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How to Find a Profitable Real Estate Investment Deal

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 25, 2019

When dealing with real estate, it can sometimes be hard to see the line in the sand between deals that will be profitable and deals that leave you wishing you hadn’t gotten involved, even though things looked good on the surface. 

We’ve come up with a few tips on how to find good and profitable deals to invest in.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

How Does the Increase in Federal Interest Rates Affect Hard Money Loans?

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jan 22, 2019

According to a BizJournals article, “borrowing costs will continue to trend upwards in 2019 as the economy slows and the Federal Reserve raises interest rates accordingly…” so how do rising interest rates impact the hard money market?

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

Do I Need an LLC for a Hard Money Loan?

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jan 20, 2019

If you’re looking for a hard money loan to finance your next fix and flip project, you may want to consider establishing a limited liability company (LLC) first. Many hard money lenders require borrowers to have an LLC before they move forward with the loan for a few reasons...let’s take a look.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

Is investing in Washington, DC profitable?

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Dec 12, 2018

Washington, DC is a unique area to live. The lifestyle, development restrictions, and “transportation infrastructure” have shaped who moves to the region and how many homes are being built.

But as more jobs are promised in the future, heads turn to Washington, DC for the next place to call home. As they do, real estate investors are perking up to see if investing in Washington, DC real estate can be profitable. Here’s why we argue it can be.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

Real Estate Investor Meetup - December 11, 2018

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Dec 5, 2018

We are hosting our final real estate investor meetup of the year and we want you to join us! This month's featured guest speaker is an experienced and trusted general contracting expert, as requested by previous attendees. Gary Jones will provide insights on working with general contractors and answer any questions you may have related to general contracting. 

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

Your Guide to Investing in Washington, DC Real Estate

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Nov 27, 2018

This is your guide to understanding one of America's top home-flipping markets: Washington, DC. 

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

Your Guide to Real Estate Investing in Richmond, VA

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Oct 17, 2018

If you’re thinking about a real estate investment in the near future, Richmond, Virginia is a promising region in southern Virginia that is worth your time, money, and consideration. 

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

Top Neighborhoods for Real Estate Investment in Philadelphia, PA

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Oct 2, 2018

Philadelphia is rich with possibility when it comes to finding the right places to invest in real estate. Whether you’re looking to do a quick fix and flip, purchasing rental property or think you can simply buy low and sell high on an existing property, The City of Brotherly Love is the perfect spot. Its economy is decent and its job prospects are high, meaning you can find some good deals in up-and-coming neighborhoods. But where are these neighborhoods, and what makes them better than the rest?

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

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: Fix And Flip Advice, Real Estate Investing Tips

Multi-Family Real Estate: A Conversation with Lucas Hall of Landlordology

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Aug 23, 2018

Multi-family real estate investing is a great way to scale your real estate investment career. To get some deeper insight into the multi-family world, we recently spoke with Lucas Hall, founder of Landlordology. Lucas started his career at 24 years old with a rental property and has since developed a profitable real estate portfolio across three states. In addition to his properties, he teaches other property owners and managers how to successfully manage their rentals, build wealth, and keep their tenants happy.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips, Multi-Family Real Estate

How to Earn Passive Income with Real Estate

Posted by Katia Potapov on Aug 14, 2018

Active income is the money earned on work that is performed on a daily basis. Some people have the ability to produce passive income, also referred to as residual or recurring income. Passive income is money you continue to earn after the initial work is completed. The goal for many investors and entrepreneurs is to keep earning money after the heavy lifting is done, with a stream of income outside of their regular paycheck.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

Beginners’ Guide to Multi-Family Real Estate Investing

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Aug 8, 2018

There are a lot of benefits to single-family real estate investing, whether you’re planning to fix and flip or take on tenants. It’s a great place to start out with investment properties, allowing you to learn the ropes in a lower risk scenario. But just about every real estate investor eventually sets their sights on multi-family properties, and for good reason.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

Should You Transition from Single to Multi-Family Real Estate Investing?

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jul 31, 2018

Single-family properties are exactly where beginners to real estate investment should start. You’ll get a great idea of how to scout for properties, how much those properties should cost, how intensive the renovations will be and how much you’ll be able to sell the property for when you’re done. They’re perfect for people looking to cut their teeth in a new financial endeavor.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

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

Top Neighborhoods for Real Estate Investment in Baltimore, MD

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jul 18, 2018

Whether you are planning to purchase an investment property to rent, turn into an Airbnb, or to fix and flip, 2018 is quickly becoming a great year for real estate investing in Baltimore. With a steady, dependable economy, Baltimore is a very reliable market for investing; however, with houses being sold very quickly and the current rise in prices, you need to know exactly where to buy so you can act both quickly and smartly. So let’s take a look at the best neighborhoods for real estate investment properties in Baltimore, MD.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips

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