Looking To Do A Flip? Make Sure Your Neighborhood Has These 4 Characteristics

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jan 23, 2018

Making the decision to become a fix-and-flipper is only half the battle - in fact, it’s the easiest part of the battle. The most difficult half is deciding where you’ll focus your property search and what the specific property will be. Of course, you could just run out, find a house that needs fixing up just about anywhere, and get to work - but to ensure you get the highest return possible you’ll want to do your research into various neighborhoods and make sure of these 4 things:

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Topics: Real Estate, Home Renovation, Fix And Flip, Home Design

10 Standout Fix And Flip Trends That Will Make You Money In 2018

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jan 18, 2018

People get into real estate investing for a variety of reasons: maybe they love hunting down the perfect property, or they get a thrill out of racing the clock on renovation projects. Perhaps redesigning interiors gets their heart pumping - but at the end of the day there’s one really big, fairly consistent reason… they’re looking to make money. After all, if you don’t turn a profit at the end of a fix and flip project it could be much more difficult to get your next one off the ground, especially if you’re just starting out. With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at 10 fix and flip trends that will make you money in 2018, and help set you on the path toward financial success.

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Topics: Real Estate, Home Renovation, Fix And Flip, Home Design

How Does A Construction Loan Work For A New Home?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jan 16, 2018

There are a variety of loans available for investors looking to purchase and rehabilitate properties, but the most popular among them are fix and flip loans and construction loans. However, there are definitely differences between the two - even though they may sound similar - and each are ideally suited to specific situations. In fact, one of the biggest differences is that hard money construction loans are typically issued for properties that have yet to be built, whereas fix and flip loans are issued for properties that are already in existence and need a bit of TLC.

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Topics: Real Estate, Fix And Flip, Construction Loans

New Year, New Exciting Things from Walnut Street Finance...

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jan 2, 2018

Happy New Year from the Walnut Street Finance Team! 2017 was a great year and we are excited for all the things to come in 2018… we have a few exciting things to share with you…

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Topics: Real Estate

Five Real Estate Trends for 2018

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Dec 14, 2017

Real estate experts are releasing their predictions for the 2018 housing market and we’ve come across a few common trends... what do you think? Agree or disagree? Share your thoughts with us!

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Topics: Real Estate

Annual Holiday Homes Tour in McLean

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Dec 4, 2017

The estimated median house or condo value for a home in McLean, Virginia in 2015 was over $1,000,000, according to city-data.com. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency makes it home to many high-ranking government officials, diplomats, members of Congress, and businessmen and women. It is known for its luxury homes and high-end shopping destinations, and among the most expensive zip codes in Virginia and the United States.

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Topics: Real Estate

Northern Virginia Home Sales 'Stable and Solid' in October

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Nov 28, 2017

According to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR), “October saw brisk housing activity with a 7% increase in sales.

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Topics: Real Estate

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

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

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

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