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3 06, 2019

Do You Have Different Exit Strategies For That Investment Property You’re Eyeing?

By |2019-05-29T14:04:24-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Due Diligence, Flipping, Foreclosures, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvements, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When flipping a house, your end goal is to make a comfortable profit, but sometimes things happen that are outside of your control. You will still need to plan for these things. That sometimes means having a different exit strategy than simply selling the house for a large profit quickly. If you aren't guaranteed a profit, will you choose another route? Do you have alternate exit strategies planned? Here are some things that could happen that could affect your plans to flip a house quickly at a profit: The economy could change. Financing rules could be changed. The market could

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

4 04, 2019

Flipping Homes Is More Popular Than Ever – Market Share Surpasses 2006!

By |2019-05-19T12:16:03-04:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Foreclosures, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Rehab Loans|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Home flipping sure isn't the same as it used to be, but it's also more popular than ever. See, there are more home flippers out there than almost ever before, according to research from CoreLogic, but today's home flippers are holding onto properties for longer. Interestingly, home flippers are holding into homes for longer in part so that it can be considered owner-occupied and eligible for capital gains exceptions. Obviously, you can only occupy one home as your primary residence, but this trend is adding to the flipping scene. In the last quarter of last year, home flipping accounted for

24 02, 2019

Check Downspouts & Gutter When You Buy A New Rental House

By |2019-02-24T16:03:10-04:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Construction Loans, Foreclosures, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Rehab Loans, Remodeling Tips, Short Sales, Tenants|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you buy a new house that you intend to rent out, be certain to check the downspouts. These get overlooked too frequently and can cost landlords substantially. Attention to these should be part of your typical maintenance. See, for every inch of rain we get, our rooves divert around 600 gallons of water into our downspouts. You must make sure that this water diversion is working the way it should. Know this ahead of time, because renters often don't bother to report on these like this, especially if it doesn't affect them. Check Gutters For Clogs Clogged gutters throw

20 02, 2019

A Basement Water Alarm That Can Alert You To Water In The Basement Of A Rental

By |2019-02-24T17:08:33-04:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Foreclosures, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Short Sales, Tenants|0 Comments

If you have a rental home, you have to be proactive to protect your investment. You can't rely on tenants to tell you when something is up. Too many times, if it doesn't pertain to them, they won't inform you of problems at your rental house. Many people have basement water alarms and sensors that alert them to water in their basements. These work perfectly, because they get alerted, and then fix the problem and save their belongings. These don't work as well for landlords, because sometimes tenants will avoid disclosing issues in your home in order to prevent you

19 02, 2019

Why The Luxury Market Might Be Your Best Investment For House Flipping Right Now

By |2019-02-18T17:49:44-04:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Business, Due Diligence, Flipping, Foreclosures, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvements, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Rehab Loans, REIs, Short Sales, Taxes|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

House flippers focusing on flipping luxury homes are a part of a rising market. While non-luxury houses aren't flipping as well, this market, if you can afford it is still doing well. Consider that the National Association of Realtors showed that sales of existing homes declined over ten percent in the last year. Starter homes, which are usually a common project for house flippers, are part of a decreasing market. Sales are just down among starter homes. Some of that is because of the higher interest rates too. Many people who house flippers would normally try to sell a starter

2 10, 2018

Issues To Look Out For With Distressed Properties

By |2018-10-02T12:51:43-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Foreclosures, Home Improvements, Investment Properties|Tags: |0 Comments

Distressed properties are often purchased in "as is" condition. The seller doesn't offer any kind of warrant. Of course, you know that you should beware of properties like these. Still, distressed properties for sale often have a huge potential for making a profit. So, if you decide to purchase a distressed property, just be aware of some hidden problems. Keep a close eye out for termites and carpenter ants. Even if they're long gone, they may have left behind enough damage to be a serious issue. Look for rotten wood, obviously. But also check for thin tubes of mud and

15 08, 2018

Quick Tips For Getting Your Offer Accepted

By |2018-08-15T14:42:11-04:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Commercial, Flipping, Foreclosures, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Short Sales|0 Comments

There really are tricks to getting your offer accepted over someone else's offer. You just need to know how to structure the deal. Obviously, proof of funds and pre-approvals for any loans you will get are critically important to a seller choosing your offer. Many won't even entertain an offer without them. Also, remember that to some people, the terms are even more important than the actual money. Your offer might be higher in actual dollars, but if your offer has more complicated terms, they might just pass on you. Don't create extra issues. Try to meet the sellers on

14 08, 2018

Recognizing Big Problems With Distressed Properties

By |2018-08-14T16:47:05-04:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Due Diligence, Flipping, Foreclosures, Investment Properties, Investments, Remodeling Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Sometimes distressed properties sold "As-is" come with some major problems. Do you know how to recognize them? If you intend to invest in a distressed property, these are important issues that you need to know about. Head into the bathroom. Bounce a little on the floor near the sink, tub and toilet. Is there any give? That can be a major indicator of water damage! Grab a high powered flashlights and check underneath the floor if possible. Look for stained wood or joists. Find out when and why that damage occurred and get your answers in writing if you can!

17 03, 2018

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

By |2018-03-17T18:46:40-04:00March 17th, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Foreclosures, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Taxes|Tags: |0 Comments

  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