20 05, 2019

Palatka, FL Seeing New Investment, Increasingly Attracting Homebuyers

By |2019-05-21T10:15:33-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Business, Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Income, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Potential Markets|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Palatka, the county seat of Putnam County is centrally located between Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine, and Daytona Beach. A couple of years ago, the Washington Post reported that Palatka was a dying city. We're happy to report that Palatka seems to have cheated death and is now increasingly attracting home-buyers looking for less congestion. This new investment front might be an area our clients want to check out. The Palatka real estate market has notably increased, especially among first-time home-buyers and empty nesters looking to downsize. So, keep these demographics in mind when scouting for homes to flip. The average

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.

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

15 05, 2019
  • 3 Great Books to Read Before You Flip Your First House

3 Great Books to Read Before You Flip Your First House

By |2019-06-12T09:15:03-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money|0 Comments

Reality television gives the impression flipping houses is a business you can start without preparation. In the real world, educating yourself is essential before you flip your first house. Reading these books increases your chance of success on your first flip. The Book on Flipping Houses, Revised Edition by J Scott This is the primer on flipping houses you need. Author J Scott has been flipping houses for more than 10 years and has done over 300 deals. He provides a 20-step guide to flipping your first house. He draws heavily from the experiences he and his wife had when

12 05, 2019
  • Tips for Managing Contractors When You Flip a House

Tips for Managing Contractors When You Flip a House

By |2019-06-12T09:15:10-04:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: , |0 Comments

Are you ready to flip houses for handsome profits? It's imperative for you to hire experienced contractors for your rehab projects. However, you must manage the contractors throughout the entire process. Here are several simple tips that will help you manage your contractor with ease. Tips for Managing Contractors When You Flip a House When you're managing contractors because you're flipping a house, these are the essentials: Establish open lines of communication Be professional Check in frequently Use itemized lists Watch your budget Establish an Open Line of Communication It's vital for you to have an open line of communication

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

28 04, 2019

How Much Insurance Should A Homeowner Have?

By |2019-05-19T11:54:55-04:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Florida, Georgia, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Lawyers, Rehab Loans|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you're living in a house you intend to flip, do you know how much insurance you should have as a homeowner? Obviously, you will need enough homeowners insurance to replace the home if it were destroyed in a fire or a hurricane, but what else do you need? Make sure that your belongings are also covered. Your belongings like jewelry, clothing, art, and other items might cost more to replace than a standard homeowners insurance would cover. This is not including any updates you've already made to the home like granite countertops or new appliances. Be sure to take

27 04, 2019

Home Flippers: Creating A Wonderful Outdoor Space Can Help You Sell Even Faster

By |2019-04-27T23:59:08-04:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Selling, Short Sales|0 Comments

Want some tried and true tips for creating an ambient and lovely outdoor space that buyers will love? Remodeling Magazine was just one of many that seem to estimate the average return on investment for having an outdoor kitchen installed is shockingly high. The  ROI could be even more significant if you know how to install an outdoor kitchen yourself. Ideally, outdoor kitchens feature a pleasing, concrete or stone patio and a separate area for dining. Gazebos and pergola also make the outdoor kitchen stand out to homebuyers. A pergola will add value to any house. ROI after having a

26 04, 2019

Defrosting A Freezer On Your New Investment Property

By |2019-05-19T11:55:10-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Rehab Loans, Short Sales|Tags: , |0 Comments

New freezers have self-defrosting features, but old freezers need defrosting sometimes. If you've purchased a new property with an older freezer in the kitchen, garage or basement, you might want to extend its life a little bit. If it's frosted over, defrosting it can add some life to the machine while you wait to get more energy efficient models. Since this is a new property, you won't have to worry about finding a place to store your frozen food. Normally, that can be the biggest hassle. If you've just purchased a home with food still in the freezer, just toss