When you're picking up a property to quickly fix and flip, you want to be sure that you aren't running into more problems than you can fix. Some potential problems with a fix and flip house are easy to overlook on your first walk-through. Make sure you take a second look to avoid more serious problems.
You've painted the walls, replaced the appliances, and transformed your real estate investment from a drab, dilapidated property to an attractive, warm, and inviting family home. Once you've listed the house online, it's time to plan your first open house. What can you do to make the open house as successful as possible?
Investing in property in California is a daunting task, to say the least. Choose the right property and you'll reap the rewards; the wrong one will end up costing you dearly. Even the most experienced real estate investors occasionally find themselves on the losing end of a deal. Don't let that keep you from investing, though. You can minimize the potential for losses if you remember these four things to look for when evaluating a property.
As a hard money loan officer, I like to think of myself as a soldier on the frontline. I am in the trenches looking at fix and flip loan scenarios, speaking with Small Balance Real Estate (SBRE) entrepreneurs, buyers and sellers agents, and attending lending conferences. Based on the trends that I am seeing, below is what I believe you can expect this summer in the California fix and flip real estate market:
The question that every small balance real estate (SBRE) investor should ask themselves on every property they purchase is: How can I maximize my return on investment? There are several areas that you can make a small financial investment in your property and maximize your returns upon sale. The MLS is full of examples of the do’s and don’ts when marketing a property for sale. These suggestions have helped me add value to my investment real estate for next to nothing out of pocket.
Things have come a long way since the housing bubble crash of 2008 and the years following, when around 80% of homes on the market were foreclosures. It was a golden time for house flipping. That's mostly not the case now, so home flipping definitely has some challenges. Those challenges increase in areas like Southern California, where home prices are higher than the average in most parts of the country.
Finding fix and flip properties is a great way to achieve a steady monthly net profit for your invested dollars. House flipping is where you own a home for less than 12 months before selling it at a profit. The longer a house you fix sits on the market, the more expenses you incur. You'll first want to know where the hottest property markets are for the highest capital appreciation. Since Southern California has always been a great real estate market, we've pinpointed three specific locales to help ensure there are plenty of hungry buyers to bid on your renovated home (all prices are referenced from Zillow.com).
With high demand and low inventories of homes for sale, SoCal is a great market for fix and flip investors. Markets are always evolving, always changing, and it pays to stay on top of things. It also pays to heed the advice of those who have been successful in this market for many years. Here are the 5 top tips from successful California Fix and Flippers that we feel are the most valuable:
Flipping houses can be a rewarding endeavor. However, it comes with numerous obstacles. A person must be patient and persistent in order to succeed in this type of enterprise. There are a number of common issues people run into during fix and flip projects. These problems are often shown on popular television shows. But, there are some problematic factors to consider that do not have enough dramatic flair for television. These issues can significantly affect your project. Here, we will take a look at 3 fix & flip problems you won’t see on TV.
When renovating a home, there are areas in which you can afford to be conservative. Other things require more attention, and money, in order to save time and hassle, earn money, and sell faster. Here are five things you should never cut costs on when rehabbing a property.