Real Estate Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Oct 23, 2017

Want to stay up to date with the latest real estate news? Twitter is a great resources. If you’re not familiar with Twitter, it’s a social media platform that curates content by allowing you to choose the people you want to receive content from. The real estate industry has taken to this platform as a way of distributing the latest real estate news. From agents who want to share their latest open houses to tips for the latest trends in home design; there is something for everyone. Here’s a list of real estate related Twitter accounts you should be following...

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Topics: Real Estate

Weekly Round Up: Real Estate Investing Links We Love - Oct 20, 2017

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Oct 20, 2017

Every day there are so many great articles about real estate investing across the internet. From pro tips on fix and flips to neighborhood trends in the Washington, DC metro area - this industry is always bursting with new and exciting things. We want to make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest, so we’ll do a weekly roundup of our favorites!

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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

Home Design Blogs You Should Bookmark

Posted by Katia Potapov on Oct 12, 2017

We decided to compile a list of resources to help you along your fix and flip or property rehab journey. These blogs offer a wide-range of things, such as tips on design, do-it-yourself tutorials, and even the latest home trends. The list goes outside the box of typical real estate investing blogs and dives deeper into the beauty of real estate design.

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Topics: Home Design

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

Rehab to Rent or Sell?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Sep 13, 2017

Real estate investors typically seek foreclosed or older homes because they come at a good price. But often times, these types of homes require a little (sometimes a lot) of love. At the end of the day, the work you put into your rehab property should generate a considerable return on investment. So, how does one determine if they should rehab to rent or rehab to sell?

Let’s find out.

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Topics: Home Renovation, Fix And Flip

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