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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

14 02, 2019

What Construction Codes In Georgia Are Mandatory?

By |2019-02-14T22:43:43-04:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Commercial, Construction Loans, Georgia, Hard Money, Investing, Investment Properties, New Construction|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

If you're thinking of picking up an investment property or land to build an investment property in Georgia, you will want to be aware of Georgia's mandatory construction codes. The state has mandatory construction codes that people have to follow for any structure built there. Some local governments in Georgia may choose not to enforce all of these codes, but technically, they are mandatory. Each of these sets of construction codes  usually has a base code it works off of and then a set of amendments specific to Georgia. Mandatory Georgia Construction Codes This list of codes includes most of that

24 01, 2019

Can A Landlord Ever Deny An Emotional Support Animal?

By |2019-01-24T01:35:49-04:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, HUD, Investing, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're a landlord, you should familiarize yourself with federal Fair Housing laws regarding Emotional Support Animals. We touched on the subject of Emotional Support Animals briefly in a recent blog post about allowing pets in your rental units. The first thing you should know is that as far as the federal Fair Housing laws under the Fair Housing Act are concerned, an Emotional Support Animal is not a pet. An animal registered as an Emotional Support Animal is a medical tool. Emotional Support Animals And Pet-Related Fees Since and Emotional Support Animal isn't a pet, it's important for landlords

23 01, 2019

Should Landlords Allow Pets In Their Rental Properties?

By |2019-01-23T23:52:03-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's such a hard decision. Let's say that you're a landlord, and you love animals. Yet, you also know that not everyone is going to care for their pets (or your property) the way you do. Should you risk allowing pets in your rental unit? Multi-Family Unit Or Single Family Home? One of the easiest ways to determine whether you should let pets live in your rental units is to consider liability issues. This pertains mostly to dogs. If you have multiple dogs in multiple units, there may be fighting between animals. There is also less chance that anyone will

22 01, 2019

Finding Contractors For Work On Your Rental Properties

By |2019-01-22T21:01:38-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Commercial, Developers, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvements, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Remodeling Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Finding good contractors to work on your rental properties might seem like a chore. Hiring undependable contractors can cost you some serious cash. Do you know where to find the best contractors? We happen to have some tips! Perhaps some jobs at your rental property are too complex, too tedious, or just too unappealing to do the work yourself. If you’re investing in real estate but you’re not going to be doing all of the work yourself for whatever reason, you'll need reliable, skilled contractors. Word-of-mouth really is best. That doesn't mean you should rely completely on online testimonials from