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San Diego Real Estate Spotlight – Oceanside

San Diego Area Spotlight: Oceanside

Search Homes For Sale In Oceanside –> Oceanside Homes for Sale 

Oceanside, California, with its 6-mile stretch of gorgeous beaches, is a popular location for individuals looking to buy a vacation home or a permanent home. This coastal city, one of the largest in San Diego County, has a wide variety of houses, condos and other properties in all different sizes and price ranges.

The city of Oceanside is a beach community that also offers many attractions for would-be home-buyers. One of popular Oceanside landmark is the Oceanside Pier, which was built in the late 1800s.

Other sites of note if you are thinking about buying a home in Oceanside include the Mount Ecclesia historic district, the California Surf Museum and the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia.

Oceanside, south of U.S. Marine Base Camp Pendleton, is easily accessible by Amtrak, Coaster and Sprinter and is less than 40 miles away from San Diego, America’s Finest City. Buying a home in Oceanside allows you to experience the best of both worlds: a beachside community that is close to the city.

Full details and photos of all Oceanside homes for sale –> click here to see all Oceanside Homes For Sale

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Oceanside Homes For Sale Spotlight – Oceanside 92049, 92051, 92052, 92054, 92056, 90257, 92058 – Oceanside Real Estate

Search Oceanside, Bankers Hill, Carlsbad, Encinitas Homes and Condos for sale anytime using our Free Home Search Tool —  http://www.FreeSDHomeSearch.com

To learn more about your options for houses or condos in Oceanside, please contact us anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

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San Diego Homes for Sale: Buying Older Homes vs. Buying New Homes

Deciding that you are ready to buy a home is a big step. When you are thinking about buying a home, you have many options. One of these is the choice of whether to buy an old home or a new home. If you’re seeking an answer to this question, there isn’t one. Well, there’s an answer that is right for you but it varies from buyer to buyer depending on what your needs and desires are when buying a home.

There are pros and cons to buying older homes as well as pros and cons to buying new homes. The important thing to remember when you are considering buying a San Diego home for sale is what your needs are. Maybe you are ready for a challenge and want an older home that needs some TLC. You can sometimes get a better price on older homes if they need renovating.

Are you looking for a home that is move-in ready? While there are some older homes that are in great shape, you may want to consider looking at only newer homes. Of course location is also a key factor when deciding to buy an older home or a newer home.

In this video, we’re sharing some other things to consider and our tips on how to make the decision between buying an old home vs. buying a new one.

From helping you find the perfect home to writing that perfect purchase offer, our team here at Big Block Realty will be with you every step of the way!

To learn more about your options in the San Diego area for older homes as well as new or if you have any questions, please contact us anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us today:

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How To Start Investing In Real Estate

How To Start Investing In Real Estate

Steps on Successfully Launching a profitable Real Estate Portfolio

For many people the hardest part of getting your Real Estate Investing business started is overcoming the fear of the unknown that comes with attempting new things.bigstock-Saving-Money-8173913

Many of our clients got stuck before they even start… suffering from what we call “analysis paralysis”.

What we all need to understand is that fear will never go away no matter how many books you buy, or how many boot-camps and seminars you attend. The only way to get over this fear is by getting yourself in the game, you need to face your fears and execute! (and work with a great team like ours!)

You don’t need to start with huge deals to get started, or even any of our own money.

Often times, new investors think that they need to put everything on the line to get into real estate investing. That is not the case, in fact many of the deals get done without ever using any of your own money or credit.

It all starts by building a strong team, and they finally pulling the trigger and doing the first deal.

Here is an easy action guide for you to start using today, this will help you finally start working towards your goal of building a strong real estate portfolio and making some serious cash.

Follow these easy steps and you will be well on your way to being a successful real estate investor!

1) Attend a REIA / Meetup / Investment club meetings:

Networking with other investors is the key and also the first step to starting your investing career. The people you will meet at these events will be a big help to you while first getting started. We always say that “Relationships are the only shortcuts to success”. For a lot of us it can seem a little nerve wrecking in the beginning, but be rest assured that this is the most important step in starting your investing career. Another major bonus is that these meeting are usually low cost or free! So get out there and attend.

2) Learn from successful Investors:

Sometimes we need to see it before we can believe it. Meeting with an active successful investor will give you the inspiration you need to get your butt into action. When we first got started we made it a point to meet and surround ourselves with as many of these people as we could. We have all heard that saying…”You income is the exact average of the 5 people you hang out with most”…so why are you hanging out with your broke friends? If you need help finding successful investors to meet with, a REIA or Networking group as explained above is a great place to start.

3) Take Action:

Obviously the first stem in taking action is arming yourself with knowledge. You can talk to us if you have questions. But once you have a strategy, the only way to invest in your first deal is by finding your first deal!! Whatever your chosen model is, you need to find properties that meet your criteria to invest in. So if you are going to be looking for motivated sellers, then you need to get on the phone with sellers. The only way you can get better at the game is by talking to more and more people. Practice makes perfect, right? No! Perfect practice makes perfect! Practice your scripts, roll play your scripts and get on the PHONE!! Read this very carefully…TAKING ACTION WILL MAKE YOU RICH!!

Getting starting and making money investing in real estate is not easy, but when done correctly can provide a lifetime of cashflow!

What are you going to do to get started?

Your friends and local real estate experts,

San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us today:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

Have a question? —>Contact or Email us direct <—

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Proudly serving all of San Diego County including: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Leucadia, La Costa, Encinitas, Cardiff, Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Escondido, San Marcos, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Vista, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Point Loma, Coronado, all other cities in San Diego!

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15 Tips to bring you Massive Success – In Real Estate, Business, and Beyond!

15 Tips to bring you Massive Success

Judging from the number of self-help and business books sold every year, millions of people want to know what it takes to be successful in business and in life.

Especially if you define success as abundance in all areas of your life – not just money – then being “successful” is what life is all about.

Take a look at these 15 Success tips and get in the right mindset for reaching your goals and achieving massive success!

1. Get out of your comfort zone… and stay there!Real Estate Success

Not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone, so get out. When you are out of your comfort zone or uncomfortable, you are growing.

2. Never ever give up.

Almost nothing works the first time it’s attempted, so don’t give up. Just because what you’re doing does not seem to be working, doesn’t mean it is not going to work. It just means that it might not work the way you’re doing it. Remember, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it!

3. When you’re ready to quit, you’re closer than you think.

There’s an old Chinese saying that goes like this: “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.” It’s always darkest before dawn. Most people quit when they are 3 feet from GOLD!!

4. With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be.

Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of “undefined consequences.” During the toughest times just think “This can’t kill me, one day I’ll look back on this and laugh!” Hahaha…

5. Focus on what you want to have happen.

Remember that old saying, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you are right.” It is always so important to keep a positive mindset. 80% of your success will come from this.

6. Take things a day at a time.

No matter how difficult your situation is, you can and will get through it if you don’t look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment. You can get through anything one day at a time. “This too will pass”

7. Always be moving forward.

Never stop growing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing. The moment you stop improving you (and your organization), it starts to die. Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.

8. Measure everything of significance.

I swear this is true. Anything that is measured and tracked, improves. Keep track of your numbers. Hold yourself accountable and watch your business grow.

9. Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.

If you want to uncover problems you don’t know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven’t examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there.

Real Estate Success Tips10. Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you’re doing.

When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance.
What is your edge? What make you different? Why should someone work with you over the competition?

11. Never let anybody push you around.

Never let someone tell you “It can’t be done.” Don’t let other people’s opinion determine your success.

12. Never expect life to be fair.

Life isn’t fair. Let me say that again, life isn’t fair. You make your own breaks. Don’t let your down falls hold you back. You will fail many times before you succeed. Fail Forward Faster!!

13. Solve your own problems.

You’ll find that by solving your own problems, you’ll develop a competitive edge. You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following the others. Be you, and YOU will succeed!

14. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Lighten up. If you are walking around upset and uptight that is what you will get more of. Be happy and positive! None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.

15. There’s always a reason to be happy, so SMILE!

Find the reason to smile. After all, you’re really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. Remember: “We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time!”

Your friends and local real estate experts,

San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us today:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

Have a question? —>Contact or Email us direct <—

Big Block Realty
Always working hard for you!
www.BigBlockRealty.com
CA DRE #01885775

Proudly serving all of San Diego County including: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Leucadia, La Costa, Encinitas, Cardiff, Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Escondido, San Marcos, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Vista, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Point Loma, Coronado, all other cities in San Diego!

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How To Sell A House: 10 Tips For Selling Your House FAST (and for a great price!)

10 Steps to Sell Your House Fast

If you (or someone you know) is looking to sell, you will probably be looking to make the most amount of money from the sale, right?

So how do you go about makeing sure you net the most money possible?

How To Sell A House: 10 Tips For Selling Your House FASTBelow are 10 tips that a seller can follow to assure that the home gets the best price and most of all, get’s sold quickly.

Step 1: Use a broker that is familiar with your area

You need to expose your property to as many potential buyers as possible. That being said, who do prospective buyers get in touch with when they are house hunting? Most people turn to Real estate agents and brokers. So working with a broker/agent who is familiar with your local market is key. The National Association of Realtors says that 85% of purchasers rely on real estate brokers for their home selections, while the Internet accounts for the majority of the remaining 15%…. and who creates all of those online real estate postings? Real estate agents and brokers from the local area. If you need help with any of this, our would gladly apply for the job!

Step 2: Familiarize yourself with the listing sale agreement.

Standardized real estate contracts have become lengthy and complex over many years. If you sign one of those, read it carefully and be aware that you are agreeing to every unmodified term and condition. Make sure there is nothing in the agreement that needs to be taken out, rewritten, or added. Brokers will offer a copy of the sale agreement that they might use at listing presentations and go over it with you to avoid misunderstandings. Consult your attorney or broker for further detailed information.

Step 3: Be completely familiar with the current real estate market.

For the sake of negotiations, knowing recent comparable sales data isn’t always enough because often they don’t give the complete picture. As an example, two houses might have both sold for $300,000 but the owner gave one buyer a $20,000 seller credit for a new roof and appliances. Local brokers who are familiar with the details of recent sales are able to provide the best negotiation advice.

Step 4: Understand all of the terms you are offering.

You are confident that your property is going to sell at a satisfactory price, but instead of starting out with an inflexible amount, consider the property sale as a combination of price and terms. For example, it might make more sense in a slow market to help to offer to pay some of the buyer’s closing costs by offering a “seller contribution” instead of lowering the price of the property. Often the seller contribution could be significantly less than a reduction in price. Also, buyers who require cash to close the sale could find that more attractive causing your place to sell over your competition.

Step 5: Request a smaller deposit.

In order to create a legal contract, the buyer needs to make an “earnest money deposit”. In an ideal marketplace, a seller will receive a large deposit, but in a challenging market, a much smaller can be accepted. Buyers generally prefer to put down the lowest possible deposit because a huge deposit indicates a big financial and psychological commitment. You can ask for a lower deposit if the buyer has mortgage pre-approval or if the buyer shows a strong interest in the property and you have no other offers.

Step 6: Try to sweeten the pot.

Are you really planning to take large items like a swing set, sun awning, or washing machine? In certain cases it may be better to leave such items for a buyer to make an offer.

How to Price a Property correctly - Sell Real Estate FASTStep 7: Keep your photos updated.

For example, if your MLS photo shows snow around your home in the middle of the summer, potential buyers will know your house has been on the market a while. They may interpret that as a bad sign and will expect to submit a lower initial offer. Make sure your broker posts recent photographs.

Step 8: Fully understand the marketing plan.

The broker’s marketing plan should be reviewed quite often to see that it is being followed and is changed whenever it is needed.

Step 9: Check out the competition (open houses).

Going to open houses, also known as your competition is a great idea. It isn’t always easy to be objective. However, do other owners have selling ideas that might work in regards to your home? Is there something you can
use to bargain with? You could consider offering to do some painting or other cosmetic repairs.

Step 10: Don’t nickle and dime, keep everything in context.

Don’t worry about nickels and dimes when your main goal is to get the house sold. For example, before closing the deal, a seller had a buyer request an extra $500 to resolve last minute repairs that were discovered. That gesture seemed like nothing more than a case of buyer’s remorse, so the seller agreed to it, received an otherwise ideal price, and closed the sale. It wasn’t long before the prices softened in the local market. It was better to lose $500 than to find another buyer later when the market was lower and the final sale price would probably have been less by several thousand dollars. Would the seller have preferred to save that $500? Certainly. However, six hundred dollars was a small price to pay considering that the delays could have meant a big reduction in price (and getting stuck with another mortgage payment).

If you would like any additional information or have any questions, please contact us anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us today:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

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CA DRE #01885775

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Top Tips For Writing Purchase Offers – Buy A House And Write The Perfect Offer When You Buy Your Next Property!

In this post we reveal the Top 9 Tips for Writing Purchase Offers

So you’re ready to buy a house? First off, a BIG congratulations!BusinessSuccess5

Once you have your financing in order (or cash), the next step in buying property is writing up an offer.

Often times people don’t realize how important the offer contract can be when buying real estate. If you have a poorly constructed offer it can cost you getting the property you want, while at the same time a well written offer can get you the property you want at the price you want!

Try using following tips as a guide to creating a great offer:

1. Get the right Contract

This might seem basic, but there are several purchase contracts out there. Each state has its own rules and regulations and each contract is written differently. Realtor associations publish purchase contracts. If you are looking to buy in California, please contact our team and we will help you get set up with the correct forms.

Some example purchase contracts would be:
–New Construction Residential Purchase
–Agreement Notice of Default Purchase Agreement
–Residential Purchase Agreement
–Residential Income Property Purchase Agreement
–And many more

2. Determine what price you want to offer

Take a look at what comparable properties have sold for along with the current market conditions and come up with what you think is a fair offer price. TIP: Initially offer about 5-8% less than you expect to pay, this will give you some room to negotiate and possibly get an even better deal. Once you submit the offer be prepared to move quickly, in today’s market the good properties are being sold very quickly.

3. Put down a deposit

You will need to make a “good faith” deposit. This deposit will generally be cash, personal check, or cashier’s check. On average the deposit amount should be at least 1% of the sales price. This money (proof of funds or a copy of the check) will be submitted with your offer.

4. List your Financing Terms

Disclose the type of financing you hope to obtain(if you are not paying cash): Include the amount of money down and the type of loan (conventional, FHA, VA, contract of sale, assumption or other). Please remember that your deposit, when added to your down payment and financing should equal the total paid.

house with cash5. Include Contingencies

Contingencies are: Conditions or “safety valves” written into your Real Estate offers that protect they buyer from buying a house that is unsatisfactory (either structurally or financially)

Many contracts also carry provisions for contingencies as: Appraisal (California gives 17 days to complete all inspections) Loan Funding Physical/Home Inspections.

6. When do you take possession of the property?

Spell out the possession date. Is it on closing? A day after closing?

If possession will be prior to closing, enter into a rental agreement to protect all parties. If possession is more than two or three days after closing, execute a rental agreement to protect the buyer.

7. Negotiate Who Pays the Fees

Even though most contracts call for fees to be negotiable, some fees, depending on your state, are customarily paid by one party or the other. You can define who pays fees such as title, escrow, and county or city transfer taxes. In most cases the Seller will pay the fees.

8. Request Special Reports

If you are concerned with any part of the property, ask for a Special Report Upfront. Example Reports: Termite Report, Lead based paint report, and Mold inspections

9. Clearly State Expiration of Offer

Clarify when the offer will expire. You will want to give the seller enough time to make their decision, but not to take their sweet time.

If you would like more information or have questions on how to write up a perfect offer please contact me anytime!

Your friends and local real estate experts,

San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us today:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

Have a question? —>Contact or Email us direct <—

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How Does Short Sale and Foreclosure Affect My Credit Score?

How Does Short Sale and Foreclosure Affect My Credit Score?

Well, the Credit Impact for a Foreclosure vs Short Sale can be dramatically different.bigstock-The-house-in-human-hands-17017331

In a challenging market, many homeowners are faced with the decision to try a short sale or just let the property go to foreclosure.

Below are some points to think about when dealing with this subject.

If you have questions on whether missing mortgage payments and selling your property for less than the full amount you owe on it(short sale) will hurt your credit score, the answer is yes.

HOWEVER, that being said, the credit damage done by a short sale is significantly better than a Foreclosure or Deed in Lieu. In a short sale it does not show up on your credit report as long nor is the impact as severe as a foreclosure.

Take a look at some of the most common questions….

Question 1) When will I be able to buy another house? (Primary Residence)

Short Sale: Homeowner is eligible for re-purchasing in 2 years

Foreclosure: Homeowner is eligible for re-purchasing a primary residence in 5 years

Question 2) When will I be able to buy another property? (Investment Property)

Short Sale: Homeowner is eligible to purchase an investment property after 2 years

Foreclosure: Homeowner is eligible to purchase an investment property after 7 years

Question 3) On future loans will I have to disclose what happened with my house?

Short Sale: There is no disclosure required for a short sale

Foreclosure: On any future loan applications (1003 mortgage) when they ask, “have you ever had a property foreclosed upon…” you will have to mark YES, affecting what programs will be available to you and interest rate that you would qualify for.

Question 4) How will my Credit Score be affected?

Short Sale: Only late or missed payments on the mortgage will show up as derogatory items on the credit report. After the sale is completed the mortgage will report as paid or settled. Short Sales can affect your score differently depending on how many payments are missed, sometimes as little as 50 points. A short sale will have an affect on your score for approximately 18-24 months.

Foreclosure: The credit impact of a foreclosure is MAJOR and can reduce your credit score anywhere from 250-300 points and stays with you on your report for 7-10 years.

Question 5) How will my Credit History be affected?

Short Sale: Short sales are currently NOT reported in the credit history of a credit report. The loan is generally reported as “paid off, settled”

Foreclosure: A foreclosure will remain as public record on a homeowner’s credit history for 7-10 years, sometimes even longer.

For all the information on Fannie Mae’s guidelines, go to…https://www.efanniemae.com/sf/guides/ssg/annltrs/pdf/2008/0816.pdf

If you would like more Free information on Short Sales and foreclosures, please contact us anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us today:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

Have a question? —>Contact or Email us direct <—

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CA DRE #01885775

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How to Flip A House And Make Money: 5 Tips For Quick Turning (Flipping) A House

5 Tips For Quick Turning (Flipping) A House

San Diego Real Estate Flips

On one of those “house flipping” shows on TV, a young couple was running $14,000 over budget on their first fixer-upper investment (and 11 weeks behind schedule). They ran out of money and put the house on the market with a low quality looking “fix-ups” and visible damage still needing to be taken care of. Of course buyers would see these things first, making a bad impression. You can avoid this by starting with changes that are most important. Then if you run out of money or time, you’ve already done the things that will make the home sell.

When quick turning or “flipping” property the first two tips are not about what to fix or change, but rather about time and money. Specifically, they are about how to determine how much to pay for your “quick turn property” in the first place. Read through the first two with caution then and make sure that you follow these carefully.

1. Know Your Numbers

Knowing the numbers will be a key to your success when looking to invest in real estate. What price will the house sell for after you are all done with the fix-ups? You need a clear idea of the ARV (after repair value) to safely make an offer on a property. Do not guess that you’ll sell the home for $20,000 more than what you put into it. You don’t decide what a home is worth – the market does, so get advice if necessary. Then subtract from the ARV all possible costs you will have, including price, buying costs, repair costs, holding costs, and the costs of selling. Now subtract the profit you want, and you have the highest price you should pay. Start with an offer lower than this, of course.

2. Stay on Schedule

You HAVE to set a schedule and stick to it. Too many house-flipping projects have gone wrong due to falling behind schedule. For example, you think you can get the plumber in and out of the house in the first week, but it takes a month, so you can’t close the walls up, and everything else gets behind schedule. Meanwhile you’re spending $2,500 per month on holding costs like loan payments, utilities, property taxes and insurance. Be sure to check before you finalize the offer, to see how long things like windows, plumbing and dry-walling will take. Also, make completion dates a part of any contracts you sign with contractors.

3. Figure the ROI of Improvements

Some improvements will have a much higher ROI. The Return-on-investment (ROI) for each possible improvement should determine what you do to the home. You’ll be guessing at times, but the principle is that you do only those things which increase the value of the home substantially more than what they cost. Such high-ROI improvements vary by area and by type of home, but they typically include painting, carpeting, landscaping, and finishing unfinished space. With a small house, you might get new flowers and bushes, fresh paint, and all new carpeting for less than $7,000, and possibly raise the market value of the home by $14,000.

4. Know Your Buyers

You need to know as much as possible about your potential buyers. A single story Spanish style home in a neighborhood full of retired couples, won’t sell well to the younger crowd. Know what kinds of buyers are likely to want the home (and neighborhood) before you start. Then, after improving it with those buyers in mind, market it appropriately. You or your agent should identify and advertise the benefits that matter to your buyers, whether this includes “close to stores” or “country living.”

5. Price It Right

This is the key to having success and selling fast. Selling fast means you can save thousands of dollars in holding costs. You may also have other projects waiting for that money. To sell fast, price it slightly below market value – and let buyers know it’s a deal. It may seem that if you sell for $3,000 under market, you’re losing $3,000, but you are possibly saving a couple thousand in the holding costs you’ll pay if it takes an extra six weeks to sell at a higher price. Also, if you are a serious investor, flipping a house fast means getting the money into your next project fast. Buy right, and use the other tips here, and there should be plenty of profit left in any case. These tips are the foundation for having massive success in the house flipping business.

Now you can go out and make it happen!

If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

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