383: Finding Your Perfect Partner and the Top 6 Factors When Choosing a Market with Ben Leybovich & Sam Grooms

Build RealtyReal Estate Investing

Interested in someday making the leap to bigger investments? Don’t miss this one! Ben Leybovich and Sam Grooms join us for a high-level conversation about how they transitioned from flips and smaller assets to 100-plus-unit, value-add multifamily deals. Since the first part of this show was recorded pre-coronavirus, we brought the guys back on to hear their thoughts on today’s … Read More

11 Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Ideas

Build RealtyMarket News

We all want visitors and families to feel welcome when they visit our homes. You also want your home’s exterior looking its best when you are getting ready to sell. Whether you are planning on staying in your home for a few more years or preparing to sell it because you want to move to Dallas, TX , these budget-friendly … Read More

Home Office Ideas: 6 Unique Spaces You Can Transform into a Home Office

Build RealtyMarket News

Working from home has become the new norm, and will likely become more commonplace in the near future. This has made having a home office more necessary and desired than ever before. If your home doesn’t have a designated room you can use as a home office, don’t worry. There’s plenty of ways you can repurpose other areas of your … Read More

Post-Pandemic Migration from Expensive Cities Likely As 1 in 4 Newly Remote Employees Expect Work-From-Home to Continue

Build RealtyMarket News

Survey shows more than 50% of people in New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Boston would move if work-from-home became permanent. The sudden shift to remote work, brought on by the coronavirus shutdowns will accelerate a major migration away from expensive coastal cities . According to a new survey of homebuyers and sellers from Redfin, 1 in 4 newly-remote workers … Read More

15 Factors That Influence Your Home’s Resale Value

Build RealtyMarket News

Whether you’re looking to purchase or sell a home, not all properties are created equal, and not all retain good resale value. Meaning when the time comes to sell your home, you may receive fewer offers, offers under your asking price, or your home may end up sitting in seller’s limbo for longer than you anticipated. Though first-time homebuyers looking … Read More

Surviving When the BRRRR Hits the Fan with Josiah Smelser (Part 2, Post-Coronavirus)

Build RealtyReal Estate Investing

What happens to a no-money-down BRRRR investor when a pandemic breaks out, lending standards suddenly tighten, private money lenders get skittish, and property values quickly drop? Today, Josiah Smelser returns to the show and tells all. In Part 1 yesterday, we learned how Josiah built a $4M portfolio by buying, renovating, renting, refinancing, and repeating using both hard money and … Read More

House Hunters’ Hunger for Small Towns Continues to Soar—Even as Interest in Big Cities Begins to Recover

Build RealtyMarket News

Pageviews of houses in small towns are surging amid the coronavirus pandemic, while big cities are staging a more modest comeback. A remote home in the woods in a tiny Illinois village 67 miles southwest of Chicago was one of the most-viewed listings on Redfin.com in April. Complete with a wood-burning stove and a natural spring running through the property, … Read More

382: No Money Down BRRRR Investing with Josiah Smelser (Part 1, Recorded Pre-Coronavirus)

Build RealtyReal Estate Investing

Today we bring you Part 1 of back-to-back episodes with real estate investor/appraiser/author/all-around good guy Josiah Smelser. This first conversation was recorded pre-coronavirus lockdown, but it’s packed with tips you can put into action today. You’ll learn how Josiah solved the #1 bottleneck in his business (capital!), allowing him to BRRRR at scale and rack up rental properties with very … Read More