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Strong June jobs report, but housing affordability remains an issue

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jul 12, 2019

More than 200,000 people were added to nonfarm payrolls and hourly wages ticked up slightly in June, according to the Department of Labor jobs report for the month.

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Topics: Real Estate Trends

Understanding Economic Cycles for Real Estate Investing

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jun 5, 2019

Experienced real estate investors often come to believe they have a solid understanding of economic cycles — and that they know where they are in the present cycle. You see this as they share thoughts and experiences to explain what made their last deal perform well or bottom out, as well as when they predict their next successful deal. But the truth is a little different: there’s a dynamic quality to real estate and economic cycles, and no one can predict them well enough to perfectly time their next sale or purchase.

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Top 12 Markets For House Flippers In 2019

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Mar 19, 2019

When it comes to house flipping, the market waxes and wanes, just like everything else in the real estate world. At the beginning of 2019, the market was still fairly risky, but there are some places where house flipping can still be a lucrative endeavor. 

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Five Richest Virginia Counties with Big Flip Potential

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jan 18, 2019

When it comes to big flip potential, there are dozens of cities to choose from, especially if you’ve got the funds to buy the homes that need a lot of TLC. A company called Smart Asset recently released a study of the 25 richest counties in America, all of which have big flip potential for savvy real estate investors.

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Topics: Real Estate Trends

Real Estate in 2019: What Investors Can Expect

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jan 14, 2019

When 2018 began, real estate investors were looking forward to a prosperous year. And, in the beginning, they weren’t wrong: overall, the outlook was good, and several cities, such as Washington, DC, showed promise for significant growth. But as the market began to lose steam, they wondered what that would mean for 2019. What sort of trends should they be monitoring, and what can they expect? With 2019 upon us, let’s take a look at what investors should expect, and what they should be on the lookout for.

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Topics: Real Estate Trends

The Growth of Southwest DC and Why You Should Consider Investing

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Nov 29, 2018

Southwest DC, an area once perceived as an uninteresting and inferior part of town, has become a thriving neighborhood and a revered destination for visitors. As a recent BisNow article notes, people are flocking to this section of our nation’s capital for its entertainment, its rising food scene and lodging, not to mention a remarkable waterfront experience and the allure of one of Major League Soccer’s hottest teams. And now that Southwest DC has a legitimate “it” factor, the commercial real estate market there has seen significant changes. When years ago there was nothing of importance in the area, it is now seeing a demand for — and the development of — high-end hotels and high-rent apartments. So what’s the cause of the turnaround? What has turned this forgotten location into a commercial real estate investor’s dream?

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Washington, DC Condo Market Remains Strong

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Nov 27, 2018

Though condo sales have fallen somewhat in Washington, DC during the past year, they haven’t shown signs of a significant decline. In fact, the latest report from commercial real estate research company, Delta Associates. is showing that the market is still strong overall. And, most interestingly for real estate investors, certain DC neighborhoods are showing promise and profitability, especially in the Capitol East submarket. So let’s take a look at the facts and figures in order to properly understand what can be expected in the DC condo market in the near future.

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Topics: Real Estate Trends

How to Spot an Up and Coming Neighborhood

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Jun 24, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jeff Clabaugh from WTOP Money to share some insight into what telltale signs to look for when trying to identify the next hot neighborhood. Listen below.

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Topics: Real Estate Trends

2 Key Ways Technology is Making Richmond Real Estate Investing More Profitable

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jun 14, 2018

If you’re considering a real estate investment in Richmond, Virginia, you should know that technology is rapidly changing the way investors buy and ultimately monetize their investment properties.

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Topics: Real Estate Trends

3 Reasons Real Estate Investment is Growing in Hampton Roads

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 31, 2018

If you’re familiar with Hampton Roads, Virginia it should come as no surprise that real estate investment is growing - fast.

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Topics: Real Estate Trends

2018: Which Cities Are the Most Prosperous?

Posted by Katia Potapov on May 24, 2018

When you hear the word prosperous, what other terms come to mind? Profitability, growth and long-term sustainability may be on the list – especially if you’re associating the term with real estate.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips, Real Estate Trends, In the News

Veterans in Real Estate: A Conversation with Danny DeKinder of Real Estate Careers for Heroes

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 16, 2018

Danny DeKinder is a veteran and a realtor who knows the realities of transitioning from a military career into civilian life all too well. He founded Real Estate Careers for Heroes after he became a full-time realtor and developed a passion for guiding other veterans who were interested in real estate careers as well. It’s Armed Forces Week, the culmination of which is Armed Forces Day on May 19, so we spoke with Danny about his experiences and why veterans make excellent real estate professionals.

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What is ARV? A Quick 5 Minutes Can Earn You Thousands. How's That for ROI?

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 16, 2018

Real estate investing is a common practice within Washington, DC, where almost 1 in 5 homes was an all-cash purchase in 2017. One of the most common ways to invest in DC real estate is to purchase homes that are in need of rehabilitation. Whether it is through extensive repairs or a simple bathroom remodel or two, all investors know that they must calculate the anticipated After Repair Value (ARV) before they embark on a house flipping journey.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing Tips, Real Estate Trends

Why You Should Secure Your Next Investment Property Now

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on May 12, 2018

According to the New York Times, “This spring’s home sales season is shaping up to be the most interesting one in years.” By mid to late spring the housing market will heat up, and stay that way through the summer, meaning competition and prices will be hotter too.

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4 Reasons Richmond Is On The Rise

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 24, 2018

 Whether you’re new to real estate investing or you’re a well-seasoned flipper, odds are you’ve heard the same thing: Richmond is a city on the rise.

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Topics: Real Estate Trends

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