News and Updates
We understand that current events might be leaving many in our industry and community with more questions than answers. The team at Spartan Invest is here to shed as much light as possible regarding your investments and how to protect them during this unsettling time. We'll post new content here as it becomes available.
Recent events have served as a reminder that no matter how well you plan, events will always occur that you failed to anticipate. . . Read More
As we continue to see the wide-reaching impact of COVID-19 and the social distancing it necessitates, many real estate investors may wonder if now is a good time to invest in rental properties. . . Read More
Lindsay Davis sat down to chat with Elliott Pike, CEO of Elm Construction and the President of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, and they discuss everything from new construction to renovations and repairs. We look at how this realm of real estate has been impacted by COVID-19 and the changes that have been made. . . Read More
Aaron Chapman of Security National Mortgage Company sits down with Lindsay Davis to talk about how things are moving along in the mortgage industry. We have received so many questions surrounding this topic and especially on forbearance. . . Read More
Contrary to the doomsday messages we’ve been hearing in the news and online, we’ve found our property management numbers have held quite steady. Here’s what we’ve seen in terms of rent collected, areas impacted, and occupancy. . . Read More
The Bright Star is the oldest restaurant in Alabama. One of the restaurant's owners, Andreas Anastassakis, shares his insight on how they have survived tough times in the past and continue to fight for their survival while maintaining their identity. . . Read More
This week, the Spartan Invest team decided to live-stream their happy hour and answer a lot of the big questions we've been receiving from clients! Our main goal is to be a resource for those out there who are looking to learn and grow in their passive income journeys. . .Read More
Lindsay Davis, of Spartan Invest, and Jeff Parmer, of the Law Offices of Jeff W. Parmer, discuss how the closing process is being impacted in these uncertain times. . . . .Read More
Lindsay Davis, CEO of Spartan Invest, and Dan Zitofsky, President and CEO of Zitofsky Capital Management, talk about how to cultivate a healthy portfolio that will stand strong throughout the highs and lows of the economy. . . .Read More
Aaron Chapman, of Security National Mortgage Company, and Maureen McCann, with Spartan Invest, discuss how to forge ahead in today's turbulent times! We're talking about interest rates, investing in hard assets, and how COVID-19 is affecting the real estate market. . .Read More
To Our Spartan Invest Community:
I hope this message finds you healthy and safe during this difficult time. I wanted to take a moment to address this global health emergency and what all Spartan Invest is doing to protect our employees, families, investors, and tenants. . . Read More
Resources and Further Reading
Spartan Invest is making every effort to gather the latest news from reliable sources. We'll share articles and websites that might be of interest below, and update with new information as it becomes available.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The official source of information related to the novel Coronavirus is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Global Market Impact
CNN Business examines the global market cool down despite news from Washington that a stimulus package has been agreed upon.
State Economic Impact
Adam McCann with WalletHub examines the overall projected financial impact that COVID-19 will have on each state. Alabama ranks 44 in the list of most exposed states.
#BhamStrong is a collective of local business and organizations whose mission is to be Birmingham residents' resource for all things related to COVID-19.
What About Real Estate Investments?
J Scott wrote an informative piece on the potential impact of COVID-19 in regards to real estate investments on BiggerPockets.
UAB Testing COVID-19 Vaccine
Birmingham Business Journal reports that University of AL at Birmingham is working with Altimmune, Inc. to perform preclinical testing of a vaccine.
U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development
On March 18th, HUD suspended all foreclosures and evictions for 60 days to provide relief for those affected by the pandemic.
Unexpected Financial Impact
Joshua Pollard for Forbes discusses the potential benefits that the current economic changes might hold for real estate investors.