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5 Secrets to a Successful Fix and Flip in the Tri State Area

National foreclosure rates are at all-time lows – except in one area: the Tri-state area. New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland posted the top foreclosure rates in 2018. Part of the reason for the high foreclosure rates is the states’ long foreclosure process. Properties from the housing crash are just now …
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First Equity Funding partners with Auction.com

The Monmouth County-based boutique investment firm was recently featured as part of a panel of experts to offer tips and information to real estate investors. SEA GIRT, NJ – First Equity Funding, a real estate fund that focuses on fix and flip loans, recently partnered with Auction.com, the nation’s leading …
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What to Look Out for in NJ Real Estate Loans

Whether you’re purchasing your dream home or investing in a fix and flip property in New Jersey, you need some type of financing to help pay for your purchase (unless you have the cash). Since most people don’t have this kind of money, they apply for a real estate loan …
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Best Tips for Flipping Houses for Profit

Flipping houses is a rewarding experience, but the real reward is making a profit. As you earn money on your projects, you can use it to buy future inventory and rely less on hard money. When you first start flipping houses, it can be hard to know which properties will …
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Best Places to Buy on the East Coast

If you’re looking to buy a property on the East Coast, there are many wonderful cities to invest in. Compared to other parts of the country, the returns on investment are higher on East Coast properties. Plus, the East Coast has the smartest state (Massachusetts), the wealthiest state (Maryland) and …
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New Jersey Housing Market Predictions for 2019

There’s some great news on the horizon: the New Jersey property market is looking strong for 2019. Part of the reason why this is the case is because 2018 was a good year for NJ and there is already a shortage of properties going into the spring season. An inventory …
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Top 3 Reasons to Not Follow HGTV Fix and Flip Techniques

We can all relate to watching one of HGTV’s attention-grabbing fix and flip shows. Whether you’re watching Property Brothers, Fixer Upper or Love It or List It, it’s safe to say that every episode ends on a positive, lucrative note. And, despite the crushing problems that the cast faces along …
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Will the Georgia Property Market Grow?

2018 was a big year for the Georgia property market. In Atlanta, housing price gains nearly doubled the national average. Rents were growing three times faster than the national median, and sales prices jumped by eight percent. With increasing sales prices and low inventory, it was clear that Georgia was …
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All You Need to Know About the Massachusetts Property Market

Are you planning on buying or selling a home in Massachusetts? It will help to know everything you can about the Massachusetts property market. Fortunately, there is plenty of good news to share as the northeastern part of the country is finally recovering from the 2008 recession. However, inventory is …
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5 Tips to Keep in Mind When Selling to Baby Boomers

A lot of attention goes toward selling homes to the millennials, but we shouldn’t ignore the Baby Boomer generation. Baby Boomers are those born between the years of 1946 and 1964. Although these nearly 76 million Americans are growing older, they are certainly not ready to move to a retirement …
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What are the Biggest Problems with Hard Money Loans?

What are hard money loans? Hard money loans are an asset-based means of loan financing, typically issued by private companies or a small group of investors. Instead of taking into consideration the borrower’s creditworthiness via their credit score, the property they are buying is kept as mortgage to provide the …
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Top Reasons Your Flipped Listing May Fail to Sell in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says that the housing market is at a tipping point. Median sales prices for single family homes climbed 3.5 percent from the summer of 2017 to 2018. The number of houses sold have gone down, however, creating a more balanced market. If you’re trying …
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How Selling Techniques Work Differently on Each Generation

To be an effective seller in the real estate industry, you must understand the different generations. What motivates one generation to purchase a home may not motivate the next. Fortunately, you can learn a lot about today’s buyers by asking the right questions, being a good listener and understanding their …
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5 Facts About the North Carolina Property Market

North Carolina has a population of over 10 million people. The population is growing thanks to the comfortable temperatures, high quality healthcare and lower cost of living. As a result, there is a greater demand for houses, which explains why the Raleigh housing market is booming. Over the last seven …
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How to Close a Fix and Flip Deal

Closing a deal on a fix and flip property requires knowledge of the property and access to fast capital. This is harder said than done in a competitive market where there’s likely to be several bids on a property. With no time to waste, you must put in a bid …
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