Bobby Montagne

Bobby Montagne is a real estate entrepreneur with three decades of experience in commercial and residential property development, finance and sales. Having successfully overseen $15 billion in career transactions, he is among an elite class of real estate innovator that has consistently delivered high quality returns to partners and investors.

Recent Posts

How Baby Boomers Are Changing Real Estate

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Nov 8, 2017

 

The nation’s largest living generation and largest group of home buyers are millennials. However, according to a new analysis conducted by RENTCafe, the 55+ demographic is the fastest growing segment of the country’s rental population. 

Let's look at the stats...

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

Smarter Ways to Invest in Real Estate

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Nov 6, 2017

There are many ways to make money from real estate investing. From long-term property ownership of a single-family home to residential/commercial rental property, to fix and flips - how do you know which investment strategy is right for you? Do you know about all of the available real estate investing options? A great real estate investment delivers a great return on your money without much effort.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

It's Flipping 2017! 5 DC Real Estate Hotspots To Watch This Year

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Oct 31, 2017

The outlook of many real estate professionals is that DC home prices will continue to rise in 2017, but not so much as to cut into sales volume appreciably. For flippers, the ideal neighborhoods will exhibit low unemployment rates, rapidly rising home values and robust income growth. Zillow used these characteristics to come up with the five hottest DC neighborhoods for 2017, areas that will be of great interest to rehabbers.

Here's a breakdown of the profitable real estate hotspots for fix and flips this year.

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Topics: DC Real Estate

Rehab or Fix and Flip Loans – Is There a Difference?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Oct 31, 2017

For many individuals looking to break into the real estate investing business, one of the first avenues they consider – thanks largely in part to popular home makeover television shows – is flipping houses. These programs generally feature highly successful flippers with years of experience and funding readily available. What they don’t show you is what the beginning stages of breaking into the industry actually entail – such as securing rehab or fix and flip loans, developing relationships with trusted contractors and real estate professionals, and getting their own hands dirty doing a lot of the work themselves to ensure they make a profit on the project. 

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Topics: Fix And Flip

What Cities are Millennials Moving to?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Oct 17, 2017

Millennials are the nation’s largest living generation, and also the largest group of home buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report, nearly 40% of homebuyers were under 36 years old.

Millennial requirements for a home vary vastly from their predecessor generation. The most important items, according to a Northshore Fireplace survey, included new appliances, large master bedroom, 2-car garages and smart technology, like solar panels.

Location is another decisive factor for millennials, with 63% choosing to be within 25 miles of a major city.

But they may not be the major cities you’re thinking of…

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Topics: Real Estate, Investment Strategies

How to Choose a Contractor You Can Trust

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Oct 9, 2017

To be successful in real estate investing, it's important to develop and maintain a trusted network that can help you get the job done. Unless you're a seasoned pro at home renovations, one of the most valuable players in your business will be a contractor. They are vital to ensuring your project is completed to the highest standards and within a timely manner. A good contractor understands the local market and is reliable. So how do you find a trustworthy contractor? Here are some tips:

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Real Estate Investing YouTube Channels You Should Subscribe To

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Oct 4, 2017

YouTube has become a source of entertainment for our mobile generation. Amateur and experienced filmmakers have taken to this channel to showcase their skills and share their lives. It has also become a host for educational videos - from how-to’s to do-it-yourself videos - you can find just about anything. Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube daily, with over 300 hours of content uploaded every minute! Every industry, including real estate, has flocked to this channel as a way to further help share their tips and tricks. We put together a list of some of the top YouTube channels you should subscribe to if  you're active in real estate or planning to dive into the fix and flip world. 

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Topics: Real Estate, Fix And Flip

Must-Read Books for the Real Estate Investor

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Oct 2, 2017

The internet has a plethora of resources - you can practically Google anything and find an answer before you even finish typing your question in the search bar! But sometimes with so many options and pages upon pages of maybe related answers to your question; it can get overwhelming.

For this reason, we like to throw it back and pick up a good ol’ book. There’s something about a well written book by an author who put forth the time and effort to create something tangible.

It demonstrates their passion, their dedication.

We did the work for you and picked out five must-read books for the real estate investor...also we're giving away a book bundle, so be sure to enter for your chance to win!

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Topics: Real Estate, Investment Strategies

Acronyms for the Beginner Real Estate Investor

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Sep 25, 2017

New to the world of real estate investing? We know that for first-time real estate investors, there’s a lot to learn about this industry and it can get overwhelming. But you don’t have to worry because we have been there before and are happy to be your guide through this new journey.

One of the most daunting things in real estate, or in any industry really, are all the acronyms. Have you calculated the LTV of the REI based on the ARV? WHAT??? We know, it may seem confusing, but once you learn what they mean, you’ll be speaking the real estate investor lingo in no time

Here’s a quick guide to some of the most used real estate acronyms in real estate investing:

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Topics: Real Estate

Should I Get A Hard Money Loan From Walnut Street Finance Or A Bank?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Sep 21, 2017

When you’re searching for money to fund your development project, the options can seem endlessly confusing, if not simply endless. After all, you can choose between working with traditional banks and credit unions, a mortgage broker, a hard money lender, or – if you happen to know someone with the funds – a private lender. There are pros and cons to each option, of course, but for many developers securing a hard money loan is the quickest, simplest way of getting the funding necessary for a project. Hard money lender's like Walnut Street do have terms that differ a bit from a traditional bank or lender, but for some developers the benefits significantly outweigh the disadvantages. Let’s take a look! 

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Topics: Hard Money Lending & Processes

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