of a strong work ethic. If you want to be successful, you need to be on the job everyday."
The Clark family motto if we are going to reach a particular goal, you MUST be consistent by being on the job and working diligently everyday got the brothers through the 2008 crash, and lead their property management company into record-breaking growth and momentum.
Cork and Rick have used their knowledge of real estate and expertise in construction along with their unwillingness to sit still to build Clark Real Estate to over 700+ doors (households) under management.
Their favorite part of managing properties and real estate investments is that every day is different, every project is different, every house is different. They get to problem-solve every day--either from the office or out at a construction site. Their father and uncle, now in their 80s, modeled how to successfully work as brothers, and they have enjoyed working as a team. "Knowing somebody's got my back and that we have the same goals is the best part about working with my brother," Cork says. Rick is the second of seven children, and Cork is the younger brother as the fifth child.
The Clark brothers got started in real estate investing and property management by way of the construction industry. They had been in the construction industry since they were teenagers. With the construction experience "we could visualize firsthand all the possibilities," Rick says.
"We would look for the biggest problem property in a neighborhood," remembers Rick, "we would make offers on properties that weren't for sale." It wasn't long and the brothers had a handful of renovated properties that now needed to be managed. They started a property management company and took on leasing and maintenance for other real estate investors.
"No one knows the community better than we do. We're lifers," Rick smiles.
"We're hands on. We've started from the ground up. There are very few aspects of the real estate and investing game that we have not experienced first-hand," adds Cork.
Clark Real Estate brings drive and enthusiasm to folks looking to invest in the Reno area. Would you like to see their Map for building your real estate investment portfolio?
Which is right for you?
If you are new to the area, new to a job or career, or have less-than-adequate credit, renting may be the best avenue for you and your family. Even if none of the above applies to you, renting has its advantages.
On the other hand, buying a home right now is a great option because interest rates are so low. When you have investment or longevity on your mind, finding a home to own might be your best plan.
Whether you are in the market for buying or renting a home, our agents at Clark Real Estate want to help you find that perfect place to call home. Stop in or contact us today!
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Clark Real Estate
305 W. Moana Ste C
Reno, NV 89509
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