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Helping You Succeed in Your Real Estate Investments

"Flip" Isn't a Four Letter Word!

FL!P ISN’T A FOUR LETTER WORD

Do your palms start to sweat at uttering “I flip houses” because of some bad press? As a real estate investor, you should be confident and proud of what you do. Although at times it can be a dirty job, house flipping...

Your Handy Fix and Flip Checklist Before Getting a Hard Money Loan

Let’s say you’ve been driving around the neighborhood and you see a couple of diamonds in the rough with for sale signs out front. Your inner DIYer’s interest is piqued and you think “wow, that house could be gorgeous if only I could get my hands...

3 Things to Check Before Selling That Fix and Flip

Fixing and flipping a home is no small task. While it can be an exhilarating and rewarding way to turn a profit, it certainly requires some hard work and the willingness to take on a little bit of risk.

2020 Real Estate Forecast

Let's look forward into the 2020 Real Estate Market and see what we can see. Meteorologists have the thankless task of predicting whether we should grab an umbrella or sunglasses as we dash out the door. But they don’t have crystal balls, so you...

Proof of Funds Letter for Real Estate Investment

What's a proof of funds letter and why do real estate investors need one? Let's find out...

5 Ways to Save On a Fix and Flip in the Winter Months

As the thermometer drops, life seems to head to the slow lane. We tend to stay in more, hunkering down, pushing our projects off to the spring. But winter is actually a great time to hunt out real estate deals and keep plugging away at house...

What Are The Requirements For A Construction Loan

If you're looking to build or rehab real estate property and intend to refinance it to generate rental income or sell it for a profit, a construction loan might be the best option. Since most people can't afford to pay for the cost of a new...

Top 4 Negotiation Tips for Real Estate Investors

Negotiations are an important part of having a successful investment property. Regardless of whether you rely on your own cash, friends and family money, banks, or private hard money lenders, you want the property acquired at the lowest possible...

Renovate vs. Rebuild - The 5 Major Differences You Need To Know

Renovate or rebuild: This is the ultimate decision when considering a real estate investment. This choice will determine how profitable your investment will be in the long run, so here are 5 major differences you should be aware of before you...

Having Trouble Finding Properties to Fix and Flip? Try a Wholesaler!

Trouble finding properties? You are not alone. When the housing inventory is low and competition is high, it is a real challenge! We hear about investors ready for a project, but just can't find the right property.