7 Stages to a Real Estate Rehab: Step 2 – Create the Scope of Work

September 16, 2020

Create the Scope of Work

Your scope of work relies heavily on your pre-rehab planning. This is where you detail the extent of the project for your contractors to see every major or minor renovation. To do this successfully: Go through your planning notes and list all renovations needed (e.g demolitions, removals, floor installations, etc). To budget more efficiently, prioritize […]


Bay Area Home Prices Climb on Strong Demand, Low Supply

September 12, 2020

Tight inventory and unstoppable buyers ignoring the economic drag of the Covid pandemic  pushed Bay Area median home prices to near-record levels in July. Median home prices for single family homes in the Bay Area rose 8.6 percent from last year, led by soaring prices in Contra Costa and San Mateo counties. The median sale […]


7 Stages to a Real Estate Rehab: Step 1 – Preparing/Creating A Plan

September 9, 2020

Kicking off your rehabbing project entails more than a cursory look at renovations needed and hiring a contractor. You first need to carefully assess the property, so you can ensure all aspects of the real estate construction process are on course. When creating a plan, there are two things you need to determine. Repairs Needed […]


7 Stages of a Real Estate Rehab

September 2, 2020

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The old expression, “By the yard, it’s hard, by the inch it’s a cinch,” applies to many areas of life, not the least of which include that often-overwhelming concept known as the real estate rehab deal. Homebuyer demand is now at its strongest in Oakland because homes tend to be larger and less expensive there, […]


Raising Capital For Real Estate In 6 Steps

August 26, 2020

Raising capital for real estate can be a challenge for many new investors, but it is a necessity for anyone looking to succeed in the industry. The key to learning how to raise capital for real estate is to focus on identifying what today’s lenders covet the most (and give it to them). If you succeed, […]


What Real Estate Investors Need To Know In Times of Crisis

August 26, 2020

As the varied numbers for March and April real estate sales continue to roll in, the industry is left wondering what the future will hold as the pandemic continues to impact markets across the globe. Professionals throughout the real estate space are wondering what rights and responsibilities they hold in light of the current situation, […]


Best REIT Investments

June 30, 2020

Investing in real estate can be a fantastic way to generate a reliable stream of revenue to add to your total household income. But did you know that there are multiple types of real estate investments you can make? The right type of real estate investment for you will depend on your level of investment and the […]


Evaluating Real Estate Investments Through A Post-Pandemic Lens

June 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a transformative impact on commercial real estate (CRE) markets. The crisis has brought to the fore longer-term questions about how social distancing measures will change the way people live, work and play. As daily life itself alters, so too have the lenses that both lenders and investors use to evaluate […]


Real Estate Investing Principles For Navigating A Crisis

June 20, 2020

While the national real estate market faces significant uncertainty right now, it’s important to recognize that past crises, like the Great Recession of 2008, have taught us valuable lessons on how to operate when the future isn’t so clear. For real estate investors, staying out of the market until stability is returned is certainly a […]


Buying a Fixer-Upper: What You Need to Know

June 1, 2020

If you’re looking to buy a house, you may be torn between a home that’s move-in ready or a fixer-upper. As the name implies, a fixer-upper needs work — sometimes a lot of it, whereas move-in ready homes allow you to unpack, relax, and enjoy your new abode. Here’s what you need to know if […]