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Real estate wholesaling has been splashed across investing headlines as the latest real estate investment strategy. But despite this media-induced hoopla, most seasoned investors know that this investment strategy is anything but new.
What has made real estate wholesaling a ‘hot topic’ is the fact that, as an investment strategy, wholesaling is an excellent fit for the placement of the current real estate cycle.
Understanding the cyclical nature of real estate investing helps real estate investors understand which strategy to deploy based on current market metrics and expectations. The real estate market is inexorably intertwined with the overall economy and is often impacted by domestic and global events – like Covid.
There are four phases to the real estate market’s cycle –
The current market, despite the pandemic, is currently located in Phase 2 – the Expansion Phase, the part of the cycle where prices peak – at the point where there is...
Many house flippers, wholesaling professionals, and traditional investors today use real estate investing software to leverage their businesses. Many of the software platforms currently available feature tools to help you find properties, generate leads, build investing websites or create a list of MLS comps.
You'll find a long list of companies offering real estate investing software, so it can get tricky to find the one that matches your business needs. In this article, we'll review a popular platform many investors use known as Propelio. Here is what you will learn:
Our Review of Propelio
Many high-performing investors use real estate investing software to find deals that produce consistent positive cash flow. Technology today has made it easier than ever to generate and track leads, examine financial records, access...
Wholesaling real estate has become a popular investment strategy for both new and experienced real estate investors. However, it is often preferred by newbies because, as a short-term strategy, it requires little in terms of capital investments – just an earnest money deposit that is held in escrow until the transaction is complete.
But, like all real estate investing, there are pros and cons to the practice and market factors that must be understood to be successful.
What Is Real Estate Wholesaling?
Real estate wholesaling is an investment technique in which an investor – aka – the wholesaler, enters into a real estate contract to buy a property - but chooses to assign the “rights awarded by the contract” (known as Equitable Conversion or Equitable Interest) to another buyer – with an assignment of contract, often before they have closed. The final buyer is known in the biz as the end buyer.
Real estate wholesale deals provide new investors the...
Are you a house flipper, wholesaler, or real estate developer? No matter where you are in your real estate journey, it’s key for you to invest in platforms that provide the information you need to make informed decisions in the real estate market. That is where house flipping software like Flipster comes in.
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As someone who has never used the platform, you may be wondering if it really works. Below, we have compiled an in-depth Flipster review, designed to offer you all of the information you need to decide whether it’s a worthwhile tool to explore.
Successful real estate investors understand the concepts that define the real estate market’s cycles. This knowledge is pivotal in identifying emerging investment opportunities as the market enters each stage of its cycle.
The significant appreciation that the United States’ real estate market has experienced in the recent past is best understood by its entrance into the second stage of the cycle – Expansion - somewhere near the beginning of the 2020 pandemic.
It is noted that the market, at this time, bucked conventional wisdom as most world events (like Covid) that impact the global economy negatively ultimately impacts real estate in the same direction.
The recent measured growth and appreciation characterize the phase of expansion with robust market metrics that include -
"Stage 2" is defined as a seller’s market, which essentially means that...
Real estate wholesaling is a strategy that is often a preferred investment strategy – especially for new investors because it provides a viable, legal investment technique that only mandates the provision of an earnest money deposit – which is relatively insignificant for real estate.
In addition to the appealing cash flow requirements of wholesaling, its recent popularity can be attributed to tremendous appreciation realized since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as real estate wholesaling aligns well with real estate prices heading north.
Wholesaling and flipping are sister-investment strategies as both searches for real property that has been priced below market value. Generally, because motivated sellers are facing a treacherous financial path, like foreclosure. In each of these investment strategies, the investor is acting as a middleman.
The primary difference between the two is that the wholesaler assigns the property for a profit (often called the ...
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Real estate wholesaling is an investment strategy that has become popular in the current real estate marketplace. For experienced real estate investors, wholesaling real estate deals is certainly not a new investment technique but a strategy that aligns with the current market showing great appreciation. Currently, the national average appreciation rate in the United States is 14.5%, which is in deep contrast from 2019’s national average appreciation rate in the United States of 4%.
Historically, appreciation rates tend to follow significant economic events. The table below indicates a few recent economic events – which generated varying appreciation rates -
Note that a recession does not always result in the same rate or even the direction of housing prices.
But if you want to know why real estate wholesaling has become a preferred investment strategy, the answer is the 13.3% appreciation rate generated during the COVID-19 recession!
The Pine Tree state is renowned for its natural beauty, highlighted by a heavily forested interior, a picturesque coastline, and spectacular waterways that traverse our most northern and eastern New England state.
Although it is sparsely populated with just over 1.3 million people, there is still lots of potentials to do well if you’re considering wholesaling real estate in Maine.
Real estate wholesaling has recently received much media attention as an investment vehicle because the nature of the investment strategy has made it one of the most popular investment strategies in the current appreciating real estate market. Ironically, wholesaling real estate is nothing new, with the principles of wholesaling present in every sector of a capitalistic economy.
The real estate wholesaling business resembles the fix and flip strategy. The primary difference is that a wholesaler generally does not rehab or update the property as their objective is to close as quickly as possible. A reduced purchase price (generally below market value) is desired, with financially challenged sellers often looking to move quickly. It is noted that the type of property is not relevant as wholesaling can be done with rental property, an owner-occupied property, or investment property.
A wholesale deal in North Carolina offers real estate investors distinct benefits, as follows -