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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

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

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

Ask Melissa: How Do I Determine My Renovation Budget?

Posted by Melissa Lynch on Jun 26, 2018

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.

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Topics: FAQs, Home Renovation & Design Tips

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

Finding the Right Renovation Contractor

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 30, 2018

In nearly every home renovation project, a contractor is needed to complete specific tasks or to take over a certain room within the house. The contractor has a big impact on the ultimate success of the renovation, as they often determine the time frame for the completed project, the budget, and even the look and feel of the individual room.

 

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Topics: Home Renovation & Design Tips

Thinking of a Fix & Flip? Find Out What Renovations are a Must!

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 6, 2018

Picking up a Fix & Flip property is an alluring investment, but it’s not without risk. Check out the video below to find out the 4 must-do renovations to help you mitigate risk and make the best return.

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

Renovate vs. Rebuild - The 5 Major Differences You Need To Know

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Mar 16, 2018

Renovate or rebuild: This is the ultimate decision when considering a real estate investment. This choice will determine how profitable your investment will be in the long run, so here are 5 major differences you should be aware of before you decide.

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Topics: Home Renovation & Design Tips

How To Pick The Best Contractor in Hampton Roads

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Feb 27, 2018

Choosing a contractor to work with during your fix and flip can be difficult whether it’s your first flip or your 50th.

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

Buying A Historic Home In North Carolina? Read This First.

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Feb 13, 2018

When purchasing a historic home in any market, it can sometimes be a bit more overwhelming and involved than purchasing a recent build. It goes without saying that historic homes have additional considerations - they may require updates to their utilities and infrastructure to make the house fully habitable, or to simply make them more comfortable to live in.  

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

Looking To Do A Flip? Make Sure Your Neighborhood Has These 4 Characteristics

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jan 23, 2018

Making the decision to become a fix-and-flipper is only half the battle - in fact, it’s the easiest part of the battle. The most difficult half is deciding where you’ll focus your property search and what the specific property will be. Of course, you could just run out, find a house that needs fixing up just about anywhere, and get to work - but to ensure you get the highest return possible you’ll want to do your research into various neighborhoods and make sure of these 4 things:

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

10 Standout Fix And Flip Trends That Will Make You Money In 2018

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jan 18, 2018

People get into real estate investing for a variety of reasons: maybe they love hunting down the perfect property, or they get a thrill out of racing the clock on renovation projects. Perhaps redesigning interiors gets their heart pumping - but at the end of the day there’s one really big, fairly consistent reason… they’re looking to make money. After all, if you don’t turn a profit at the end of a fix and flip project it could be much more difficult to get your next one off the ground, especially if you’re just starting out. With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at 10 fix and flip trends that will make you money in 2018, and help set you on the path toward financial success.

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

Fix And Flip Loans: Your Answer To House Flipping Financing

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jan 11, 2018

When it comes to financing options for flipping homes, a fix and flip loan is most likely going to be your best bet. There are, of course, a variety of financing options for borrowers and developers, but there are a number of reasons why fix and flip loans specifically are exactly what you’re looking for.

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Topics: Fix And Flip Advice, Home Renovation & Design Tips, Hard Money Lenders & Loans

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting A Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Nov 30, 2017

A kitchen remodel is no easy feat and should not be done impulsively. As a hub to home life, it’s important that you carefully think through all the needs and requirements of your kitchen. To help you decide what type of kitchen is best for you, here are four questions you should ask yourself before embarking on the kitchen remodeling journey...

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Topics: Home Renovation & Design Tips

Will Your Design Choice Make or Break You?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Oct 26, 2017

At Walnut Street Finance, we take our due diligence seriously. One of the most important aspects of any real estate investment plan is to ensure that the type of property you’re planning to develop – whether it’s being built from the ground up or renovated – fits the market in which it's located. Unfortunately, this aspect of planning can be overlooked by developers who are in a rush, have a “signature style,” or who simply don’t know the market well enough – and that can be bad news for their investors, who may not see the returns they would ordinarily expect.

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Topics: Home Renovation & Design Tips

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