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"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...

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...

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.

Why Living Close to Your Fix and Flip Project Makes Sense

If you’re looking for that next fix and flip investment, it makes sense to consider a project closer to your home or work. Investing in different markets has its benefits, but easy access can mean a shorter commute to the job site (traffic is...

Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before My First Real Estate Investment...As Told By the Pros

Ever walk into a new home and wonder, who thought this was a good idea? Green shag carpet, everywhere! (Keep reading to see picture proof - we're not kidding.) From structure to design, there's a lot that goes into building or fixing and flipping...

You've Invested in Real Estate—Now How Do You Sell It?

You’ve worked hard to renovate your fix and flip investment. The “fix” part is complete. Now you need to “flip” the property and get it sold quickly for the most money so you can pay back your lenders, investors, contractors, employees - and...

Is Investing in a Good School District Worth It?

There are many factors that go into deciding whether a property is worth investing in or not, but one that may not be on the top of your list: how important is a good school district?

You’ve Acquired Your First Property - How Do You Get Your Second?