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Flipping Houses With No Money

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Oct 26, 2018

Flipping houses can be a great way to make some extra cash, especially if you’re handy and can do a majority of the work yourself. You might think you need a substantial amount of money in the bank in order to purchase houses to flip, but that’s not always the case. So, what do you do if you don’t have extra capital sitting around, but want to get into the fix and flip game?

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice, Hard Money Lenders & Loans

How to Find Houses to Flip

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Oct 16, 2018

Getting into the fix and flip business can be overwhelming, regardless of how much experience you have with doing renovations or working in the real estate market. Before you even begin to think about the other aspects of fix and flip real estate investing, you need to know how to find a property to flip. There are a few different ways you can do this, but the ultimate goal is to pick the best investment for you and your skillset, while aiming for a strong ROI (or return on investment) so your hard word pays off in the end.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Everything You Need to Know About Liens

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Oct 1, 2018

The word “lien” conjures up images of evil bankers coming for your property, leaving you shivering on the sidewalk. But before you start worrying about liens being placed on your property for some reason, it’s best to educate yourself. We’re here to de-bunk some of the myths behind liens, as well as explain exactly what liens are, the different types of liens and why they happen, and what to do if a lien has been placed on your investment property.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips, Fix And Flip Advice

Three Things Your Renovation Contractor Wants You to Know

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Sep 23, 2018

When it comes to renovating a home, there’s always something new to learn, whether it’s your first flip or your fiftieth. We convinced a few renovation contractors to spill their top three tips they think everyone should know before they embark on a home renovation.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Interior Designer vs. Renovation Contractor: Who Should You Choose For Your Project?

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Sep 16, 2018

When embarking on a renovation journey, you want to be sure you choose the right person to help you succeed. Depending on the level of work you’re planning to do, you might want an interior designer or a renovation contractor to help with your investment project. If you’re new to the renovation game, you might be wondering how the two differ and what the pros and cons are for each.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Is Your Investment Property Ready for Hurricane Florence?

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Sep 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence is quickly approaching the Carolinas and Southern Virginia area. However, that doesn't mean that surrounding areas will not be affected as well. Have you taken the necessary measures to minimize the damage to your investment property?

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

The Complete Guide to Renovation Permits in Philadelphia, PA

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Sep 6, 2018

When it comes to renovating an investment property, investors rarely — if ever — slap some new paint on the side of the house and walk away with a profit. There are usually a few major repairs, additions, and more. These jobs are called “fix and flips” for a reason, so get ready to fix some things.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Top Resources for Fix and Flips in Philadelphia, PA

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Aug 30, 2018

When it comes to fix and flip properties in Philadelphia, PA, there’s a lot of resources you should be aware of — it’s rare to find a property where all you need to rehab it is a bit of paint and elbow grease. The guide below provides helpful tips and resources, from picking the right property to picking up the actual supplies you’ll need.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice

Curb Appeal: A Conversation with Mark Ferguson of Invest Four More

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Aug 3, 2018

Successfully completing a fix and flip investment project can be tough. Finding the right property, securing financing, partnering with the right contractor, figuring out renovation and design plans, researching comps, enhancing curb appeal ... it's a lot to handle, and that only scratches the surface.

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

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: Real Estate Investing Tips, Fix And Flip Advice

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: Home Renovation & Design Tips, Fix And Flip Advice

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

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