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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

Construction Loans 101: What You Need to Know

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Oct 15, 2018

Very few people have the cash on hand that is required to fund the construction of a new home. This is why builders, buyers and investors turn to construction loans to finance new builds they couldn’t otherwise afford. But what exactly is a construction loan?

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Topics: Hard Money Lenders & Loans

One-Time Loans vs. Multiple Construction Loans: Which is Right for Your Project?

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Sep 24, 2018

So you’ve found the ideal property, and you’re ready to get moving on construction. But there’s the issue of financing. Unless you’re sitting on a sizable chunk of investment capital, you’re going to need some help. But here’s the challenge: there are a lot of different construction loan options, and deciding which is right for you isn’t as simple as it should be. Where do you even begin?

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Topics: Hard Money Lenders & Loans

Beyond Stocks: Diversifying Your Portfolio with Real Estate

Posted by Katia Potapov on Jul 26, 2018

Creating a diversified stock portfolio will produce higher returns, because holding similar stocks tends to lead to similar returns for better or worse; whereas coupling alternative investments on top of your stock holdings can theoretically lower your portfolio’s risk, and even lead to better returns over time.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips, Hard Money Lenders & Loans

The Pros and Cons of Hard Money Financing in Richmond, Virginia

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jun 19, 2018

If you’ve decided on a real estate investment in Richmond, Virginia and are looking for financing options, a hard money loan from Walnut Street Finance may be the right option for you.

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Topics: Hard Money Lenders & Loans

What is a Draw Request and How Does It Work?

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jun 15, 2018

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.

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Topics: Hard Money Lenders & Loans, FAQs

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

Posted by Chip Sher on Jun 14, 2018

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 and how your credit score is factored into the overall loan approval decision.

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Topics: FAQs, Hard Money Lenders & Loans

4 Ways to Maximize Profit on Your Hampton Roads Investment Property

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jun 5, 2018

Investing in real estate in Hampton Roads, Virginia can be a highly profitable enterprise - for those who know what adds value and what attracts buyers.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips, Hard Money Lenders & Loans

How to Finance a Real Estate Investment in Hampton Roads

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 24, 2018

Now that you’ve found the ideal investment property in Hampton Roads, the last major hurdle to getting your project underway is securing the right type of financing to meet your needs. 

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Topics: Hard Money Lenders & Loans

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

Posted by Chip Sher on May 22, 2018

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.

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Topics: FAQs, Hard Money Lenders & Loans

How to Pick a Private Money Lender

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 22, 2018

Picking a private money lender (also called a hard money lender) can be overwhelming, especially as the industry grows and the options start to blur together. Whether you're just starting out in real estate investing or have a whole portfolio behind you, your financing partner makes a big difference in your overall success. Watch our video below and find out 4 important tips for picking a private money lender.

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Topics: Hard Money Lenders & Loans

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

Posted by Chip Sher on May 11, 2018

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 Walnut Street Finance for my next loan? What makes us different in the private lending and real estate business? Watch below to find out.

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Topics: FAQs, Hard Money Lenders & Loans

All New Broker Referral Program

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 4, 2018

We want to share our excitement by giving YOU money! you can earn 1% (1 POINT) of the closed loan amount for every deal brought to Walnut Street Finance.

 

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Topics: Hard Money Lenders & Loans

Investing in Real Estate in Richmond, Virginia? Here Are Your Financing Options.

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 1, 2018

Richmond, Virginia is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now, and there’s no shortage of reasons why: strong economy, rich history & culture, and picturesque location, to name a few.

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Topics: Hard Money Lenders & Loans

Hard Money vs. Traditional Lender Construction Loans

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 20, 2018

No matter how the real estate market fluctuates, one thing remains the same – real estate investors need money to fund their projects. As the lending landscape has changed over the years, it has become increasingly more difficult for developers to get the money they need through traditional lenders.

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Topics: Hard Money Lenders & Loans

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