Consider these parameters for a real estate deal: Property Value: $250,000
Purchase Price: $160,000
Repairs: $2,500 If you analyze the numbers, you see that the equity available in this deal is $87,500 (Property Value minus Purchase Price minus Repairs). So here's a hypothetical question for you: Assuming that the information above is accurate, and the property is located in an area that you view as acceptable and/or favorable, then: If I offered to give you this deal in
Owning a home is the original American dream. It's the old frontier spirit, wanting to claim your own tuft of the New World. Then again, these days it also makes perfect economic sense. Experts estimate that all of the homes in the United States alone are worth a combined $14 trillion. That goes a long way to explain why a housing boom has been sweeping the globe.
Where there is a boom, though, there may be a bust. Read any headline from your local newspaper, and you'll se
Whether you are BRAND NEW to real estate investing or an expert in the game, it's critical that you understand these 7 Simple Steps to real estate investing.
First things first... Real Estate is NOT a get rich quick scheme. However, if you learn the foundations and put them into practice, you will make more than enough money to realize any and all of your dreams and goals. The real estate bubble is not going to burst! The real estate market will, however, shift and the rea
We all are thinking about it and some of us are actually taking action and getting their hands on real estate investment properties. The longer the NY Stock Exchanges doesn't produce desirable returns the more people are starting with real estate investments. For most of us the obvious choice of properties are single family homes. Although you can invest in real estate without owning a home, most people follow the experience they made while purchasing their own home. This is
What's the first image that comes to mind when you hear the term -- motivated seller?
You probably think of someone who is desperate to sell his property, as quickly as possible, for well below the market price - right?
Well, sometimes that's true but often it's not.
There are many reasons, other than desperation, that motivate a person to put their property on the market.
Maybe needed repairs are too costly for the property owner or perhaps the owner is relocating t
If you been in the real estate investing business, or more specifically been flipping real estate, for more than a few days, you've inevitably gotten an email that reads something like this: "Investor's Dream. This property will go QUICK. Property Address: 1234 Main Street
Asking Price: $100,000 (Add or subtract zeros!)
After Repair Value: $150,000
Details: Needs paint, carpet, tile, new kitchen, update bathroom, some roof damage.
Commercial real estate continues a strong performance. The Mortgage Bankers Association just released the Commercial/Multifamily DataBook for the second quarter of 2015, summarizing its latest research into trends and conditions in the commercial mortgage industry. As expected, the publication reveals the industry enjoyed continued economic growth throughout the second quarter of the year. The seasonally adjusted annual growth rate for the US economy overall was marked at 3.
When you’re an owner facing a vacancy or a significant vacancy percentage in one of your properties, you may be at a crossroads. You could be considering selling the property, but it may make more sense to try and find a new tenant or tenants, even if that means repositioning the asset. Before deciding whether to sell or lease the facility, there are 10 questions you should ask yourself, Chris Roth, a principal and shareholder with Lee & Associates in Carlsbad, CA, tells
With the depletion of available distressed homes on the market over the past two years, more investors are shifting to investing in multifamily properties and away from single-family homes, according to a CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) survey of its members about their interactions with investors. C.A.R.’s 2015 Investor Survey found 21 percent of investors purchased in multifamily properties in the past year, up from 19 percent in 2014 and 14 percent in 2013. Ei
China, Canada, and Mexico were top countries of origin of international buyers Despite a slowing in the California housing market and appreciation of the U.S. dollar in 2014, international home-buying activity continued its momentum, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2014 International Home Buyers Survey.” The survey showed that one of six (14 percent) participating REALTORS® closed a transaction with an international client, unchanged from the p