13 of the Nation’s Most Profitable Housing Markets Located in California

It is a great time to be selling a house. According to new statistics out of ATTOM Data Solutions, the average seller in the fourth quarter of 2017 enjoyed a home price gain of $54,000, which marks more than a

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ZINC Recognized by TINYpulse for Positive Workplace Culture

If you’ve worked with ZINC Financial before, you probably know all about our commitment to our clients. We strive to make every interaction a positive and helpful one, and we try to make every partnership as mutually beneficial possible. We’re

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Our Expectations Regarding Real Estate Inventory in 2018

Reduced inventory has been a blessing and a curse for house flippers over the last few years. According to Forbes, 967,604 homes were for sale in November 2010. In November of last year, that figure was down to 653,347. On

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Who’s Buying Homes in 2018?

Every year around this time, the house flipping industry makes its predictions about what will happen in the year to come. Last year, everyone thought that mortgage rates would go up, new construction would ease the lack of inventory, and

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How Did the House Flipping Industry Perform in 2017

Last month, ATTOM Data released its report on the house flipping industry for the third quarter of 2017. The numbers show an overall downturn for rehab investors across the country, but there are numerous pockets where the trends are actually

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ZINC is Primed for Success in 2018

2017 was quite the year for house flipping news. At the start of the year, there was a great deal of uncertainty about what the economy would do, whether a housing bubble was set to burst, and whether rehab investors

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Housing Affordability Continues to Decline

The National Association of Home Builders has reported that home affordability declined in the third quarter of 2017. However, more than half of families that earn the US median household income of $68,000 can afford to buy a home in

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2017 Year-End Recap

Surprisingly enough, the house flipping industry more or less met expectations in 2017. There was no bubble burst as some experts feared, foreclosure rates remained low, and so did housing inventory levels. Here are some other key highlights from the

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What Successful House Flippers Know

HGTV has given many would-be house flippers the impression that flipping homes is easy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. House flipping is in fact a job, and it’s a job that requires a great deal of skill, planning,

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More Investors Seeking House Flipping Loans

The number of rehab investors who utilize house flipping loans has been on the rise over the last decade. In fact, a recent report out of ATTOM Data Solutions found that a full third of house flippers used financing to

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Things to Look for in a Private Money Lender

Choosing the right private money lender for your house flipping loans is about more than just the numbers. Of course, the numbers are important, and the terms of your loan should be a top consideration. But don’t make the mistake

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Real Estate Trends to Watch for in Fall of 2017

It’s nothing but good news for house flippers this fall. All of the real estate Fall 2017 trends follow what we’ve seen over the last few years – low inventories, rising home prices, increased buyer confidence, and rising rents. Whether

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What is Debt Coverage Ratio?

You may have seen the term “DCR” or “DSCR” while learning about flipping properties and had no idea what it meant. One of the downfalls of property investors is that we use far too many TLAs – three letter acronyms.

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Numbers Show The Bay Area is in Demand

The fact that the Bay Area is one of the hottest housing markets in the country isn’t exactly ground-breaking house flipping news. But you may be surprised to learn just how much home prices have increased here over the last

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What’s Going on with California Foreclosures?

House flipping and foreclosures: they generally go hand-in-hand. People who are new to the business often think that house flippers depend entirely upon new foreclosures. But foreclosures are way down in California, and house flipping is up. How can that

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