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Triumph Times Two: The Edwards Brothers Share Insight into Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Investing

Randall Graham - Thursday, March 02, 2017

Managing Principals and Co-Founders of The Edwards Companies, Edwards Capital Partners, Orange Elephant Painting & Restoration, Orange Elephant Property Maintenance, and Edwards Insurance Partners, Kelly and Chris Edwards, have landed on the cover of the March-April 2017 edition of Think Realty Magazine. In the "Master Investor" series column, ONE STEP AT A TIME, the Edwards share their story and the ups and downs of chasing their entrepreneurial dreams and the challenges of real-life real estate investing. Read the full column here. Think Realty Magazine is the nation's leading publication for privately owned single and multifamily real estate investments with a circulation base of 25,000+ readers.  The magazine is available on the shelves of Barnes & Noble bookstores and in the business and finance section of most airports nationwide.  Digital and hard copies of the publication can be purchased online by visiting the ThinkRealty.com website.   Read More

Success by Design: Seven Behaviors Essential to a Winning Construction Project

Kelly Edwards - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In the July-August 2016 issue of Think Realty Magazine, Co-Founders of The Edwards Companies and Edwards Capital Partners, Kelly Edwards and Chris Edwards, discuss the behaviors essential to successful investment property renovation projects. In the column, Success by Design, the Edwards, who were recently selected as the Think Realty Magazine Rehab Specialist of the Year 2016, provide the critical pieces of the property rehab puzzle. Read the full column here. Think Realty Magazine is the nation's leading publication for privately owned single and multifamily real estate investments with a circulation base of 25,000+ readers.  The magazine is available on the shelves of Barnes & Noble bookstores and in the business and finance section of most airports nationwide.  Digital and hard copies of the publication can be purchased online by visiting the ThinkRealty.com or the Think Realty Magazine website.   Read More

Niche Investing: Build Wealth with Shared Living Properties

Randall Graham - Sunday, February 28, 2016

Co-Founders of The Edwards Companies and Edwards Capital Kelly Edwards | Chris Edwards | Think Realty MagazinePartners, Kelly Edwards and Chris Edwards, discuss the popular and often debated topic of investing in 'low-priced' C/D class properties, in the March-April 2016 issue of Think Realty Magazine. In the column, Riches In Niches, the Edwards share insight into a specialized and systematic approach to successfully acquire, manage, and generate positive cash flow with single-family investments using their Shared Living model. Read the full column here. Think Realty Magazine is the nation's leading publication for privately owned single and multifamily real estate investments with a circulation base of 25,000+ readers.  The magazine is available on the shelves of Barnes & Noble bookstores and in the business and finance section of most airports nationwide.  Digital and hard copies of the publication can be purchased online by visiting the Think Realty Magazine website.   Read More

Street Smart Investment Advice: Acquisition Red Flags

Randall Graham - Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Co-Founders and Managing Principals of The Edwards Companies, Kelly and Chris Edwards, are Kelly Edwards and Chris Edwards | Personal Real Estate Investor Magazinefeatured columnist in the November-December 2015 Street Smart Investment series of Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine, the nation's leading publication for privately owned single and multifamily real estate investments.  The column provides advice and insight from a varied panel of experts within the real estate investing industry.  In this issue, the group answers the question:  What are the red flags or 'watch out' items that you look for when evaluating a new investment opportunity?”  Founded in 2003, Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine has a circulation base of 25,000+ readers.  The magazine is available on the shelves of Barnes & Noble bookstores and in the business and finance section of most airports nationwide.  Digital copies of the publication can be purchased online by visiting the Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine website.   Read More

Raleigh Ranks High for Buy-and-Hold ROI

Kelly Edwards - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

While the returns for Buy-and-Hold investors have cooled in some major markets, RRaleigh NC Top for Buy-to-Rent Returnsaleigh, NC (Wake County) continues to rank atop the lists for rental growth ROI making the city one of the best markets for long term residential real estate investment, says RealtyTrac, a leading national source housing and real estate research. Raleigh and Wake County are among the areas where Buy-to-Rent returns increased from a year ago. Other cities making the list are Charlotte, Los Angeles, Seattle, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Columbus.  Read More

The Edwards Companies Enters Alternative Real Estate Investment Market With Subsidiary

Kelly Edwards - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RALEIGH – June 23, 2015The Edwards Companies (TEC), a Raleigh, NC - based investment real estate firm focused on single and multifamily residential real estate acquisitions, announced today that it would expand into the alternative real estate investment space through a subsidiary interest, The Edwards-Foster Holding Co. (EFHC). The EFHC fund will initially concentrate resources on the affordable housing sector with the potential entrance into additional markets in the near future.   Read More

The Path to $1,000,000: The Magic Pill (Part 2 of 4)

Kelly Edwards - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

As we glanced around the room it was apparent that we were by far two of the youngest in attendance.  Admittedly, we were anxious about finding the magic pill that would catapult our new real estate venture to the next level. There just had to be a magic pill, right?   The early 2000s were in full swing and we had recently closed on our first property (shown here) located in the sought after Cameron Village area of Raleigh, also known as Inside The Beltline. There was a chill in the air this December evening as Chris and I found ourselves surrounded by a room full of savvy investors.  Most of these folks made a living acquiring and renting properties - as real estate entrepreneurs - or were well on there way to doing so. This was our first visit to the Wake County Apartment Owners Association (WCAOA), an organization of private landlords, rental property owners, and investors that was founded in the early 1980s.   Read More

The Path to $1,000,000: Brick by Brick (Part 1 of 4)

Chris Edwards - Thursday, March 12, 2015

Our classmates could not believe what they had just heard!  Did our The Edwards Companies: Kelly Edwards Raleigh NC and Chris Edwards Raleigh NC with Jerry Edwards (Father)professor really say what I think he said?  As it turns out, that professor had just told us that it was not the responsibility of another to plan for our future, provide us a pension, a retirement, or even a job over the long term - it was ours!  Even more, he had the nerve to tell us that companies exist to make a profit, not just to provide jobs.  The year was 2000 and my twin brother, Kelly, and I had recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and now found ourselves listening to an Organizational Behavior lecture in the MBA program at East Carolina University.    Read More

Dynamic Duo: Alumni Brothers Revitalize Neighborhoods

Randall Graham - Thursday, February 05, 2015

Kelly Edwards and Chris Edwards Raleigh NCThe Chanty, the official blog of the East Carolina University Alumni Association, recently featured The Edwards Companies and its Founding Partners Kelly Edwards and Chris Edwards.  The piece showcases the brothers' success and contribution to the Triangle area and Downtown Raleigh real estate market.

"As passionate alumni of East Carolina, we're extremely humbled by our university's recognition of our work here in the Triangle." says Kelly.  "We look back on our time in Greenville with great fondness and are proud graduates of the ECU MBA program."

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Funding Your Retirement with Income Producing Real Estate

Kelly Edwards - Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Individuals invest in income producing properties for several reasons…some as a means to realize a steady “passive” income stream, but for others it’s a method by which they wish to The Edwards Companies: Funding Your Retirement with Real Estate Investmentsfund their retirement. While all investments involve some level of risk, at the present time there are few safer investments than downtown Raleigh, NC real estate – for those who truly know this market.  A discussion on retirement strategies may not sound like the most invigorating of topics, but it’s one worth prioritizing…sooner than later – and if you're a real estate junkie like we are – then it’s very exciting!    Read More


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