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12 04, 2019

How To Determine How Much Paint You Will Need To Paint A Room

By |2019-04-12T23:46:18-04:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Business, Calculator, Construction Loans, Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Remodeling Tips, Tenants|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

As a landlord, do you ever just guess how much paint you will need to paint a room in your rental unit? Do you ever end up with not enough paint or way too much? A good rule of thumb is to know that a gallon of paint covers a surface area of around 300 to 400 square feet. Determining The Surface Area Of The Walls Of A Room You'll need a tape measure to determine the surface area of a room. The area of one wall can be determined by measuring the height from the floor to the ceiling

20 03, 2019

Are The Downspouts On Your Gutters Long Enough?

By |2019-03-20T19:30:02-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property, Remodeling Tips, Tenants|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Did you know that the roof of an average sized home will divert around 600 gallons of water for every inch of rain that falls? So, some storms could mean your roof will handle well over a thousand gallons of rain. That's a lot of water flowing through your gutters! We just talked about making sure the gutters of your rental properties are in good working order in a previous blog post. Now, we need to discuss downspouts. Sometimes you will see tiny curved downspouts  that only displace the water by a foot or two from the house. In the

19 03, 2019

Landlords: Don’t Forget To Clean Out Gutters At Least Twice A Year

By |2019-03-19T20:50:51-04:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If you are renting out a home for the first time, we should warn you: Tenants rarely inform their landlords about maintenance needs before the issue becomes and issue for them. By the time a maintenance issue is a problem for the tenant, it usually means it will be much more expensive for you. Sometimes, even the best new rental property owners forget about gutter maintenance. They're quite important though. A backed up gutter can cause leaking into the home! There could be nesting birds, sticks, and all sorts of debris in your gutter and you wouldn't know until your

11 03, 2019

Can You Guess What The Freest State In The Nation Is According To Recent Survey?

By |2019-03-11T19:03:50-04:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Real Estate, Taxes|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Real estate investors take note, A Cato Institute survey just ranked states in the order of how free they are. Specifically, the study examined how each state's policies promote freedom in the personal, fiscal and regulatory spheres. The designation of "freest state in the nation" goes to Florida. Florida actually earned seven top ten rankings, four number one rankings and the overall number one ranking. So what's so free about Florida? Florida's less restrictive policies have promoted economic growth. These policies have hundreds of people flocking to the state every single day looking for more opportunity. Taxes in Florida are

5 03, 2019

House Flippers Targeting Millennials Seeing Good Return

By |2019-03-05T12:01:56-04:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Selling|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Millennials are the new perfect market for house flippers. Why? Well, according to what Charles Tassell, chief operating officer at National Real Estate Investors Association, told Realtor.com, millennials want to move into home that require very little work. They don't want to have to do their own home upgrades, replace toilets and cabinets, or go through the hassle of re-siding a home. They'd prefer homes that are ready for occupancy. Plus, and here's the big thing, they make up 35 percent of the homebuyer market. Millennials outnumber homebuyers for every other generation. So, believe it or not, home flippers, your

5 03, 2019

How To Sell A Home To A Millennial

By |2019-03-05T11:57:39-04:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Remodeling Tips, Selling|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Since millennials are now the biggest group of homebuyers, house flippers need to make some adjustments. Do you know how to sell a home you've just bought with the intent to flip fast to a millennial? So, first off you will need to find the right size and location. We discuss this in an separate blog post about millennial home buyers. Now, here are some smart ways to target this huge market. Make It Instagrammable Make it instagrammable? What does that mean? If you're in an older generation, this might not make a lot of sense. Yet, millennials fully enjoy

25 02, 2019

Why Vinyl Plank Flooring Is Perfect For Your Rental Home

By |2019-02-25T22:58:18-04:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, New Construction, Remodeling Tips, Tenants|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Vinyl plank flooring, also called “luxury vinyl plank” or "LVP," is a great flooring option for your rental home. It's affordable, durable, and easy to install. Though there is new technology in carpeting that has made things easier for landlords, vinyl plank flooring is possibly an even better solution for whole home flooring. Luxury vinyl plank can give you the durability you need without having to replace flooring with each tenant turnover, if you choose a good product. Vinyl plank flooring can give you the look and texture of real hardwood floors. Plus, it is easily cleaned so that you

24 02, 2019

Check Downspouts & Gutter When You Buy A New Rental House

By |2019-02-24T16:03:10-04:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Construction Loans, Foreclosures, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Rehab Loans, Remodeling Tips, Short Sales, Tenants|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you buy a new house that you intend to rent out, be certain to check the downspouts. These get overlooked too frequently and can cost landlords substantially. Attention to these should be part of your typical maintenance. See, for every inch of rain we get, our rooves divert around 600 gallons of water into our downspouts. You must make sure that this water diversion is working the way it should. Know this ahead of time, because renters often don't bother to report on these like this, especially if it doesn't affect them. Check Gutters For Clogs Clogged gutters throw

20 02, 2019

A Basement Water Alarm That Can Alert You To Water In The Basement Of A Rental

By |2019-02-24T17:08:33-04:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Foreclosures, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Short Sales, Tenants|0 Comments

If you have a rental home, you have to be proactive to protect your investment. You can't rely on tenants to tell you when something is up. Too many times, if it doesn't pertain to them, they won't inform you of problems at your rental house. Many people have basement water alarms and sensors that alert them to water in their basements. These work perfectly, because they get alerted, and then fix the problem and save their belongings. These don't work as well for landlords, because sometimes tenants will avoid disclosing issues in your home in order to prevent you

19 02, 2019

Why The Luxury Market Might Be Your Best Investment For House Flipping Right Now

By |2019-02-18T17:49:44-04:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Business, Due Diligence, Flipping, Foreclosures, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvements, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Rehab Loans, REIs, Short Sales, Taxes|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

House flippers focusing on flipping luxury homes are a part of a rising market. While non-luxury houses aren't flipping as well, this market, if you can afford it is still doing well. Consider that the National Association of Realtors showed that sales of existing homes declined over ten percent in the last year. Starter homes, which are usually a common project for house flippers, are part of a decreasing market. Sales are just down among starter homes. Some of that is because of the higher interest rates too. Many people who house flippers would normally try to sell a starter