What is the Best Way to Find a Deal on an Investment Property?

How to get a deal on an investment property

One of the most important parts of real estate investing is finding deals. Finding deals is also one of the hardest parts of the business. The house flipping shows make finding the deal easy, but it is far from it! There are not 100s of banks just waiting to sell their foreclosure for pennies on … Read more

How to Buy Off Market Properties With Direct Marketing

off market houses

Most of the United States is in a very hot real estate market. With housing prices increasing, it is getting tougher and tougher for real estate investors to find great deals. Buying off-market properties is one way to get great deals and avoid the intense competition on the MLS. Most MLS properties are priced too … Read more

What is Driving for Dollars?

drive for dollars

Driving for dollars is a term that real estate investors use to describe a technique for finding great deals on houses. You drive around until you find a house that looks vacant or distressed and then attempt to buy that home from the owners. Driving around looking for houses is simple, but the process of … Read more

How to Buy & Finance a House that Needs Repairs

taxes on flips

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?

flip on busy street

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 to Win Highest and Best When Multiple Offers Are Submitted

multiple offers

I have been involved in many multiple offer situations as a buyer, seller and listing agent. I just made an offer on a short sale late last week where they received multiple offers and they have asked for highest and best. There are many different strategies you can use when trying to win a highest … Read more

Should You Always Get a Home Inspection?

waive home inspection

When buying a house, buyers are given a certain amount of time to complete a home inspection. Most people complete some type of inspection when purchasing a home, but is a home inspection always necessary? I have been a Realtor since 2001 and I am also a real estate investor. In my opinion, 95 percent … Read more

How to Buy a HUD Home: Investor and Owner Occupant Guide

buy reo property

HUD homes are a great opportunity to get a great deal, but HUD has very different rules for investors and owner-occupants. HUD homes are foreclosures that had FHA loans, which are now owned by the United States government. I used to sell HUD homes as a real estate agent and was a part of hundreds … Read more

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