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20 11, 2018

New Atlanta Investors: What Is The Midtown Alliance?

By |2018-11-19T11:34:49+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Commercial, Developers, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investments, New Construction, New Home Development|Tags: |0 Comments

If you're new to investing in Atlanta and are looking to invest in the Midtown area, you may wonder, "What's the Midtown Alliance?" Midtown Alliance Midtown Alliance's dedicated staff works to create the most desirable urban experience for Midtown. It's been around since 1978 and has been a driving force behind the revitalization of the area. Midtown is a migration destination for residents and it's a destination point for commerce, learning and cultural experience. Much of this is due to the hard work of teh staff at Midtown Alliance. Midtown has been redesigned to be a live-work-play community with a

6 11, 2018

A New Market For Property Investors: Appealing To Small Business Owners

By |2018-11-06T13:41:09+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Business, Developers, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, New Home Development|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Atlanta real estate investors are taking a not-so-risky gamble that relies on a provision in Atlanta code: It lets rental units offer space for a home-based business complete with the allowance for one employee. For example, at the corner of MccLendon and Brooks Avenues, a two unit space will be marketed as a home office. The idea is for these to have space for a home-based businesses like consulting businesses, accountants or therapists. The office spaces are downstairs and the living quarters are upstairs. More and more people are working from home and telecommuting too. So, even if making space

25 10, 2018

What Is Cost Segregation

By |2018-10-25T21:42:19+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Business, Commercial, Developers, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties|Tags: , |0 Comments

Cost segregation is the process of identifying personal property assets and costs, and determining their classification for tax purposes. The purpose of cost segregation is reducing current tax liability. Often it's also used to defer taxes. This process identifies personal property assets that can be groups with real estate or real property assets. It then separated out the personal assets for tax reporting purposes. Unfortunately, it can be quite costly, so it's not always worth it. If you invested in a large real estate purchase though, it could easily have its financial benefits. The cost segregation study and report will

10 09, 2018

Mandatory Construction Codes In Georgia

By |2018-09-10T20:20:38+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Construction Loans, Developers, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties|Tags: , |0 Comments

Georgia has some mandatory construction codes that people have to follow for any structure built in Georgia. These are mandatory construction codes, whether local governments choose to enforce the codes of not. Each of the separate codes usually has a base code and a set of Georgia amendments to that base code. Mandatory Construction Codes In Georgia The following are the mandatory construction codes all builders must follow for any structure that is built in Georgia: International Building Code International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings International Fire Code International Plumbing Code International Mechanical Code International Fuel Gas Code

29 06, 2018

Up-To-Date Housing Trends For Atlanta, Georgia

By |2018-07-10T10:55:30+00:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Developers, Flipping, Hard Money, Investing, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property|Tags: |0 Comments

According to current housing trends for Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding areas, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area is one of thethe 20 best housing markets for investors in 2018. Actually, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area is currently considered the seventh best housing market for investors in 2018. Key metrics that helped the greater Atlanta metro area and surrounding cities ranked seventh on the list include the following: The average home price for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area is $234,249. A 3-year population growth rate of 4.9% is reported for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area. The 2-year job growth rate Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area is

31 05, 2018

Real House Flipping Is Not Like The Reality TV Shows

By |2018-05-31T13:00:54+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Developers, Flipping, Hard Money Loans, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you're a professional house flipper, you might get frustrated by the reality TV shows. We all know that real house flipping is nothing like how it's depicted in the reality TV shows. For example, no handy investor  picks from a pool of three fixer-upper homes. A great deal of thought is put into investing. Dozens, sometimes hundreds of houses are considered before choosing a home to flip. Market conditions and local dynamics are taken into consideration. Investors even take into consideration local ordinances, difficulty of permit processes compared to other areas, and the velocity of listed homes. Realistically, investors

30 03, 2018

Big Businesses Requesting Municipal Approval Indicates A Neighborhood Prime For House Flipping

By |2018-03-30T13:00:18+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Developers, Hard Money, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keep your eye on the neighborhoods in which big businesses try to get into. Is a Panera Bread or a McDonald's requesting local permission to build? If you start to notice corporate interest in a particular neighborhood, that's a good sign that an area is about to see a lot of growth. Want a lucrative investment property? Paying attention at city council meetings can be helpful. First of all, they might know something you don't. Remember, they aren't going to waste their money developing if their research departments feel the market doesn't have potential. Also, once they are there, renters

25 10, 2016

Tenants’ Improvements and Betterments (TIBs)

By |2016-10-25T10:00:22+00:00October 25th, 2016|Categories: Developers, Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Tenants’ improvements and betterments (or TIBs) are when a renter makes changes to a property or building that will increase its value. As a commercial landlord, your lease should include a clause about these upgrades and how they become your property at the time of the update. These improvements could include anything from installing new carpet, adding fixtures, or even building an addition. Basically, this means that anything your tenant attaches to your building permanently becomes yours. Who Covers the Expenses of Insurance? How you go about insuring these items depends on your lease. If your tenant is responsible for maintaining the

26 05, 2016

3 Tips for Valuing a Commercial Property

By |2016-05-26T10:00:56+00:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: Business, Commercial, Developers, Hard Money|0 Comments

  Many real estate investors understand the value of walking around a residential neighborhood to gauge the potential investment value of a property. However, fewer REIs place the same importance on walking a commercial property. However, if you know what to look for, you can glean some valuable insight into value of commercial real estate. Valuing Commercial Property: Typical Vehicles and People in the Area As you walk through the area, make note of what you see. Do you feel safe as you walk? What kinds of cars and trucks do you see? Is the neighborhood demographic appropriate for the

12 11, 2015

Investors and Developers: Could You Use Hard Money?

By |2015-11-12T12:56:14+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Commercial, Developers, Investment, Loan, New Construction, New Home Development, Real Estate|0 Comments

In some cases, investors and developers are better off taking out a hard money loan than using a traditional loan. So when is a hard money loan better for developers and investors? Typically, hard money is a better choice when an investor or developer: Needs to close quickly and following traditional funding routes would take too long. Often, banks and other traditional lenders take several weeks – if not longer – to process the paperwork on a loan. Has several good opportunities but not enough cash to accept them all. Banks won’t extend credit if it appears you’ll become over-extended.