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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7 Home Staging Ideas You can DIY and Save Cash

Home sellers who want to present their home in a tasteful way can do so with the tips below from design-minded experts. The best news is, they're all styling tricks you can pull off yourself... Read the full article here

From Pit To Pretty: Five Things To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Fixer-Upper

While you’ve probably had your fair share of binging HGTV (do the words “open concept” and “shiplap” ring a bell?), scrolling through endless renos on Remodelista and Insta-stalking your favorite home decor bloggers, turning a fixer-upper from a pit to pretty can be super exciting and rewarding, but it’s no small task. Here are five questions you should be asking yourself before diving head-first with your hard hat… Read the full article here 

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Planned D.C.-Baltimore bullet train proposes three routes

By mid-2019, there are hopes to have a bullet train route between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, approved with designs completed later that year. If approved, the route would allow travelers’ journey between both cities to only take 15 minutes...  Read full article here

Your Fixer Upper Will Sell In No Time If You Do These Things

So it’s time to sell that fixer-upper that you’ve been wanting to put on the market forever, but you’re not sure how to market your listing in the most attractive light. We’ve got some advice. You don’t have to be a magician to sell a fixer-upper, but you do have to do a few things in order to make your listing seem more attractive. No home is perfect, but there are certain homes that are perfect for the right buyer. Here are a few tips that will allow you to get the most out of your fixer-upper... Read full article here

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How I Went From 6 to 37 Units With One Acquisition Using Hard Money Financing

Prior to this deal, I owned a duplex and a fourplex. Both properties have appreciated substantially since I purchased and rehabbed them, but produce little cash flow. I have other businesses I work in aside from multi-unit investing. My 18-month goal when taking on this project was to increase my passive income (cash flow) so it exceeded my active income (wages)—an aggressive goal. In preparation, I sold one of my aforementioned properties to raise money for a lucrative multi-family property to rehab and hold onto... Read full article here

Arlington County Has Highest Millennial Growth Rate. Here’s Why

Arlington County has become a hotbed of highly educated millennials, who flock to the area’s burgeoning employment centers and innovation districts for jobs. Meanwhile, its pedestrian friendliness, transit infrastructure, numerous parks with ample green space and new cosmopolitan vibe have attracted baby boomers to the area... Read full article here

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Walnut Street Finance Team