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11 03, 2019

Can You Guess What The Freest State In The Nation Is According To Recent Survey?

By |2019-03-11T19:03:50-04:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Real Estate, Taxes|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Real estate investors take note, A Cato Institute survey just ranked states in the order of how free they are. Specifically, the study examined how each state's policies promote freedom in the personal, fiscal and regulatory spheres. The designation of "freest state in the nation" goes to Florida. Florida actually earned seven top ten rankings, four number one rankings and the overall number one ranking. So what's so free about Florida? Florida's less restrictive policies have promoted economic growth. These policies have hundreds of people flocking to the state every single day looking for more opportunity. Taxes in Florida are

5 03, 2019

How To Sell A Home To A Millennial

By |2019-03-05T11:57:39-04:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Remodeling Tips, Selling|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Since millennials are now the biggest group of homebuyers, house flippers need to make some adjustments. Do you know how to sell a home you've just bought with the intent to flip fast to a millennial? So, first off you will need to find the right size and location. We discuss this in an separate blog post about millennial home buyers. Now, here are some smart ways to target this huge market. Make It Instagrammable Make it instagrammable? What does that mean? If you're in an older generation, this might not make a lot of sense. Yet, millennials fully enjoy

25 02, 2019

Why Vinyl Plank Flooring Is Perfect For Your Rental Home

By |2019-02-25T22:58:18-04:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, New Construction, Remodeling Tips, Tenants|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Vinyl plank flooring, also called “luxury vinyl plank” or "LVP," is a great flooring option for your rental home. It's affordable, durable, and easy to install. Though there is new technology in carpeting that has made things easier for landlords, vinyl plank flooring is possibly an even better solution for whole home flooring. Luxury vinyl plank can give you the durability you need without having to replace flooring with each tenant turnover, if you choose a good product. Vinyl plank flooring can give you the look and texture of real hardwood floors. Plus, it is easily cleaned so that you

20 02, 2019

A Basement Water Alarm That Can Alert You To Water In The Basement Of A Rental

By |2019-02-24T17:08:33-04:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Foreclosures, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Short Sales, Tenants|0 Comments

If you have a rental home, you have to be proactive to protect your investment. You can't rely on tenants to tell you when something is up. Too many times, if it doesn't pertain to them, they won't inform you of problems at your rental house. Many people have basement water alarms and sensors that alert them to water in their basements. These work perfectly, because they get alerted, and then fix the problem and save their belongings. These don't work as well for landlords, because sometimes tenants will avoid disclosing issues in your home in order to prevent you

14 02, 2019

What Construction Codes In Georgia Are Mandatory?

By |2019-02-14T22:43:43-04:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Commercial, Construction Loans, Georgia, Hard Money, Investing, Investment Properties, New Construction|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

If you're thinking of picking up an investment property or land to build an investment property in Georgia, you will want to be aware of Georgia's mandatory construction codes. The state has mandatory construction codes that people have to follow for any structure built there. Some local governments in Georgia may choose not to enforce all of these codes, but technically, they are mandatory. Each of these sets of construction codes  usually has a base code it works off of and then a set of amendments specific to Georgia. Mandatory Georgia Construction Codes This list of codes includes most of that

24 01, 2019

Can A Landlord Ever Deny An Emotional Support Animal?

By |2019-01-24T01:35:49-04:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, HUD, Investing, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're a landlord, you should familiarize yourself with federal Fair Housing laws regarding Emotional Support Animals. We touched on the subject of Emotional Support Animals briefly in a recent blog post about allowing pets in your rental units. The first thing you should know is that as far as the federal Fair Housing laws under the Fair Housing Act are concerned, an Emotional Support Animal is not a pet. An animal registered as an Emotional Support Animal is a medical tool. Emotional Support Animals And Pet-Related Fees Since and Emotional Support Animal isn't a pet, it's important for landlords

22 01, 2019

Finding Contractors For Work On Your Rental Properties

By |2019-01-22T21:01:38-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Commercial, Developers, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvements, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Remodeling Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Finding good contractors to work on your rental properties might seem like a chore. Hiring undependable contractors can cost you some serious cash. Do you know where to find the best contractors? We happen to have some tips! Perhaps some jobs at your rental property are too complex, too tedious, or just too unappealing to do the work yourself. If you’re investing in real estate but you’re not going to be doing all of the work yourself for whatever reason, you'll need reliable, skilled contractors. Word-of-mouth really is best. That doesn't mean you should rely completely on online testimonials from

17 01, 2019

Going Green As A Real Estate Investor And Landlord

By |2019-01-17T13:41:05-04:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Did you know that as a landlord you can actively employ green spaces to increase retention rates, competitiveness, property value and a sense of community? We recently discussed how community gardens in multifamily units are amenities that can set your rental property apart from the competition. If opting to include green spaces like a community garden or adding a green roof instead of a traditional roof, you will need to establish some ground rules, of course. Establishing Ground Rules For Green Spaces On Rental Units Generally, people interested in community gardens will want to avoid pesticides. Part of the allure

16 01, 2019

Creating Gardens As An Amenity For Your Rental Property

By |2019-01-16T23:42:34-04:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Developers, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Whether your rental property is a duplex, a single-family home, or an apartment building, you might find that creating the foundation for a garden can serve as quite an amenity for people. Gardeners are all over, and this trend is growing. As more people want to get back in touch with nature or control their own food supply, we see people turning to gardening. Did you know the following points about providing garden space for your tenants? Multifamily community gardens often attracts high-income tenants. Multifamily community gardens often attract empty nesters with a steady source of income. Community gardens of

13 01, 2019

Investing In Real Estate While On Active Duty

By |2019-01-13T16:16:22-04:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: Business, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property|Tags: |0 Comments

One soldier who served in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011–12 told Realtor.com how he managed to buy five homes in five years and eventually kick off a new career in real estate investing. When he'd move to a new base, he didn't sell the home, he rented it out. "I bought five homes in five years,"he explained. He had purchased his first house while stationed in Fort Sill, OK. A year later, he moved to Fort Hood and used income from his For Sill house to pay his first mortgage. He repeated the pattern with each relocation.