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How to Flip a House and Secrets to Making More Cash

Aug 17, 2007
Flipping houses is one of the most tried-tested-true methods of making money in the business of real estate. However how can a person know the correct method of how to flip a house in order to make more gains? Let us look at some of these factors that are the secret to making maximum profits.

Invest in pre owned homes

Homes that are pre owned do not have clauses restricting their selling time unlike homes that are brand new. Therefore these homes can be disposed off quickly. Brand new homes generally come with a clause which needs the house to hang in the market for some time. You most definitely do not want to purchase these kinds of properties because they will bring in no great profits and you will unnecessarily lose money.

Do not keep the house vacant for more than a certain period of time

The value of a flipped house keeps on depreciating with time. You should most definitely try to sell your house latest in six months from the time you put it on the market. Selling after this time will yield low returns. There are many reasons for this. Another factor that contributes to this is new flipped houses. Buyers will always be interested in the most recent additions to the market. So you must ensure that you are not left behind in the race and that your investment does not fall on its face. You will indeed lose a lot of money if this happens. So at the very initial stages do not try to accumulate a long list of buyers. Instead you should make the deal with the first prospective buyers. Many have experienced a major plunge when they waited for the next better deal.

Do not spend too much on repairs

Be smart by not spending too much on repairs. In fact you should invest in houses that need only cosmetic uplifts. This is because you have to shell very nominal amounts on them. Stay away from houses that are completely falling apart. They will need more investment for repair and maintenance and the final profit too will be lower. Before hiring workers for your job see if there are certain things that you can do yourself. Things like cleaning floor surfaces of stains, removing stains from old carpets, cleaning sinks and tubs in the bathrooms or walls in the kitchen can be done by you. All you need are home cleaning kits that are quite conveniently found in local home improvement stores. In fact you can find cheaper replacements for even these materials by using ingredients that are easily available in your house. You can search online for some of these home cleansing ingredients.

These factors will surely help you not only to know how to flip a house successfully but also bring in heavy profits. So do not ignore them.
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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