The first piece of advice that most flipping experts give: Make a budget. While finding the perfect place and knowing your skill set (or having friends with skill sets) is important, budgeting is where new flippers most often fail. So where to start? First, get financing. This step was fairly easy when subprime mortgages like the ones at California Hard Money lenders were hot. These mortgages allowed buyers to pay little or no down payment. In exchange, they were socked with higher interest rates — but when you’re planning on owning the house for only a few months, that’s a minor issue, and California Hard Money lenders can be a quick fix. When the market is flat, however, obtaining a mortgage for an investment property is more difficult, and sky-high interest rates empty investors’ wallets when a property sits on the market. As a result, cash plays a much bigger role in getting that flip started. The bigger the down payment you can afford, the lower the interest rate. And, of course, it helps to have cash around for fixing up the flip. If you’re planning to buy a new-construction home, budgeting can be simple. It’s just like buying a home you actually plan to live in — you need to cover the mortgage, insurance, taxes, real-estate agent and lawyer’s fees, and that’s about it. However, in a softening market, the supply of houses is much greater than demand, so you may own that property for longer than you plan to.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
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About the author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.
Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.