22 10, 2021

7 Key Things to Know About the Current Housing Market 

By |2021-10-10T21:09:14-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Investment, New Homes, Real Estate, Realtors, Selling|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's still stiff competition for homebuyers across the country as bidding wars and all-cash offers continue to price-out many in search of a new residence. In an article on current housing market conditions published by Bloomberg in late September, we found seven key takeaways and summarized them for you here. Key Takeaways Mortgage borrowers who can offer large down payments, telecommuters who can live and work from anywhere in the country, and all-cash offers from real estate investors have created the perfect storm for bidding wars—pricing-out many house hunters, and keeping renters from becoming owners. According to economists at Realtor.com,

22 04, 2021
  • Countdown: Top 10 U.S. Cities Building the Most Homes for Buyers — Part 2

Countdown: Top 10 U.S. Cities Building the Most Homes for Buyers — Part 2

By |2021-04-20T20:42:05-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Investing, New Homes, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If you thought last year’s home inventory was scarce, this year the pickings are even slimmer. Currently, the number of listings for available homes is about half of what it was last year, according to realtor.com. Increasing housing demand and ever-decreasing inventory continue to result in bidding wars and rising home prices in many states across the country. In early December Mark Fleming, a chief economist at First American, a title insurance company, said, “Despite the best intentions of home builders to provide more housing supply, the ‘big short’ in housing supply will continue into 2021 and likely keep house

6 04, 2021
  • Countdown-Top-10-US-Cities-Building-the-Most-Homes-for-Buyers-Part-1

Countdown: Top 10 U.S. Cities Building the Most Homes for Buyers – Part 1

By |2021-04-06T18:46:59-04:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Florida, New Construction, New Home Development, New Homes|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Currently, the number of listings for available homes is about half of what it was last year when inventory was already low, according to realtor.com. Increasing housing demand and ever-decreasing inventory continue to lead to bidding wars and rising prices in many states across the country. In mid-January Fannie Mae’s chief economist Doug Duncan said homebuilders would have to ramp up supply because houses were continuing to fly off the shelves. “The new home sales numbers had a big jump in 2020,” he said, “and there will be more growth in 2021, but they’re [homebuilders] going to have to rebuild

6 02, 2021
  • Redfin: December Pending Home Sales Outpaced New Listings

Redfin: December Pending Home Sales Outpaced New Listings

By |2021-02-08T22:18:24-05:00February 6th, 2021|Categories: New Homes, Potential Markets, Real Estate, Selling|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In December, typically one of the slowest months of the year for the housing market, pending home sales across the nation rose 35 percent, and new listings increased by 14 percent, according to Redfin. The data demonstrates that winter didn’t have its usual chilling effect on demand. The persistent momentum of the market is largely due to historically-low mortgage interest rates. Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather had this to say: “The December housing market felt more like spring than winter. Right now homebuying demand is seemingly endless, and although new listings are up from a year ago, it’s not nearly

16 01, 2021
  • Families Are Flocking to Nashville ‘Burbs

Families Are Flocking to Nashville ‘Burbs

By |2020-12-22T16:24:52-05:00January 16th, 2021|Categories: New Home Development, New Homes, Potential Markets, Real Estate, Tennessee, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Many homeowners in big cities across the country are relocating to suburbs in Nashville—a major city that we service. Residents of some of the most populous cities on both the east and west coasts are now making suburbs in Music City U.S.A. their home because of low costs of living and good schools, according to a recent report from realtor.com. “With low taxes and relatively low home prices, when compared on a national level, people from New York, Chicago, and L.A. see a lot of value,” said Cindy Stanton, principal broker of Parks Real Estate—located in the Nashville suburb of

6 12, 2020
  • Builder Confidence Reaches All-Time High

Builder Confidence Reaches All-Time High

By |2020-11-20T22:29:26-05:00December 6th, 2020|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investments, New Construction, New Home Development, New Homes, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Home builders are confident about current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months. As a house flipper this can be a positive sign for the fate of projects you’ve got in progress, and in the pipeline. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), which measures builder confidence, reached 90 points in November (on a scale from 0 to 100), according to an article published on the NAHB website. This is the highest score ever recorded since the index was created 35 years ago, and marks only the third time it has

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

12 11, 2018

Investing In The Nashville Real Estate Market

By |2018-11-12T22:12:05-05:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Business, Commercial, Construction Loans, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property, New Construction, New Home Development, New Homes, Private Lending|Tags: , , |0 Comments

There’s a lot of interest in investing in places like Nashville and other strong secondary markets right now. This is due to economic and cultural factors driving people out of more traditional markets. Plus, when you consider the quality of life in much larger downtowns, it's no wonder smaller, homier downtowns are the next big thing. These secondary markets prime for investing are great tourist destinations, just like Nashville. They are also key areas for music and the arts, just like Nashville. Here's what these secondary markets desperately need: Residential condo units. (Last year, Nashville gained a mere 71 units.)

11 03, 2018

Explanation of South Carolina Building Codes Enforcement Officers

By |2018-03-11T15:22:40-04:00March 11th, 2018|Categories: Construction Loans, Flipping, Hard Money, Investing, New Construction, New Homes|Tags: , |0 Comments

  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

18 02, 2016

The Real Reason Your Construction Loan Was Denied by a Major Lender

By |2016-02-18T10:00:03-05:00February 18th, 2016|Categories: Construction Loans, Investment, Loan, New Construction, New Home Development, New Homes|0 Comments

If your bank will not approve your construction loan, you may feel as if it’s because of something you’ve done. In reality, however, you are most likely part of a growing trend. We’re going to crunch the numbers for you to identify why you are not alone, and what you can do about it. As the reports from the FDIC show, bank-approved real estate loans in general have been on the decline for years. The third-quarter report for 2015 shows that real estate loans accounted for less than 3 percent of all bank activity – that’s not much, especially when

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