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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

Home Design Blogs You Should Bookmark

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Oct 12, 2017

We decided to compile a list of resources to help you along your fix and flip or property rehab journey. These blogs offer a wide-range of things, such as tips on design, do-it-yourself tutorials, and even the latest home trends. The list goes outside the box of typical real estate investing blogs and dives deeper into the beauty of real estate design.

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Topics: Home Renovation & Design Tips

Rehab to Rent or Sell?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Sep 13, 2017

Real estate investors typically seek foreclosed or older homes because they come at a good price. But often times, these types of homes require a little (sometimes a lot) of love. At the end of the day, the work you put into your rehab property should generate a considerable return on investment. So, how does one determine if they should rehab to rent or rehab to sell?

Let’s find out.

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

6 Smart Technology Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home Faster

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Aug 3, 2017

When picking a property to fix and flip, a few of the most common ways to add value include: kitchen upgrades, finishing basements, a new paint job, and installing new flooring. However, there are a few other not so obvious ways to enhance your property, especially for the millennial crowd.

We live in a day and age where technology dominates our lives. We are more connected than ever through our smart phones, tablets, streaming devices and even our TVs. In a 2015 survey by Better Homes and Gardens, 64% of millennials surveyed were interested in having smart technology in their homes.

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

Is Your Spouse a Good Fix and Flip Partner?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jul 21, 2017

Sometimes working alongside your spouse can be a challenge. There are couples who pull it off magnificently, see Chip and Joanna Gaines, while there are others who encounter serious problems. But it doesn't have to be the end of the world if you do come to a disagreement - you just need to be patient, learn to communicate and plan. Here are some tips to help you and your spouse work together to buy, fix and flip a house without undue drama.

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Topics: Home Renovation & Design Tips

4 Must-Do Renovations for Your Fix and Flip Properties

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jul 6, 2017

When you invest in fix and flip properties, you know that you are going to have to dedicate time, energy and resources renovating the properties that you purchase. However, there are some renovations that are worth more than others.

As you develop your house flipping budget, consider focusing on these 4 renovations to maximize profits...

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Topics: Home Renovation & Design Tips

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