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Top Resources for Fix and Flips in Baltimore, MD

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jul 13, 2018

There’s a lot that goes into a home you purchase to fix and flip in Baltimore, MD — it’s more than just slapping on a fresh coat of paint. You need to know where to buy, what price to sell at, where to get your supplies, contractors to call for the things you can’t do yourself, etc. You’re putting a lot of your money on the line to turn a fairly quick profit, so let’s make sure you have all the information you need before signing on the dotted line. Here are some great resources for helping you turn your fix and flip property into a lucrative investment.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice, Real Estate Investing Tips

Everything You Need to Know about Renovation Permits in Baltimore, MD

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jul 3, 2018

Renovating your Baltimore investment property can do wonders for its aesthetic appeal, not to mention its value. And thankfully, most of the small things don’t require any sort of permit. You can paint, install new cabinetry, do minor electrical work, fix certain plumbing issues and more. But once you get into those large-scale projects, well … you can’t just do whatever you want. You’ll need to get a permit, and that can feel like a project of its own. However, with a little knowledge and the right tools, you can get the information you need without too much stress.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice, Home Renovation & Design Tips

4 Books Every Fix and Flip Investor Must Read in 2018

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jul 3, 2018

The easiest way to learn something new is often to pick up a book and read about it - fix and flip investing is no different.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Which Renovations Should You Handle Yourself and Which to Leave to the Pros

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jul 2, 2018

One of the most tempting things to do during a fix and flip is to short-circuit the contractor process by taking care of renovations yourself. The problem is, this can end up costing you time and money - and if the job is big enough, it might just cost you your sanity, too.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice, Home Renovation & Design Tips

Want to Minimize Costs on a Fix and Flip? Materials Matter.

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jun 21, 2018

Fix and flip investing is all about minimizing your costs wherever possible - after all, every dollar you save during the renovation process is another dollar in your pocket when all is said and done.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

3 Hottest Renovations for Fix and Flip Properties

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jun 7, 2018

If you’re planning a fix and flip investment in the near future, you already know that your success (and your profit) will depend on which renovations you choose to undertake.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice, Home Renovation & Design Tips

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

Posted by Melissa Lynch on May 31, 2018

Hi there! I'm Melissa Lynch, 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 where to start when renovating a fix and flip.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice, FAQs

Here's Why Bad Credit Won't Keep You From Getting Funding for Your Fix and Flip

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 29, 2018

We see it all the time: A prospective borrower with a brilliant plan is interested in an investment property for a fix and flip - but at the crucial moment, their plans are dashed by a less-than-perfect credit score. Why? Because bad credit is almost always an insurmountable barrier to acquiring funding from traditional lenders.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Finding the Right Financing for Your Next Fix and Flip

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 15, 2018

When you’re considering a fix and flip investment, success can often be dependent on acquiring financing that is structured to meet your project’s specific needs and goals.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

4 Tips to Selling Your Fix and Flip

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 8, 2018

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.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Buying a Fix and Flip House: Knowing When to Turn Down a Deal

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 3, 2018

Whether it’s a side gig or a full-time job, fix and flip investing can be a great way to earn an additional stream of income. 

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Fix and Flip TV Shows: What They Get Right (and What They Don't)

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 26, 2018

There’s no denying that fix and flip TV shows are entertaining to watch. Programs like Flip or Flop, First Time Flippers, and Fixer Upper draw in viewers with big margins, beautiful homes, and rapid renovations. 

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Building an Efficient Timeline for Your Next Fix and Flip

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 19, 2018

Timing is everything when it comes to fix and flip investments - when a project is done right, an efficient timeline will both cut down on total costs and increase your bottom line.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Getting Started on Your First Fix and Flip

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 18, 2018

Fix and flip: Maybe you’ve seen it done on TV, maybe you heard about it through a friend who’s just quit their job to become a full-time flipper. If you’re looking for a tell-all guide to fixing and flipping houses for profit, you’re in the right place.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

How to Find Fix and Flip Gems in Hampton Roads

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 17, 2018

Finding the perfect property in Hampton Roads (or anywhere for that matter) can be difficult (even discouraging) if you don’t know what to look for. The key to unlocking profitability lies in understanding the neighborhood and knowing ahead of time what factors will influence the ultimate value of your investment. 

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice, Real Estate Trends

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