Since the 2000s, real estate investment funding along with traditional mortgage lending have gone through significant changes. During the bubble years early in the decade, money for purchasing real estate was readily available. Lenders loosened up loan qualification criteria for homeowners and investors alike, and the end result was too many bad mortgages. This impacted the entire real estate market, and ultimately capital for purchasing real estate became difficult if not impossible to secure.

Fast-forward to the recovery of the real estate market and you find that the lending landscape has improved along with the ...

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