If you've found that one of your rental properties has an ice dam, you should take immediate action. First, remove the snow from that area of the roof, because it will remove one of the important ingredients for the formation of an ice dam. You can use a roof rake for this, but keep in mind it may damage the roofing materials. If water is literally flowing into the structure, you will need to deal with this immediately. Make channels through the ice dam lets the water stuck behind the dam to run off the roof. Warm up the ice
Georgia has some mandatory construction codes that people have to follow for any structure built in Georgia. These are mandatory construction codes, whether local governments choose to enforce the codes of not. Each of the separate codes usually has a base code and a set of Georgia amendments to that base code. Mandatory Construction Codes In Georgia The following are the mandatory construction codes all builders must follow for any structure that is built in Georgia: International Building Code International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings International Fire Code International Plumbing Code International Mechanical Code International Fuel Gas Code
Yesterday, we discussed the 70 percent rule as it applies to flipping houses. Check out that previous blog post if you aren't sure what the 70 percent rule is. Today's question is whether you should ever pay more than the 70 percent rule suggests. For example, some beginner investors think that it's OK to exceed the amount specified by the 70 percent rule in an appreciating market. After all, in a few months or by the time you finish your rehab, the After Repair Value should go up, right? Typically, but that's a big risk to take if it doesn't!
Have you ever heard of the 70 percent rule when it comes to flipping houses? If you're just starting to look into flipping houses, you might have heard of the 70 percent rule. This house flipping tip suggests that an investor should only pay 70 percent of the After Repair Value (ARV) of a property minus any needed repairs. The ARV is the value of the property after it's been completely repaired. So, once you've put all the repairs in, what would the house be worth? To follow the 70 percent rule, you'd take the amount that the home is
Are you considering investing in homes to flip them? Considering a hard money loan, but feel unsure about the process? Here's where you will need to start. Check out our hard money lending criteria. If your situation fits our criteria, just fill out the online loan application or download and fax it to us. When we get your application, we will check it out. We can get purchasers money much more quickly than traditional lenders. Keep in mind that we lend up to 65 percent of the ARV value of the collateral. Luckily, if the loan will be used in part for the renovation or
If you're a property investor, making an offer without ever seeing the property can actually be a good idea sometimes. Now, this isn't to suggest that you should close on a property without stepping foot on it. Some smart investors do make offers without ever seeing the property though. It might seem crazy, but it makes sense when you think about it. Consider the amount of time it can take to schedule a viewing of a property you are considering. How often has your offer changed just because you've actually been in the home? A little digging and you can
There really are tricks to getting your offer accepted over someone else's offer. You just need to know how to structure the deal. Obviously, proof of funds and pre-approvals for any loans you will get are critically important to a seller choosing your offer. Many won't even entertain an offer without them. Also, remember that to some people, the terms are even more important than the actual money. Your offer might be higher in actual dollars, but if your offer has more complicated terms, they might just pass on you. Don't create extra issues. Try to meet the sellers on
So, yesterday, we discussed how some investors try to form an LLC in another state, because some states are just not small business friendly. Right? We cautioned you that if you want to form an LLC in another state, that you will need to get a registered agent who is a resident of that state to help you. That is with few exceptions. The logical next question you are probably asking yourself is about dual residency. Right? Well, you actually can be your own agent, but make absolutely sure that you can both meet the state's requirements and fulfill your
Sometimes distressed properties sold "As-is" come with some major problems. Do you know how to recognize them? If you intend to invest in a distressed property, these are important issues that you need to know about. Head into the bathroom. Bounce a little on the floor near the sink, tub and toilet. Is there any give? That can be a major indicator of water damage! Grab a high powered flashlights and check underneath the floor if possible. Look for stained wood or joists. Find out when and why that damage occurred and get your answers in writing if you can!
If you live in a state that is a bit unfriendly to small businesses, you might have considered just forming your LLC in a state that isn't. Investors do this frequently. Here's the thing though: If you intend to form your LLC in a state that is more friendly to small businesses like small real estate investment companies, you will need a registered agent. That's your legal obligation. What does that mean? Well, if your LLC is registered in another state, you have to have someone in that state to handle all of your LLC's legal and tax documents, and