Is Home Staging my Flip Really Necessary in this Hot Market?

Considering the heat of the current single-family home market, some real estate investors are asking themselves if the added expense of home staging is really necessary. According to a Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) study conducted prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, of 1,081 sold homes studied, those that were staged prior to being listed sold Read this Article »

What a Difference a Door Makes: House Flip Garage Door Upgrade Boosts ARV

For a relatively low hit to your reno budget, investing in a new garage door for your house flip will greatly improve your property's curb appeal -- and the door will ultimately pay for itself in ARV boost. If you are not sure whether you're going to paint the existing garage door or replace it, Read this Article »

Looking for Off Market Homes for Sale? Reach Out to Baby Boomers

Spring is historically the best season for homebuying, but with limited housing inventory driving property prices up, prospective buyers are having to fiercely compete amid the shrinking availability of listed homes. This inventory challenge is very good news for house flippers, especially for those who are talented at finding off market homes for sale. Currently, Read this Article »

Finding Fix and Flip Properties Through Wholesale Real Estate Investors

One of the greatest challenges a fix-and-flip investor will face is finding good properties to flip. This is especially challenging for house flippers operating in extremely competitive markets where cash buyers are snapping up good deals as soon as they hit the market. The good news is, simply by networking with local wholesale real estate Read this Article »

What House Flipping Insurance Does a Real Estate Investor Need?

If you've purchased a fix-and-flip property and you are preparing to start renovations, you may be wondering what type of house flipping insurance is needed at different stages of your project. While many novice house flippers believe that they are fully covered by just adding their new investment property to their personal homeowner's policy, it Read this Article »

New Construction Upgrades That Add Value

Of course, it’s great to add trendy design features that make your new house stand out among competing homes, but what are the new construction upgrades that add value to the finished home? When building an investment property from the ground up, there are always new market trends that real estate agents can use to Read this Article »

Can an Accessory Dwelling Unit Add Value to Your House Flip?

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)? An accessory dwelling unit is a self-contained living quarters inside of, attached to, or on the same lot as the property’s existing single family home. You may have heard the terms “mother-in-law suite” “carriage house” or “granny flat” to describe this type of dwelling. In order to be Read this Article »

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 Read this Article »

How to Calculate ARV of your Fix-and-Flip Property by Analyzing Comps

Knowing how to calculate ARV by analyzing comparable properties (“comps”) is essential to succeeding in the house flipping business. 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 Read this Article »

Selling Your House Flips in a Covid-19 Impacted Real Estate Market

With rapidly changing Covid-19 developments and increasing restrictions on social distance and commerce, many fix-and-flip investors are wondering what challenges they will face selling house flips in a Covid-19 impacted real estate market. Historically speaking, the months of March through July are the busiest and most lucrative months of the year to sell a house. This Read this Article »