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Construction Renovation: Property Flips and Insurance

Construction Renovation: Property Flips and Insurance

By Andrea Wells   The number of U.S. single family home sales attributed to flipping is on the decline but that isn’t deterring investors. Despite the percentage of flipped homes shrinking to 3.7 percent of the total homes sold, the profits from flipping a house are up to 30 percent, according to a recent report by […]

U.S. Home Flipping Increases 16 Percent in 2013 and Average Gross Profit on Flips Rises to More Than $62,000 in Q4

U.S. Home Flipping Increases 16 Percent in 2013 and Average Gross Profit on Flips Rises to More Than $62,000 in Q4

SOURCE: RealtyTrac Average Gross Profit on Flips in Q4 2013 at $62,761, up From $52,746 in Q4 2012; 21 Percent of Flipped Homes Purchased as Foreclosures, Down From Previous Years RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its Year-End and Q4 2013 Home Flipping Report, which shows 156,862 single family […]

4 tips for hiring contractors (and 10 ways to avoid scammers)

4 tips for hiring contractors (and 10 ways to avoid scammers)

To protect yourself — and your money — here are 4 tips to ensure that your next remodeling project goes smoothly. By Popular Mechanics We love building for ourselves, but some jobs just need to be subbed out. Unfortunately, a competent, honest remodeling contractor is no easy find. There are thousands of reliable, trustworthy contractors out […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Flipping Houses For Profit

The Beginner’s Guide to Flipping Houses For Profit

by Michael LaCava OK, let’s get back to basics. If you are just getting into flipping houses for profit, there’s much to learn, no doubt. So I may have bad news for you: you can’t learn how to do it a single weekend course, you can’t learn how to do it by reading one article […]

How to Find Real Estate Investors

How to Find Real Estate Investors

by Susan Reynolds, Demand Media   Making money through real estate is a tried and true way to wealth for many people. Investors may specialize in different areas of real estate, such as residential, land or commercial. Some investors “flip” houses for profit, while others hold on to real estate for a long time. Some […]

Finding the Right Contractors for Your Next Home Improvement Project

Finding the Right Contractors for Your Next Home Improvement Project

By.Ken Aylor, Real Estate Agent   More than 75 percent of homeowners were planning home improvement projects, a study by the Home Improvement Research Institute reported. Be happy with your next project by taking the time to find the right contractors. It only takes one bad contractor to disrupt your entire home and project. These […]

How to Fix and Flip Houses: Case Study #1

How to Fix and Flip Houses: Case Study #1

by Mark Ferguson   I have bought and sold over 70 fix and flips with my father over the last ten years.  Fix and flip projects were what I first loved about Real Estate and kept me going until I discovered the world of REO.  I loved and still do love finding properties, deciding what to repair and then selling them […]

How to Find Investors for Real Estate

How to Find Investors for Real Estate

By Cat Reynolds, eHow Contributor   Finding cash, whether your own or from other investors, is the biggest obstacle to developing a real estate investment business. Though new investors have invariably heard about no-money-down deals, buying properties for pennies on the dollar, and walking away from the closing table with cash in pocket, they quickly […]

10 Questions to Ask a Prospective Contractor

10 Questions to Ask a Prospective Contractor

by Jessika Toothman and Kate Kershner   Start the Countdown Hiring­ a contractor can be similar to acquiring a brother in-law, except that when it comes to a contractor, you’re the one who gets to do the choosing — not your wayward little sister. This family aspect stems from the fact that you’ll probably be seeing quite a lot […]

Four Best Ways To Make Big Money With Your Bulk REO Deals

Four Best Ways To Make Big Money With Your Bulk REO Deals

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