Enter our Holiday Giveaway!

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Dec 18, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of year...

As a thank you to all our wonderful readers and clients, we are giving one lucky person the chance to win a $100 Home Depot gift card and a Cartman Tool Kit!

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Topics: Fix And Flip

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

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

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

Staging Tips for Every Season

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Aug 19, 2017

As the seasons change so does the real estate market. It’s important to adapt your home staging strategy and decor for the season. Understanding what each season brings can drive your staging budget and attract buyers.

Here are some tips for staging in all four seasons:

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Topics: Fix And Flip

What is the best financing option for your next Fix and Flip?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Aug 15, 2017

You’ve been watching a lot of fix and flip TV lately and you’re feeling inspired. You think you have what it takes and you’re ready to embark on your own fix and flip journey. But where do you begin?

The first step in the fix and flip journey is to find financing for the project. Luckily, there are many options available. How do you know which is the best for you? Let’s take a look…

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Topics: Hard Money Lending & Processes, Real Estate, Fix And Flip

6 Smart Technology Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home Faster

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Aug 3, 2017

When picking a property to fix and flip, a few of the most common ways to add value include: kitchen upgrades, finishing basements, a new paint job, and installing new flooring. However, there are a few other not so obvious ways to enhance your property, especially for the millennial crowd.

We live in a day and age where technology dominates our lives. We are more connected than ever through our smart phones, tablets, streaming devices and even our TVs. In a 2015 survey by Better Homes and Gardens, 64% of millennials surveyed were interested in having smart technology in their homes.

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Topics: Home Renovation, Fix And Flip

6 Big Flipper Mistakes: Things Savvy Investors Avoid

Posted by Dylan Synder - Keller Williams Realty on Aug 1, 2017

House flipping is back – or more accurately, it never really left. After the 2008 debacle most investors will agree that the fix and flip market had definitely cooled. Now, however, with conditions once again right for flipping in real estate markets throughout the Washington D.C. area, including Maryland and Virginia, investors are once again enjoying prime conditions for house flipping. Adding more pressure to this opportunity is the potential for additional interest rate hikes, making time critical.

But even with good prospects, the caution flag is still flying in the house flipping arena, and those who earn the most profit from today's fix and flip market will be those who avoid making the following mistakes:

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Topics: Fix And Flip

Racecars, Cheetahs, and Fix and Flip Loans: The Need for Speed

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jan 19, 2017

Speed matters. It can be the difference between winning the Indy 500, catching tonight's dinner, or making a profit on a real estate fix and flip project. Many real estate investors turn to hard money loans to finance the purchase and renovation of rehab properties, and the need for speed is one of the chief reasons why.

How can you "win the race" in the real estate renovation world? 

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Topics: Fix And Flip, Real Estate Financing, Real Estate Investing Tips

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