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22 11, 2020
  • Does the Next House You Sell Need a “Zoom Room”?

Does the Next House You Sell Need a “Zoom Room”?

By |2020-11-20T22:05:58-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Working from home has changed a lot about the real estate market – most notably, what buyers are looking for in new homes. That’s where the “Zoom room” comes in. Does the Next House You Sell Need a Zoom Room? You may have already seen the phrase Zoom room in real estate listings – and if you haven’t, you likely soon will. A Zoom room is a space where people can attend videoconferences with a nice backdrop and few distractions. You don’t have to make it an entire space; even a cozy corner marketed that way could help when you’re

22 10, 2020
  • 2 Real Estate Rumors About Iconic Buildings: True or False?

2 Real Estate Rumors About Iconic Buildings: True or False?

By |2020-10-19T21:21:14-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You might be a student of house flipping and real estate, or even a seasoned pro, but just like most industries there may be certain tales you’ve heard—stories that sound a little farfetched, but intriguing nonetheless. In a list published this month by The Close, a website dedicated to providing insights to real estate agents and brokerages, some curious real estate rumors are discussed. Are they true, or false? Here are a couple.   True or false: There's a secret apartment atop the Eiffel Tower.   A room with a view?   Rumor has it that the designer and builder of

16 10, 2020
  • 3 Intriguing Real Estate Rumors That Are Really True

3 Intriguing Real Estate Rumors That Are Really True

By |2020-10-19T21:12:41-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Business, Flipping, Home Improvements, Investing, Real Estate, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Whether you consider yourself to be a student of house flipping and real estate, or a seasoned pro, there may be certain industry tales you’ve heard. In a list published this month by The Close, a website designed to give real estate agents and brokerages strategic insights from industry professionals, some intriguing real estate rumors are discussed…ones you might be surprised to learn are actually true. Here are a few. Mark Zuckerberg bought four homes right next to his. From a financial perspective this doesn’t sound implausible at all—Mark Zuckerberg probably has enough cash to buy-up entire blocks of his

22 09, 2020
  • How Low Inventory Could Affect the Housing Market This Fall

How Low Inventory Could Affect the Housing Market This Fall

By |2020-09-21T21:57:07-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business, Flipping, Investing, Investment Properties, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Buyers are actively hunting for and purchasing homes to take advantage of the current historically-low mortgage interest rates. Problem is, there aren’t enough houses for sale to meet the increasing demand. It’s a good place to be if you plan to list your flip this fall. According to Keeping Current Matters, a resource that provides housing market insights to real estate agents, Chief Economist Sam Khater of Freddie Mac said a late-summer economic slump was the impetus for such low rates: “Mortgage rates have hit another record low due to a late summer slowdown in the economic recovery…These low rates have

27 05, 2019

What Kind Of Kitchen Flooring Should You Purchase?

By |2019-05-27T00:57:00-04:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Business, Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, HUD, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, New Construction, New Home Development, New Homes, Rehab Loans, Remodeling Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're trying to decide what kind of flooring to use in your kitchen, you will need to consider what you want out of it. Are you hoping to increase the property value over the value of a typical kitchen? Are you hoping to find something durable for a rental unit? Do you need something installed fast? Let's discuss the options. First of all, you won't want to put carpet in virtually any kitchen. Buyers won't be impressed. Renters will yuck it up in a hurry. If you just need something inexpensive and fast, you might choose sheet vinyl. Say

23 05, 2019

Bigger Pockets Suggests Hard Money Lenders As Great Source Of Funding For House Flippers Starting Out

By |2019-05-21T10:42:35-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Business, Due Diligence, Foreclosures, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Income, Investing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bigger Pockets is a huge online resource that helps ordinary people build wealth through real estate. It's an incredibly popular resource because of it's free tools and information. Bigger Pockets recently suggested that hard money lenders like Paces Funding, is a great source of funding for home flippers for investors who know they can flip a home quickly. Check out what the article said. Here's an excerpt. "This source of OPM can be especially useful if the house you are flipping can be completed in a very short period of time. Like any other kind of loan, the shorter you

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

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

19 04, 2019

Best Markets For Home Flippers In 2019

By |2019-04-19T21:42:51-04:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Business, Commercial, Flipping, Florida, Income, Investing, Investment Properties, Tennessee|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Two of the top markets for home flipping happen to be in our area of service for hard money loaning. Both Florida and Tennessee are among the top markets for house flippers. That means that the average time to flip, the average profit, and the average return on your investment will be best in these markets. Florida's House Flipping Market Florida has year-round warm weather and residents don't pay income tax on their earnings at the state level. One of the best cities in Florida for house flipping is in north Florida. House flippers in Jacksonville do very well, according

17 04, 2019

3 Important Things Landlords Might Not Know About Fair Housing Act That Could Cost Them

By |2019-06-19T20:27:59-04:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Business, HUD, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If you are new to being a landlord (and maybe even if you're an experienced rental property owner), you will want to familiarize yourself with the specific details of the Fair Housing Act. It's worth noting that many lawsuits targeting landlords are because the landlord violated the Fair Housing Act. Most of the time the landlords have no idea that they violated the Fair Housing Act. Violations of this kind can be expensive. It's federal law and you have to comply with it. Landlords Must Understand What Constitutes Discrimination The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing. Many landlords can't

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