1 02, 2017

Should You Include a Home Office When You’re Flipping a House in Atlanta?

By |2017-02-01T10:00:29-04:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

As a hard money lender in Atlanta, we see all kinds of projects and ideas flow through our offices. Something we’ve noticed is that home offices are becoming more popular – and for good reason. The U.S. Census Bureau says that more than 13 million Americans work from home, so it makes sense that buyers are looking for a great office space while they’re house-hunting. Should You Include a Home Office When You're Flipping a House in Atlanta? While you shouldn’t designate any room as an official home office – simply because you could alienate buyers who don’t work from

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

21 10, 2016

Cashing in On Short Sales and Foreclosures

By |2016-10-21T10:00:38-04:00October 21st, 2016|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you find a “diamond in the rough” house or commercial property, you know you need to act quickly. Day after day, investors are hunting for houses and commercial properties—and they probably have their eyes focused on the same prize that you're watching. Discovering a spectacular property at the right price is the name of the game. Short Sales and Foreclosures: How to Cash in as a Real Estate Investor Short sales and foreclosures are hot commodities in some cases, and you know that banks are around to lend money and make money. They are not in the business of