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House Flipping In Dallas

Sep 5, 2008
House flipping of the past several years has become increasingly popular due to reality TV shows such as flip this house and flip that house. These shows motivated people to get out and try to make money in the real estate game.

The only problem is that the mortgage markets got slammed due to bad loans such as adjustable rate mortgages. This produced an all time high record of foreclosures nationwide, and people found themselves in the middle of the mortgage crunch.

I live and Dallas, and I know that Dallas mortgage lenders have had to start cracking down on mortgage loan approvals that in turn means fewer loans. With less people getting approved for houses and more houses for sale than ever before this presents a huge problem for someone trying to flip a house.

So, is house flipping still possible in Dallas? I believe so, but in order to flip a house these days the rules have changed. You will have to buy a Dallas foreclosure at the absolute lowest price you can get the banks to negotiate down to, and then fix it up on an extremely tight budget.

In order to sell you house you will need to have the best looking house in your neighborhood at the most competitive price. Now, most of the foreclosures looking like run down dumps, and a family that is looking for a house to live in is not going to want to buy that, so you need to compete with the houses that are fixed up in your area.

The key to flipping a house in Dallas is making a solid budget, and sticking to it. You cannot afford to blow you budget in todays mortgage market because you cannot raise the price of the house to cover your budget mishaps. Instead, you need to figure out what you are going to pay for the house. Then, how much it will cost to fix it up, and be sure to add about 10 percent to you figures for repairs that you might have missed or just do not know about. After that you need to get it on the market as fast as possible and market the house by every means possible.

You can flip a house but you are going to have to think out of the box and be creative on how you plan to sell you house. Open houses, craigslist, make a whole website about the house, pass out flyer's in the neighbor hood, these are just a few ideas that can really increase you chances of a quick sale in a slow market.

If you are afraid of the current mortgage market you might consider purchasing a Dallas foreclosure at the current prices and rent the house out. Real estate will always be one of the top investments you can own because there is only so much dirt, so get out there and get in the game and start to build your wealth and prosper.
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