Housing Depot Inc. is a real estate investment and training firm on a mission to transform lives and rebuild communities, while training and supporting investors to use real estate as a means to generate supplemental and passive sources of income. Under the direction of President and CEO, Shana Jones, the Housing Depot offers years of experience, and a complete line of real estate buying, renting, managing and investing services. Shana has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, spanning from mortgage financing to luxury real estate investments. Even in the midst of, arguably, one of the worst economic downturns in history, she was able to remain profitable in the real estate market. She attributes her success in the real estate business to her years of experience, entrepreneurial spirit and perseverance.
Here at Housing Depot, we have created a winning environment with an emphasis on efficiency, customer and employee satisfaction, and high yields that continue to exceed expectations. Therefore, whether you are a homebuyer, investor, landlord or tenant, our team of specialists are ready, willing and able to assist you. Our programs include:
Homeownership & Credit Education
Housing Depot offers a variety of programs specifically designed to make the dream of homeownership possible for families with modest means. Many of the homebuyers we assist come to Housing Depot for assistance in overcoming financial/credit barriers. We offer homeownership workshops throughout the year where we discuss the homebuying process, improving credit, benefits of buying vs renting, and much more. In addition, we have partnered with affiliates who can provide you with a in-depth analysis of your readiness to buy a home, including review of your credit history and steps to repairing your credit if necessary.
Real Estate Investment Training
Housing Depot provides training and mentoring for real estate investors. Since 1997, we have been teaching our program to both beginners and seasoned investors. We educate investors on all forms of residential real estate, from single-family homes to multi-unit apartment complexes that create positive cashflow. Many of our members have never invested in real estate before working with us, thus the training program is designed to guide investors step-by-step through the process. We cover the importance of property location, evaluation, negotiation, financing, closing, rehabbing, leasing and management.
Property Management Consulting
Over the years, Housing Depot has managed hundreds of rental units inside its real estate investment portfolio. Whether it is a single condominium, a small home, or a multi-unit complex – our team of experts have the knowledge and experience to consult you on achieving the highest level of income and efficiently, while minimizing vacancies in your units. Our consulting services expand marketing & advertising, tenant screening, accounting & financial reporting, maintenance coordination & preventive maintenance, rent collections & evictions, and landlord-tenant ordinances.
Acquisition & Liquidation Consulting
Buying and selling, also called flipping, real estate is a viable investment options in today’s market. Our acquisition & liquidation consulting program is designed to help you use real estate as a means of supplementing or replacing your earned income with passive income; thereby reducing your dependence on a JOB, pensions and/or social security. We use our expertise to walk you step-by-step through acquiring and liquidating property. Our consulting services expand working the numbers, obtaining financing, locating and working with contractors and other professionals, creating an exit strategy, and much more.
Property Renovation Management
Renovating a distressed property is never as easy as it seems. Under our property renovation management program, we eliminate the stress and concerns from the renovation process. You can count on the Housing Depot to completely or partially manage your renovation as needed. In addition, for your ease and convenience, we have assembled a network of reliable and highly qualified craftsmen to provide quality work in a timely manner.
Joint Venture Opportunities
The Joint Venture programs affords you an opportunity to partner with us on various real estate investments. You benefit from the cashflow/returns generated without lifting a finger to manage the properties, renovate the properties or rent the properties. We simply do it all for you!