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How To Calculate ROI On Rental Property

Who doesn’t love the idea of owning dozens of rental properties, receiving rental income from tenants, month after month after month? Whether you’re purchasing your first investment property or your hundredth door, every smart investor must understand how to calculate ROI on rental property.

In this guide, we’ll dive into the fundamentals of income real estate analysis from the perspective of the investor. You’ll learn how to run the numbers on a rental property, understand how to calculate return on investment, as well as gain a reasonable expectation for the rate of return you should receive when owning a rental property over the long term.

So, grab your calculator and get ready to take notes. You’re about to learn the skills that can make you a real estate millionaire.

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How To Find Cheap Houses To Flip In 2022 (Fast & Profitable)

Real estate ownership is part of the American Dream. While providing a financial and physical harbor in a chaotic world, one’s home has also been one of the best ways to earn a consistent return on investment.

The real estate market in the United States had a home value in 2021 that exceeded $43 trillion. To give some perspective, this equals the combined value of both the U.S. and Chinese global economies.

Real estate has provided decades of investment returns because of the inherently limited nature of land and property. This is why it’s valuable to learn how to find houses to flip or hold long-term.

Real estate investments continue to evolve, often providing many profitable opportunities for those who know where to look and how to invest. Technology has flipped the real estate market on its head – with the results of these advancements still being sorted out by the market.

According to ATTOM Data, in 2021 –

  • There were 323,465 flips of condos and...
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Flipping Houses Salary: How Much Do House Flippers Make?

Flipping houses has been a lucrative business & short-term investment strategy for many years. However, the investment strategy’s potential to generate a lot of money has found renewed popularity in recent years.

A house flip is defined as an investment property that is bought and sold within the same 12-month period. Real estate flippers find distressed properties (or fixer-upper homes), remodel, and sell the property for profit.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a national curator of property data, 94,766 single-family homes/condos were flipped in 2021’s third quarter. Those transactions identified as a ‘house flipping deal’ accounted for 5.7% of the total single-family transactions for 2021- Q3.

This translates to one flip for every twenty real estate transactions of single-family homes.

Flipping houses salary real estate market

To provide some context, the median price of the homes that were flipped in 2021-Q3 hit a record high at $281,847. This amounted to a 4.8%+ from the previous quarter...

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Taxes On Flipping Houses: The (Ultimate) Guide

If you’ve ever seen any shows about fixing and flipping a house on TV, you probably understand it can be a great way to make some significant money.

That said, flipping houses do have some limitations if you don’t know about them. Namely, taxes can cut into your profits if you aren’t prepared.

On the other hand, this guide is for you if you’ve never seen a show but have heard about it and are curious about what flipping houses mean.

In this guide, we’ll examine some common issues with flipping houses, such as;

  • What does flipping houses mean?
  • Are there taxes involved when you flip houses?
  • What is the difference between short-term and long-term capital gains?

House flipping is a business model where a person or group buys a home and often a distressed property or an underwater owner puts in some improvements and sells it for a mark-up to maximize profits.

In general, what does it mean to flip a house is defined as a business that purchases a house...

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Flipping Houses In California: The (ULTIMATE) Guide

Are you considering flipping houses in California? You've come to the right place. 

In this article, we're going to cover everything you need to successfully research, purchase, renovate, and sell homes in California. We'll also touch on the legalities of flip properties, the best cities to flip houses in, and how to finance this investment (even if you have no money or poor credit).

California is home to a robust and competitive real estate market. While it can be challenging to purchase your first flip project, it sure won't be hard to sell it later on. Read on to learn more about how to flip houses in California.

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Flipping Houses in Texas: The (Ultimate) Guide

Are you considering flipping houses in Texas? You've come to the right place.

In this guide, we're going to cover everything you need to successfully research, purchase, renovate, and sell homes in Texas.

We'll also touch on the legalities of fix and flip properties, the best cities to invest in, and how to finance your flip investment (even if you have no money or poor credit).

Texas is home to a robust and expansive real estate market with unique opportunities to create wealth. Whether you're a Texas real estate investor, virtual wholesaler, or licensed agent, this guide will teach you how to flip houses in Texas.

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Flipping Houses In Florida: The (Ultimate) Guide | Real Estate Skills

Are you considering flipping houses in Florida? You've come to the right place.

In this article, we're going to cover everything you need to successfully research, purchase, renovate, and sell homes in Florida.

We'll also touch on the legalities of flip properties, the best cities to invest in, and how to finance this investment (even if you have no money or poor credit).

Florida has a robust and expansive real estate market. Ranked as the top destination for relocating Americans in 2020 and with over 300,000 new residents annually, there's plenty of opportunity for house flipping in Florida

Read on to learn more.

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MAO Formula: The (Ultimate) Guide

As a real estate investor, you’ll want to stick to certain principles that will give you a leg up against your competition. Abiding by these rules will not only raise your chances of achieving financial freedom, but will increase the speed, precision, and accuracy with which you make your decisions. This will free up more time for other profitable opportunities.

One such rule is the Maximum Allowable Offer Formula (MAO Formula) - a rule that will surely make you a better and more effective real estate investor.

       

What Does MAO Mean in Real Estate?

The Maximum Allowable Offer (MAO) is a tried-and-true calculation real estate investors use to determine the price they would like to...

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Motivated Sellers: How To Find And Negotiate With Them | Real Estate Skills

According to the U.S. Census, nearly 31 million people moved in 2019. While not all are homeowners, at least one-third of those individuals were buying and selling their homes.

Additionally, the National Association of Realtors states that the main motivation for the people who sold their homes was due to proximity to friends and family (16%), small spacing (13%), and job relocation (11%).

With the number of people constantly moving around, finding a property for sale is the easy part. Identifying properties with motivated sellers is where you want to focus your efforts as a real estate investor in order to find incredible deals.

You're in luck because we are here to help you find truly life-changing real estate opportunities with this guide, Motivated Sellers: How To Find and Negotiate With Them. (Use this menu to jump to your section of choice:)

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What Is The 70% Rule In House Flipping? | Real Estate Skills

House flipping, when done correctly, can be an extremely lucrative way of generating market-beating profits in a very short time frame.

Like most real estate investing decisions, the investor must act with precision and a scrupulous dedication to expense management.

Believe me, making a 15% or better return in a 6 month timeframe is nowhere near out of the question. All you need to do is abide by the holy grail of house flipping - the 70% Rule.

 

What Is The 70% Rule In House Flipping?

The 70% Rule is a rule of thumb that helps real estate investors find attractive real estate investments, appropriately budget their costs, and ensure they make a substantial profit along the way. It’s a great rule for a house flipper to...

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