Danny DeKinder is a veteran and a realtor who knows the realities of transitioning from a military career into civilian life all too well. He founded Real Estate Careers for Heroes after he became a full-time realtor and developed a passion for guiding other veterans who were interested in real estate careers as well. It’s Armed Forces Week, the culmination of which is Armed Forces Day on May 19, so we spoke with Danny about his experiences and why veterans make excellent real estate professionals.
Real estate investing is a common practice within Washington, DC, where almost 1 in 5 homes was an all-cash purchase in 2017. One of the most common ways to invest in DC real estate is to purchase homes that are in need of rehabilitation. Whether it is through extensive repairs or a simple bathroom remodel or two, all investors know that they must calculate the anticipated After Repair Value (ARV) before they embark on a house flipping journey.
Carol Scott, and her husband J Scott, had high-paying corporate careers before giving them up for a life that would allow them to focus on family. This Mother’s Day, we spoke with Carol about real estate investing and motherhood. Read our conversation below to find out how she got started, why real estate investing works for her family, and what advice she has for other moms interested in real estate investment as a career.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! We hope you know we are thankful for you today and everyday. In honor of Mother’s Day, this week’s weekly round up of real estate links we love features stories of amazing women who have changed the real estate game.
According to the New York Times, “This spring’s home sales season is shaping up to be the most interesting one in years.” By mid to late spring the housing market will heat up, and stay that way through the summer, meaning competition and prices will be hotter too.
We're starting a new feature here on our blog this week, where members of the Walnut Street Finance team answer common questions we are often asked. We're kicking off with Chip Sher, our Development Officer, answering one of the most common questions we get: why choose Walnut Street Finance for your next loan? What makes us different in the private lending and real estate business? Watch below to find out.
Sometimes, the hardest part of fix and flip investing isn’t the work you put into the house - it’s finding an actual buyer. To make this a little easier, we’ve put together this handy guide of the four easiest ways to make your fix and flip attractive to potential buyers.
These days, it has almost become a cliche that major U.S. cities situated near the coasts have outrageously expensive real estate. Yet the truth is that while many of these cities certainly have plenty of high-end properties, they also feature strong small to mid-range markets for buyers and and those interested in real estate investment.