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19 05, 2019

Gen X Parents And Their Adult Millennial Children Are Bringing Back The Multigenerational Home

By |2019-05-19T11:14:58-04:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

After several decades without the multigenerational home, GenXers are bringing it back to the U.S.. Gen Xers are actually buying homes to share with their adult children. These days, one in six Gen Xer bought a multigenerational home. Over half of the Gen X homebuyers that bought a home specifically to accommodate a multigenerational household say that they bought the home because their adult millennial children either were never able to move out or had plans to move back home. These are the results of the 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends research from the National Association of Realtors.

17 05, 2019

House Flippers: Do You Know What Upgrades Will Help You Sell To Millennials?

By |2019-06-23T01:14:23-04:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're an experienced house flipper, there's a possibility you're missing out on the new generation of homebuyers simply because you don't know the type of upgrades that are most important to them. Millennials are actually the largest group of homebuyers now, so it will be important to learn what they are looking for in the upgrades you are about to make on that house you intend to flip. Carpet: Use Sparingly, If At All Millennials aren't very impressed with carpeting according to most of the research. This generation is the most active buyers of flooring out there. Knowing what

16 05, 2019

Five Easy Ways To Save Money As A Home Flipper Right Now

By |2019-05-14T22:30:40-04:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money|0 Comments

You can save money as a home flipper right now. All your overhead counts against your ROI if you are a home flipper. This includes everything from new siding to the cost of travel. Some things you should cut cost on, but there are plenty of ways to save money without cutting corners. Here are five easy ways to save money as a home flipper immediately. Realize you can negotiate with vendors, then do it. Look, you don't have to accept the first price you are quoted by your vendors for goods and services. They're in business too and they

15 05, 2019

‘Surge Cities’ Nashville, Jacksonville, Atlanta Among The Best Cities For Entrepreneurs

By |2019-05-14T22:03:17-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Business, Flipping, Florida, Georgia, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Tennessee|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Nashville, Jacksonville and Atlanta are among the best cities in which to start a business, according to the Winter edition of Inc. Magazine which published a list of the 50 best "surge cities." Surge cities are metros that are considered startup-friendly. In other words, these are great cities for entrepreneurs. The analysis examined high-growth company density within each city, the rate of entrepreneurship in the city, the city's population growth, the city's net business creation, the city's wage growth, job creation statistics for the city, and early-stage fundraising deals offered to entrepreneurs in the area. The analysis claims that in

10 05, 2019

Many Americans Have Never Hear Of Rain Chains – Have You?

By |2019-06-26T01:18:39-04:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties, Remodeling Tips, Selling, Videos|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Many Americans have never heard of rain chains, but they are gaining in popularity. They originated in Japan and were used to enhance the beauty of an otherwise utilitarian structure: Gutters. Rain chains are growing in popularity, but people should remember to be careful where they are used. A rain gutter might work well on an overhang that is far from a foundation but may not be ideal for right up by a home. Some of the videos that social media users have shared will demonstrate that in heavy rains, they can just end up splashing water around - water

7 05, 2019

Should I Install Seamless Gutters On My Rental Property?

By |2019-06-25T23:10:41-04:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property|Tags: |0 Comments

Do you need to put up new gutters on one of your rental properties? Have you thought about having seamless gutters installed? Gutters are a fairly easy DIY job for the DIY enthusiast, and seamless gutters are not a DIY project. Sometimes that frustrates handy landlords, so seamed gutters are chosen. Some landlords report seamless gutters are worth it though. Gutters are a simple concept, but a damaged gutter can do a great deal of damage to your rental property if the tenants don't keep you posted. If you're not at the property when it's raining, you might not notice

5 05, 2019

Should You Turn Your Investment Property Into An Airbnb?

By |2019-06-28T16:36:13-04:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Commercial, Hard Money, Income, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Airbnb lodging has grown at unbelievable rates since the home sharing site began in 2008. It wasn't long before many investors realized that short-term rentals might be a preferable strategy. After all, the risks that you will have to evict someone from an Airbnb is nowhere as great as the risks that you will have to evict someone from a longterm rental property. Plus, Airbnb rental units often have a much higher return. It's important to remember though that not every Airbnb unit will do well. A few factors should be considered: You will need to make sure that your

3 05, 2019

Comparing Siding Options By Price

By |2019-06-24T22:50:01-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're about to buy a home to flip, you may end up deciding to replace the home's siding. You can check online for siding prices and you'll likely end up stuck on a calculator that requires your email or waste a bunch of time on a page to discover it's an advertisement for a particular type of siding product or from a siding installer that only offers a small variety. There are seven main groups of siding. Today, we are going to compare these options, including the price of the siding installed. We don't care what kind of siding

1 05, 2019

How To Be A Landlord Your Tenants Brag About On Social Media

By |2019-06-23T00:06:05-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Want to fill your rental units? There really are ways to become the kind of landlord that has current tenants essentially marketing your vacancies on social media. Obviously, building a good, trusting relationship with tenants takes time, but there certainly are ways to speed things up a bit. Here are some ways to become the type of landlord that tenants will brag about on social media. Remember your tenants' names and use them. Remember that first job in customer service? Treat your tenants like the customers they are. Today's tenants expect prompt return texts. Give them your cell number. Text

29 04, 2019

Bulb Gardening: Easy Landscaping For Your Rental Properties

By |2019-04-29T20:11:54-04:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Curb Appeal, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Planting bulbs in the yard of your rental property can help keep the landscaping looking nice with minimal maintenance for most of the year. Bulbs are hard to mess up, so you don't need an especially green thumb. They're also very economical too. Planting bulbs allows you to have hassle-free flowers each year. It also makes renters feel like you go the extra mile to make the property nice. Now, the hardest part of planting bulbs is planning on where to plant them. You will want to clear out an area of a flower bed or along the driveway or