Should You Consider Purchasing a Fixer Upper to Save Money?

Just like anything, there are many pros and cons of purchasing a fixer upper. While you will save money by purchasing a fixer upper, it is still a gamble, because you never know how much the house will truly depreciate in value over time. If you put enough work into the house and remodel it back to livable standards there is a big chance that you might be able to make a small return on your investment. Purchasing a fixer upper can be also be a perfect starter home – if it is in bad enough shape you can always...

The Header: Real Estate Website Theme Design Series Part One + MORE

The Header: Real Estate Website Theme Design Series Part One – realestatetomato.com/blog/   We have designed a ton of real estate websites; nearly 1,000 to date. Every one of them began with a comprehensive Design Interview between client and the Real Estate Tomato creative staff. Each interview has us covering, in detail, several integral elements of the custom real estate… Continue reading the full post on http://realestatetomato… Continue Reading On realestatetomato.com/blog/ » Fawlty Towers: Putting a Price on England’s Funniest Hotel – movoto.com/blog/ Embed Infographic The Movoto team has been on a British kick for the last couple of months....

Buying a Home 44% Cheaper Than Renting, Despite Rising Prices + MORE

Block Party: Build Your Home Out of Tetris Pieces – movoto.com/blog/ Embed Graphic By Movoto If you’ve been reading the Movoto blog for a while, you’ll know that in addition to real estate, we’re also kind of crazy about video games. This borderline obsession has led us to examine such highly practical things as how much Mario’s coins would be worth in real life and the value of Bowser’s castle… Continue Reading On movoto.com/blog/ » Buying a Home 44% Cheaper Than Renting, Despite Rising Prices – realestate.aol.com Filed under: NewsEditor’s note: Jed Kolko is the chief economist for online listings...

Rising Costs and Tight Credit Slow New Construction + MORE

The Biggest Mortgage Mistake Consumers Make – realestate.aol.com Filed under: News, AdviceBy Scott Sheldon Despite the technical rigors of qualifying for a loan today, there is something more ominous lurking in all mortgage applications that most consumers wouldn’t think twice about. Specifically, we’re talking about the eligible funds for the mortgage transaction… Continue Reading On realestate.aol.com » My Books Are Here! – 123flip.com/blog Click Here for More Info or to Order the Books I’m thrilled to announce the release of two books I’ve been working on for much of the past year: THE BOOK ON FLIPPING HOUSES: How to Buy,...

Dig This Trend: Steamy Hot Tubs + MORE

Begin As You Mean To Go: The Letter of Intent – biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ Nothing perturbs a transactional attorney more than when a client delivers a letter of intent and a draft contract that bear little to no resemblance to one another. Though letters of intent are non-binding in most jurisdictions, parties who rush headstrong into signing a letter of intent (LOI) miss a critical opportunity to work out key legal terms in addition to those terms that include a dollar sign… Continue Reading On biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ » The Biggest Mortgage Mistake Consumers Make – realestate.aol.com Filed under: News, AdviceBy Scott Sheldon Despite...

Spring Home Makeover Don'ts: HGTV's Sabrina Soto On Big Mistakes + MORE

Peter Linneman Video Series – Part I – astudentoftherealestategame.com/ Over the past few years there has been a shift in the way people approach education. Abundant education is now easy to access and offers motivated individuals a chance to learn.  Unfortunately, most of the free education doesn’t get the exposure it deserves. A prime example is the 50-part interview series that Bruce Kirsch of REFM did with Peter Linneman, one of the top minds in real estate… Continue Reading On astudentoftherealestategame.com/ » Housing Crisis May be Over – But Government Mortgage Still Problematic – biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ Given that the housing market has mapped a...

Step 5 – “Put The “Hubba Hubba in Hub & Spoke”: 12 Steps Crucial to an RE Professional’s Internet Presence + MORE

Why Do You Invest in Real Estate…No, Really…WHY?? – biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ When we start to do anything in life there is always a reason WHY. Now stay with me here…we have many simple “WHY’s”. Take breathing for example, our “WHY” for breathing is to live! Our “WHY” for going to school is to get smart (or because we are forced to!)… Continue Reading On biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ » Step 5 – “Put The “Hubba Hubba in Hub & Spoke”: 12 Steps Crucial to an RE Professional’s Internet Presence – geekestateblog.com/blog/ To Create an Internet Presence that can not only “Cast a Wide Net”...

House #39: Final Analysis + MORE

What Is an REO? – realestate.aol.com Filed under: News, BuyingBy Diana Olick REO is one of those terms that you hear a lot lately but can’t quite place. And for people of a certain age, it calls to mind a certain 1970s and ’80s rock band. Alas, that’s not the REO of which we speak. So what is an REO? CNBC explains. What is an REO? REO stands for Real Estate Owned… Continue Reading On realestate.aol.com » House #39: Final Analysis – 123flip.com/blog We closed on the sale of The Rent-Back House today… Nothing more to add about the project...

Four Questions To Ask A Short Sale Listing Agent + MORE

Four Questions To Ask A Short Sale Listing Agent – biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ In the past year of working with primarily short sales, I’ve gained enough experience to fill at least one book.  I’ve dealt with just about every possible scenario from multiple lenders involved in the transaction to having to dispute valuations from 3rd party agents.  Although I was certified through an awesome organization, nothing prepared me for the trenches like the war itself… Continue Reading On biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ » What Can You Rent for $950 a Month? – zillowblog.com Take a look at the rentals we found for those with a...

BP 009: Using Hard Money Lenders to Grow Your Business with Ann Bellamy + MORE

Jamie Kennedy Lists Los Angeles Home for a Loss – zillowblog.com Source: IMDb Contemporary and private — two of the biggest buzz words in celebrity real estate — and Jamie Kennedy’s home has both qualities. The comedian and actor just listed his Los Angeles residence for sale. He picked up the gated home at 2508 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA 90027 for $2… Continue Reading On zillowblog.com » Pope Francis’s New Home In The Vatican City – therealestatebloggers.com So the new Pope Francis has been elected, lets go and look at the Papal Apartment in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City...

Tips to Improve Your Home’s Insulation + MORE

As Papal Conclave Meets, Go Inside the Vatican Tourists Don't See – realestate.aol.com Filed under: News By Michael Kelley This week the Vatican’s papal conclave began the process of choosing the next spiritual leader of 1.18 billion Catholics worldwide. Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new pope… Continue Reading On realestate.aol.com » Are Hedge Funds Blowing Bubbles? – biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ Last month the New Republic published a provocative article by former TV producer David Dayen on hedge funds and real estate...

House #46: Pre-Rehab (VIDEO) + MORE

Visiting Austin for SXSW? You'll Probably Want to Move There – realestate.aol.com Filed under: News You’re in Austin, Texas, rockin’ out at the South by Southwest music festival. You’re soaking up the sights and sounds, the people and the parties, of the “Live Music Capital of the World.” You’re falling in love with the city. And in a year’s time, you’ll be moving there. Well, that’s what local Realtors are banking on, anyway… Continue Reading On realestate.aol.com » House #46: Pre-Rehab (VIDEO) – 123flip.com/blog My Milwaukee partner, Marty Boardman (FlippingPhoenixHouses.com), did it again…here’s his walk-through of The WI-4 House that...

Student Loan Debt Could Hobble Housing

Student Loan Debt Could Hobble Housing – biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ It seems like there’s been nothing but blue skies for the housing market since 2013 turned the bend. The rate of home purchase has been gradually rising, and with that has followed an accompanying jump in home values. In fact, the recovery has become so pronounced that Ben Bernanke recently spoke in its favor, making statements earlier this month validating the housing recovery… Continue Reading On biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ »  

Houses #44 / 47: Under Contract + MORE

Step 4 – “Be a Star on YouTube”: 12 Steps Crucial to an RE Professional’s Internet Presence – geekestateblog.com/blog/ Series Intro: 12 Steps Crucial to an RE Professional’s Internet Presence Step 1 – Branding: 12 Steps Crucial to an RE Professional’s Internet Presence Step 2 – Branded Contact Info: 12 Steps Crucial to an RE Professional’s Internet Presence Step 3 – “Aces in Their Google Places”: 12 Steps Crucial to an RE Professional’s Internet Presence “Places Everyone, Places” “Lights, Camera, and…… Continue Reading On geekestateblog.com/blog/ » The Perfect Path to Developing Real Estate – biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ Many real estate professionals want to...

Premier Property Management Memphis | February Rental Numbers + MORE

Tax Savings: Rental Property Depreciation Explained – zillowblog.com One reason you might be thinking about investing in rental properties is because you think you’ll save money on federal income taxes. While this may be true, you really need to fully understand how rental properties and taxes work in order to determine whether you will in fact save money from your rental property ownership… Continue Reading On zillowblog.com » Premier Property Management Memphis | February Rental Numbers – blog.memphisinvest.com/blog#sthash.4aMW99W1.dpbs Premier Property Management Memphis  So far we are about 65 days into the new year and already business in Memphis is at...

House #45: Video Walk-Through + MORE

House #45: Video Walk-Through – 123flip.com/blog My Milwaukee partner, Marty Boardman (FlippingPhoenixHouses.com), is an awesome videographer…here’s his walk-through of The WI-3 House that he shot last week when we were in town: Continue Reading On 123flip.com/blog » Where’s the Wealth in Real Estate Education? – biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ As a beginning or budding investor, you learn from real world experience that this business will expose your weak spots of know-how. This translates to lost opportunities, lost deals, and smaller paychecks. The goal of BiggerPockets, of course, is to give you an open forum of knowledge, unmatched in the real estate investing world,...