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What is Debt Coverage Ratio?

You may have seen the term “DCR” or “DSCR” while learning about flipping properties and had no idea what it meant. One of the downfalls of property investors is that we use far too many TLAs – three letter acronyms.

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Numbers Show The Bay Area is in Demand

The fact that the Bay Area is one of the hottest housing markets in the country isn’t exactly ground-breaking house flipping news. But you may be surprised to learn just how much home prices have increased here over the last

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What’s Going on with California Foreclosures?

House flipping and foreclosures: they generally go hand-in-hand. People who are new to the business often think that house flippers depend entirely upon new foreclosures. But foreclosures are way down in California, and house flipping is up. How can that

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Guide to Using Our Deal Analyzer

All the house flipping tips in the world won’t save your flip if you don’t take the time to do the math before you make your investment. Being diligent about the numbers upfront can save you a great deal of

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Acquisition Strategies Used by Experienced House Flippers

If your only method for finding new investment properties is surfing the MLS, you’re likely far behind your competition in terms of deals. We can provide you with all the house flipping tips in the world, but if you can’t

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How to Find Top-Notch Contractors for Your Flip

In the battle for worst people to work with, contractors give lawyers a run for their money. It seems that every house flipper has horror stories about contractors who fell way behind schedule, delivered shoddy work, or simply didn’t finish

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Guess Which Room Generates the Most ROI When Remodeling?

Which room would you think has the potential to generate the best ROI in a house flip? The master bedroom? The kitchen? The answer is actually the bathroom. A mid-range bathroom remodel during house flipping has the great potential return

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House Flipping: Our Big Tips for Big Returns

House flipping is both a science and an art. There are mathematic principles that should be abided by, but there’s also a fair amount of gut instinct and taste involved, both of which are nearly impossible to teach. You’ve heard

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Creating a House Flipping Exit Strategy

One of the biggest risks of fix and flip investing is the risk that you won’t be able to resell the home in a timely manner and at a price that you’re happy with. It’s essential to have a plan

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What to Expect for Summer 2017 Real Estate

Summer is upon us, and the house flipping market is as hot as ever. Despite foreclosures being at their lowest rate since before the Great Recession, flippers across the country are making excellent returns on their investments. Homes purchased in

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Rent Statistics that Should Excite Buy and Hold Investors

When homes are as expensive to buy as they are right now, rental rates go up. Across the nation, many people who could buy are choosing to rent instead, and many others are renting because buying is simply out of

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3 Ways to Market Your Flip

You can put all of the time and effort in the world into beautifully renovating a home, making sure every penny of your house flipping funding is used wisely and effectively; but if you’re not able to resell that home

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Flipping Houses: Can it Be Done with No Money?

The first question that most people ask when they explore the possibilities of house flipping is, “How much money do I need to get started?” As the old adage goes, it takes money to make money, and this is certainly

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How are 2017 Rent Trends Shaping Buy and Hold Investing?

Across the nation in 2016, rent prices leveled off. This is good news for renters and for the housing market in general. New construction finally started catching up with demand, and more Millennials who had been avoiding the housing market

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Mortgage Rates Going Up in 2017: What Does It Mean for House Flippers

After the presidential election, federal mortgage rates went above 4% for the first time in two years. Given all of the upheaval that has occurred during the first weeks of Mr. Trump’s presidency, experts really aren’t sure what will happen

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