A Christmas Gift from Uncle Sam

By Amanda Han: if you have not heard yet, on November 24, 2015, the IRS announced a new tax break that can save real estate investors and business owners thousands of dollars in taxes for the 2015 tax year. The New Tax Change The details of the new tax change are...

6 FUNDAMENTAL STAGES OF ANY MAJOR REHAB JOB

Properties that are in need of a major rehab can be some real money makers. The worse the property’s condition, the better the deal usually is and the better the profit will likely be. The reason these properties can be such a good deal is simply because there is so...

HOUSE FLIPPING UP 18% OVER LAST YEAR

RealtyTrac  released its Q3 2015 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 43,197 single family homes and condos were flipped — sold as part of an arm’s length sale for the second time within a 12-month period — in the third quarter of 2015, 5.0 percent of all...

MAXIMIZE YOUR ROI

Is your rental ready to go further than a fresh coat of paint? Renovations can increase rental income and a property’s asking price when the time comes to sell. When planning a renovation budget, it’s important to remember not to price yourself out of the market....

The Takeaway

For rental investors and tenants alike, maintenance expenses can be murky territory. Federal law states rather cryptically that property owners have the responsibility to provide the “implied warranty of habitability” or, basically, keeping the rental premises...

PROPER PLANNING

Making an investment without proper planning in real estate sector is like inviting a disaster in your life. If you expect best outcome by investing in property then it is needed deep research, patience and most important thing proper time. A thought of becoming a...

DETERMINING A HOMES VALUE

Interested in buying a piece of real estate? Many real estate investors and first-time homeowners seem to focus on the style and functionality of their potential purchase, thinking that these aspects help to increase the property’s value. They seem to have...

Estimating the Cost of Repairs for Flipping a Rehab

The most commonly-employed strategy for flipping homes (short-term ownership of real estate) is to fix and flip a rehab property. The investor finds a property for sale that needs repairs, buys it at a price well below the retail market value, assumes responsibility...

One Step Ahead Of the Game

Property flipping in today’s rocky housing recovery means staying one step ahead of the game — a game that is becoming increasingly cutthroat. Foreclosures are drying up and cash-heavy hedge funds are still buying low-end properties to rent. For a home flipper,...

House Flipping: A Beginner’s Guide For Success

  Flipping a house means buying a home with the intention of fixing it up and selling it within six months for a profit. Americans flipped 26,947 single-family homes in Q3 2014, accounting for 4 percent of all home sales in that period, according to real estate...