Property Flipping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on: January 21, 2011

Categories: Buy, Fix, How To Sell, Investors, Profit, Residential House

Author: lbuen

Property Flipping – The Good

These days, the term “property flipping” or “house flipping” carries illegal or fraudulent undertones. It used to just innocently mean buying a property or house below market value or at a discounted price from a motivated seller and selling it quickly with little to no renovations done on the property, thus, quickly generating profit. This real estate game plan includes wholesaling, contract assignment and fix and flip schemes. Property flipping is a good starting point for real estate investors as they can generate quick cash using this strategy with little to no money required.

Property Flipping – The Bad and the Ugly

Then unscrupulous and greedy individuals enter into the already topsy-turvy realm of the real estate market and sullied the innocence of the term through their twisted schemes. They buy a… Read the rest

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Must Have Investor Tools for Inspecting REO’s and Foreclosures

Posted on: May 17, 2010

Categories: Buy, Residential House

Author: buyfixandprofit

Must Have Investor Tools for Inspecting REO’s and Foreclosures

Typical Foreclosure Viewing Instructions: Remove the Front Door Yourself!

Most experienced real estate investors and rehabbers have figured out a way to bypass having to be accompanied by a real estate agent every time they view a vacant home or bank owned property.  Some investors decide to get a real estate license for themselves while others have friends as real estate agents that get the lockbox combos for them. Others just sweet talk or persuade the listing brokers into offering up the combos – it’s possible.  These practices aren’t being recommended, so be careful not to get in trouble if viewing a vacant home without permission.  Many agents will actually instruct investors to bring a power drill with them to remove the front door to gain access to the house as long as the door is screwed shut upon leaving. … Read the rest

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Why Real Estate Investors Need to Develop a Relationship with their Bank

Posted on: September 15, 2009

Categories: Buy, Residential House

Author: buyfixandprofit

Rehab Financing Made Easy – Develop a Strong Relationship with your Local Community Bank

Find that investor friendly community bank located in the neighborhood where you will be buying and fixing foreclosures.  Be upfront, truthful, and communicate openly with your bank’s lending officer.  Develop a strong relationship based on open communication and most importantly consistent on time payments. Keep the lending officer abreast of your work so they get to know you and eventually the bank will treat you as a preferred customer.  They will be more willing to work with you in hard financial times or with special requests.  It makes smart financial sense for lending institutions to work with their borrowers during difficult financial times rather than enforce their strict guidelines with no flexibility.

3 Month Payment Deferral

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