The Difficulties of Flipping Houses: How Much Work It Takes

Bret EhlersFlipping Houses0 Comments

Flipping houses does a lot of hard work and trial and error, but most mistakes can be avoided as they typically happen when people are unprepared.

Fixing and flipping real estate correctly for a large profit is work. Even knowledgeable and experienced investors may have a “gotcha” situation they did not expect or see coming. This is not a common occurrence once you have completed a couple of successful fix and flips. Most investors cause their own troubles when rehabbing a property. Their mistakes can be … Read More

Is There a Chance That I’ll Lose Money Flipping Houses?

Christina El MoussaFlipping Houses0 Comments

While it is always possible to lose money flipping houses, you'll be able to increase your chances of making a profit if you avoid these mistakes!

Is there a chance that I’ll lose money flipping houses? It’s the question that troubles all new real estate investors, after all no one wants to lose money! Investing is risky, there’s no doubt about it. If you decide to invest in the stock market, you are always going to be at risk of losing money. Returns on stocks aren’t … Read More

6 Helpful Apps to Make Your Next Remodel a Breeze

Christina El MoussaFlipping Houses0 Comments

A smartphone is the perfect tool when it comes to remodeling. These helpful apps are sure to make your next project a breeze!

Whether I’m purchasing paint or flooring for a flip, taking measurements of a home, or otherwise need interior design inspiration, my phone is always by my side! Many people are surprised to hear that I rely so much on my phone when I’m remodeling, but I consider it a must-have tool for my projects. If you need to lay out … Read More

4 Reasons You Should Be Going to Real Estate Networking Events

Christina El MoussaBlog, Flipping Houses, Real Estate Business, Real Estate Investing, Rehabbing0 Comments

One of the best ways to kick-start your real estate investing career is by attending real estate networking events during the year.

As you probably already know, the real estate business is all about reputation and relationships. As you’ve started to grow your real estate investing business, you’ve created and built relationships with real estate agents, contractors, wholesalers, and others in the real estate investing industry. With each new person you meet, you get access to even more people in the business, … Read More

Invest or Save? What Should You Do with Your Nest Egg?

Tarek El MoussaBlog, Flipping Houses, Real Estate Business, Real Estate Investing0 Comments

Determining whether you should invest or save your nest egg can be a difficult decision. Here's some tips for what you should do.

When Christina and I started flipping houses, we really didn’t have much in the way of savings. To get our real estate investing business off the ground, we started working with investing partners and private lenders. Just like you, we were looking for ways to invest in real estate with no money, so we put in the sweat equity while … Read More

3 Rehab Mistakes That Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Christina El MoussaBlog, DIY, Flipping Houses, Real Estate Business, Rehabbing0 Comments

These rehab mistakes may seem like a good idea at the time, but could end up costing you more time and money than you had planned for.

Over the years that Tarek and I have been running our house flipping business, we’ve learned quite a lot about what to avoid when rehabbing. In fact, I was thinking just the other day about how many mistakes we made on our first few house flips, especially when it came to rehabs.The thing about home renovation mistakes is that they almost … Read More