Category Archives: Real Estate Investors


Sep

19

2016
Veristone Expanding Auction Services to Thurston, County WA

Veristone Expanding Auction Services to Thurston, County WA

Veristone is excited to announce the addition of Thurston County to its list of counties where auction funds are available on weekly basis. Starting Sept. 30th, 2016 Veristone will have an experienced representative attending the Thurston County Foreclosure Auction. This means that we will have funds in-hand at the auction for our preapproved clients to buy properties on the spot. We are confident that Thurston…

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Sep

06

2016
Builders can find spec loans with hard money lenders

Builders can find spec loans with hard money lenders

Still wary of past shaky lending practices and encumbered with regulations (like the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act), traditional lenders are not willing or able to provide speculative construction loans. Unlike the banks, hard money lenders like Veristone are eager to fund such deals. With loan periods that are much shorter than traditional banks, hard money lenders like Veristone are able to adjust to market conditions and…

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Aug

07

2016
Appreciation in the Northwest – Setting a Red Hot Pace

Appreciation in the Northwest – Setting a Red Hot Pace

In spite of easing a bit from prior months, home prices are continuing to experience positive appreciation. The S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Composite index for May (as reported at the end of July) rose 5.2 percent year over year. This accounts for slight slowdown from April’s 5.4 percent increase. The Case-Schiller index tracks changes in the value of residential real estate nationally as well as in…

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Jul

23

2016
Smart and Fast = Success

Smart and Fast = Success

Every deal is about knowing the numbers! And it’s been said that the most important number is the After-Repair-Value (ARV). Knowing this number before you acquire a property can be the difference between making a great deal versus making a deal you wish you could forget. The majority of discounted properties are usually junk properties, vacant properties and/or fixer-uppers. They’re often in need of many…

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Jul

19

2016
“Social Savvy” Investors go beyond Facebook

“Social Savvy” Investors go beyond Facebook

It’s no secret that in order to gain a competitive edge in sourcing or selling a house you should learn to utilize social media. If you’ve begun using Facebook you’re on the right track. But you should also be considering other social media sites. Especially those that are primarily visual. • 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. • Visuals are processed 60,000…

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Jul

16

2016
Should investors be using Facebook ?

Should investors be using Facebook ?

For real estate investors, Facebook is arguably the best social media platform to use as a resource for self-branding, marketing all aspects of your business, gaining leads and referrals (sourcing and selling). Why is Facebook arguably the best? … as of March 2016: • The average Facebook user connects to 80 community pages, groups and events. • More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook….

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Jul

09

2016
High-end Fix and Flip

High-end Fix and Flip

It takes keen knowledge of the neighborhood and confidence in your contractor resources to achieve the type of success recently enjoyed by Kris Conover. When investors think of flipping houses, they usually think about foreclosures and short sales. They also have a stereotype in their heads about the kinds of people who get foreclosed on and the kinds of properties they own. As a result,…

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Jun

18

2016
10 Keys to Getting Top Dollar for Your Next Flip

10 Keys to Getting Top Dollar for Your Next Flip

1. Set the price correctly on day one. Some believe that the price you set your home is 80% of your marketing. If you over-price, you simply help sell the competition. Carefully look at comparable sales data. Too high a price translates to more days on the market. More days on the market translates to buyer negotiating power. A house that has been on the…

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Jun

12

2016
Who do you target when you’re ready to sell?

Who do you target when you’re ready to sell?

Your Fix and Flip investment is likely to appeal to more than one generational demographic. With this in mind, knowing some of the criteria that appeal to each generation, may help you focus your sales strategy. The following information is based on the March 2016 National Association of Realtors, Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report. The report breaks home buyers into 5 age groups….

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Jun

05

2016
North Everett New Construction Loan

North Everett New Construction Loan

Another successful venture for a Veristone client: Veristone Capital partners with experienced builders to finance ground up construction on a case-by-case basis. The subject property is located at 324 Skyline Drive, one block from Legion Golf Course. The property offers views of the Snohomish River valley and the Cascade Mountains. This newly constructed home is 1,741 square feet, featuring 3 large bedrooms, granite counter tops,2.25…

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