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1 09, 2021
  • Why Should You Shop Around for a Contractor?

Why Should You Shop Around for a Contractor?

By |2021-08-11T19:57:30-04:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Investment Properties, Tips, Working With Contractors|Tags: , |0 Comments

As a real estate investor, your job is to make the best possible profit from the properties you purchase, renovate and sell – and that means it’s in your best interest to shop around for contractors. But everyone says that; what they don’t tell you is why. This guide explains. Why Should You Shop Around for a Contractor? Shopping around for contractors, even for small jobs, pays off in the end. If you’re unfamiliar with what a job should cost, it’s a no-brainer: You should contact at least three contractors to get price quotes. And even if you are familiar

27 08, 2021
  • Should You Wait Until Winter to Flip a House?

Should You Wait Until Winter to Flip a House?

By |2021-08-11T19:54:10-04:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Flipping|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If you’re like many investors, you know that you need to strike while the iron is hot – but is it sometimes wiser to wait until winter to flip a house? This guide explains why it may be in your best interest to do so. Should You Wait Until Winter to Flip a House? Conventional wisdom says that the real estate market heats up during summer – more people are buying and selling at that time. There are more homes available, and it’s more convenient for people to purchase and move during the warmer (and out-of-school) months. But does that

22 08, 2021
  • What is an Asset-Based Lender?

What is an Asset-Based Lender?

By |2021-08-11T19:49:03-04:00August 22nd, 2021|Categories: Hard Money, Hard Money Loans|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If you’re a real estate investor – or if you’d like to become one – you need to know the differences between asset-based lenders and traditional lenders. This guide explains.  What is an Asset-Based Lender? An asset-based lender is a lender that gives business loans using a property as collateral. Generally, these lenders only work with real estate investors; they’re not here to help people become homeowners – at least not directly. Asset-based lenders give investors the money they need to improve a property that the investors intend to turn around and sell. Related: 3 critical tips to read before

16 08, 2021
  • 3 Surefire Ways to Spot Distressed Properties

3 Surefire Ways to Spot Distressed Properties

By |2021-08-11T19:44:46-04:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: How To|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you’re a real estate investor who’s just getting into the game, you’ve probably read quite a bit about distressed properties and why they’re an attractive option – but how can you find these places? This guide gives you three tips to help you find the best deals. 3 Surefire Ways to Spot Distressed Properties Other than driving around and looking for “For Sale by Owner” signs, scouring the MLS or visiting distressed property websites (which are all great strategies), there are three other ways to dig for distressed properties: Search county tax records Look at local court records Network

11 08, 2021
  • 3 Common Questions About Hard Money Loans

3 Common Questions About Hard Money Loans

By |2021-08-11T19:37:08-04:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Hard Money Loans, Investment Properties|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of hard money loans – but what are they, exactly, and could you use one to purchase an investment property? This guide explains. 3 Common Questions About Hard Money Loans Hard money loans are ideal for many investors, but if you’ve never explored your options before, you likely have more than a few questions about them. This guide addresses the top three: How long does it take to get a hard money loan? How long do I have before I have to repay a hard money loan? Can I use the money to

6 08, 2021
  • 2 MORE Important Tips to Consider Before Buying Your First Flip

2 MORE Important Tips to Consider Before Buying Your First Flip

By |2021-08-09T19:49:31-04:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Although flipping houses may be something you’ve always aspired to do, before you dive in headfirst consider these two crucial tips we’ve highlighted from a recent article in House Beautiful magazine. Weigh community amenities before choosing your flip.  Look for positives about a community that can make your potential flip house appealing to buyers. Does the neighborhood have walking paths and parks? Do residents have walkable access to transportation like bike share, or bus or train routes? Are restaurants or other amenities near? What about the school district where your flip is located? Does it have a good reputation? Also,

1 08, 2021
  • 3 Critical Tips Before Your First Flip

3 Critical Tips Before Your First Flip

By |2021-08-09T19:45:37-04:00August 1st, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

You've always been interested in flipping houses. You love real estate, home renovation shows are your jam, and you love DIY projects and getting your hands dirty. Flipping houses seems like the perfect fit for you, right?   Before you begin searching for your first property consider these three important tips we’ve highlighted from a recent article in House Beautiful magazine. Get a mentor If you planned to travel to a foreign country you might first take some time to familiarize yourself with its language, culture, and customs. The same idea can apply to becoming a house flipper. Although you may be

27 07, 2021
  • 4 Trees and Plants Realtors Wish You Would Avoid

4 Trees and Plants Realtors Wish You Would Avoid

By |2021-08-03T23:54:58-04:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Before you put your flip on the market you obviously want to make sure it looks its absolute best, both inside and out. This means interiors that inspire, and curb appeal that commands attention. Although you may have awesome ideas about how to take your yard to the next level, beware of these four problematic trees and plants that Realtors hope you avoid, according to Apartment Therapy—a home and decor site. We've summarized those plants and trees for you here. Spiky Species of Plants  As you design your landscape consider whether or not your plants are family-friendly—not all plants are suitable

27 07, 2021
  • 4 Smart Ways to Enhance a Small House

4 Smart Ways to Enhance a Small House

By |2021-07-31T23:24:55-04:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Your new flip house is on the smallish side and you want to make the best use of every space so buyers can see that they won’t have to give up functionality or amenities in their potential new home. Here are four wise ways to improve small spaces. Convert the crannies Many houses have an awkward space beneath the stairs that forms somewhat of a right triangle. Instead of sidestepping that area you can convert it into storage for your future homeowner. Think about a space to tuck away things like shoes, kids’ toys, or a dog bed. Or, you

22 07, 2021
  • 3 More Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

3 More Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

By |2021-07-21T00:22:08-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Upgrades, How To, Selling|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The garage door of your flip house has seen better days—several dents, dings, and scratches ago. It works well, but replacing it for aesthetics is a must before you go to put it on the market. Consider these three things, though, before you swap it out for a new one. Climate  If your flip is located in a part of the country that frequently receives hurricane-force winds, your new garage door must satisfy wind-load reinforcement requirements in order to prevent accidents. These requirements can be specific to each state, so you should refer to your local codes to make sure

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