How to Find a Contractor for Home Improvement and Repairs

how to find a contractor

One of the most important and difficult parts of homeownership or investing in real estate is finding a great contractor. Contractors can be hard to find, very expensive, take a long time to finish a job, or even quit on you. If you can find a good contractor with clear and detailed bids, great communication … Read more

How Accurate is Zillow’s Zestimate?

how accurate zillow zestimate

Many people use Zillow to value a home, but how accurate is Zillow? Zillow uses what they call a Zestimate to give values on almost every house in the United States. The problem with the Zestimate is it uses a computer algorithm to come up with a value. When valuing real estate, you need to … Read more

How To Purchase Property Below Fair Market Value

I bought more than 30 properties last year, and I bought all of them below market value. I bought houses to flip and properties to hold as rentals. One of the greatest advantages of real estate is that you can buy it for less than it is worth. Every piece of property is different. Real … Read more

The Best Real Estate Books On Investing & More

Since I am an avid reader and reading has helped me become successful, I thought it was time to post some of my favorite books. It is no secret that reading is one of the most important things you can do if you want to be successful. It focuses your mind, relaxes you, educates you, … Read more

The Top 10 Mistakes New House Flippers Make

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Flipping houses can be a very lucrative business, but it is not easy to get started. House flipping is often glamorized by television and companies trying to sell house flipping training programs. The television and real estate investing gurus make flipping houses look easy when there is so much more involved than what they show you. … Read more

What is Difference Between Being Wealthy and Rich?

There are many definitions for being rich and being wealthy. To me, being rich is about how much money you make or appear to make, while being wealthy is about how much money you have. I know people who make $500,000 per year but have little to show for it because they spend it all. … Read more

Should I Buy or Rent a House?

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There is a growing sentiment that it is better to rent than to buy a home. People argue that owning a house is much more expensive than renting because you have to pay taxes and maintain the house. You also have to spend more money on down payments than you would be if renting a … Read more

How to Find and Buy Deals on the MLS

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While many people say you can’t do it, it is definitely possible to find a great deal on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), but it takes patience and work. I sold 26 house flips last year in Colorado, and I bought most of those deals from the MLS. Many markets are seeing rising prices and … Read more

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