Ready to spring forward? It’s that time of year again, when you lose one precious hour of sleep for Daylight Savings! Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 11. In the meantime, enjoy our weekly round up of real estate links we love!
Before we jump into the real estate links we love this week...in honor of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8th, we celebrated the amazing women of the Walnut Street Finance team. Without them our company would not be where it is today! Thank you Katia, Melissa, Brittany, Ryann and Lexi for all that you do!!!
FUN FACT: Women 63% of all REALTORSⓇ, according to the National Association of Realtors
Real Estate News
Since 2000, homeownership fell in 90 out of the top 100 largest metros in the U.S., according to the latest report from Trulia...read full article here
More and more people are flipping houses - the most in 10 years - but they are reaping smaller rewards. High home prices, hot competition and very, very few available homes to buy are combining to make this popular trade ever more risky. Our CEO Bobby Montagne weighs in...read full article here
Home flipping is still hot. Need proof? Just turn on HGTV—chances are there's a show about flippers on right now, adding fresh paint and shiny new appliances to some home they bought on the cheap, hoping to rake in the profits at sale.Can you guess the markets with the highest home-flipping rates? Read the full article
Real Estate Investing Tips
Taking the first step into real estate investing with a fix and flip property can be exhilarating - and terrifying. Buying, renovating and selling a property takes a good chunk of money and time, but if you do it right, it can pay big dividends...read full article here
Think Realty Magazine compiled a list of hot markets for real estate investors in 2018. These markets share a number of attributes...read full article here
Are there tax deductions when selling a home? You bet—and they can amount to sizable savings when you file with the IRS. So whether you're selling your home soon or sold it last year, you'll want to know all the tax deductions (not to mention tax exemptions or other write-offs) at your disposal...read full article here
Home Improvement Tips
Only 1 in 5 homeowners come in under budget. Here’s how to be one of them...read full article here
First impressions are everything when selling a home, so it’s imperative your home is “show ready” when you list it for sale. Some home sellers hire a professional stager or decorator to help them with staging while others will go at it alone. See these 6 ugly staging mistakes that sellers often make along with advice on how to avoid them...read full article here
There is no rule that says you have to inspect your home before you sell it. Getting a pre-sale home inspection however, is not a bad idea especially if you want to get the best possible price...read full article here