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Good News in Southern California

Recent data out of real estate firm CoreLogic shows that the Southern California housing market is still on the rise, the LA Times reports. A brief period of stagnation over the winter had some investors worried, but in April both

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Posted in House Flipping, Real Estate News

Why Should You Secure Fix and Flip Funding in Advance?

Even the most successful house flippers — people who flip multiple properties at a time and make $100,000+ per flip – those flippers utilize fix and flip funding from private money lenders. Do they need to secure funding? No, the

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Posted in Fix & Flip Loans, Fix & Flip Tips, House Flipping, Private Money Loans, Rehab Loans, Rehabbing Tips

Two Special Offers from ZINC You Don’t Want to Pass Up

If you’re thinking about getting involved in fix and flip investing, now is the time. Here at ZINC Financial we’re encouraging our clients to take advantage of the current factors currently stacked in favor of fix and flip investors. Home

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Posted in Buy & Hold Loans, Company News, Fix & Flip Loans, Private Money Loans, Rehab Loans

Rehabbing vs. Buy and Hold Real Estate

Rehabbing houses and buy and hold investment strategies are two of the most popular ways to invest in real estate. While these strategies are quite different in their execution, there’s a lot of overlap in the skills and financial requirements

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Posted in Buy and Hold Real Estate, House Flipping, Real Estate News, Rental Real Estate Financing, Rental Real Estate Investing

California One of Top 6 States for House Flipping

RealtyTrac has released data on the top six states for house flipping in 2013, and California is second on the list. According to an article out of USA Today, more than 156,000 homes were flipped in 2013, which marked a

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Posted in Fix & Flip Loans, Real Estate News, Rehab Loans

January Featured Investor Profile

This month, our featured investor is Christopher Wolfe, founder of Vector Holdings, LLC. Christopher has been working successfully in the banking and real estate industry since 2002. He has worked with ZINC Financial numerous times, building his portfolio and creating

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Posted in Buy & Hold Loans, Company News, Featured Investor Profile, Fix & Flip Tips, Rehabbing Tips

Rehab Financing for Condos

Over the last few months, home prices in California have hit a bit of a plateau. While the numbers are still up dramatically from 2012 and expected to climb again in 2014, ZINC Financial understands that some of our clients

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Posted in Company News, Rehab Loans

Your 2013 Market Summary

Like 2012, 2013 has been an excellent year for house flipping and for the housing market in general. The economy’s recovery has been markedly slow over all, but that hasn’t been the case in the housing industry during 2013. Around

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Posted in Real Estate Investment Blog, Real Estate News, Rehab Loans

December Featured Investor Profile

Our client CKT Properties has been successfully rehabbing houses in Northern California since 2008. The company is run by the dynamic father and son duo of Thomas and Kristian. When Kristian was 21, he convinced his father to become his

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Why Does ZINC Require Builders Risk Insurance?

When you buy a home for yourself and your family, one of the first things you’ll do before moving in is make sure that your new dwelling is properly insured. A home is a major investment, and if it were

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Posted in Company News, Fix & Flip Loans, Real Estate Investment Blog, Rehab Loans

Understanding the Difference between Hard Money and Private Money

Many first-time borrowers struggle to understand the difference between private money and hard money. There are in fact a number of similarities between private money and hard money loans, and both can be used to fund your real estate investments.

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Posted in Fix & Flip Loans, Rehab Loans

What Do Investors and Jeremy Renner Have in Common?

The house flipping market is so hot these days that even celebrities are getting involved. Jeremy Renner, the star of such films as the Bourne Legacy and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol recently sold a home that he had flipped with

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Posted in Fix & Flip Loans, Private Money Loans, Real Estate News, Rehab Loans

When it Comes to These Fix & Flip Fixes, Do Not DIY

For a lot of fix & flip professionals, the fun part of the job is the renovations. The chance to take a rundown house and make it into an inviting home can be a wonderful test of creativity, determination, and

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Fresno Real Estate Inside Report

With the housing market improving so rapidly in markets like San Francisco and Los Angeles, investors looking for new properties within California are sometimes having a hard time competing in the over-crowded house flipping market. If you’re looking for a

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House Flipping: Not Exactly What You See on TV

Shows like Flip This House and Flip Men have done a lot of good for the house flipping industry. They’ve introduced a new generation of investors to the fun, excitement, and often lucrative nature of house flipping. But if you’ve

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