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Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Classifying a neighborhood by “type”, or what many investors refer to as a “grade”, is typically nothing more than a subjective description.  Although most people will have a general idea of what is being referred to, in my experience it is usually nothing more than a qualitative rather than quantitative description. Read the rest...
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Understanding Your Purchase Appraisal

Understanding Your Purchase Appraisal

Once you have a property under contract and you’ve performed an inspection, it’s time for your loan officer to secure a purchase appraisal. Be aware that an appraisal will almost always render a lower value than you determined in your comparative market analysis, for a number of reasons.  Appraisals do not give an accurate...
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Active vs. Passive Investing

Active vs. Passive Investing

In real estate, there are two basic concepts of investing – active and passive. Passive investing is typically your buy-and-hold form of investing. Simply put, once you’ve purchased a solid income property, you sit back and let it appreciate over time and have your tenants literally pay down your mortgage each and every month....
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The Flip is Dead: New Rules of Real Estate Investing

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The Flip is Dead: New Rules of Real Estate Investing

No More Flips? RE Investors are now in Buy-and-Hold Mode The real estate market is still dominated by distressed properties, and as opportunistic investors, we can’t ignore short sales, foreclosures, and defaulted note buying. One thing seems to be changing though. Whereas the preferred exit strategy used to be flipping a property or note...
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Real Estate Investing: Is House Flipping A Profitable Investment Strategy?

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Real Estate Investing: Is House Flipping A Profitable Investment Strategy?

Ok, who flipped the house? Image by glencharnoch An exhibit at the Centre of Education and Promotion of the Region, in the village of Szymbark in Poland, the upside-down house was created by Daniel Czapiewski, president of wooden house manufacturing firm Danmar. The upside-down house is supposed to be an allegory of the former...
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Is there still money to be made in house flipping? How much did you make on your last flip?

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Is there still money to be made in house flipping? How much did you make on your last flip?

Feel free to visit my blog to see what I’m up to www.JamesBroadfoot.com … Project House Flip in Its Entirety {House Flip Before and After} House Flip. Real Estate Investing (Parts I – VI) This video series tracks the progress of my first house flip experience. This is the entire series, Part 1 –...
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Real estate investment: flipping pre-foreclosures (buying and selling) VS. buying regular properties to rent?

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Question by Independent_guy: Real estate investment: flipping pre-foreclosures (buying and selling) VS. buying regular properties to rent? Which of the 2 is a better investment strategy in your opinion? THANKS. Best answer: Answer by mel sI have considered both and on one property, we rented and the other property we flipped and sold. If...
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