Archive for October, 2012

Investors – Are You Using A Management Team To Run Your Rental Property?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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Any investor who has thought about getting into a rental property would find that today’s market climate is the perfect opportunity to do so.  As more and more families are opting for renting over owning, rents continue to creep upwards.  Also, property values across the board have been depressed to such levels that finding a deal is no longer a far fetch idea.  The combined implication is that investing in rental properties has become potentially much more profitable than it has ever been in recent times.  A rental property investment becomes a more efficient venture when the investor leverages their time by hiring a management team to run the day-to-day process of managing the property.

Raising enough capital to secure the purchase of a rental property is one thing.  Managing the property to make it profitable, while paying off the loan is another ball game.  There is a whole lot involved in efficiently managing rental properties, from advertising to potential renters and collecting rent, to performing maintenance, all requiring lots of man-hours.  Obviously a lone investor or even a group of investing partners, who already have their hands full looking for deals and buyers, cannot possibly manage all theses tasks efficiently.  Hence, the need for a management team becomes indispensable.

The size of the management team would naturally depend on the size of the property.  Smaller properties with relatively few units may only require a lone manager, perhaps one who can combine both managerial and maintenance duties.  But the bigger a property gets, the more specialized the personnel have to be.  Most rental properties would hire at least one general manager, and one maintenance employee.  Some will require in addition to that, assistant managers, and secretaries.  Perhaps the maintenance role would have to be further split into plumbers, landscapers, electricians, and cleaners, depending on the property’s level of complexity.

Rather than hire personnel by themselves, investors may find hiring the services of a real estate management company, an even better time leveraging strategy.  Real estate management companies provide all the personnel that are necessary to run the business, dispensing the need for seeking out, interviewing and processing candidates to fill in the necessary slots.  They are usually paid a percentage of rents collected.  This provides a great incentive for them to always strive for maximum occupancy.

The decision as to whether a management team or a hired company would be better for business, should always come down to the overall costs.  Usually for very small rental properties that may only require a handful of management personnel, investors might find it less costly hiring their own employees.  A management company however, would more efficiently manage larger apartment complexes.

HomeVestors Knows How to Find Desperate Seller and Utilize A 1031 Tax Exchange

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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Find desperate sellers and fund the purchase of their property through a 1031 tax exchange.

Dallas, Texas HomeVestors is the nation’s number one home buying franchise and has helped real estate investors purchase 50,000 properties over the years. The company knows that investing in real estate can be really challenging.  Besides obvious hurdles, one of the greatest limitations investors face is funding.  Without adequate funding, it’s almost impossible to afford the enormous down payments that are often required to secure loans, or to pay for expensive renovations.  Savvy investors know that they can still make big investments through discount purchasing, while at the same time cutting operation costs by avoiding fees and taxes. One way investors can buy at discounts is by buying from desperate sellers and they can earn tax savings through a tax-deferred exchange also called a 1031 tax exchange.

Let’s say an investor sold a piece of property and made some gains from the sale.  Those profits are subject to Federal and state taxes, otherwise known as capital gains taxes. Put together, they can dig into as much as 44% of the investor’s profit, depending on their income bracket, whether the gains are classified as Short or Long-Term capital gains, and the state in which the property sold.  These taxes can be legally waived through a 1031 tax exchange.  To qualify for that, the investor is required to use part or all of the money earned from selling, in buying a new piece of property.  If they fail to apply any portion of the money towards the new investment, that portion gets subject to capital gains taxes.  In addition to the numerous IRS rules and guidelines governing the 1031 tax exchange, the new property purchased has to strictly be used as an investment property such as a rental property and cannot serve as the investor’s private residence.

In making the choice as to what kind of property is invested in, the investor might want to consider buying from desperate sellers.  Desperate sellers are those who are more concerned about selling quickly and would sell for steep discount, often at a loss.   These sellers are almost always facing foreclosure.

Buying from desperate sellers is a popular means of saving money and if done in conjunction with getting a 1031 tax exchange deferred payment, may earn the investor thousands of dollars in profits and savings.   The investor must however familiarize themselves with all the IRS rules governing a 1031 tax exchange or they can be disqualified from the tax exemption.

About HomeVestors of America Inc.

Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest buyer of houses in the U.S., with 50,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees that specialize in buying and rehabbing residential properties.  Most commonly known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community.  In 2012, for the seventh consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review’s “Top 50 Franchises,” a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction.  For more information, visit www.HomeVestors.com.

Investors – Are You In The Buy And Flip Market?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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Investing in real estate can take several forms.  While some investors invest their money in companies like Real Estate Investment Trusts that do all the work for them, others would rather be directly involved in the buying and selling process themselves.  Among the ranks of such do it yourself investors are those that invest solely in wholesale properties.  Investors who invest in wholesale properties, also called buy and flip properties, purchase real estate for the purpose of immediately selling it. Wholesale investors usually sell to retail investors, who after fixing them up; sell them to the end buyer for a profit.

Of course, in order to make a profit buying and flipping real estate, the price paid to acquire and fix up a piece of property must be lower than price at which it eventually sells.  Since wholesale investors usually sell to other investors who do the renovation and final sale to the end user, the property in question has to be bought at a reasonable discount which makes enough room for the wholesaler and retailer’s expected profits.  If the property is expected to sell at its market value after rehabbing, then the price of obtaining plus cost of rehab must fall comfortably under the market value.

Obviously, a wholesale property investor is best served by looking for homes that sell at discounts.  To find such homes, they may need to search listings for sellers who are in danger of facing foreclosure, like short sale and cash sale sellers.  Sellers who fall in this category are usually termed desperate sellers and would sell their homes for considerable discounts.  Other sellers who may be willing to sell at discounts include families moving out of town and recently divorced couples.  Already foreclosed homes would also typically sell at discounts.  Investors could look out for houses bearing signs such as “foreclosed” or “bank owned” either on lawn posts, on online listings, or newspaper listings.  They can also attend bank auctions to buy foreclosed property.

Finding rehab investors is the next challenge after buying a good house for a great discount.  Avoiding overpricing is the key thing to keep in mind.   The wholesale investor must remember that the retailer is also in it to make money and expects to buy below market value.  A very efficient way of doing business would be to partner up with trusted individuals specialized in rehabbing and agree on a fair profit splitting formula.

In today’s current market climate where there is an abundance of distressed real estate, investing in wholesale properties might be a very profitable model if the right steps are taken.  Investors who engage themselves in the business must be extremely knowledgeable about the market, in their bid to find the most sellable houses for the best discounts possible.  When buying, they should keep their offers well below the expected price at which the property will sell to ensure themselves and their retail partners, reasonable profit margins.

Asking questions with these few tips in mind will help save real estate investors thousands. For more ideas related to real estate investing, call or visit us a Homevestorsfranchise.com. We are the nation’s number one home buying franchise with over 15 years of experience. Our company has a vast assortment of real estate investment and real estate franchise opportunities available to help you grow your real estate business. Come see us for more information.

Investors – Gain Leverage By Utilizing Private Lenders!!!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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Following the housing market bust, a lot has changed in the business of real estate investing.  The market has flipped around from a seller’s to a buyer’s market, and lending institutions have tightened credit regulations so much that small investors are having a pretty tough time getting the money they need.  Changing the rules of the market place doesn’t mean that business grinds to a standstill.  Changing the rules merely changes the way the game is played.  Investors still need other people’s money to gain leverage and have been devising new ways to achieve this.  One place they are increasingly turning to for funding is private lenders.

Private lenders have always been around, they just didn’t get much press in the past. Now, they are increasingly becoming the go to guys for real estate investors.  Private lenders could be individuals or businesses but they both share some common features.  They typically have fairly loose lending standards as compared to traditional lenders like banks and credit unions.  The catch is, their interest rates are many times higher.

The process of borrowing from private lenders for the purpose of buying real estate works a little differently than traditional borrowing.  Since the risks they accrue are rather high, they expect to have a stake in the investment property.  They typically only fund a purchase if the purchase price is well below the market value, leaving room for a substantial amount of income earning potential.  The investor’s job is to find a piece of property that sells at a reasonable discount.  The private lender then funds the purchase, in the form of an interest only loan.  An escrow company, a title company or an attorney, handles the entire transaction.  They issue the lender a title insurance policy and hazard insurance policy.  The property is designated as collateral for the loan.  When the investor sells the property, they pay off the lender’s principal and keep the rest of the money as their profit.

Getting funding through a private lender can be a quick and hassle free way for an investor to gain leverage and enjoy huge profits in a potentially lucrative investment.  To ensure maximum returns, the investor must buy at the lowest possible rates and keep rehab costs to a minimum.  They also need to find a buyer as quickly as possible to minimize the interest payable to the lender. Since the art of private lending circumvents a lot of the rules and regulations that traditional lending adheres to, investors need to take very careful steps to protect themselves from unscrupulous lenders.  They should make it a habit of reading fine prints in their entirety.  Hiring an attorney is the wisest approach to take in protecting themselves against the potential threats that loom over this relatively new and untested way of doing business.

Asking questions with these few tips in mind will help save real estate investors thousands. For more ideas related to real estate investing, call or visit us a Homevestorsfranchise.com. We are the nation’s number one home buying franchise with over 15 years of experience. Our company has a vast assortment of real estate investment and real estate franchise opportunities available to help you grow your real estate business. Come see us for more information.

Investors – Have You Calculated Your Operational Costs In Their Entirety?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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Success in real estate investing is a function of how accurately an investor can estimate their overall operational costs.  In order to predict how profitable a piece of real estate would be, an investor must be able to factor in every single item that contributes to the operational costs of owning and keeping that property. They must then figure out how those costs compare to the potential income that could be derived from it.  This applies equally well to property that is held for long periods of time, as it does to property held for generating income as rental property.

Some of the items that contribute to operational costs are pretty obvious.  For example, one must factor in down payments, monthly mortgages, taxes, maintenance costs, homeowners’ association fees and homeowner’s insurance.

Property taxes are paid in every one of the 50 states and vary from state to state.  The range according to a New York Times report is 0.40% (Hawaii) to 2.57% (Texas) of the property’s value, per annum.  If the property were part of a homeowners’ association, the investor would be required to belong to the association as a condition of purchase, and be expected to pay the fees that apply.  A homeowners’ association in very simple terms is a non-profit organization that sets rules that govern homes within a given community.  Condos and townhouses almost always belong to their own association. Fees vary from one association to the next and would typically be proportional to the median home value of the association.

Maintenance costs are not always easy to estimate.  The investor may need to do a little work coming up with good estimates.  To be on the safe side, they can always assume that things will go wrong and should get estimates from professionals as to how much it would cost to fix each item.  They may also need to budget for regular landscaping work and other services that need to be performed on a regular basis.

Insuring the property against threats can never be overemphasized.  Some insurance companies will try to market a comprehensive plan but in most cases that won’t be necessary.  A good insurance plan should cover threats that are most prominent in the area, for example, while flood insurance may not be necessary in the mountains, it would be rather unwise not to have one in the low-lying parts of New Orleans or Miami.

The investor may want to inquire from the previous owner or property manager to get a better idea of a comprehensive list of items that require attention.  When figuring out the operational costs of things that need repair or replacement, it is better if the investor makes overestimates just to be on the safe side.

Asking questions with these few tips in mind will help save real estate investors thousands. For more ideas related to real estate investing, call or visit us a Homevestorsfranchise.com. We are the nation’s number one home buying franchise with over 15 years of experience. Our company has a vast assortment of real estate investment and real estate franchise opportunities available to help you grow your real estate business. Come see us for more information.

Investors – Purchase And Rent Out Family Homes!!!

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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As more homes get foreclosed, the real estate market continues to experience a disproportionate level of supply over demand.  The problem is exacerbated by the near impossibility of previously foreclosed homeowners to qualify for new mortgages, the reluctance of new workers joining the labor force to buy homes, preferring to rent as they anticipate further drops in prices, and the general tightening of credit by lending institutions.  With fewer people owning homes and more people renting, the upward pressure on rents becomes more acute.  More renters and more empty houses can only imply that the opportunities for purchasing family homes to be used as rentals have surely never been better.

Purchasing family homes for the purpose of renting can be a little trickier than it seems.  For one thing, the total cost of owning a house includes not just the mortgage payment but maintenance costs, property taxes, trash collection fees, utilities, and in cases where they apply, homeowner’s association fees.  If the monthly take in amount cannot cover the monthly expenditures, the investment is definitely not worth it.

To counter this potential setback, an investor considering purchasing family homes for renting should be sure to only buy homes that can be bought at discounts as a means of ensuring the lowest possible mortgage payments.  Short sales, cash sales and foreclosures would make for the best candidates.  The investor must however be aware that foreclosures and in many cases short sales, frequently need some rehabbing.  To keep costs down, seriously dilapidated homes should be avoided.  The investor should take the pains to do a lot of research in order to find the best houses for the least amount of money.

Location is extremely important when shopping for foreclosed family homes.  A lot of foreclosed homes would be located in high crime rate areas.  It wouldn’t make much sense buying in such neighborhoods because it may be difficult to find renters willing to move in.  The good news is that foreclosed homes can also be located in fairly safe and desirable neighborhoods.  It may take some looking around to find them.  Other factors besides crime rates like quality of school district, proximity to busy thoroughfares and highways, proximity to environmentally hazardous facilities, or other factors, should be weighed.  The direction in which property values are fairing may not be of that much concern since the primary goal in this case is to earn income from renting and not from reselling.

If the roadblocks can be overcome, purchasing family homes and renting them out to the public, is a potentially lucrative proposition.  The investor needs to be well informed about the market, plan meticulously, take special heed about location, and keep down costs by buying at discounts.  It may be necessary to team up with other investors as a partnership to reduce personal risk in the venture.  Since there is a lot of expert knowledge required at the buying end of the business, forming a long-term relationship with a trusted Realtor may prove indispensable.

Asking questions with these few tips in mind will help save real estate investors thousands. For more ideas related to real estate investing, call or visit us a Homevestorsfranchise.com. We are the nation’s number one home buying franchise with over 15 years of experience. Our company has a vast assortment of real estate investment and real estate franchise opportunities available to help you grow your real estate business. Come see us for more information.

HomeVestors Knows How to Invest In Commercial Real Estate

Friday, October 26th, 2012

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Don’t shy away from the prospects of investing in commercial real estate. Great profits can be made in this field.

Dallas, Texas HomeVestors is the nation’s number one home buying franchise and has helped real estate investors purchase 50,000 properties over the years. The company knows that most people who have entertained the idea of engaging themselves in real estate investing usually think in terms of buying and selling or renting out private family homes.  That’s because most of the information about real estate investing involves buying and selling family homes.  Popular media sources that inform the public about real estate investing opportunities like late night infomercials, almost always focus exclusively on this.  It is no surprise that there is very little awareness about the possibility of becoming successful at investing in commercial real estate such as apartment complexes, office buildings, retail buildings, or even hotels and resorts.

Even real estate investors with some years worth of experience can easily get intimidated about the prospects of making that leap from their comfort zone of the small private family home to the rather seemingly frightening world of commercial real estate.  The truth is, it is entirely possible to get into commercial real estate with the same basic skill sets that proved successful in family home investing.

It goes without saying that investing in commercial real estate takes a lot more capital compared to investing in family homes.  By its very nature, the average piece of commercial real estate is several magnitudes larger in terms of square footage, capacity of occupancy, parking space and other facilities.  By the same token, they require much bulkier loan packages to get financed.  Not only are the loans bigger, but the down payments as percentages of the loans are typically larger as well.  Investing in commercial real estate therefore, usually requires the deep pockets of huge corporations.  This doesn’t mean that small investors cannot form a partnership big enough to get a piece of the action.  The more qualifying partners that can be brought in and the more diverse their skill sets, the better their chances of making it as commercial real estate investor.  The best kind of partnership to form in such a case would be a limited liability company, which protects its individual members against the company’s liabilities.

Investing in commercial real estate has several advantages that make it worthwhile.  Unlike single unit residential properties for which buyers are hard to come by due to current market conditions, the problem of occupancy is less of a concern with commercial real estate.

Commercial real estate investment is, without doubt, a lot more lucrative when forming a partnership set of qualified individuals.

About HomeVestors of America Inc.

Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest buyer of houses in the U.S., with 50,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees that specialize in buying and rehabbing residential properties.  Most commonly known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community.  In 2012, for the seventh consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review’s “Top 50 Franchises,” a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction.  For more information, visit www.HomeVestors.com.

HomeVestors Knows How to Invest In REITs and REOs

Friday, October 26th, 2012

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Get started in the real estate investment field by investing in REITs and REOs because it doesn’t require a great deal experience.

Dallas, Texas HomeVestors is the nation’s number one home buying franchise and has helped real estate investors purchase 50,000 properties over the years. The company knows that we tend to mostly think of real estate investing in terms of the small businessman who buys and flips property, one house at a time.  This requires access to huge amounts of capital or at least an excellent credit score, unflinching dedication and superb business skills.  These alone are sufficient to deter most average people from jumping into real estate investing.  It is however possible to get into the real estate business with little or no business skills, and relatively little capital; by investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), or REO companies.

Any individual can invest in the corporate world by way of purchasing stocks, bonds, mutual funds or REITs.  REITs were created by a congressional act in 1960, in a bid to make real estate investing accessible to the middle class.  A REIT is essentially a corporation that is by law, required to invest principally in real estate, and receives special tax exemptions in exchange for disbursing most of its earnings as dividends to investors.  There are principally two kinds of REITs that investors can put their money in.  Equity REITs that buy and own real estate for which they can earn interests through rents, and mortgage REITs that either buy mortgage-backed securities, or make mortgage loans.  Investors can purchase REIT shares by directly buying them in the stock market, or by putting their money in mutual funds that invest solely in real estate.

Just like REITs, investors can participate in the real estate market by investing in REO companies.  These are companies that buy REO (real estate owned) properties from lenders and resell them to the public for a profit.  REO properties are simply foreclosed properties that have not successfully sold at a public auction.  They are then handed over to an REO asset management branch of the owning lending company which among other attempted solutions, may contact REO companies and offer them discounts on their existing REO inventory.  REO companies get very good discounts since a lot of repossessed houses need some renovations before they can be sold again.  Banks have no interest in holding on to lots of foreclosed properties that may be very costly for them to keep and maintain.  Banks are sitting on such properties in their thousands as a result of the foreclosure crisis, and this has led to a proliferation of REO companies.

For investors who have neither the know how nor the stomach to buy and sell real estate, investing in REITs and investing on REOs, may be their foot in the door to real estate investing.

About HomeVestors of America Inc.

Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest buyer of houses in the U.S., with 50,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees that specialize in buying and rehabbing residential properties.  Most commonly known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community.  In 2012, for the seventh consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review’s “Top 50 Franchises,” a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction.  For more information, visit www.HomeVestors.com.

 

HomeVestors Knows That Real Estate Investors Who Commit Themselves Tend To Succeed

Friday, October 26th, 2012

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Investors who continue to pursue the real estate market during the good times and bad generally succeed in the business.

Dallas, Texas HomeVestors is the nation’s number one home buying franchise and has helped real estate investors purchase 50,000 properties over the years. The company knows that not too many years ago, real estate investing seemed to be the game in town that everyone was involved in.  Lots of Americans from all walks of life took the bait, signing huge mortgage contracts for homes they couldn’t afford.  Most of these adventurers had one thing in common; they counted on their new homes to generate a huge profit for them in the short run.   Unfortunately, the housing market crashed, accompanied by the recession; the foreclosure crises ensued and all those folks lost their “investments”.

People who may have once fancied getting into real estate investing are not so likely to have the stomach for it anymore.   It would seem as though there was nothing left in real estate investing but doom and gloom.  However anyone who takes a keen interest in these matters knows that now may just be as good a time as ever, to invest in real estate.  There is still a real estate opportunity out there for the investor who takes the right steps.

Buying and flipping houses received a lot of bad press after the real estate bust.  It got more than its fair share of the blame for leading the market down the drain where it now finds itself.   This doesn’t mean that there aren’t reasonable opportunities for making profits through flipping.  To begin with, there is now a huge inventory of distressed properties that are selling under market value.  Buying and flipping will always remain a good real estate investment if investors take full advantage of distressed homes and employ smart strategies to find buyers.

Besides flipping houses for a profit, there is also a real estate opportunity in rental property investment.  Rentals have become more profitable than ever with the abundance of renters over owners.  Again, planning is key to making it as a successful rental investor.  Prospective investors can turn out huge profits in the rental market by buying at discounts in areas that show symptoms of long term economic vibrancy. Carefully calculating operational costs and comparing that against expected income is the most important thing to bear in mind before buying property for rent or any other kind of investment property.

The housing market still presents very real opportunities to those looking to get into real estate investing.  One of the main differences between the investor with a real vision to succeed and the casual follow the crowd type is that, the former is in it for the long haul.  Real estate investing should be considered an actual career not a game of poker or some get rich quick scheme.  Approaching the business with that mind set and taking the necessary steps to reduce operational costs to the minimum, could lead to a rather fulfilling real estate investing career.

About HomeVestors of America Inc.

Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest buyer of houses in the U.S., with 50,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees that specialize in buying and rehabbing residential properties.  Most commonly known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community.  In 2012, for the seventh consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review’s “Top 50 Franchises,” a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction.  For more information, visit www.HomeVestors.com.

 

Investors – Have You Considered Wholesaling Properties?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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Real estate investors have several choices as to what kind of operations they specialize in.  They may decide to focus on investing in land for redevelopment or commercial real estate.  They could go into buying short sales, cash sales, or foreclosed homes.  Some may turn out a huge profit buying homes for resale, while others find more success in buying rental property.  Each model works ideally in different situations, under different market conditions, and for different investors with varying marketing abilities and differently sized pocket books.  During the real estate boom years, investing in wholesale properties was a popular way to turn out a profit.  Investing in wholesale properties means buying distressed properties to quickly resell for a profit.  This strategy is also known as buy and flip.  Even in today’s slow real estate market, signs of a recovery mean that wholesale investing may not be such a bad idea.

Profit margins are usually very thin on any given property bought and sold in this manner, especially in today’s market where buyers can always get houses for a deal.  So the only way to make reasonable profits in wholesale investing is to score them at a bargain.  The best wholesale property candidates are homes owned by eager to sell owners.  Such would usually be in need of some fixing up before getting sold.  So determining the after repair value (ARV) which is the repair costs plus the current market value, is a must for intelligent investors.

REO properties and properties sold at auctions can also make for juicy targets but the investor must pay particular heed to obtaining an ARV for such as they would usually be in a worse state of disrepair, than average.  Other types of properties to look out for are properties where the owner must move out fast.  Though the owner may not be in a distressed situation, they may be hard pressed for time, enough to sell at a bargain.

Determining how much to pay for a wholesale property is perhaps one of the most important steps in this business.  An overestimation even in the slightest amount could easily represent a loss.  The price the investor agrees to pay when combined with repair costs should fall comfortably below the market value to ensure the possibility of making a profit.

A buy and flip investor should have a contact list a mile long in order to immediately find a buyer for a property.  This can be built up over time and this shouldn’t deter an investor from investing in wholesale properties.  Take these concerns in mind when investing in the buy and flip model of real estate investing.

Asking questions with these few tips in mind will help save real estate investors thousands.  For more ideas related to real estate investing, call or visit us a Homevestorsfranchise.com.  We are the nation’s number one home buying franchise with over 15 years of experience.  Our company has a vast assortment of real estate investment and real estate franchise opportunities available to help you grow your real estate business.  Come see us for more information.