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    House Flipping: Most Preferred Exit Strategy For Hard Money Loans

House Flipping: Most Preferred Exit Strategy For Hard Money Loans

A few common exit strategies for hard money loans. By exit strategy, we mean, the way you intend to pay off the hard money loan. You absolutely must have at least one exit strategy, and having a back-up strategy is even better. So, what is our clients’ favorite exit strategy? The most preferred means to pay off a hard money loan is to sell the property for a nice profit and use that income to pay off the hard money loan.

See, hard money loans are the perfect short-term solution for people who need money fast to take advantage of a real estate opportunity. This exit strategy is used by investors who buy distressed property, fix them up and resell them. This strategy works well, but involves planning. You’ll need to know how much improvements will cost and also how long the will take.

For more information about the hard money lending loan process, check out our website!
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House Or Buy A Rental Property?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can […]

When To Walk Away From A Potential Real Estate Investment

Successful real estate investors know when to walk away from a potential real estate investment. They know how to spot the signs of a bad investment. Every deal isn’t going to be worth the time, money and effort. So, here are some tips to know when to walk away from a potential real estate investment!

Make sure your income potential is immediate. Don’t invest for some “huge payout” at some indefinite date in the future.
Lack of income documentation on a rental property. If a seller is selling an existing rental property, make sure you see proof of rental rates, vacancies and property profits.
The property is in a bad neighborhood. Keep your eye on properties where the neighborhood values are expected to increase. A good property in a bad neighborhood is not a good investment.
The property is outside of the country. If you’re still looking for tips on investment properties, you likely don’t have enough experience to do well investing in international real estate.
Large upfront cash requirements. Know your budget. A killer deal means nothing if you don’t have a means to renovate the property so that you’ll see a return on your investment.

Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House Or Buy A Rental Property?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, […]

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    Atlanta Ranked Number 10 For Extremely Healthy Real Estate Market

Atlanta Ranked Number 10 For Extremely Healthy Real Estate Market

Atlanta’s real estate industry is booming. If you’re a property investor near Atlanta, you probably already know this. Atlanta was ranked number 10 for its healthy real estate market. See, WalletHub compared over 170 cities in the United States. Though Atlanta took 69th place among those cities for job opportunities and competition, the real estate market still thrives!

If you’re an investor or if you flip houses, Atlanta can be one of the most profitable cities to focus on. Besides WalletHub’s ranking, this year, Forbes and Local Market Monitor listed Atlanta among the cities where growth appears most sustainable. The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area ranked seventh in a list ranking the best cities for investment real estate. Forbes found the three-year population growth at 4.9 percent and the one-year home price growth at eight percent! The three-year price growth forecast for the metro area? A whopping 24 percent!

Plus, the good news for property investors is that home in the Atlanta area are undervalued right now by seven percent when compared to the historic ratio of price and local income. All of these factors make the Atlanta area a prime market for real estate investors.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

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Real House Flipping Is Not Like The Reality TV Shows

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 consider on average at least 75 homes before purchasing one to fix up and resell or fix up and rent.

Unfortunately, the general public thinks property investors breeze through the process making mounds of cash, just because they have funding. Realistically, it takes skill, smarts and determination to make a fortune flipping houses. We know, because we work with intelligent, dedicated craftsmen every day. We understand the industry and the need for expediency of funding. We take your job seriously, and look forward to working with you.

Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out […]

What To Plant Under Pine Trees To Spruce Up Your Rental Property

If you’re not sure what to plant under pine trees to spruce up your rental property, we have the perfect idea! Not many flowers do well under pine trees. Many landlords just add some mulch and be done with it. Yet, well pruned pine trees with flowers beneath them are beautiful. The pine trees’ needles increase the acid in the soil, so few plants can even survive.

Creeping phlox loved the increased acid in the soil. It’s suitable for hardiness zones 4 through 8 and is beautiful! Creeping phlox forms a large mass of color in the spring with a long bloom. Plus, they’re deer resistant! To plant under pine trees, merely rake up the needles where you want to plant the phlox. Never add different soil. If you want to add just organic matter like compost, that is fine. Use shallow holes and keep them level with the ground. Use the pine needles you raked up as the mulch. You only need to water if the phlox are wilting, but only water in the morning. That way the leaves have time to dry. Remember, these are perennials, so they’ll be back next year too. If you need to divide them, do that in early spring.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little […]

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    Nashville Has Big Plans For Mass Transit, Could Lead To Significant Growth

Nashville Has Big Plans For Mass Transit, Could Lead To Significant Growth

Though it seemed like a May 1 vote in Nashville that shot down mass transit for the city sealed the deal, it turns out mass transit is back on the table. Nashville Councilman Swope told News 2 that everything is back on the table as far as looking at creating a new plan for Nashville. Now, the City of Nashville is back at it with big plans for an extremely modern mass transit system. The vision includes light rails, commuter rails, and a larger bus fleet. They are even considering double stacked freeways and self driving buses! All of this means that progress might be in store for Nashville. As a property investor, you might pay attention to the area.

Nashville is already growing by over 100 people per day. Once mass transit is improved, the stretch of real estate for rental properties or homes increases along the same path. So, keep an eye on the plans for that mass transit and be ready to pounce once you know the areas that will be sure to grow as soon at the mass transit plans are completed.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether […]

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    Atlanta: One Of Top 10 Metros With People Willing To Be ‘Super Commuters”

Atlanta: One Of Top 10 Metros With People Willing To Be ‘Super Commuters”

If you’re a property investor, you should know, people are willing to be “super commuters” just to work in Atlanta. People seek cheaper housing away from the inner city, and are willing to drive for over 90-minutes just to work in the city. The trend is similar all across the nation, but Atlanta has an increasingly high number of super-commuters. That means that if you can snag a home outside of Atlanta, it might still be a good investment.

A whopping 4 percent of Atlanta’s working population commutes great distances to work. The city ranks ninth on the list of top ten metros in the entire nation for the highest concentration of super commuters. It has a robust economy and plenty of great jobs. The trend is only expected to increase with population growth. Households are priced out of the inner suburbs and far out of the inner city for many Georgians. So, while looking for areas to create rental properties or flip houses, take a look outside of the city, past the inner suburbs. You’ll likely find a gem in the rough worth investing in.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out […]

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    How To Appeal The County Assessor’s Property Value In North Carolina

How To Appeal The County Assessor’s Property Value In North Carolina

 

North Carolina’s property tax is “ad valorem,” so you’re taxed based on the property value. But what happens when you disagree with the county assessor? The assessor revalues properties within the county at least every eight years. So, if you get a wrong value placed on your property, you could be paying the wrong tax on it for the next eight years!

It’s partly your responsibility to check your assessed value, if you own property. The good news is there is recourse. If you disagree with the assessment, you can appeal it. Imagine being over taxed for your property for nearly a decade. If the assessor’s value seems wrong, you can appeal it. To appeal your property’s assessed value in North Carolina, you can go to the local board of Equalization. Often you can just make informal contact and assessors will work with you, if they’ve made an error.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value […]

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    Explanation of South Carolina Building Codes Enforcement Officers

Explanation of South Carolina Building Codes Enforcement Officers

 

If you’re flipping houses in South Carolina, you’ll want to know more about the building codes enforcement officers. Here’s a quick reference guide.
Building Official
A Building Official performs tasks and inspections for the local jurisdiction’s building department. They must carry a certification as a building official (CBO).
Commercial Inspector
A Commercial Inspector performs onsite inspections in at least two construction disciplines. You know, like electrical and plumbing or building and mechanical. What they inspect is decided by the local jurisdiction that employs them. They have to have  certificates or examination records from a recognized code organization. They must actually be certified in two or more commercial inspector disciplines.
Residential Inspector
A Residential Inspector  perform onsite plumbing, building, electrical, and mechanical inspections on residential homes that are three stories or less in height. Also, the dwellings have to have 16 or less units per building. Plus, the total building has to be 5,000 square feet or less. All Residential Inspectors are been certified in the four residential inspector disciplines.
Single Discipline Inspector
A Single Discipline Inspector is just what the title sounds like. They inspect only one construction discipline. They are, of course, certified in that one discipline.
Plans Examiner
A Plans Examiner performs the building plans reviews. They are certified in the discipline of commercial building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical plans.
Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House?
Paces Funding is a Hard Money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, North and South Carolina metropolitan areas.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to […]

Know The Signs Of A Problematic Foundation

If you’ve decided to invest in real estate, you can save yourself a lot of time by recognizing signs of foundation damage right away.  Keep in mind, if you find only minor problems, it might still be worth hiring a professional evaluation, rather than just walking away from the investment property. Every little foundation issue doesn’t mean that you have to walk away from the deal. With experience, you’ll learn to recognize which homes to walk away from and which warrant the cost of a closer inspection.

Foundation cracks and floor cracks should be investigated further. Likewise, look for wall fissures and broken chimneys. These can both indicate a problem with the foundation. During the first two to three years after a structure is build, sinking is common. Tiny cracks approximately 1/16″ thick are extremely common.  But if you find horizontal cracks in the concrete block walls or brick exteriors, you might have a problem. Horizontal cracks are considered more serious, because it means that the perimeter of the structure is under too much pressure. When cracks are at a 45 degree angle, you may be looking at severe foundation movement. Stair-step cracks in brick exteriors appearing in the corners also warrant a closer look.

Even still, if you find one single vertical crack, your foundation might be moving upwards. Foundation upheaval is the opposite of settling. This is usually caused by moisture in the soil.  Sometime, it can be caused by under-slab plumbing leaks.

Check for doors that stick or don’t open and close properly. This can mean some kind of disturbance in the foundation. If you notice doors sticking, check for other signs of foundation problems. Other things to look for are counters or cabinets […]

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