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How To Get Started In The Real Estate Game Fixing And Flipping Houses

Aug 17, 2007
In case you are wish to make money in the real estate sphere, you need to stop day dreaming and get set to work, as spinning money in the real estate business is no more part of vague and wishful thinking. It is possible even for an inexperienced youngster to make money, provided you know the basics.

The first step towards realizing your big dream is to know the type of property you wish to buy. There are a number of real estate investors who make millions merely by turning ugly houses into beautiful dollhouses. Conversely, some amateur investors lose money by buying properties that do not turn out to be profitable after all. Several real estate investors make $5,000 to $10,000 or probably more by flipping a house. Generally, these investors buy a home from a distressed seller and resell it immediately to make a profit. Buying a house from a distressed seller does not necessarily mean that the house is a fixer. There are a number of sellers who offer prime houses in perfect condition at a discounted rate, in order to sell fast. Distressed sellers often rush even at the slightest chance of getting out from the mounting problems, at an offer to close a deal within days. In order to make a purchase quickly, you need to be prepared to offer cash or have a secure loan with a mortgage lender.

However, there are many real estate investors buying fixers from distressed sellers. Distressed fixers tries to get the best bargains, in order to make the highest return on the money spent. This kind of investment plan ensures success if you are properly informed and required skills, adequate time to work on your fixer and the ability to sell the property to an eligible buyer. This implies that you need to know your part of work properly, as in many cases investors seek help from a loan-officer in order to price the house. You need to know how to fix up your house and attract a buyer who can pay huge sums of money for the transformed property.

You need to understand the market and know how to profit, if you wish to make huge sums of money in the real estate business by flipping or fixing houses. The following points will help you earn profit and reach your target:

. Understand the market: The first task that one needs to do to earn profit in the real estate business is to explore the market. It enables people to know of the bargain in the specified area. Try to keep a track of sales and the period of time it generally takes to sell. You should also enquire about the terms and conditions of sale, as this would help you understand how sellers market the property. For example, suppose a seller paid the closing amount for the buyer, enquire if the price rose from the listed price. Always examine a sale that closes fast. Besides, try to find out the features of the house and financing options that prompted the fast sale. In addition, also look for model houses, as buyers often tend to choose resale homes due to time constraints involved in the construction of a new house.

. Know when bad can be good and profitable: When you begin with your real estate fixer business, you need to look for houses that need slight cosmetic changes. It is profitable to search for houses that would need cleaning up, new flooring or painting. You may come across some houses that look horrible with holes in the wall or stained carpeting or a yard full with trash. But do not get repulsed, as such a house can be bought at a cheap price and can be renovated to earn hefty sums of money.
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