22 03, 2022
  • What Are the Pros to Hard Money Loans?

What Are the Pros to Hard Money Loans?

By |2022-03-12T21:01:06-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, How To, Real Estate|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you are a real estate investor considering taking out a hard money loan to purchase a property, you need to know that it may be a great choice for you. This guide explains the pros to hard money loans in clear, easy to understand terms so you can make the right decision. What Are the Pros to Hard Money Loans? Many investors feel that hard money loans are the perfect solution. That's because they offer: Flexible terms Convenience Built-in collateral  Here’s a closer look at each.  Hard Money Pro #1: Flexible Terms Hard money loans have very flexible terms.

16 01, 2022
  • 4 More Window Styles to Consider When Replacing Windows in Your Flip

4 More Window Styles to Consider When Replacing Windows in Your Flip

By |2021-12-22T17:44:13-05:00January 16th, 2022|Categories: Flipping, Home Upgrades, How To|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You want to give potential homebuyers the best product possible: a renovated home that’s well done. So you'd never try to cut corners by keeping drafty old windows in your flip. When replacing windows that have seen better days consider these four styles. Single and Double-Hung Windows  Single and double-hung windows are, by far, two of the most popular and commonly-used window styles among new and existing homes. Both styles may appear to be identical, with rectangular-shaped windows that have two large sections, one above the other, and each section having multiple grid lines (which may also be referred to

22 12, 2021

5 Ways to Find Distressed Commercial Properties

By |2021-12-21T07:01:30-05:00December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Commercial, How To, Real Estate|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Many real estate investors branch into commercial real estate – and often, they’re looking for distressed commercial properties. But if that was a path you were interested in taking, how would you find the right places to buy? Check out this guide, which offers five ways to find distressed commercial properties to find out.  5 Ways to Find Distressed Commercial Properties There are five great ways to find distressed commercial properties that may be great investments: Search commercial investing websites Talk to commercial real estate brokers Talk to lenders Network with other investors Send out mailers Here’s a closer look

6 11, 2021
  • 3 More Common Mistakes When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Your Flip

3 More Common Mistakes When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Your Flip

By |2021-10-27T22:11:28-04:00November 6th, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, How To|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Painting the kitchen cabinets in your flip house yourself may help save money, but if they're not painted properly a poor result can mean spending time on fixes—and time is money. Beware of these three missteps before taking on this project. Not Labelling the Doors and Hardware  No matter how big or small your kitchen, this step can really help. You see, after you've removed the cabinet doors and hardware it can be hard to figure out what goes back together, and where. So, to make it easier to reattach the doors, consider numbering each one as you remove it. Put the

1 11, 2021
  • Plan to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets? Don't Do These Three Things

Plan to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets? Don’t Do These Three Things

By |2021-10-27T22:05:43-04:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, How To|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Painting the kitchen cabinets in your flip can seem like a relatively simple DIY job, but it may require a little more work than you think. Be sure not to do these three things that can sabotage your efforts for a polished and professional appearance. Not Remove the Cabinet Doors  Although you may think it's easier to sand and paint your cabinets without first removing the doors, skipping this important step can be a big misstep. Taking off the doors can make it easier to sand and paint every portion of their inner and outer surfaces. It can also help prevent

16 10, 2021
  • 3 MORE Mistakes to Avoid Before Your Next Renovation

3 MORE Mistakes to Avoid Before Your Next Renovation

By |2021-09-23T06:37:01-04:00October 16th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, How To, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Even if you’re a pretty experienced house flipper you may make certain mistakes that result in major setbacks. Here are some pitfalls to avoid. Not Setting Aside Money For Unexpected Expenses  It’s wise to create a cash reserve to cover unexpected costs, like replacing water-damaged floor joists, mold or asbestos remediation, termite extermination, or foundation repairs. You may also need to have cash set aside to cover additional mortgage payments in case your renovation runs over schedule. Not Considering Quantity When Ordering Materials Sounds weird, but here’s the deal. When ordering tile that you plan to use in more than

1 10, 2021
  • 3 Things to Remember When Renovating a Historic Home

3 Things to Remember When Renovating a Historic Home

By |2021-09-19T00:52:47-04:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, How To, Real Estate, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re renovating a historic home you probably won’t approach the process in the same way you would a newer property, especially if you want to appeal to buyers who are looking for homes that are true to their era. So remember these three things when renovating a historic home. Do Your Research In order to stay true to the spirit of your historic home it’s best to get an understanding of the era, style, and characteristics that define it. So take inventory of your property’s history, features, and details so you can make decisions about how to best maintain

11 09, 2021
  • 3 Tips for Planting Trees on Your Flip Property

3 Tips for Planting Trees on Your Flip Property

By |2021-09-12T05:21:21-04:00September 11th, 2021|Categories: How To|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It’s time to come up with a landscape design for your flip house. You don’t want to spend a ton of cash, so you’ve got to be strategic about what you plant, where you plant it, and how you plant it to get the most bang for your buck, and—of course—to impress buyers. Since trees can be an expensive investment you want to do things right. Consider these three tips for planting trees that we’ve summarized for you below from Better Homes & Gardens. Location, Location, Location When planting a large species avoid positioning it too closely to your house

16 08, 2021
  • 3 Surefire Ways to Spot Distressed Properties

3 Surefire Ways to Spot Distressed Properties

By |2021-08-11T19:44:46-04:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: How To|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you’re a real estate investor who’s just getting into the game, you’ve probably read quite a bit about distressed properties and why they’re an attractive option – but how can you find these places? This guide gives you three tips to help you find the best deals. 3 Surefire Ways to Spot Distressed Properties Other than driving around and looking for “For Sale by Owner” signs, scouring the MLS or visiting distressed property websites (which are all great strategies), there are three other ways to dig for distressed properties: Search county tax records Look at local court records Network

22 07, 2021
  • 3 More Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

3 More Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

By |2021-07-21T00:22:08-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Upgrades, How To, Selling|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The garage door of your flip house has seen better days—several dents, dings, and scratches ago. It works well, but replacing it for aesthetics is a must before you go to put it on the market. Consider these three things, though, before you swap it out for a new one. Climate  If your flip is located in a part of the country that frequently receives hurricane-force winds, your new garage door must satisfy wind-load reinforcement requirements in order to prevent accidents. These requirements can be specific to each state, so you should refer to your local codes to make sure

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