A huge aspect to consider when flipping a home is curb appeal — the outside of the house. You might need to paint, landscape and fix up the driveway, which adds to the budget. If you’ve bought in a pricey neighborhood, mowing the lawn and repairing the fence may not be enough — there could be homeowners’ association fees. In up-and-coming neighborhoods, you might have to budget for security measures. once you have your budget, and your California Hard Money loan you can choose your spot to buy your home. Once you’ve decided on what kind of house to flip — new construction, a fixer-upper or a foreclosure — you need to figure out the neighborhood. Don’t skimp on the research here. Make sure you really investigate the area — drive around during the day and at night, check recent sale prices and find out if any other flippers are sitting on empty houses. If you’ve decided to flip a new home, your options are somewhat limited to what’s being built in the area — typically in housing developments. Some communities also have restrictions on buyers, requiring them to live in the house so the community doesn’t end up a ghost town. If you’ve opted to buy a home in foreclosure, you’ll be buying from a lender — foreclosed homes are also known as REOs, or real estate owned by the lender. Purchasing an REO is a lengthy process, typically six to eight months. This is because for a bank to foreclose on a home, it must file court papers against the homeowner, which takes awhile. If it’s an auction, you’re ruled by that timetable. And because the home is sold “as is,” banks might not be as willing to hand out a loan. In this case definitely find Hard Money Lenders California, because they will hand out a loan for a properly that need renovations and work. If you’re determined to buy a house in foreclosure, there are plenty of Web sites that list REO houses, often for a fee. And many lenders, like Fannie Mae, list the homes they have in foreclosure. A warning here: Many of these sites will let you search for homes anywhere in the country, but experts agree that one of the biggest mistakes flippers make is buying a house sight-unseen. The photo of the house may be pretty, but there’s no way to guarantee anything else. It doesn’t give you any clues about the neighborhood, and there’s no way of knowing how old the picture is.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
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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.