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Dual Functioning AFCI And GFCI Outlets Keep You Up To Code

The National Electrical Code requires GFCI outlets in new construction or remodeling of kitchens, garages, laundry rooms and bathrooms. It requires AFCI outlets for new work on kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and laundry rooms. So, the easiest solution to stay ahead of the game on your income property is to have dual functioning AFCI and GFCI outlets installed all around the living quarters. These handy dual functioning outlets help prevent electrical shock and residential home fires.

Insurance companies are please to see these dual functioning outlets and your tenants will be too. If you’re merely flipping the property, imagine the security these outlets will provide a potential buyer. Paying attention to this detail by going above and beyond electrical code requirements is a plan for the future and an investment that is noticed. This way, even if you haven’t installed all new electrical wiring, the residence is already significantly safer.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value of the collateral—and […]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Allows Business Owners A Tax Break On Roofing Projects

Consider this: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers business owners a new way to recover costs on projects including roofing projects as long as it’s on a qualifying project.
What is a Qualifying Project?
A depreciable tangible personal property purchased to use to conduct business counts as a qualifying project. The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lets businesses avoid devaluation on capital investments with expected lifespans of 20 years or less. So, while some roofs may last longer that 20 years, Everyone knows the lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is considered 20 years.

Plus, the maximum investment is $2.5 million!

The new tax law includes business improvements, if you can believe it. Imagine deducting the cost of a roof all in one single year! The brand new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is expected to extend through 2025, so there’s no need to rush. Remember, we’re hard money lenders, we’re not tax experts. So, check with your CPA to make sure you do everything needed to take advantage of this opportunity!

Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure […]

2018 North Carolina Building Code

The Building Code Council adopted the 2018 North Carolina Building Code at its quarterly meeting in June, 2017.  The 2018 North Carolina Building Code (Except Electrical) will go into effect no later than July, 2018, according to the state’s website.  At that point, we’ll see a minimum six month over lap where either the 2012 NC Code or the 2018 NC Code is acceptable.

So, when is the new code fully active? According to the state’s website, on January 1, 2019, the new code becomes the requirement. Meanwhile, the 2018 Electrical Code went into effect this month.

“The Base Documents for the 2018 NC Codes are the 2015 International Codes,” reports the Office of State Fire Marshal.

You’re not required to wait until the code is fully effective to use it though. See, any code amendment can be used as an alternate set of rules before its effective once it clears Rules Review, of the user requests to use it.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 […]

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    Explanation of South Carolina Building Codes Enforcement Officers

Explanation of South Carolina Building Codes Enforcement Officers

 

If you’re flipping houses in South Carolina, you’ll want to know more about the building codes enforcement officers. Here’s a quick reference guide.
Building Official
A Building Official performs tasks and inspections for the local jurisdiction’s building department. They must carry a certification as a building official (CBO).
Commercial Inspector
A Commercial Inspector performs onsite inspections in at least two construction disciplines. You know, like electrical and plumbing or building and mechanical. What they inspect is decided by the local jurisdiction that employs them. They have to have  certificates or examination records from a recognized code organization. They must actually be certified in two or more commercial inspector disciplines.
Residential Inspector
A Residential Inspector  perform onsite plumbing, building, electrical, and mechanical inspections on residential homes that are three stories or less in height. Also, the dwellings have to have 16 or less units per building. Plus, the total building has to be 5,000 square feet or less. All Residential Inspectors are been certified in the four residential inspector disciplines.
Single Discipline Inspector
A Single Discipline Inspector is just what the title sounds like. They inspect only one construction discipline. They are, of course, certified in that one discipline.
Plans Examiner
A Plans Examiner performs the building plans reviews. They are certified in the discipline of commercial building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical plans.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a Hard Money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, North and South Carolina metropolitan areas.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to […]

Know The Signs Of A Problematic Foundation

If you’ve decided to invest in real estate, you can save yourself a lot of time by recognizing signs of foundation damage right away.  Keep in mind, if you find only minor problems, it might still be worth hiring a professional evaluation, rather than just walking away from the investment property. Every little foundation issue doesn’t mean that you have to walk away from the deal. With experience, you’ll learn to recognize which homes to walk away from and which warrant the cost of a closer inspection.

Foundation cracks and floor cracks should be investigated further. Likewise, look for wall fissures and broken chimneys. These can both indicate a problem with the foundation. During the first two to three years after a structure is build, sinking is common. Tiny cracks approximately 1/16″ thick are extremely common.  But if you find horizontal cracks in the concrete block walls or brick exteriors, you might have a problem. Horizontal cracks are considered more serious, because it means that the perimeter of the structure is under too much pressure. When cracks are at a 45 degree angle, you may be looking at severe foundation movement. Stair-step cracks in brick exteriors appearing in the corners also warrant a closer look.

Even still, if you find one single vertical crack, your foundation might be moving upwards. Foundation upheaval is the opposite of settling. This is usually caused by moisture in the soil.  Sometime, it can be caused by under-slab plumbing leaks.

Check for doors that stick or don’t open and close properly. This can mean some kind of disturbance in the foundation. If you notice doors sticking, check for other signs of foundation problems. Other things to look for are counters or cabinets […]

Is There A Difference Between Drywall And Sheetrock?

Sheetrock is simply the brand name of an incredibly popular drywall product. Drywall, a panel made of gypsum plaster sandwiched between thick paper, has many vendors. Though people will call all sorts of drywall, “Sheetrock,” only drywall from U.S. Gypsum Company is actually allowed to market drywall as under the name Sheetrock. So, even if the drywall is from Titan Commercial Products, Allied Manufacturing, or National Gypsum Company, people are likely going to call it, “Sheetrock.”  Sheetrock was one of the first drywall products and is so popular that its name seems virtually interchangeable with drywall. Think about how often you call an off-brand of tissue, “Kleenex.” It’s the same idea. Not all nuggets are McNuggets, but that doesn’t mean children won’t refer to them as such.

Drywall by other names is also wallboard, plasterboard, gypsum board, or gypsum panel. It’s made from calcium sulfate dihydrate (gypsum) with or without additives. Usually it’s pressed in between thick sheets of paper (a facer and a backer.)
Tip: You can sometimes find drywall half priced in decent shape at Habitat for Humanity or other resale stores.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a Hard Money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, North and South Carolina metropolitan areas.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value of the collateral—and if you use the loan for renovation or construction, the loan amount can be based on the collateral’s improved value.

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    If You Don’t Have 100% Of The Funds, Don’t Start A Real Estate Project

If You Don’t Have 100% Of The Funds, Don’t Start A Real Estate Project

If you don’t have all the funds you will need for your real estate project, be that flipping a house or renovating a potential rental property, don’t take that risk. That’s a gamble that could end up with you in a really bad situation. If you want to start a real estate project, be sure to start with more debt or more funds than you think you will need. That’s right, always starts with a loan for more than what you think you will need to complete the project.

See, it’s easier to get initial funding than subsequent funding. If something comes up and you don’t have the funds to cover it, your entire project could stall, and then fall apart. You don’t want to spend countless hours and resources only to lose all of your work in the eleventh hour. It’s not unheard of for someone to get 90% finished on a real estate project and then lose everything. Why? Because they tapped out of funds. Don’t learn the hard way. Take our word for it. Never start a real estate rehab project unless you have all of the money that you will need to finish the job.

 
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a Hard Money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, North and South Carolina metropolitan areas.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value of the collateral—and if you use […]

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    How A Can Of Paint For The Front Door Can Increase Sale Price By $1,500

How A Can Of Paint For The Front Door Can Increase Sale Price By $1,500

If you earn money flipping houses, every upgrade needs to increase the sale value of your investment. You know you need to paint the front door, because it’s weathered looking. But do you know what color to paint it to get the most money from the sale of the house? We do.

Zillow analyzed thousands of photos from residential property sales. It looked at specific colors and specific locations on the houses that increased or decreased the average sale price, and by how much. Color makes a huge impact on buyers. Even though it would be easy for the buyer to paint a front door themselves, for example, they don’t necessarily have that ability to envision it. They might not even know what they don’t like about the new house you just renovated. Maybe it just doesn’t stand out.

It turns out that if you paint the front door of the house you’re flipping a shade of navy blue, dark grey or charcoal, you could drastically increase the sale price for such a minor cost investment. Doors painted these colors on average see a boost of $1,514 added to the sale price of the house.
What About Metal Front Doors?
If you need to turn a drab white metal door a lovely shade of charcoal, here are some tips:

Use an angled brush and paint the recessed panel areas and then let them dry completely (at least 45 minutes).
Use the grey primer formula to lessen the number of coats of charcoal paint you’ll need to apply.
Paint from the top down.
Oil-based paints may take longer to dry, but are great for use on metals that rust. Typically, water-based paints are best for exterior use though. If you […]

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    Are You Sure You Want To Pay Retail Price For A New Sink From A Big Box Store?

Are You Sure You Want To Pay Retail Price For A New Sink From A Big Box Store?

Don’t pay retail price for a kitchen sink when like-new used sinks, sinks from competitively priced online specialty shops, and salvaged sinks save you bundles. Look, if you’re flipping a house, a gorgeous kitchen sink makes a real difference. That doesn’t mean you should pay full price for the sink though. You also don’t have to spend time and gas money hoping for a great find at a Habitat for Humanity store. The online market offers sink basins in remarkable shape at a serious discount.

 

Used Farmhouse Stainless Steel Sinks On Amazon

If you buy a new Kraus farmhouse stainless steel sink basin, you’ll pay between $400-$480 for a brand new, handcrafted premium 16 gauge T-304. The extra-deep basin, clean lines and apron front compliments any décor. This sink creates a dramatic kitchen focal point buyers love.  This same sink costs under $300 on Amazon used. It ships repackaged in excellent condition. The buyer won’t know you saved a bunch of money. If you flip multiple houses, one to two hundred dollars can add up to thousands saved quickly.

Vintage Sinks From Specialty Online Stores

Online specialty stores sometimes offer amazing reductions from retail prices on kitchen sinks. Some online specialty stores earn their big bucks from glorious vintage tub basins, but they slash the prices of items like kitchen sinks.

For example, Vintage Tub & Bath, offers free shipping on orders over $50. It’s been in the industry for decades, but it’s a smaller shop located in Pennsylvania. You could save hundreds on a Randolph Morris fireclay apron farmhouse sink. Sinks like these are even hotter with buyers than the gorgeous stainless steel sinks. This high quality sink would cost you several hundred dollars, but for less […]

Your Credit and a Hard Money Loan

Sure, credit matters.

But there are many good people who have terrible credit scores (and vice-versa).

What that means is that those good people are often ignored by lenders, and in many cases, the reasons behind their poor credit are far beyond their control.

So what happens if someone with bad credit wants to get a rehab loan?
Bad Credit and Rehab Loans in Atlanta
When someone with bad credit attempts to get a rehab loan through a traditional lender, the lender may not even look at his or her circumstances. In those cases, turning to an Atlanta hard money lender is typically the best option.

Why?

Because a hard money lender, even if they check your credit, is really looking at the most important factor: the value of the house.

In many cases, a hard money lender is able to fund a loan when the applicant has poor or less-than-perfect credit because what really matters is how much the property is worth. Remember, in a hard money loan, the property serves as collateral.
Should You Apply for a Hard Money Loan With Bad Credit?
Don’t let your credit score stop you from applying for a hard money loan. In fact, we may be able to help you if traditional lenders have turned you down. While bad credit can be a challenge, you can overcome it.
Do You Meet Our Loan Criteria?
If you’re thinking about applying for a hard money loan through Paces Funding, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value of the collateral—and if you use the loan for renovation or construction, the loan amount can be based on the collateral’s improved value.

Read our frequently asked questions and take […]

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