First Bridge Blog

Articles and industry content from the First Bridge Team

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Real Estate in California

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of people’s lives. The global pandemic has sent employees and students to work and attend school from home. Groups of friends or family have Zoom happy hours and birthday parties. Grocery store employees and delivery drivers have...

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How to Plan Your House Flip

Buying and renovating older homes or flipping houses in need of repair can be a very lucrative real estate investment venture, but only if you treat it like a business and make sure you plan ahead with profits in mind. There may always be unexpected issues or expenses...

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7 Home Improvements that Give a Better Return on Your Flip

Flipping homes can be a very lucrative real estate venture, but only when you stay focused on the renovations and improvements that have the most value to potential buyers. Focusing on these upgrades will maximize the return on your investment. You can never account...

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5 Tips for a Successful Home Flip

Home flipping can be a great way to find a low-priced home that needs work, complete the work yourself (or with the help of a contractor), and quickly flip the home for a profit on your investment. However, before you venture into a renovation project, you should know...

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First Bridge Cross-Collateral Loans

Acquiring financing for multiple properties, whether for investment purposes or the purchase of a new home (when you’ve not yet sold an existing one) can present some challenges for both borrowers and lenders alike. Traditional mortgage financing will not typically...

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Is Now the Right Time to Buy an Investment Property?

Prior to joining First Bridge Lending, I managed hedge fund capital and oversaw the investments of over 2,000 fix-and-flip transactions in California. Being involved in so many deals, I began looking for ways to optimize operations, and have sliced and diced the...

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First Bridge Fix and Flip Loans

Distressed or older properties in need of renovation are frequently listed for a much lower price than others in the same neighborhood of comparable size. The pricing is extremely attractive to investors who have the skills and expertise to restore a home and resell...

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First Bridge Owner Occupied Loans

If you live in a “hot” housing market such as Los Angeles, it’s important to be able to move quickly and create an offer that a seller cannot refuse. With so many potential offers, however, how do you stand out? Owner occupied loans can help you appeal to sellers and...

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FJM is now First Bridge Lending

We’re pleased to announce that FJM Private Mortgage Fund is now First Bridge Lending! We’re bringing you the same team, the same quality, and the same experience, but we’re working to bring you even better service for your private lending needs. We’re also...

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