7 02, 2017

A Word on Low-Maintenance Homes

By |2017-02-07T10:00:36-04:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As a hard money lender in Atlanta, we’ve discussed home improvement plans with hundreds of people – and one common theme seems to be emerging: people really want low-maintenance homes. That’s something worth remembering if you’re flipping houses in Atlanta. Why Do Today’s Buyers Want Low-Maintenance Homes? “Most young homebuyers grew up watching their parents spend weekends with their honey-do lists, or they had chores to do on the weekends," says Lou Cardillo, a NY real estate professional. "Most young buyers are not going to follow in their parents' footsteps. They don't want to do that stuff… They want their

30 11, 2016

How to Keep Your Investment Property Secure

By |2016-11-30T10:00:21-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In a time where burglaries, vandalism, and even copper theft are on the rise, you can’t help but wonder if your investments are secure. While added measures of security aren’t always a guarantee, having a system in place can alleviate some worry. Whether you’re flipping homes or leasing commercial buildings, there are sure to be times that your property sits vacant. In a time where burglaries, vandalism, and even copper theft are on the rise, you can’t help but wonder if your investments are secure. While added measures of security aren’t always a guarantee, having a system in place can

5 11, 2016

Commercial Lease Acronyms That You Need to Know

By |2016-11-05T10:00:31-04:00November 5th, 2016|Categories: Business, Commercial|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re new to the world of commercial investment—there are a lot of terms, lease types and calculations you’ll need to be aware of. On top of that, everything is an acronym. Learning the lingo of the industry can be overwhelming—but it should be ranked high on your to-do list. If you’ve acquired a building and think you’re ready to start looking for a tenant, you’ll want to have the lease conditions drafted well ahead of time—but be prepared for negotiations! Here are some acronyms you should be familiar with before starting out. Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA):

25 10, 2016

Tenants’ Improvements and Betterments (TIBs)

By |2016-10-25T10:00:22-04:00October 25th, 2016|Categories: Developers, Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Tenants’ improvements and betterments (or TIBs) are when a renter makes changes to a property or building that will increase its value. As a commercial landlord, your lease should include a clause about these upgrades and how they become your property at the time of the update. These improvements could include anything from installing new carpet, adding fixtures, or even building an addition. Basically, this means that anything your tenant attaches to your building permanently becomes yours. Who Covers the Expenses of Insurance? How you go about insuring these items depends on your lease. If your tenant is responsible for maintaining the

3 12, 2013

Hard Money Loans for Investment Properties

By |2013-12-03T18:00:26-04:00December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Hard Money, Investment, Real Estate|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

As an investor, you know a great deal when you see it. You also know that you aren’t the only one who will recognize it – and you need to act quickly if you want to stay in the game. When traditional lenders fail to see the potential in an investment property, you might have a hard time getting the funding you need. That’s where an Atlanta hard money lender can step in and help you realize your dreams. Hard Money Loans for Real Estate Investors in Atlanta Banks aren’t too keen on giving loans for non-owner occupied homes. In