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Weekly Round Up - Real Estate Links We Love - June 10

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jun 10, 2018 8:12:04 AM

Here’s our weekly round up of real estate links we love…


People haven’t been this optimistic about house prices since just before the crash

A new Gallup poll says two-thirds of people believe it’s a good time to buy a home. House prices are soaring and, despite warnings from some analysts, most Americans believe they will continue to soar...read full story here

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Study finds D.C. is among the top 5 large U.S. cities with slowest growing rents

D.C. is among the largest rental mega-markets in the U.S. where monthly rents are holding steady, according to RENTCafe.com. The nationwide apartment search website compiled data in over 120 markets across the country based on actual rents charged in market-rated apartment communities of 50 units and larger...read full story here

Apple workers would pinch Triangle’s already tight housing market

The Triangle's real estate market is surging, which is good news for sellers but not so much for people looking for a home. An Apple campus bringing thousands of workers to the area would only add to that trend, but real estate professionals say the region can handle it...read full story here


The 7-Step Motivated Newbie’s Guide to Finding a High-Quality Mentor

So, Mr. (or Ms.) Newbie, you want to find a real estate mentor? You have zero track record. No deals. No connections. Nothing to show. So why should someone with years of experience invest their time in you? That is the million-dollar question—and one you need to answer in order to obtain a solid mentor...read full story here

Six Things You Need to Know Before Investing With A Private Lender

Business Man Holding Keys to Miniature Home

Private loan funds lend money to property rehabbers and flippers who buy fixer-uppers, remodel and resell them, typically within a 12-month period. Property types can range from single family to multifamily and small commercial real estate. Borrowers turn to these sources of funds because banks either won’t finance distressed fix-and-flip properties or the timeline for funding is too long. Investing in a private loan fund is a way to add real estate to your investment portfolio without the hassle and risk of purchasing and directly managing an investment property...read full story here

10 Hard Truths No One Tells You About Buying a Home

Being a homeowner is part of the American dream, but that white picket fence comes with a side of unexpected realities. While buying and owning a home can be fun and rewarding, it's not all HGTV makes it out be. From hidden expenses to housekeeping demands, it involves a lot more mental and monetary effort than most originally anticipate...read full story here


9 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger

Those who say "good things come in small packages" probably don't have to contend with small-kitchen challenges like crammed cupboards and limited counter space. If your kitchen seems more cramped than convenient these days, it may be time for a shake-up. Certain design strategies can go a long way toward creating a more spacious feeling—no wall removal required...read full story here

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These Home Improvements Under $500 Will Boost Your Home’s Value - Really!

You don’t have to spend your entire savings - or all of your free time - to bring your house up to date. These smart projects are relatively simple, inexpensive, and like catnip to future buyers...watch video here

What’s in and what’s out in home renovations?

Outside front porch of a distressed green home

They bought back in the mid-2000's, when "Under the Tuscan Sun," a romance about an American woman who buys a villa in rural Italy, inspired a wave of rustic but luxurious home decor featuring warm, earth-toned colors. Now with prices hitting new records, many homeowners who bought a decade ago want to cash in and move on to the next phase of their lives...read full story here

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