/Investment
17 07, 2018

Investors: Have You Heard Of Rent Auctions?

By |2018-07-16T22:37:07+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , |0 Comments

  If you own rental properties, you've got to hear about this latest concept: Rent Auctions. Typically, you check comparable rental units in the area, check market reports and do your best job at setting the price of rent in your rental units. Right? Then, you advertise the rental unit for the price that you think is the most accurate rate. Consider this though. One South African start up company began a rental listing and management service. Instead of just declaring the rent, landlords have the option t o allow potential tenants to bid on the opportunity to rent a

16 07, 2018

Should You Manage Your Own Investment Properties?

By |2018-07-16T12:56:52+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When you own an investment property, you have a big decision to make. Should you manage your own property or hire a property manager? Ultimately that decision will depend on a number of factors. Is it even feasible? Managing Your Own Investment Properties Property managers have several responsibilities. Here are the basic services offered by property managers that would become your responsibility if you manage your own investment properties: Respond to emergency and repair calls from tenants. (Remember, this could mean a call while you're sleeping or in another meeting.) Co-ordinate repairman visits. Finding tenants to place in your rental

12 07, 2018

How A Cost Segregation Study Helps Real Estate Investors

By |2018-07-12T23:02:24+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Income, Investing, Investment, New Home Development, Real Estate, Taxes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A cost segregation study can identify and reclassify your property, with the benefit of shortening the property's depreciation time. What happens when the property's depreciation time is reduced, as you probably know, is that your current income tax obligations also reduce. Using this tool, the IRS allows to to speed up the depreciation on certain things such as carpet or cabinets, and even light fixtures and flooring in a building. That way, you can enjoy tax savings sooner! So why doesn't everyone do a cost segregation? Well, the cost of it is not cheap. So, only investors with significant property

8 07, 2018

How You Can Use A Section 1031 Exchange To Defer Taxes Indefinitely

By |2018-07-08T21:28:03+00:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Lawyers, Taxes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Real estate investors can use IRC Section 1031 to postpone paying tax on the gain if they reinvest the proceeds in a similar property. This doesn't mean that it's tax-free, but it does postpone the tax. Plus, they can defer indefinitely if they're smart about it. Real estate investors use this to grow their portfolios and increase the actual return on investment. To do this you'll need to know all the details of the Section 1031 code though, and should consult with an expert.  Here's the thing: Too many people assume that they can't use Section 1031 because they think

9 06, 2018

Atlanta Ranked Number 10 For Extremely Healthy Real Estate Market

By |2018-06-09T13:00:43+00:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Atlanta's real estate industry is booming. If you're a property investor near Atlanta, you probably already know this. Atlanta was ranked number 10 for its healthy real estate market. See, WalletHub compared over 170 cities in the United States. Though Atlanta took 69th place among those cities for job opportunities and competition, the real estate market still thrives! If you're an investor or if you flip houses, Atlanta can be one of the most profitable cities to focus on. Besides WalletHub's ranking, this year, Forbes and Local Market Monitor listed Atlanta among the cities where growth appears most sustainable. The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta

31 05, 2018

Real House Flipping Is Not Like The Reality TV Shows

By |2018-05-31T13:00:54+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Developers, Flipping, Hard Money Loans, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you're a professional house flipper, you might get frustrated by the reality TV shows. We all know that real house flipping is nothing like how it's depicted in the reality TV shows. For example, no handy investor  picks from a pool of three fixer-upper homes. A great deal of thought is put into investing. Dozens, sometimes hundreds of houses are considered before choosing a home to flip. Market conditions and local dynamics are taken into consideration. Investors even take into consideration local ordinances, difficulty of permit processes compared to other areas, and the velocity of listed homes. Realistically, investors

14 05, 2018

Atlanta: One Of Top 10 Metros With People Willing To Be ‘Super Commuters”

By |2018-05-14T13:00:14+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money Loans, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you're a property investor, you should know, people are willing to be "super commuters" just to work in Atlanta. People seek cheaper housing away from the inner city, and are willing to drive for over 90-minutes just to work in the city. The trend is similar all across the nation, but Atlanta has an increasingly high number of super-commuters. That means that if you can snag a home outside of Atlanta, it might still be a good investment. A whopping 4 percent of Atlanta's working population commutes great distances to work. The city ranks ninth on the list of

7 05, 2018

Houses With Solar Panels Sell For Up To 40% More Than Predicted

By |2018-05-07T13:00:27+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you're in the house-flipping business, you should know that people are willing to pay a lot more for a house with solar panels. Actually, first-time home buyers pay up to 40 percent more than predicted for entry-level homes with solar panels. Most of this stems from millennials yearning for greener amenities. They know that solar panels will save money in the long run. They find it advantageous not to have to have them installed. If they're ready to go when they move in, their energy bills go down right away. In sunny states, many homeowners can even sell off

30 03, 2018

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

By |2018-03-30T13:00:18+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Developers, Hard Money, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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

23 03, 2018

How And When To Obtain A Business License In Nashville

By |2018-03-23T15:00:54+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Commercial, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, New Construction|Tags: |0 Comments

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