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Private Lending or Landlording: What Makes More Sense Right Now?

Private Lending or Landlording: What Makes More Sense Right Now? Real estate investing strategies have always been a topic of debate, with investors considering various strategies to maximize their returns, save on taxes, and accommodate various lifestyle preferences. Landlording is, of course, the most popular route for investors, but don’t sleep on private lending. In […]

The Advantages of Being a Private Money Lender in Today’s Real Estate Market

The Advantages of Being a Private Money Lender in Today’s Real Estate Market The world of real estate investing is a dynamic, ever-evolving landscape, offering various opportunities for individuals to grow their wealth, even when there is a market downturn. Among the many strategies available, private money lending has emerged as a powerful and advantageous […]

Avoiding Losing Money as A Private Lender with guest Beth Johnson – SAVVY INVESTOR

Avoiding Losing Money as A Private Lender with guest Beth Johnson – SAVVY INVESTOR Are you a private lender looking to protect your investments especially during these crazy times? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best in the business! We’re thrilled to have Beth Johnson (Private Lender Bigger Pockets author) as our special […]

Private Debt Funds are Attractive Right Now—But You Must Ask These Questions First

Private Debt Funds are Attractive Right Now—But You Must Ask These Questions First Considering investing in a private debt fund? Right now, against the backdrop of market volatility and increased interest rates, private debt funds are attractive to passive investors who want to diversify their real estate investments while achieving steady returns. Unlike syndications, which […]

Interview with a True Private Lender – Geraci Law Firm

Interview with a True Private Lender – Geraci Law Firm In a revealing interview, Beth P. Johnson, co-founder of Flynn Family Lending and author of “Lend to Live,” discusses the evolution of her private lending business. Initially focused on whole trust deed investments, they shifted to a pooled mortgage fund model due to rapid growth […]

Industry Spotlight: Beth Johnson

Industry Spotlight: Beth Johnson In this insightful spotlight on Beth Johnson, Managing Partner at Flynn Family Lending, we learn about her unique approach and philosophy in the private lending industry. Despite the challenges of the new normal, Johnson’s conservative business strategy has led to growth and reliability, distinguishing Flynn Family Lending from others. The company, […]

Decoding Debt Funds: Expert Tips for Investors and Private Lenders

Decoding Debt Funds: Expert Tips for INvestors and Private Money Lenders – REady 2 Scale In this episode of REady 2 Scale, Beth Pinkley Johnson, a seasoned professional in private money lending, shares her expertise and journey in the field. You’ll discover insights into the complexities of managing debt funds and private lending. Beth, who […]

The Power of Resetting Your Real Estate Priorities

The Power of Resetting Your Real Estate Priorities Looking to gain financial freedom while maintaining balance and mental health? Welcome to the Real Estate InvestHER Show! Our guest today is Beth Johnson, co-owner of Flynn Family Lending, a boutique private lending business in Renton, WA. Beth provides concierge services for trust deed investors seeking passive […]

Private Money Lending For Real Estate Investing With Beth Johnson

Private Money Lending for Real Estate Investing with Beth Johnson Interview with The Nuts and Bolts of Real Estate Podcast. “If you’ve ever thought of lending private money OR using private money for your own deals… You NEED to know Beth Johnson and Flynn Family Lending!” The Nuts and bolts of real estate podcast

S3E8 | Lend to Live | Beth Johnson & Alex Breshears, Flynn Family Lending / Lend2Live

Lend to Live | Beth Johnson & Alex Breshears, Flynn Family Lending / Lend2Live For this episode, Kevin interviewed Beth Johnson and Alex Breshears to talk about their newest book, Lend2Live, and the story behind the book. The three discussed the industry’s dislocation, the importance of small, local lenders, and the difference between “private money […]

Gap Funding: Is Covering Closing Costs Riskier Than You Think?

Gap Funding: Is Covering Closing Costs Riskier Than You Think? As a private lender, I get the following scenario presented to me almost daily. Let’s set the stage. Someone in your network wants to buy an investment property. Their loan provider requires them to bring a down payment and the closing costs to closing, so […]

Forget the Hype and Focus on What Really Matters

Forget the Hype and Focus on What Really Matters Superlatives abound in the world of real estate investing. Articles, podcasts, and other media boast headlines like ”10x Your Business” and ”1,000 Doors in Only 2 Years.” The private money industry isn’t immune to peacocking either. Introductions boasting of how much in assets one has under […]

BiggerPockets Rookie Podcast Episode #210

BiggerPockets Rookie Podcast Episode #210 The term “other people’s money” is common in the rental property industry. You may hear successful investors use it all the time—but what does it mean? Who are these “other people,” and why are they giving out money so freely? Don’t worry—rich relatives are not necessary for this episode of […]

BiggerPockets Money Podcast/Blog Episode #328

BiggerPockets Money Podcast/Blog Episode #328 For average investors, private money lending has been mentally squared away as “something mega-wealthy people do.” Most investors will write off lending money because they think they lack the experience or funds to do a successful deal. But what if we told you private money lending requires less money than […]

Asian Weekly – Member Spotlight – Beth Johnson and Lend to Live book

Asian Weekly – Member Spotlight – Beth Johnson and Lend to Live book Beth Johnson, a local private lending business owner in the Seattle, WA area, was featured in Asian Weekly publication with the announcement of her new book available through major book retailers and through BiggerPockets.com. Read Here

How Lend2Live is Democratizing Access to Private Lending Knowledge

How Lend2Live is Democratizing Access to Private Lending Knowledge Beth and Alex were featured in the Originate Report published by Geraci LLP in their special Captivate edition. Take a minute to learn more about our journey from the point of view of democratizing private lending and going public! Read More

Seeing Greene BiggerPockets Podcast Episode #645

Seeing Greene BiggerPockets Podcast Episode #645 Should you borrow money from your family? It could hurt your relationship if the deal goes wrong, but strengthen an existing partnership if everything goes right. Maybe a better question—how should you start raising private capital for your real estate deals? When it comes to the debt vs. equity […]

Private Money Lending with Beth Johnson – Author of Lend to Live

Private Money Lending with Beth Johnson – Author of Lend to Live Coming off of her fantastic debut on Bigger Pockets and celebrating her recently published book Lend to Live; We are joined by the one and only Beth Johnson. Beth is one of the most knowledgeable lenders in the private money lending space. She […]

How to Find and Fund Private Money Loans in 5 Simple Steps

How to Find and Fund Private Money Loans in 5 Simple Steps Many investors are sitting on the sidelines as they wait to see what the market—equities and real estate—will do in the coming months. While active investing may not be as desirable at the moment for the more conservative investors, private money loans can […]

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast Episode #642

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast Episode #642 Is private money lending the next best way to invest? To the everyday landlord, home flipper, or once-in-a-while investor, private lending seems completely foreign. Why would you lend money when you can put it into your deals? And even if you wanted to, wouldn’t it take millions, or at […]

Average Joe Finances Podcast with Alex Breshears

Average Joe Finances Podcast with Alex Breshears In this episode, Alex Breshears of Lend2Live talks about real estate as an asset, how Alex got into private lending, and the many perks of private lending for investors. For anyone trying to get into passive investing or real estate in general, Alex has a bit of advice […]

Do You Really Get What You Paid for in Real Estate Financing?

Do You Really Get What You Paid for in Real Estate Financing? July 12, 2022 Have you ever thought about the value of something you are buying versus the price of that thing? What about service in real estate? Many buyers and sellers are used to the the agent getting a commission, and other vendors […]

Loans Gone Wild: What Actually Happens When a Loan Defaults

Loans Gone Wild: What Actually Happens When a Loan Defaults Many new lenders immediately worry about the worst-case scenario, “the nuclear option” in lending: Defaults & Foreclosure! Beth shares a case study where making sure your equity buffer is solid along with doing the appropriate due diligence and legal documents helped her client not only […]

The Little Lender That Could: How Independent Private Lenders Shine

The Little Lender That Could: How Independent Private Lenders Shine In a quickly growing industry of mortgage lending for investment properties, it is easy to get lost in the noise of the marketplace. Lenders have so many different factors to consider and terms for their loans, so how does a small lender still navigate in […]

Anecdotal Versus Fact-Based Evidence in Deal Evaluation

Anecdotal Versus Fact-Based Evidence in Deal Evaluation When you are considering an investment, don’t make the mistake of relying solely on opinions and experience rather than on data. Relationship building and networking are paramount to success for the small, independent private lender. These low-key lenders tend to fly under the radar. They don’t publicly advertise […]

Chasing Yield Can Bite You

Chasing Yield Can Bite You It’s no secret there’s a lot of capital chasing yield right now. With historically low interest rates in the U.S. for a few years, many investments are seeing diminished returns. As a small or new private lender, you may often battle it out against larger, institutional capital offering super-low interest […]

Closing Day, Show Me The Money!

Closing Day, Show Me The Money! Recently, I reviewed some old collateral we pulled together years ago for prospective investors seeking us out for private money placement. What stuck out to me while reviewing these pieces was the number of times I used private money and hard money interchangeably. As a novice in the field, […]