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16 04, 2020
  • Red Flag Flips - Signs That You May Need to Skip a Flip (Part 1)

Red Flag Flips: Signs That You May Need to Skip a Flip (Part 1)

By |2020-05-09T09:09:14-04:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , |0 Comments

While you’re in the flipping business to make money, profit potential shouldn’t be your only consideration when deciding whether or not to purchase a property. Beware of these red flags that may mean you need to skip a flip. Lots of Homes for Sale in the Neighborhood If there are lots of homes on the market in the neighborhood it could simply be happenstance, or it could be a red flag that a larger issue is at play. Perhaps land nearby is going to be purposed for something that homeowners don’t want to live near, like a commercial development, or

11 04, 2020
  • The Popularity of Porches - Trends Show Why Your Flip Needs One

The Popularity of Porches: Trends Show Why Your Flip Needs One

By |2020-05-08T23:31:53-04:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Nearly 65 percent of new single-family homes built in the U.S. in 2018 had porches, according to data from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the U.S. Census Bureau. In what part of the country were porches most common? In the East South Central. Ninety-four percent of single-family homes built in the East South Central division, which includes Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama, were built with porches. Seventy-four percent of newly-built homes in the Mountain division (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) had porches. In the Pacific division, which includes California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and

6 04, 2020
  • Why Copper Surfaces May Help Sell Your Flip

Why Copper Surfaces May Help Sell Your Flip

By |2020-05-08T23:31:19-04:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , |0 Comments

Copper obviously plays a critical role in plumbing, but it’s becoming an increasingly appealing choice in interior design due to its nature as a germ repellant. According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, copper and its alloys like brass and bronze have antimicrobial properties that have been proven to kill more than ninety-nine percent of bacteria within two hours of exposure. Copper has the ability to continuously sanitize its surface and destroy germs like E.coli, MRSA, and Norovirus. The antimicrobial benefits of this metal can be an added selling point for potential homebuyers who

1 04, 2020
  • Why Your Flip Needs a Deck, Porch, or Patio

Why Your Flip Needs a Deck, Porch or Patio

By |2020-05-08T23:30:47-04:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Buyers love outdoor spaces, whether the space is a place for an indoor party to flow outside, a spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, or a perch to wave at passersby—many buyers see outdoor spaces as extensions of indoor living. For your next flip consider the benefits. Decks A deck is a great selling feature. It’s a space to have coffee and read the paper, to partake of scenic views, and to unwind with an evening of stargazing. When hosting indoor parties or get-togethers homeowners can open the doors leading to their deck and let guests step out

27 03, 2020
  • What is a Jungalow

What is a Jungalow?

By |2020-03-12T02:39:54-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Hard Money|0 Comments

When you're trying to please prospective buyers and create a home that they'll love - or when you're trying to bring in renters - you know that the best thing you can do is stay up to date on the latest trends. Right now, there's a big trend toward jungalows. But what is a jungalow, and what does it mean to you as an investor? What is a Jungalow? A jungalow - it's a new-ish term - is a combination of jungle and bungalow. It's a fusion of bohemian style that some people really love. This exotic home style features

22 03, 2020
  • 3 Home Showing Tips That Get Buyers Interested

3 Home Showing Tips That Get Buyers Interested

By |2020-03-12T02:40:02-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Hard Money|0 Comments

When you're selling an investment property, you'll work with a talented, knowledgeable real estate agent - but there are a few things you can do around the house to interest buyers. Here's what you need to know. 3 Home Showing Tips That Get Buyers Interested Add furniture Make sure your curb appeal is on-point Highlight upgrades Here's a closer look at each. #1. Add furniture Selling an empty house is hard. You want buyers to envision themselves living there, but that's tough to do when there's no furniture they can use for scale. Consider investing in some furniture you can

16 03, 2020
  • Handling Blocked Drains - What Every REI Needs to Know

Handling Blocked Drains: What Every REI Needs to Know

By |2020-03-12T02:39:59-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Hard Money|0 Comments

Clogged drains are frustrating - and they're gross, especially if they're in a house that you've purchased to flip or rent out to tenants. Her'es what you need to know before you tackle an issue in the sink or tub. Handling Blocked Drains: What Every REI Needs to Know Kitchen sinks are surprisingly easy to clog. Fat, food remnants and other gunk can gum up the works quickly. Bathrooms, too - they can get clogged by hair and soap, as well as anything else that people think will rinse off easily and disappear forever. First, before you try chemical solutions

11 03, 2020
  • Under-Cabinet Lighting Makes a Home Feel More Expensive

Under-Cabinet Lighting Makes a Home Feel More Expensive

By |2020-03-12T02:39:56-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Hard Money|0 Comments

If you're prepping a home to sell, you probably already know that you want it to be as appealing as possible to prospective buyrs. You provably also know that the more expensive it looks and feels, the better you'll fare when it's time to close the deal. But did you know that something as simple as under-cabinet lighting can make a home feel more expensive? Here's what you need to read about this ultra-chic way to spruce up a kitchen. Under-Cabinet Lighting Makes a Home Feel More Expensive It's no secret that installing under-cabinet lighting is easy and cost-effective. It

1 03, 2020
  • ould You Add a Fire Pit Outside to Sell a Home

Should You Add a Fire Pit Outside to Sell a Home?

By |2020-03-12T02:39:52-04:00March 1st, 2020|Categories: Hard Money|0 Comments

If you're a real estate investor, you know your work is about appealing to a wide range of buyers or renters - and that may mean you want to improve the house's outdoor living space. One way to do that is with a fire pit - but here's what you need to know. Should You Add a Fire Pit Outside to Sell a Home? A fire pit definitely adds a splash of cozy fun to a backyard, but is it a good idea to install one in a house you're going to sell or rent out? If you're selling, yes

27 02, 2020
  • 3 Improvement Projects You Can't Overlook as an Investor

3 Improvement Projects You Can’t Overlook as an Investor

By |2020-03-12T02:39:48-04:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Hard Money|0 Comments

When you're buying a home as an investment, there are a few things you can do to increase its value. While that may not translate into extra profits at the closing table, these improvements can really pay off if you plan to live in the home or rent it to tenants. 3 Improvement Projects You Can't Overlook as an Investor Check out these three improvement projects you can't overlook as an investor: Staining the deck Putting a new railing on the porch Installing a new mailbox Here's a closer look at each. #1. Staining the deck Everybody loves a good