Weekly Round Up - Real Estate Links We Love - Sept 9

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Sep 9, 2018

Our weekly round up of real estate links we love…


REAL ESTATE NEWS

Amazon Launched Its HQ2 Hunt One Year Ago Today. Here's Where the Search Stands

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Willy Wonka would be pleased: One year ago today, Jeff Bezos announced Amazon’s search for a second headquarters, triggering a flood of publicity and a frenzy of interest from cities hoping to nab a golden ticket. The 238 HQ2 applicants were narrowed down to 20 finalists back in January. The e-commerce giant has said it will make its final HQ2 decision by the end of this year...read full story here

Returns on home-flipping fall to 4-year low

A lack of access to distressed sales and weakening buyer demand has hit investors hard, according to new Q2 report from Attom Data Solutions...read full story here

Is the housing market starting to cool off?

Slow sales and plummeting mortgage applications suggest home prices may have hit their peak..read full story here


REAL ESTATE INVESTING ADVICE

How do Capital Gains Taxes Work for Investment Properties?

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When a person buys an investment property, they do that with the goal of making money. But they don’t always end up making the money they expected, and part of the reason for that is taxes. While everyone expects to pay taxes on the money they make, they don’t always realize that they’ll have to pay taxes on other forms of profit, as well. One of these forms of profit is the gain they may have when they sell a property for more than they paid for it. The amount of money they sold a property for, minus what they paid for the property and what they spent to improve it, is called the capital gain...read full story here

Seven Tips To Pricing Rental Property For Maximum Exposure And Consistent Income

Whether you are converting your home into a rental property or investing in real estate for the benefit of passive income, you need to price your rent effectively in order to ensure minimal vacancy loss and maximum exposure to renters when you list for rent...read full story here

Forget HGTV: These Are the Surprising New Hottest Markets for Home Flipping

As prices spike in white-hot housing markets such as California and New York, many home flippers are abandoning the ridiculously expensive coasts and heading for more profitable pastures—down South...read full story here


HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS

To renovate or not to renovate?

The discussion around whether or not one should renovate an old house feels like a raging battle between “history is sacred” and “tear out everything HGTV style.” This all-or-nothing framework—a product of long-running debates over which types of housing are worthy of attention—is unhelpful at best and detrimental at worst...read full story here

How to Hire a Kitchen Contractor Who Won't Burn You Bad

The kitchen is the heart of your home, and you wouldn't trust your heart to just anyone, right? So if you're planning a kitchen remodel, you'll want to search far and wide to find the right contractor for the job...read full story here

Virtual Staging: An Innovative Way to Impress Buyers

As more home-sellers turn to virtual staging, we have to ask: Is it really worth it, and does it compare to traditional staging?...Read full story here

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