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New Meetup: Everything Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Insurance

One of our most popular requests to come out of our last two meetups was a discussion around insurance. From natural disasters to business disasters, we are hosting an evening of education in October with guest speaker Maggie Chenault of M A...

Ask Melissa: How Do I Determine My Renovation Budget?

Figuring out how much to spend on your renovation is no minor detail. In fact, your renovation budget can make or break your real estate investment and be the difference between seeing a profit or experiencing a loss.

What is Rental Property Depreciation?

People often associate depreciation with the inevitable wear and tear of a rental property; however, this theory could not be further from the truth. Depreciation is the allocation of property costs – and isn’t necessarily assessing the actual...

What is a Draw Request and How Does It Work?

What is a Draw Request?

Once you close your fix and flip loan, one of the next steps is understanding what draw requests are and how our process works.

Chip's Tips: How Important is My Credit Score for a Hard Money Loan?

Your credit score is a factor in our loan process, but how important is it? This is one of the top questions we receive from real estate investors looking for a hard money loan. In the video below I help explain how we look at approving a loan...

Ask Melissa: Where Do I Start When Renovating a Fix and Flip?

Hi there! I'm Melissa , Portfolio Manager here at Walnut Street Finance. As you may know, we're answering commonly asked questions on our blog. Chip Sher has weighed in on a few already, and today, I'm going to share a few tips with you about...

Chip's Tips: What is LTV? Loan-to-Value Explained

Understanding what LTV, or loan-to-value, means and why it's important is key to ensuring that your next real estate investment project is a successful one. Watch the clip below for my take on LTV and what you need to know.

Chip's Tips: Why Choose Walnut Street Finance as Your Lender

We're starting a new feature on our blog this week, where members of the Walnut Street Finance team answer common questions we are often asked. I'm Chip Sher, Development Officer, answering one of the most common questions we get: why choose...