26 08, 2022

7 Essential Upgrades You Should Make When You Flip a House

2024-01-09T17:20:44-05:00August 26th, 2022|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are many things to consider when flipping a house. But if you want to make the most money possible, it's important to focus on the essential upgrades. Here are seven of the most important. 7 Essential Upgrades You Should Make When You Flip a House Check out these seven important upgrades you should consider making when you flip a house: Paint the walls a neutral color Install new flooring throughout the house Update the kitchen cabinets and countertops Replace the bathroom fixtures and tiles Add a new coat of paint to the exterior of the house Landscape the yard

20 05, 2019

Palatka, FL Seeing New Investment, Increasingly Attracting Homebuyers

2019-05-21T10:15:33-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Business, Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Income, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Potential Markets|Tags: , , , , , , |

Palatka, the county seat of Putnam County is centrally located between Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine, and Daytona Beach. A couple of years ago, the Washington Post reported that Palatka was a dying city. We're happy to report that Palatka seems to have cheated death and is now increasingly attracting home-buyers looking for less congestion. This new investment front might be an area our clients want to check out. The Palatka real estate market has notably increased, especially among first-time home-buyers and empty nesters looking to downsize. So, keep these demographics in mind when scouting for homes to flip. The average

13 12, 2018

Why Charlotte Is The Perfect City For Investment Real Estate Right Now

2018-12-13T12:20:03-05:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investments|Tags: , |

Charlotte, NC is currently home to several Fortune 500 companies and nearly a dozen Fortune 1000 companies. For example, Charlotte is the home of Lowe's, Duke Energy, and Bank of America. It's the largest metro area between Atlanta and D.C. and boasts a projected population increase of 23.7 percent between 2014 and 2025. Charlotte is expected to see a total of  Speaking of Fortune 500 companies, we expect to see at least 14 in total within the next six years as tech companies make their way to Charlotte. It's a fabulous city with a low cost of living, so it's

12 07, 2018

How A Cost Segregation Study Helps Real Estate Investors

2018-07-12T23:02:24-04:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Income, Investing, Investment, New Home Development, Real Estate, Taxes|Tags: , , |

A cost segregation study can identify and reclassify your property, with the benefit of shortening the property's depreciation time. What happens when the property's depreciation time is reduced, as you probably know, is that your current income tax obligations also reduce. Using this tool, the IRS allows to to speed up the depreciation on certain things such as carpet or cabinets, and even light fixtures and flooring in a building. That way, you can enjoy tax savings sooner! So why doesn't everyone do a cost segregation? Well, the cost of it is not cheap. So, only investors with significant property

16 06, 2018

When To Walk Away From A Potential Real Estate Investment

2018-06-16T15:00:33-04:00June 16th, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Rehab Loans, Tenants|Tags: |

Successful real estate investors know when to walk away from a potential real estate investment. They know how to spot the signs of a bad investment. Every deal isn't going to be worth the time, money and effort. So, here are some tips to know when to walk away from a potential real estate investment! Make sure your income potential is immediate. Don't invest for some "huge payout" at some indefinite date in the future. Lack of income documentation on a rental property. If a seller is selling an existing rental property, make sure you see proof of rental rates,

9 04, 2017

More on Landlords and Accepting Section 8

2017-04-09T10:00:19-04:00April 9th, 2017|Categories: Investment Properties|Tags: , , , |

If you read our last post about accepting Section 8 vouchers, here's even more information that you'll need to know before you buy a rental property. These are some common issues landlords run into. What Happens When You Accept Section 8? Here are a few more things you need to know about working with Section 8 properties. Section 8 doesn't cover security deposits. Security deposits are not paid by the Housing Choice Voucher Program. In addition, the laws are different for Section 8 tenants and how much you’re able to charge for a security deposit. You’ll want to check into your

16 02, 2017

Home Water Treatment Systems: What REIs Need to Know

2017-02-16T18:13:10-05:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Home Improvements, Investment|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re planning to turn a home into an investment property (you'll be the landlord), you may want to give the water quality in your rental some special attention. In a time where local water supplies are being investigated in several municipalities, potential renters are making water safety a top priority when searching for homes. Installing a drinking water treatment system into your home can be a good investment (and it can give your renters with peace-of-mind). When cleaning and staging your home, you may be focused on removing hard water stains from visible areas, which is good, but you need

29 12, 2016

What is Virtual Wholesaling?

2016-12-29T10:00:14-05:00December 29th, 2016|Categories: Business, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , , |

Have you heard of virtual wholesaling? If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t. Virtual wholesaling is essentially buying and selling homes or commercial buildings without having to be there. Most of the time, this is done electronically, and the transactions take place without ever seeing the property in person. The home or building is then turned around and sold quickly to an end buyer. Advantages to Wholesaling Property Virtual wholesaling has some advantages such as expanding your reach. If the area surrounding your physical location is short on investment properties, you can branch out. You don’t even have to

15 12, 2016

Popcorn Ceilings? Get Rid of Them!

2016-12-15T10:00:57-05:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, REIs, Remodeling Tips|Tags: , , |

Popcorn ceilings are -- thankfully -- a fad of the past. Unfortunately, they’re still in many older homes, and homebuyers don’t want anything to do with them. If you’re thinking of flipping a house and it has popcorn ceilings, you’ll be happy to know there are quite a few simple tricks to remove them and start fresh. Depending on the home's age, you’ll want to do a lead and asbestos check before you make your decision to remove it. If the house was built before 1980, the possibility that asbestos will show up in testing is high, so you’ll have to call in the

7 12, 2016

What is Due Diligence in a Real Estate Transaction?

2016-12-07T10:00:04-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Due Diligence, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans|Tags: , , , |

If you’re interested in purchasing commercial real estate, make sure there is a due diligence period included in the contract. Not only that, but you must take advantage of this period to the fullest; you don’t want time to slip away from you. What is Due Diligence in a Real Estate Transaction? Due diligence is the period of time a buyer has to investigate the condition of the property and all the paperwork that comes with it. A seller is required to disclose any issues that may be of interest, however, they are not always known at the time, or

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