Investment Properties

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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    Big Businesses Requesting Municipal Approval Indicates A Neighborhood Prime For House Flipping

Big Businesses Requesting Municipal Approval Indicates A Neighborhood Prime For House Flipping

Keep your eye on the neighborhoods in which big businesses try to get into. Is a Panera Bread or a McDonald’s requesting local permission to build? If you start to notice corporate interest in a particular neighborhood, that’s a good sign that an area is about to see a lot of growth. Want a lucrative investment property? Paying attention at city council meetings can be helpful. First of all, they might know something you don’t. Remember, they aren’t going to waste their money developing if their research departments feel the market doesn’t have potential. Also, once they are there, renters and buyers generally find the area more appealing. They bring job opportunities and convenience.

Also keep an eye on future plans for developments like parks or street upgrades. If a city has the go ahead to put in a new municipal park, think of how much more appealing the properties will be for buyers. Paying attention to these trends that indicate growth can help you maximize your profits when house flipping or purchasing rental properties.
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 […]

How And When To Obtain A Business License In Nashville

If you’re considering purchasing a property in Nashville to use for business, you’ll need a business license. If a business is located within the Nashville city limits, the owner must pay for a business license or a minimal activity license. The fee for that is $30. Now, if the business is outside the city limits, but still in the county, the owner still has to pay for a business license or a minimal activity license. Outside the city limits, the fee is just $15 though.

If your gross receipts fall between $3,000 and $9,999 during a fiscal year, you only need a minimal activity license. This license is renewed annually.

The City of Nashville makes it easy to get a business license. You can download and print the application right from their website.

You have to include the following information on the application:

Business name
Business address
Business telephone number
Owner’s name(s)
Owner’s home address
Owner’s home telephone number
Owner’s social security number
Copy of owner(s) driver’s license
Signature of each owner

Don’t forget, you still have to report your gross receipts to the Tennessee Department of Revenue each year.
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. 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 […]

Building Permit Process In Nashville

 

All properties within Metropolitan Nashville are zoned for particular uses depending on their zone district classifications. If you’re considering an investment property in Nashville, take a look at the city’s Zoning Land Use Table. It will let you know what uses are permitted in various zones around the city. The property will be considered “zoned and ready” as long as its zoning matches your planned use for it.

Once you’ve got the property in your hands, you’ll probably want to do some renovations. The building permit process in Nashville is pretty straight forward. The building permits are handled by the Nashville Department of Codes and Building Safety. The city offers an e-Permit system to save you time on applying in person. All of the plans and specifications for your building project can be submitted through the e-Plans Review application. The online services save everyone time and make the process much easier.

For better understanding, the City of Nashville uploaded a handy flow chart detailing the building permit process.
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. 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 […]

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    How To Appeal The County Assessor’s Property Value In North Carolina

How To Appeal The County Assessor’s Property Value In North Carolina

 

North Carolina’s property tax is “ad valorem,” so you’re taxed based on the property value. But what happens when you disagree with the county assessor? The assessor revalues properties within the county at least every eight years. So, if you get a wrong value placed on your property, you could be paying the wrong tax on it for the next eight years!

It’s partly your responsibility to check your assessed value, if you own property. The good news is there is recourse. If you disagree with the assessment, you can appeal it. Imagine being over taxed for your property for nearly a decade. If the assessor’s value seems wrong, you can appeal it. To appeal your property’s assessed value in North Carolina, you can go to the local board of Equalization. Often you can just make informal contact and assessors will work with you, if they’ve made an error.
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. 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 […]

North Carolina Property Tax Comparison By County

If you’re thinking of flipping houses or maintaining investment real estate in North Carolina, you should know that the state has one of the lowest median property tax rates in the country. Only 14 states have a lower median property tax. On average, North Carolina counties collect an average of 0.78 percent of a properties assessed fair market value. To put this in perspective, the median property tax in North Carolina for a home worth $155,500, is $1,209 each year.

North Carolina’s property tax is “ad valorem.” In other words, it’s based on the value of the real estate property. The property value is determined by the county assessor. Each property has to be revalued at least once during every eight year span. This is how they determine the market value of the property for determining property taxes in North Carolina.

Obviously, the exact tax depends on the county your property is in. The highest property tax in the state is in Orange County and it levies an average of  $2,829. Montgomery County levies the lowest property tax, with county property owners paying an average of just $494 a year.

Would you like to see the comparison of property tax rated based on North Carolina counties? Tax-Rates.org offers a handy index of all property taxes by county.
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. 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 […]

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    What Should You Do About Popcorn Ceilings When Remodeling An Investment Home?

What Should You Do About Popcorn Ceilings When Remodeling An Investment Home?

If you are buying an investment home with popcorn ceilings, consider removing or replacing this textured ceiling treatment.  They date a home and are associated with dirt, dust and asbestos. These old spray-on or paint-on ceiling treatments were once very popular in bedrooms and hallways, but they aren’t popular anymore. Sure, they hide imperfections and offer nice acoustical characteristics, but they are not preferred these days. Home buyers equate them to asbestos, dirt and dust, because many contained asbestos and they usually would get painted more often than cleaned!

Before trying to remove this treatment yourself, contact the health department. You should be able to have them test a sample. If it contains asbestos, your best bet is to invest in tongue-and-groove planks to cover the ceilings. If it doesn’t contain asbestos, the hardware store offers a solution to soften the textured ceiling treatment. Sometimes, people find that there is gorgeous plaster in great shape beneath these roll on popcorn ceilings!

Don’t pass on an investment property just because of  popcorn ceiling, but remember when you’re flipping the house that many other people will do just that!
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 […]

Most Common Problems Identified On A Home Inspection

Have you ever wondered what the most common problems found by home inspectors are? Most problems are relatively easy to fix. So, don’t let these be deal breakers if you find an otherwise good investment.

Faulty wiring is common, but not usually a costly problem for an electrician. Often they find open junction boxes or wires without wire nuts. Easy fixes. Water on ceilings often terrify purchasers, but if it’s caused by faulty plumbing, the repairs can be no big deal. Inspectors commonly find poor drainage causing basement leaks. That’s not always hard to fix either. Bad gutters cause a myriad of issues, but are easy to replace or repair. Foundation flaws like small cracks aren’t always a huge deal. The inspector can inform you of the severity. Poor maintenance like worn shingles or a cracked driveway are also easy to repair, so don’t despair!

Now, if your inspection finds that your roof needs replacing, you could be looking at more than seven grand. If the house is in a flood zone, you might consider just running the other way. If you find major foundation issues, it might not be worth your investment. If all of the wiring is aluminum, you’ll need to replace it. That can also cost thousands, so make sure you’re prepared for that kind of cost investment before you sign the final papers.
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 […]

Don’t Ever Skip The Inspection On An Investment Property

A home inspection fee starts at around $400 and goes up from there. A quality home inspection is critical, unless you are professionally trained to recognize even hidden damage in a structure. Sometimes you can’t see roof damage, outdated electrical system issues, or a hidden water leak. These issues can become very expensive, very quickly. They can be costly, even if you are skilled at DIY home repair.

A home inspector looks for proper grading away from the structure, leaks from the septic field, damage to exterior structures and landscaping issues. The inspector checks railings on stairs, notices if downspout drainage is placed properly, examines ridge and fascia board lines, checks for structural damage. The home inspector looks to see if windows or door frames are bowed, and why. Exterior surfaces are examined. They check insulation, plumbing, and evidence of foundation damage. This is just to name a few things.

If you don’t know how to check for proper plumbing installation or how to check an electrical service panel, you shouldn’t rely on your own judgement.

A quality home inspection can save you a tremendous amount of money, so don’t skip 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, 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 […]

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