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
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.
California REALTORS® applaud lowering of FHA mortgage insurance premium The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s upcoming announcement to cut the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) mortgage insurance premiums by 50 basis points. “Reducing FHA mortgage insurance premiums will make it easier for hundreds of thousands of home buyers to get a mortgage and provide greater access to homeownership for
Stock market investors often brag about 15% or 20% returns. They hope to turn a $5,000 investment into $5,750 or maybe $6,000. By contrast, a good real estate investor can turn $5,000 into $20,000 – a 400% return! That’s a lot better, but a great real estate investor can make $20,000 on the same property using only $500 of his own money. The name of the game is not how much money you make, but how little of your own money you need to use in order to make it. Leverage is the K
1.) Review Your Big Goals What is it that you are trying to achieve? $10,000 per month in passive cash flow?
To quit your job?
To flip 24 houses per year?
Wholesale 10 houses per month?
Like a GPS in your car dashboard guiding you toward your destination, write your goals down and hang them on your wall so you’ll be continually reminded of where you are headed and you’ll be sure to stay on the right track. 2.) Define Your “Why” Real estate is not easy, especially when you
Commercial real estate prices resumed an upward trend, liquidity indicators showed a stronger market for sellers and distressed sales fell to the lowest level in five years, according to the CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) for October. The CCRSI reveals the following information: Commercial real estate (CRE) prices rebound from an uneven third quarter to post solid gains.
Continued improvement in real estate fundamentals, along with a resolution to the governme