How to Buy a Rental Property with Little Money Down

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Many people want to buy investment properties because of the fantastic returns they can provide. However, many people do not have the 20 percent down payment (or more) that most banks require. There are ways to buy an investment property with little money down. The easiest way to buy an investment property with less than … Read more

What are the Best Loans for Financing Investment Properties?

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Rental properties are great way to invest your money, but qualifying for a loan on an investment property is not always easy. Loans on investment properties are much more difficult to get than a loan on an owner-occupied home, and it will cost you more money as well. Many banks consider investor loans riskier than … Read more

How Does the FHA 90-Day Flip Rule Work?

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The 90-day FHA flip rule has caused me delays on a few flips this year. The rule basically says that FHA financing is not allowed on a house for new buyers that was purchased fewer than 91 days ago by the current owner. If you buy a house, fix it up, and try to sell … Read more

How Long Does it Take to Renovate a House?

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I fix and flip a lot of houses (over 180 to this point), and I have bought 24 rentals. One of the most often-asked questions I hear is how long does it take to remodel a house. This is a hard question to answer because every house and situation is different. A small remodel job … Read more

How to Buy & Finance a House that Needs Repairs

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Houses that need repairs often can be bought below market value. I base my investing strategy on buying houses below market value and financing those properties, which is not always easy. When you buy a home that needs repairs, many lenders will not lend on that house if the repairs affect the livability of the … Read more

Should You Buy a House Located on a Busy Street?

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As an investor, I have bought a few houses that were located on busy streets. I have bought houses that backed up to a busy street and houses that fronted a busy street. Often, houses on busy streets are much cheaper than similar houses on quiet streets. There is a reason those houses are cheaper: … Read more

How Much Money do you Need to Buy a Rental Property?

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One of the biggest roadblocks to investing in rental properties is the money required to buy a rental property. I believe buying rental properties is one of the best investments for increasing wealth and creating passive income. I am relying on my rental properties to give me enough income for retirement as well as offer … Read more

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