How to Find a Fix-and-Flip Investment Property Using Court Records

Are you a fix-and-flip investor who is finding that MLS-listed investment properties in your market are selling at a price point too high for you to make adequate profit? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider researching local public records to find viable leads to off-market fix-and-flip property deals. Your local newspapers …

Finding Fix-and-Flip Deals: Does Driving for Dollars Make Sense?

Driving for fix-and-flip dollars is exactly what it sounds like—driving through targeted neighborhoods looking for a property that could be a lucrative fix-and-flip project.  To drive for dollars, the fix-and-flip investor (or their hired scout) visits a specific area of town, driving up one street and down the next, looking for a property that appears …

How Much Should I Spend on Landscaping My Fix-and-Flip Investment Property?

When you are deciding how much to spend on landscaping for your fix-and-flip investment property, keep in mind that a negative first impression can keep your renovated property from attracting buyers. Potential buyers need to be able to imagine themselves coming home every day to your flipped house, so it’s critical that your property has …

The Fix-and-Flip Property I’m Buying is Occupied: What Are My Options?

If you are purchasing an occupied fix-and-flip property, it is critical that you know the legal occupancy status of the tenants, and plan a fair and timely exit strategy for them. Occupancy issues can drag on for months, and legal and holding costs can eat away at your house flip profits while you wait to …

Fix-and-Flip Investor Networking: 5 Reasons You Should Join an Investors Group

If you are a regular watcher of the many house flipping TV shows that have become popular over the years, you’ve witnessed countless episodes where a successful fix-and-flip investor finds a distressed property at a great price, renovates the property within a few weeks, then hosts one super successful open house and sells their gorgeously …

Maximize Your Fix-and-Flip Property’s ROI with These Top 5 Upgrades

If you have the great fortune to purchase a fix-and-flip property at a good price, with a generous margin between what you pay for the property and what the property can sell for after renovations, nothing else can derail the success of your house flip like making the wrong decisions about upgrades. Before you buy …

How to Properly Vet Contractors for a House Flip

It’s no surprise house flipping is an expensive and time-consuming project. One of the most important steps in the process is choosing the right contractor for the gig. They’ll oversee much of the work and make sure it’s all done to code, which can truly make or break your project. So, of course, you want …

Maximize House Flipping ROI by Leveraging Cash-on-Hand with Hard Money Financing

Every successful house flipping entrepreneur began their journey with one fix-and-flip project, and then another—building on each success, learning from each mistake, and creating a reliable and repeatable process for minimizing risk and maximizing reward. As simple as it may sound, the most important thing for you to be aware of as you set out …

What Happens if my Fix-and-Flip Loan Payment to my Hard Money Lender is Late?

In a perfect world, every one of your fix-and-flip projects would run smoothly from purchase to rehab, with buyers snapping up your flipped homes the day they hit the market. Unfortunately, real world snags happen all too often and fix-and-flip investors sometimes find themselves overextended—with their capital reserves stretched to the limit. If you should …

How to Estimate the ARV of your Fix-and-Flip Property by Analyzing Local Comps

Comparable properties (“comps”) are homes in the vicinity of your fix-and-flip property that were sold in the past three months. Analyzing local comps will give you an idea of what buyers are looking for and what they might be willing to pay for your property after you have made all of your planned improvements. What …