Russ Barneson

Russ Barneson

Russell Barneson is a marketing strategist and real estate investor who also works for Crescent Lenders, an asset based real estate lender, located in Los Angeles, California. He is passionate about real estate investing and writes the company blog, which is focused on providing real estate investors relevant information and strategies about the market as well as how to acquire financing for both residential and commercial properties. He also rehabs his own properties and has well over 30 units listed on AirBnB. Having developed his own real estate investments gives him unique insights into rehabbing projects, purchasing, refinancing and all aspects of bridge loans. In his spare time he likes to travel, surf and have the occasional beer.

    Russ Barneson's Articles

    • Two Great Ways To Invest In Hard Money Loans

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    • 5 Tips for Decorating Your Home

      If you have just finished new construction or a renovation on your home or apartment, you most likely will be in need of some new furniture and accent pieces to give your place a homey feel.Picking the correct furniture and auxiliary pieces are vital to making your project come to fruition in the best way possible.With so many different choices from L shaped couches to Lazy Boy chairs you might feel overwhelmed with the work you have cut out for you.While there are many interior decorators who can charge you an arm and a leg for their services, you may…

    • 4 Best Interior Design Tools

      Are you planning to redecorate your home? Are you uncertain how certain furniture and decorations will look together with your current layout?Well, not to worry! There are many interior design tools available on the internet.These tools are great to give you an idea of how your home or apartment will look with different color and furniture combinations before spending a penny on any furnishings.Whether you are looking to remodel a single room like your kitchen or your entire home or apartment, you should highly consider using one of the following tools.1. FloorplannerThis website allows you to design you home or…

    • 4 Tools For Making A Real Estate Website

      In this day and age, having a great website is a key component to any real estate brokers business. Luckily for you, over the past few years, with the advancement in technology, websites have become easier and easier to build. With nearly everyone in America online, having a web based presence is more important now than ever. Nowadays, people are using the internet to find homes rather than the traditional method of searching the newspaper classifieds, which has gone out the window. Having a great website can help differentiate your brokerage business from others in the pack. Here we will…

    • 5 Useful Websites For Beginner Real Estate Investors

      The internet has an abundance of real estate related blogs and websites. If you are a new real estate investor there is no doubt you have spent countless hours sifting through these pages to find the best and most useful content.To save you time, we have created this list to help you understand which sites provide the best and most useful content.1. BiggerPocketsAs a new investor your main objective should be to get a better understanding of real estate strategies and techniques used by the pros. With over 1 million members, BiggerPockets has many articles and forums pertaining to different real estate topics. On top…

    • How To Improve Your Credit Score For Lenders

      Your credit score is a number that ranges from a low of 300 to a high of 850.This score consists of a number of factors from your credit history, including but not limited to your credit card, utility bill, phone bill, and car payments. Lenders often use your credit score to determine your creditworthiness aka your ability to make debt payments on time.Having a low credit score can result in you paying a high interest rate on your home mortgage, while having a strong credit score can help you obtain a great interest rate.Below we will discuss different strategies you can use…

    • 5 Additions To Skip On Your Next Fix And Flip

      Evaluating which additions to make and which additions to avoid on your next fix and flip project will heavily impact your bottom line.Not every addition made to a property will provide an increased return on your investment.You want to avoid investing in additions that will bring little to no increased value to your property.Here is a list of 5 additions to forget when working on your next fix and flip home.1. In-Ground PoolIn-Ground pools are very costly and complicated. Prices can range from 30k to 75k. You must always focus on your end buyers needs. Oftentimes, families with small children will see a…

    • Best Home Renovations To Increase ROI On Your Next Flip

      Fix and flipping properties can be a very financially rewarding business if done correctly.When remodeling a home, it is important to focus on the renovations that will give you the most bang for your buck.Below we cover our top 5 renovation tips to boost your return on investment for your next fix and flip.1. KitchenMany believe the kitchen is the focal point of the home. Study’s show a 60% to 120% increase in ROI by remodeling this part of the house.A fresh coat of paint on the cabinets, replacing door handles and adding some energy efficient appliances should do the trick.Focus on…

    • How To Be A “Green” Investor

      In the last decade, the world has taken major strides to become more eco-friendly. Be a part of this wonderful change and contribute by joining the GO GREEN effort. It only takes a few small fundamental changes to make a big difference in the environment while reaping the benefits of cost savings.Here are 5 changes you can make to save both money and the environment.1. Smart MeterDepending on where you live many people enjoy using air conditioners during the warmer summer months and heaters in the colder winter months.Installing a smart meter for home appliances such as heaters and air conditioning…

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