Weekly Round Up - Real Estate Links We Love - April 21

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 21, 2018

Our weekly round up of real estate links we love...

The Obamas Add an Unusual Amenity to Their Home: Can You Guess?

Now that former President Barack Obama and his family own a home in Washington, D.C., they have been renovating up a storm...and the latest add-on is a bit of a shocker for the area: a swimming pool… read full article here

Flip this house! Zillow plans to buy and sell homes

Zillow is the site you go to when you want to know how much more the house you bought a few years ago is now worth -- not to mention the homes of all your neighbors. But the real estate information company is planning to get into the business of buying and selling houses too...read full article here

Fix and Flip | Walnut Street Finance

Instagram, Facebook photos spur Millennials to become homeowners

They’re landing better jobs and higher salaries. They’re getting married and having kids. And they’re tired of living in their parents’ basements. Now, there’s another reason Millennials are itching to buy a house: They see photos of homes on Instagram and Facebook that their friends bough, and think: “What about me?” ...read full article here



The Future of Social Impact Investing? Consider Your Local Community.

On the heels of controversy over Facebook Inc’s handling of private user data, some shareholders are considering their investments in the company. The social media giant at one point lost nearly $100 billion in market value over the past couple of months. Investors’ reevaluation of Facebook is part of a larger trend as many investors seek ways to put their money where their values reside - and step up their impact investing over the next decade. Young investors, in particular, want their investments to be sustainable or make positive change...read full article here


25 Pro Tips on How to Flip a House for Maximum Profit

Although flipping houses is a popular business, turning a profit is not as simple as buying a cheap home, renovating it, then selling it within 90 days. It’s a risky business and you could lose your investment if you don’t know what you’re doing. To help, we asked the experts to share their tips on how to make a successful flip...read full article here

Bobby Montagne | Walnut Street Finance | Tips on How to Flip a House for Maximum Profit

Private Lending’s Critical Role in Urban Revitalization

Revitalization …. it’s happening in cities across the country from Atlanta to Detroit to Memphis. As reflected in census data, a diverse mix of residents are moving into urban areas, bringing new life to once neglected neighborhoods.  And companies are moving back as well, in part to better appeal to young professionals. In Chicago, McDonalds moved their headquarters out of the suburbs and back to the West Loop of Chicago, joining Heinz and ADM. And housing prices are responding. Urban zip codes across the country continue to report double digit or even triple-digit ROIs on flipping projects...read full article here



Tips for Watering a Lawn in the Summer

Watering the lawn efficiently and appropriately involves more than simply watering every day. Boost curb appeal but keeping your lawn looking good...read full article here


10 Cheap Remodeling Ideas That Look Anything But

Don’t spend a dime until you consider these cheap-and-easy options. Bring some life into your fix and flip with these tips… read full article here


What is Hard Water? How It Can Wreak Havoc on Your Home.

What is hard water? It’s water that contains high levels of certain minerals - namely calcium and magnesium (soft water, by comparison, lacks these elements). Homeowners who learn their water is “hard” might wonder if it is OK. While hard water poses no serious health risks, it can nonetheless cause various problems within a home...read full article here

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