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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

18 02, 2019

Five Ways To Get The Best Work From Your Contractors

By |2019-02-18T14:23:08-04:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties, Short Sales, Working With Contractors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Do you want to get the best possible work out of your contractor? Some contractors have outstanding work habits, but let's face it, not all of them do. Some contractors need a bit more incentive to give you their best work. Here are five ways to make sure you get the best possible work from your contractors. Get The Best Possible Work From A Contractor Meet with your contractor once a day. Make sure you step foot on the job site at least once a day. That creates a kind of accountability. This is when you can get a progress

15 02, 2019

Do You Know The Signs Of A Bad Foundation

By |2019-02-14T23:15:36-04:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Construction Loans, Due Diligence, Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Investment Properties, Investments, Real Estate, Rehab Loans, Remodeling Tips, Short Sales, Tax Foreclosures|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

As a real estate investor, you can save yourself money and time if you know how to spot signs of foundation damage when you first look at a potential investment property. Some minor problems can be fixed, of course. If you only spot minor problems, it's possible that hiring a professional evaluator to check the property may be worth it. Not all foundation issues mean you should walk away from an investment property. But you can save yourself the cost of an evaluation if you can spot the major foundation issues yourself. Keep in mind, you're not just looking at