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Weekly Round Up - Real Estate Links We Love - March 25

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Mar 25, 2018

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


Real Estate News

Looking for a community in which you’ll feel right at home

Buyers in the Washington area, accustomed to the lack of available homes and declining affordability in the past few years, are beginning to recognize that widening their scope of potential neighborhoods might be necessary to get a home they want. CEO Bobby Montagne shares his thoughts on which Washington, DC neighborhoods are worth watching...read full article here

[ READ MORE: 4 DC Real Estate Hotspots to Watch in 2018 ] 

Home Prices Post Strongest Gain in Nearly Four Years as a Double-Digit Inventory Decline Constrained Sales

Home price in February increased 8.8 percent from a year earlier to a median sale price of $285,700 across the markets Redfin tracks. This was the strongest price appreciation since March 2014. February also marks six years, of 72 consecutive months, of year-over-year price increases since the market bottomed out and began to recover...read full article here

Redfin.com Media Sale Price Year-Over-Year GrowthPhoto Courtesy Redfin.com


Survey: Millennials still face headwinds in becoming homeowners

Home purchases by millennials ticked up over the past year, but inventory constraints and higher housing costs kept their overall activity subdued and prevented some from leaving the more affordable confines of their Gen X and Baby Boomers parents’ homes...read full article here


Real Estate Investing Tips

The most profitable ZIP codes in the Triangle for flipping houses

Most Profitable Home-Flipping ZIP Codes in The Triangle

Durham is ground zero for home flipping in the Triangle. All across the Bull City, investors and developers are throwing money at low-priced homes and, after pumping more funds into renovations, selling for a quick profit. The top four Triangle ZIP codes with the highest return on investment for flipped homes in 2017 were in Durham, according to newly released data from ATTOM Data Solutions...read full article here


How to Find Multifamily Deals in a Tight Market

Multifamily property makes for a very attractive investment today. So, where do you find the deals? Read full article here


Active vs. Passive: Which is the superior real estate investment strategy?

When the average person thinks of real estate investing, they might imagine a billionaire who develops massive commercial properties, or an HGTV fix-and-flipper who turns a profit by converting a run-down property into someone’s dream home. With this mental representation, it’s no wonder more people aren’t real estate investors...read full article here


Home Improvement Tips

Smart and Sustainable In-Home Technology to Reduce Utility Costs

The financial and environmental costs of utilities add up fast. In many cases - and we’re all guilty of this - we don’t realize how much we’re consuming until the utility bill shows up. We scratch our heads and think, “wow, there’s no way I used 897 kilowatt-hours of electricity this month.” (The average U.S. household uses that much each month and 10,766 kWh per year.) Fortunately, there are several in-home tech products that will save you money on your utility bills and help the environment at the same time...read full article here

[ READ MORE: 6 Smart Technology Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home Faster ] 


Beyond Bathrooms & Kitchens: 7 Upgrades to Boost Property Values & Rents

Much real estate ink has been spilled about bathrooms and kitchens, kitchens and bathrooms! And it’s true - they’re important to prospective buyers and renters, as people have a visceral relationship with them (pun intended). Take a look at a few other high-ROI property upgrades that homeowners and real estate investors alike can consider...read full article here


4 Spring Landscaping Ideas for Homeowners Who Hate Yard Work

If only 50 shades of green could be as exciting as, well, you know. But let’s face it: There’s nothing titillating about green bushes against green grass. To give your boring monochromatic yard a dose of charm without a ton of effort, try these four ideas perfect for spring. No gardening prowess required...read full article here

[ READ MORE: Softscape or Hardscape for your fix and flip? How to decide? ]


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