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Weekly Round Up - Real Estate Links We Love - April 29

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Apr 29, 2018 9:15:03 AM

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


Young Buyers: Student Debt Kills Ownership

Student loan debt is creating a barrier to homeownership. About 45 million people in the U.S. have student debt, with the average borrower owing more than $30,000 according to Student Loan hero, a resource for managing education debt. Nearly one-fifth of borrowers owe $100,000 or more, according to data from the National Association of REALTORSⓇ...read full article here

First-time buyers were 30% of sales in March; Investors purchased 15% of homes; All-cash sales were 20% of transactions; Distressed sales were 4% of sales.


What to Expect from the Housing Market This Spring

The economics of home buying are getting interesting, thanks to higher mortgage rates, tax changes and a supply-demand imbalance...read full article here


20 Must-Have Team Members for Real Estate Investing Newbies

As with every business, a successful real estate business is a team sport. The best teams win the most. And the best leaders surround themselves with smarter people than themselves all the time. It is that simple….read the full article here

Turning Renters Into Buyers: How To Build Good Relationships With Your Tenants

Today’s home renters - young millennials and middle-income couples and families - can often become tomorrow’s buyers. Foster good relationships with tenants in your single-family rental (SFR) from day one and you will be first on mind when they are ready to buy a home, bolstering the fix and flip side of your business...read full article here

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How I went from 6 to 37 Units With One Acquisition Using Hard Money Financing

This article written by Jamie Turner on BiggerPockets.com outlines how he acquired a large, out-of-state commercial property using hard money financing...read full article here


6 Inexpensive Ways to Transform a Room in 3 Hours or Less

Is your home decor looking a little drab? Perhaps you grew weary of the whole look some time ago, but you haven’t had the time, money, or inspiration to redo it. But here’s something that’ll cheer you up: Enlivening your interiors can be done in three hours or less...read full article here

10 Reasons Green is the New Normal in Real Estate

going-green-real-estateIn addition to the obvious benefits to the triple bottom line - people, planet, profit - [here] are 10 aspects of today’s world intended to help real estate professionals understand that green real estate (also known as efficient, high-performance or sustainable) is the new normal, and has reached its tipping point for awareness, adoption and market penetration...read full article here

29 Costly Home Repairs That Catch Us By Surprise

Anything from HVAC system breakdown to a flooding basement can cause financial stress for homeowners. When crises occur, homeowners can find themselves in a financial pinch and need to rely on professionals like a general contractor to get the issued fixed quickly. These type of unforeseen incidents typically result in significant expenses, but with proper planning, you can avoid draining your bank account...read full article here

Essential Math For the Fix and Flipper

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