House flippers focusing on flipping luxury homes are a part of a rising market. While non-luxury houses aren't flipping as well, this market, if you can afford it is still doing well. Consider that the National Association of Realtors showed that sales of existing homes declined over ten percent in the last year. Starter homes, which are usually a common project for house flippers, are part of a decreasing market. Sales are just down among starter homes. Some of that is because of the higher interest rates too. Many people who house flippers would normally try to sell a starter
As a real estate investor, you can save yourself money and time if you know how to spot signs of foundation damage when you first look at a potential investment property. Some minor problems can be fixed, of course. If you only spot minor problems, it's possible that hiring a professional evaluator to check the property may be worth it. Not all foundation issues mean you should walk away from an investment property. But you can save yourself the cost of an evaluation if you can spot the major foundation issues yourself. Keep in mind, you're not just looking at
Sometimes distressed properties sold "As-is" come with some major problems. Do you know how to recognize them? If you intend to invest in a distressed property, these are important issues that you need to know about. Head into the bathroom. Bounce a little on the floor near the sink, tub and toilet. Is there any give? That can be a major indicator of water damage! Grab a high powered flashlights and check underneath the floor if possible. Look for stained wood or joists. Find out when and why that damage occurred and get your answers in writing if you can!
If you recently purchased a home as-is, you may be just finding out that the previous owners were hoarders. If your deal of a lifetime includes trash (or worse) from floor to ceiling, you’re probably wondering what plan of action you should take. What to Do With a "Hoarder" House If you’ve assessed the home and think there may be some buried treasure—hey, it’s been known to happen—it may be a good idea to hire a cleaning service that you’ve depended on in the past. Having a contractor you trust (especially if you think there may be valuables) will be
If you’re interested in purchasing commercial real estate, make sure there is a due diligence period included in the contract. Not only that, but you must take advantage of this period to the fullest; you don’t want time to slip away from you. What is Due Diligence in a Real Estate Transaction? Due diligence is the period of time a buyer has to investigate the condition of the property and all the paperwork that comes with it. A seller is required to disclose any issues that may be of interest, however, they are not always known at the time, or