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What Makes A Real Estate Investor Elite?

What Makes A Real Estate Investor Elite?

What distinguishes the hobbyist from the professional, or the wannabe real estate investor from the elite real estate investor? It can be difficult to quantify. To begin with, what is "elite"? Certainly, elite implies a top tier in a given endeavor. Yet real estate...

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Fix & Flip Tips: Managing Your Contractors

Fix & Flip Tips: Managing Your Contractors

If the first rule of success in flipping is to run your numbers accurately, the second -- a close second -- is to manage the job properly. And this is where a lot of rehabbers encounter challenges, as they coordinate with contractors and work to stay on schedule and...

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DIY Your Fix And Flip Or Hire Help?

DIY Your Fix And Flip Or Hire Help?

One of the most hotly-debated topics among rehabbers is whether to tackle repairs on your own -- the DIY route -- versus hiring the work out. Or a hybrid approach that combines the two. The reason for "controversy" is because the decision typically boils down to one's...

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Maximize Your Floorplan To Boost ROI

Maximize Your Floorplan To Boost ROI

When you walk around a potential fix and flip project, it's just as important to take note of the floorplan as it is to notice any physical deficiencies. A house needs to have a comfortable and intuitive flow and the space needs to feel right for it to appeal to...

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4 Inspections To Never Skip

4 Inspections To Never Skip

Whether you're negotiating directly with a seller or via their agent, inspections are one area with wiggle room and one in which you can distinguish yourself from other buyers. It can be tempting to skip inspections altogether, not only for expediency's sake but also...

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ABL Team Spotlight: Meet Scott Davis

ABL Team Spotlight: Meet Scott Davis

Scott Davis is Asset Based Lending’s Area Manager for Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, D.C., and Delaware. Having managed millions in assets with a nationwide territory in his previous role, Scott has perfected the art of delivering results in a fast-paced...

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Debunking 6 Hard Money Loan Myths

Debunking 6 Hard Money Loan Myths

True or false: the term “hard money loan” was coined because this type of loan is hard to get. The answer is: false. If a borrower has a good deal, the right documents in order, a well-prepared exit strategy, and enough cash to close, a hard money loan is relatively...

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How to Line Up Buyers for Your Fix and Flip

How to Line Up Buyers for Your Fix and Flip

The faster you can get from property purchase to sale, the more profitable your fix and flip will be. Time is costly for investors thanks to holding costs like loan interest, property taxes, and utilities - for each, the total amount you pay grows as time passes....

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Four Tips for Faster Flips

Four Tips for Faster Flips

Time is a fix and flip investor’s worst enemy. The faster an investor can get from deal discovery to sale, the more profitable their business will be. Time hurts your bottom line thanks to: Loan interest payments Property taxes Utility costs Market fluctuations The...

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2019 Baltimore Real Estate Investing Report

2019 Baltimore Real Estate Investing Report

What does Baltimore have to offer? A half hour from DC by train, Baltimore is a popular location for commuting professionals looking to save on living costs: Baltimore rent is 43% lower than rent in the Capitol City. Baltimore is also full of historical buildings and...

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Proof Of Funds Letter 101

Proof Of Funds Letter 101

Purchasing an investment property is a process that requires a lot of important paperwork. In this post, we will break down everything you need to know about one of the first documents you should have on hand when beginning the investment process: the proof of funds...

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Intro To Urban Redevelopment Projects

Intro To Urban Redevelopment Projects

Aside from the obvious benefit -- profit potential -- one of the most exciting aspects of flipping houses is the chance to take a rundown property and completely revamp it, creating for a striking before-and-after portfolio and the satisfaction of improving a...

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Intro To Fix And Flip Terminology: Part 1

Intro To Fix And Flip Terminology: Part 1

The fix and flip world is full of its own terms and lingo, from weird acronyms -- ARV? SOW? REO? -- to the technicalities of the renovation itself. As you research and then jump into projects, you’ll quickly pick up on the unique language of rehabs and real estate....

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Tips For Estimating Rehab Costs Like The Pros

Tips For Estimating Rehab Costs Like The Pros

Are you wondering how to estimate and calculate rehab costs? The better you get at estimating rehab costs, the more successful you’ll be at flipping houses. And there’s a wide gap between those who are guessing and wishing versus pros who have an established and...

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Renovate For ROI: Kitchen Renovations

Renovate For ROI: Kitchen Renovations

You probably already know that a kitchen remodel is one of the best uses of your investment dollars. A minor kitchen remodel recoups 80.5% of its cost, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2019 report, which ranked it the third highest percentage among...

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