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The Secrets to Finding Great Deals in Real Estate

Aug 17, 2007
Yes, it's true, people are making a lot of money buying and selling homes, but they aren't capable of doing this with blind faith alone. They have adopted several money-making principals into their business plans, one of which is buying property that will sell quickly and profitably for the least possible price.

When looking for great deals in real estate, there are several places that you can look. Any one of them can lead you to the property that will make you the most money if you search diligently and avoid pitfalls. Here are just a few of the places that you can find inexpensive real estate investment opportunities:

Drive by, This is perhaps the most labor intensive way to search for inexpensive properties, but it is a proven way to find the lowest prices. Now when we say drive by, we're not talking about searching out homes with agent signs out front. What we're talking about are those empty, neglected properties that no one seems to know who owns. Oh, if only they would sell, you could fix it up and make a hefty profit.

Well, instead of waiting in vain for a for sale, sign to appear, why not take matters into your own hands? Get the address of the property, go to the county courthouse, and pull the tax record for the property. This record will tell you who owns the property and where they live. With this information you can approach the owners with an offer that they can't refuse. In most cases, owners of neglected properties are just happy to have the property taken off of their hands.
Government auctions When a home forecloses, the property is normally sold at auction to recover all or part of the mortgage balance.

Purchasing foreclosed real estate at auction can be an ideal way of purchasing property under value.
Online Searching for property online is a great way to see a lot of properties in a small time frame. And we all know that the more properties you browse, the more likely you will find a great investment opportunity before someone else snatches it up.

In addition to these ideas, never forget the power of networking. Building close relationships with real estate agents in your area will ensure that you find out about great investment opportunities before they hit the public market. These relationships will also help when it comes time to resale your property.
About the Author
James Klobasa, once broke with no job and $20,000 in debt made a choice that changed his life forever. That choice was investing in Real Estate. With the founder of, The Little Building Co. you too, can learn at Real-Real Estate Investing
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