Were you caught in the “Windmageddon” this weekend? It was unlike anything we’ve experienced before! Because of the crazy wind storms, we are sorry for the delay in getting our weekly round up of real estate links we love to you. But we hope that you and yours are warm and safe! Enjoy the weekly round up...
Real Estate News
Housing analysts and economists think Amazon.com Inc. will choose either Atlanta or Northern Virginia for its second headquarters. The real estate website Zillow polled 85 experts, and both metro areas received 12 vote each as the most-likely location for “HQ2”...read full article here
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Thousands of historic building around Virginia have been restored and put back into commercial or residential use under state and federal programs that offer tax credits for developers, lenders and investors in historic building rehabilitation projects…read full article here
This is the year to invest in the Raleigh housing market, according to “Zillow’s Hottest Housing Markets for 2018.” Raleigh holds the No. 2 spot in Zillow’s annual prediction, based on its rising home values and rental prices, steady income growth, abundant job opportunities and low unemployment rate...read full article here
Real Estate Investing Tips
A well-known and widely accepted dictum in real estate investing is “it’s all about location, location, location.” That’s because the exact same property in two different cities can have drastically different rents, quality of residents, and values. And the same is applicable for two sub-markets in the same city, or two streets in the same neighborhood. WIth this being the case, how do you determine which city, sub-market, neighborhood or street to target?...read full article here
[ BLOG POST: 4 DC Real Estate Hotspots to Watch in 2018 ]
“In the beginning, I was afraid. Later, i was greedy and reckless. Neither worked out for me very well. I spent my first few years in the real estate industry helping other investors get financing to renovate old homes. I was in my early 20s and wanted to get involved, but wasn’t quite “ready” emotionally. Then I bought my first buy-and-hold deal and, it worked out pretty well. After that, I became a vacuum cleaner, sucking up every deal I could find. I lost a boatload of money. Some of these bad deals still cost me to this day. I wish i had a time machine, so I could go back and slap some sense into my younger self. Here are the seven lessons I’d use my time machine to teach myself. Learn from my mistakes, so you don’t have to suffer the results like I did!” … read full article here
Home Improvement Tips
Whether you’re a homeowner or just sizing up a home to buy, a faulty foundation can be dangerous - and expensive. Fortunately, though, that’s not always the case...read full article here
Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell...read full article here