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,

11 10, 2021
  • Before Your Next Renovation Be Sure to Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Before Your Next Renovation Be Sure to Avoid These 3 Mistakes

By |2021-09-23T06:31:44-04:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Investing, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

For house flippers each renovation project presents a different set of experiences and challenges, and even flippers who have several projects under their belts can make mistakes that result in major setbacks. Read carefully so you can avoid some of these pitfalls. Not Planning a Budget  When setting your budget, if you rely on using estimations and ballpark figures you’re very likely to spend lots more than if you took time to plan out a more specific budget for each portion of your flip. Having a detailed budget can help you reallocate funds in case you want to spend a little

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

27 09, 2021
  • The Top 10 Hottest Housing Zip Codes This Year, According to Realtor.com — Part 3

The Top 10 Hottest Housing Zip Codes This Year, According to Realtor.com — Part 3

By |2021-09-15T08:03:37-04:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

In our final installment of Realtor.com’s annual list of the top 10 hottest housing zip codes across the country, we complete our countdown to the No. 1 suburb where millennial homebuyers are flocking to get more space for their money. #3. Peabody, Massachusetts (Boston) Peabody, ZIP code 01960, is part of Massachusetts’ North Shore and is located 20 miles northeast of the city of Boston. Properties in Peabody are more affordable than in Boston, and the locale boasts easy access to vacation spots along the New England coast. The median listing price in Peabody is 11 percent lower than the

22 09, 2021
  • The Top 10 Hottest Housing Zip Codes This Year, According to Realtor.com — Part 2

The Top 10 Hottest Housing Zip Codes This Year, According to Realtor.com — Part 2

By |2021-09-15T07:58:49-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Real Estate|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

In our second segment of Realtor.com’s annual list of the top 10 hottest housing zip codes across the country, we continue our countdown to the No. 1 suburb where homebuyers are flocking to get more bang for their buck. Two states that we service made this list. #6. Lincoln Village, Ohio (Columbus) Lincoln Village, ZIP code 43228, is just 10 minutes from downtown Columbus, and offers a hip combination of suburban and city life. Whether a prospective homebuyer is looking to grow into a larger home, or downsize, the area offers plenty of affordable housing. Columbus has lots of state and

16 09, 2021
  • The Top 10 Hottest Housing Zip Codes So Far This Year, According to Realtor.com — Part 1

The Top 10 Hottest Housing Zip Codes So Far This Year, According to Realtor.com — Part 1

By |2021-09-15T07:54:16-04:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Realtor.com’s newly released annual list of the top 10 hottest housing zip codes in the U.S. reveals which suburbs across the country millennial homebuyers are flocking to in search of more space for their money. Here, we begin our countdown to the No. 1 suburb. Two states that we service made the list. #10. Franklin, Tennessee (Nashville) Franklin, ZIP code 37067, is only about 21 miles from downtown Nashville, which makes it easy for homebuyers to drive to the historic Music City. Residents in Franklin enjoy an area that’s populated with scenic, lush landscapes and farms. The city’s median listing

11 07, 2021
  • How Can an Easement Affect Your Property Rights and Renovations?

How Can an Easement Affect Your Property Rights and Renovations?

By |2021-07-13T19:15:02-04:00July 11th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, How To, Real Estate, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sellers are legally required to report easements attached to their property, so you should be made aware if one exists on your prospective flip house by the time you have a purchase agreement, or even sooner. Examples of easements, and how they could affect your renovations If your potential flip house comes with an easement, you must abide by its rules. For instance, if you bought a property along a public beach, and it had an easement on your yard to allow neighbors to gain access to the beach, legally you would have to allow them passage. Along the same

6 07, 2021
  • What Is a Property Easement? 4 Types to Know

What Is a Property Easement? 4 Types to Know

By |2021-07-05T19:01:44-04:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

An easement gives a person or an organization a legal right to access land—but only for a specific purpose. For example, a utility company might have an easement on a property in order to gain access to water and sewer lines. Based on a recent article from Zillow, we answer some key questions about easements below, and explain how one may impact your flip: Does your potential flip property have an easement? You’ve got your eye on a property and you plan to make an offer. But how do you know if it has an easement?  You shouldn’t have to

1 07, 2021
  • 2 Things Your Homeowners Association Can’t Do

2 Things Your Homeowners Association Can’t Do

By |2021-06-29T18:01:13-04:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Investment Properties, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Flipping a house can be a financially rewarding venture, but it can also be full of unknowns and questions. Will there be hardwoods beneath the orange shag carpet? Will you uncover termite damage behind the drywall? Is the wall between the kitchen and the living room load-bearing? Should you expand the master bath to include a separate tub and shower? We could go on. Although flips can come with many unknowns that are difficult to anticipate what you can prepare for are the rules and regulations of your community’s homeowners association (HOA). HOA ordinances are intended to help the neighborhood

16 06, 2021
  • 5 Benefits of a Steel Entry Door for Your Flip

5 Benefits of a Steel Entry Door for Your Flip

By |2021-06-13T20:56:37-04:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Investing, Real Estate, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Entry doors can help convey the personality of your flip and give buyers an idea of what’s to come inside. Whether your door has a traditional panel front with sidelights, or a more contemporary design, it is a key component of curb appeal.  If the wood front door of your flip needs to be replaced, think about swapping it out for a steel door. Here are five benefits to consider. Security A steel door can offer a higher level of security over many wooden doors, and due to a typical construction of 24-gauge steel, its thickness and weight make it

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