Yearly Archives: 2012

Buyers Are Purchasing Pricier Properties in Los Angeles

According to a recent article out of the Los Angeles Times, housing sales in Southern California are on the rise. While the past few years were marked by foreclosure and homeowners unwilling to consider pricier homes, the turn in the

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Holidays Are an Opportune Time to Invest in Properties

The housing market across the United States follows a very predictable pattern. House sales are always the strongest during the spring and summer months and the slowest during fall and winter. By all accounts, the housing market should slow down

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Should You Take a Chance with the Fix and Flip Market

Now is an ideal time for experienced real estate investors to make a killing in the house flipping market. But what if you’re new to the game? Is the current climate a good opportunity for new house flippers to take

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Common Private Money Lending Terms

If you’re exploring the opportunities afforded by rehab loans, you’re probably coming across a lot of terms and phrases that you might not be completely clear on. Private money loans are surrounded by a great deal of terminology that can

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In This Market, Is House Flipping a Good Idea?

Many smart investors have considered house flipping at one time or another. The potential return on investment of house flipping makes it one of the most lucrative investment opportunities available. But in today’s economic climate, some investors are wary that

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Private Money Loans for New Investors

Did you know that Zinc Financial offers private money loans specifically tailored to new investors? While other private money loan lenders offer limited support to their clients, we at Zinc Financial enjoy working with new investors and helping them make

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Getting a Great Deal on an Investment Property

One of the most important factors in ensuring that you receive an excellent return on your house flipping investment is finding the perfect property at the perfect price. The most successful house flippers are masters at finding properties with excellent

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House Flipping Back on Track

According to RealtyTrac, nearly 100,000 properties were flipped in the first six months of 2012. That marks a 25% increase over the number of homes that were flipped just one year ago. So what made the difference in the housing

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What You Need to Know About Remodeling Costs

People who are new to house flipping often underestimate just how much it will cost to remodel the home that they have purchased. This common beginner mistake can take a major chunk out of the return on your investment. Here

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Federal Reserve Purchase May Boost Housing Market

The Federal Reserve has announced that it will immediately start buying up billions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities. These securities are essentially bonds that are composed of home loans which are packaged and sold to investors. The Fed hopes

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Can You Get a Rehab Loan with Bad Credit?

Many potential investors who would like to try their hand at house flipping feel discouraged about their chances because they have less than perfect credit. If your credit report has one or two blemishes on it, you should still consider

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What is an FHA 203 Rehab Loan?

If you’ve been looking into rehab loans, chances are you’ve come across the Federal Housing Administration’s rehab loan product, the FHA 203(k) loan. This loan is designed to help people who are interested in purchasing fixer-uppers secure a mortgage for

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3 Major House Flipping Mistakes

Every person who takes a chance on house flipping is going to make their fair share of mistakes. At Zinc Financial, we have advised both new and experienced investors out of a number of common mistakes. In our opinion, here

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Going Green With Rehab Properties

Taking the extra steps to make a house you’re flipping more “green” can improve the value of the home and entice eco-conscience home buyers. However, there are a number of pitfalls that you need to be aware of when going

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Top 5 Reasons to Work With ZINC Financial

We know that you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a private money loan. As a smart investor, you should do your research before choosing a lender — we wouldn’t expect any less of you. But

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