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Do you know any lenders offering rate locks before getting in contract? Thanks!

What app or website do you recommend/use to help manage your rental portfolios? What all does your app/website manage in regards to occupancy, accounting information, rent collection etc.


Anyone have any info on section 8 rentals?

Any banks doing jumbo cash out refi loans? I've got a duplex and looking to refi the loan to around 850k


The drywall around my house has stains and paint lumps (overall a dirty look), especially around the trims.

Any quick and easy way to make it look clean and well-finished?


Hello fishes! I have recently booked new home which will be ready by December move in. However i have locked interest rate with builder’s lender until closing. Can i shop for new lenders AT the time o… more

I have been quoted $9K for removing and replacing the carpet for a 1500 sf apartment (not including materials). Didn’t expect that. Is this reasonable?

Which checking account should I get for my business? I'm two houses in, one ltr and one str where my net out per month is around 4.5k while my net in 5.2-6k? I have airbnb deposits frequently (and… more

Is 4.75% 30 yr fixed a good rate or should i shop around?


Many of us here work in real estate somehow:
Rentals, syndication, flips, or as an agent. Have you told your employer about this extra job/side hustle. Why or why not?


Just got preapproval from Chase. Should I check with other mortgage broker as well to see if I get a better rate? Was wondering how my credit score will be impacted specifically


In process of getting a mortgage preapproval and I spoke with a few realtors but none of them were being responsive. Is this a sign not to work with them or would it get better after being preapproved… more

I think sellers will start to panic pretty soon after they realize they’re late to the party.
Inventory is close to pre-COVID level in northern Virginia. Price drops and builder incentives are in… more


Hi all. What’s the best way to finance a swimming pool remodel? Have to resurface at the least, maybe add a slide and basic rocks….

We just moved in 7 months ago and can wait up to a year t… more


I am looking for an investment property and reached out to a realtor and had a couple of conversations with them and they have sent me the listings and I told them to start scheduling viewings and tol… more

Right near the beach in Carlsbad. How’s this not a good deal?

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Did anybody invest in fundrise, realty mogul or companies like this? Seeing a lot of ads. Not sure if they ROI is true.


Just joined this bowl, wondering if someone can let me know if they thought selling with Redfin was worth the 1-1.5% they saved over a traditional real estate agent.

Building a customized home with KB homes I’m Austin, TX. Plan is to house hack it and sell it in 5 years. What custom features (eg, white kitchen cabinets) should I keep in mind now to ensure it will … more

How do you know the limits of your DIY capacity? Started demo'ing a bathroom for a DIY remodel, but thinking there's a chance I'm in over my head and will need help, but not sure?


I am replacing the downstairs ac on my rental. 2.85k. I’m reading that i can’t expense it and it’s a capital improvement? Does this mean it just adds to the 27.5 yr depreciation value on the house or … more


_____ is my percentage of PITI from my take home pay


Carpet vs vinyl vs laminate vs LVT for a second floor rental? It is carpet now and there is hardwood flooring underneath

Closing in Feb/Mar for new build. Would you lock in a rate right now through an extended rate lock, or wait until 30/60 days pre-closing? What are the chances rates are the same or lower in Jan/Feb ?


Hi Fishes, Appraisal question here. I’m learning backwards after buying my first house. The lender convinced me it was in my best interest to skip the appraisal since I qualified to. During inspection… more

For those who have bought in the past few months- have you been able to find good cash flow? I haven’t been able to outside of extremely run down homes in bad areas that would require more work than I… more


Looking for recommendations on best faucet brand. Just replacing with a black modern one. I've heard delta, Kohler, moen, glacier are good? Anything else?

Redoing our kitchen backsplash. What is a good size of tile for herringbone pattern?


How did everyone get started in owning rentals? From funding their first rental, to how you expanded, to how you decided commercial bank residential, and condos vs houses vs apartments. I am i… more


How much does a property Manager make at a real estate investment firm/year?

In the process of buying my first short term rental investment and hoping to manage it myself. What are the best resources for learning how to manage long-distance (about 5 hours away)? I’ve listene… more

Hi all - Question for all of you.

How do you find Private Capital - or alternatively have you gone the equity loan, Heloc route.

We are on to acquiring our 4th property. Just g… more


Anyone can give any insights about the Irish housing market?

Housing prices around the world are going down slowly.
How does it look like for the residential properties in Ireland?


Living in Knoxville. Bought house $250k in 2019. Worth about $420k. Annual income $150k.

Opportunity in Nashville to earn $250k. Reasonable houses are $350-$500k (or way more).


New to the bowl but starting to warm up to the idea of purchasing a property either to live in, or just as an investment to generate some passive income. What’s the best resource for learning about th… more


Questions to the realtors in the bowl: did you go the office every day in your first year of practicing real estate?

How long does it take to rebuild your credit after buying a house? Obtained a mortgage 5 months ago and my credit has only gone up 8 points after dropping 40. I’ve had no late payments or other inquir… more


Has anyone sued for performance and won recently?


I am a Realtor in Massachusetts & Rhode Island

If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home or would simply like more information, please reach out.


Situation: You have about ~$150K cash, work stable job, rent in HCOL like SF, only 60% sure you want to be there long term, and want to start building a real estate portfolio

What would you… more

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