4 Things to Consider When Researching Your Local Real Estate Market

Tarek El MoussaReal Estate Business0 Comments

Consider these 4 things when you are researching your local real estate market. Get as much information as you can before you buy a house.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: house flipping is basically recession-proof investing. Getting into real estate investing by flipping houses is a great way to leave the 9:00-to-5:00 world and live a life of financial freedom. Of course, just like any other type of investment, there are always some risks involved with house flipping. That’s why I … Read More

Will 2017 Be the Year of Your First Flip?

Christina El MoussaReal Estate Business0 Comments

2017 is just around the corner, which means right now is the perfect time to prepare for your first flip next year! Preparing will help things go smoothly.

2016 is quickly coming to an end, which means 2017 is right around the corner. Tarek and I love to spend the last part of the year reviewing our business plan and taking the steps necessary to make sure we are ready to start flipping once the holidays are over. For brand new flippers and experienced investors alike, right now … 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?

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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

Investing Mistakes That Are Eating Your Profit Margins

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

If you want to be successful and make every flip go farther, avoid making these investing mistakes that can eat your profit margins.

The path to real estate success is definitely filled with potholes and twists and turns. If you’ve been investing in real estate for a little while now, then you probably already know that house flipping in general is actually a lot simpler and easier than a lot of people think. If you can find a good deal on a distressed … Read More