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Flipping Real Estate: Calculating Costs


If you been in the real estate investing business, or more specifically been flipping real estate, for more than a few days, you’ve inevitably gotten an email that reads something like this:

“Investor’s Dream. This property will go QUICK.

  • Property Address: 1234 Main Street
  • Asking Price: $100,000 (Add or subtract zeros!)
  • After Repair Value: $150,000
  • Repairs: $15,000
  • Profit: $35,000
  • Details: Needs paint, carpet, tile, new kitchen, update bathroom, some roof damage.
  • Tenant occupied. Need to evict!”

STOP! Before you read on… Take a guess at what you think the “real” profit’s going to be on this real estate investment…

If you haven’t ever gotten an email or text broadcast like this, then rest assured, you will! I’m about to probably tick off all of the late night infomercials and pitchmen out there! Sure, I understand that when you’ve got 30 minutes (or 90 minutes, for that matter), that you’ve have to sell what’s sexy… not what’s REAL!

Now it’s my turn to expose the real deal on real estate investing! This goes for flipping real estate itself (i.e. properties) or simply flipping the contract (also known as assigning the contract). When you’re flipping real estate, you need to be able to calculate the “real” bottom line and if your assigning the contract, you need to know your numbers so you don’t get blacklisted from investors! This one piece of information will keep you from getting into trouble because of any “real estate bubble”!

Purchase Costs
Here goes… Have you EVER purchased and sold a piece of real estate for FREE? If you’re not sure what the answer is… It’s an emphatic NO… You are going to have costs to buy, costs to hold and costs to sell. This holds true even if you are buying a property for all cash. (Think title fees, attorney’s fees, recording fees, etc.)

If you’re not getting a mortgage, your purchase costs are obviously much lower, but nonetheless, there are costs associated with any real estate transaction. Plus, more than likely, if you’re relatively new, you’re probably not paying all cash for property anyways. You’re probably going to be using a hard money investor for your initial real estate investing financing!

For a quick calculation, you can estimate anywhere between 3% – 5% for closing costs to just acquire the property. That’s 3%-5% of the purchase price.

Holding Costs
How much is it going to cost you each and every day to own this piece of real estate? See, if you’re making money in real estate, you’d better believe that there are a lot of other people that are going to expect to get paid and they get paid in the form of mortgage interest, property taxes, utilities, property insurance, etc. Each of these is an expense each and every day that you own the property. Here’s an example… A hard money loan on a bread and butter type piece of real estate might run you 15%. Let’s say you got the property for $100,000. Every month, you are paying $1250 in interest alone. Let’s say that taxes and insurance are another $200/month and then utilities at $100. Right there, the property is costing you $1550/month – or roughly $50/day. See, why it’s important to know your not only your holding costs on a real estate investment, but also how long it’s going to be on the market before you can flip the property.

Selling Costs
Here’s the third part of the real estate investing puzzle. When you want to turn around and sell this piece of real estate, it’s going to cost you yet again! Are you going to use a real estate agent and pay a commission or 3-4-5% or even more? On $150,000, that’s anywhere from $4500 to $7500 chopped of the top. Then, you can figure 2-3% in closing fees.

If you can remember this… and apply what you’ve just learned to each and every real estate deal that you do, you’ll be safe flipping real estate in any market. You see, if it’s a hot market, you can calculate less time for holding cost. But, in a slower market, make your offer based on 6 months or 9 months of holding costs. It’s really simple math! And real estate really is a numbers game…

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Real Estate Investing: Succeeding Online, Tech or Strategy?

If you are planning on indulging in real estate investing you should also consider the online real estate market that provides a great resource of buying and selling properties. To begin with, online real estate marketing will involve listing as well as advertising properties over the Internet and it also means getting maximum exposure. Best of all, it also means not having to pay any commissions to real estate brokers. And online real estate is a more convenient way of transacting business and is also a lot quicker than traditional ways of real estate investing.

Evaluate Your Property’s Value

However, before you jump into real estate investing and more particularly into the online real estate market, you would need to first evaluate the true value of your property. For this evaluation you can go online or ask a real estate investing mentor to do the evaluation for you. Next, you need to try and use online videos, which are a wonderful way of advertising your property and a whole lot better than the traditional means of advertising. Be careful here because your income as a wholesaler depends on how well you can evaluate the asset in the way the buyer is looking to pick it up.

There are two ways that you can categorize online real estate videos and these are promotional content and pod cast content. Each category catering to different types of buyers and sellers.

In any case, by listing your property online you will get a wider audience for your property and so you must be prepared to get queries from many different places. There is no doubt that real estate investing in the online real estate market can be hugely profitable though at the same time it also has its fair share of associated risks, especially if you are not well acquainted with online real estate. Caution, make sure that you understand real well how to “construct real estate transactions”; otherwise you treading on thin ice.

You need to be very careful about each aspect of the online real estate deal and this means learning about the proper financing, decide whether you wish to rehab or not and also know how to hire a landlord. Fortunately, there are some websites that deal with these aspects and which allow you to take part in online discussions with others who are interested in real estate investing. In fact, you should also check out articles written on online real estate sites and even sign up for free e-newsletters pertaining to investing so that you are on top of the subject of real estate investing in the online real estate market.

One of the better resources that deal with real estate investing and more particularly online real estate is REI Club Freebies where you will find tons of information as well as numerous resources regarding online real estate. You can read e-books on real estate investing and it is even possible to download these e-books for reading at a later time on your computer monitor. There are also many other resources such as software to analyze properties and information on how to indulge in real estate investing in the online real estate market.

You must also remember that real estate investing and online real estate involves hard work and there are no short cuts that will help you make quick money. Furthermore, because you will be dealing with people who you can’t see (at least in the beginning) you need to be very careful about divulging information without first verifying the credentials of prospective buyers and sellers. One way past this is work with a mentor or coach that can inject you into their existing warm market and then coach you from behind the scenes while you close on the deals.

Once you get past this hurdle, you should then try and buy properties that are in a rundown condition and then repair and upgrade until it looks attractive to buyers. Also, you should look for properties that are located in places where the rentals are on the high side because in this way you can be sure that your real estate investing endeavors will pay you back good returns. Now, buying run down does NOT mean a complete tear down use caution here as well. Look for the pretty rundown so that you won’t run into problems where your profit will be eaten up by unexpected repairs associated with properties that need a full gut job.

There are many online foreclosed properties’ lists that you should tap into because you can buy these properties for less money and then sell them at a higher price and thus profit from your real estate investing actions. Another gold mine are reo properties; you can find some real gold here with properties that are in pre-auction status and have huge amounts of equity already built into them.

The online real estate market abounds with many profitable opportunities, and if you use things such as online videos and perhaps even take a course in online real estate, you will be able to profit from your real estate investing activities. A word of caution, do not get so caught up in the learning that you begin to suffer from analysis paralysis and never really start. Looking for a coaching program that will inject you into working the market as you are learning the market. something that will be structured like an OJT program.. Yes showing my age here.. OJT young people means “On The Job training” and that is exactly how I got my start in the field.

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Joint Ventures in Real Estate?

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“Paul taught us that the love of money is the root of all evil, and I have discovered that often those who have it the least love It the most.”

Richard Foster


How many times have you heard the story about the guy who just lost his job, had no money, and his credit history was shot? Yet somehow he made fortunes by investing in real estate. Believe it or not this can happen. Many success stories happen because of join ventures in real estate.

The concept is not new. It is simply a matter of using someone else’s money for profit. There are many people who are very interested in becoming real estate investors; however they do not know the first thing about the real estate market. This is where someone like the guy mentioned above can profit.

If you have a feel and basic sense of real estate or finance and know what would make a good investment, but have no cash flow, then you are a good candidate for a joint venture in real estate. Your knowledge and someone else’s money can generate a profitable venture for both of you. It just takes some know how to get it all done.

There are many people who are willing to use their credit or finances to gain a profit in the real estate investment world. You will need to find these people, either by soliciting in the local papers, on the Internet, or by forming a local real estate investment group. This type of group is beneficial to everyone involved.

There are times when an investor has done nothing but buy and flip properties. He or she knows nothing about renting the properties. The typical investor also usually has one niche he or she sticks with. Someone who buys strictly commercial properties may know nothing about residential and vice versa. By forming a real estate investment group in your area, this knowledge from all the investors in the group can be shared.

This can also work to your advantage should you come across a property you may want to invest in but lack the information that comes with the type of property. There may be another investor in the group who will want to form a joint venture with you in order to take advantage of the deal. Many times there may be two or three investors who are willing to make the deal happen.

This is also a great way to break into commercial investing. The more investors there are on a project the less out of pocket expense each one has. You may also find the odds slightly more in your favor with the lenders when you have a team of investors who want to purchase a large commercial property together as a joint venture.

Joint ventures in real estate can offer you the ability to obtain properties you once thought were not in your budget. You can gain knowledge from seasoned investors or you can profit from a new investor who is willing to back you financially in a real estate deal. The list is endless when it comes to the benefits of joint ventures in real estate.

By forming the real estate investment group in your area, you can open a whole new world of real estate investing.

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Education in Real Estate  Investing 101

by Valerie Robinson, REI & CME  on January 25,2019

In the days when real estate  was “Golden”, when investors, sellers and buyers across our vast country was looking for opportunities and generally found them!   But with the transitioning that occurred in both markets, real estate had and did withstand the up and down financial and economical rigors.  Lenders and Investors both learned quite abruptly where and what the dangers were let alone their expectations on how to avoid, or handle them.  If you are just beginning to consider the idea of Entrepreneurship or idea of investing in real estate you are new investor or “newbie”and you do need some instruction to avoid losing your shirt, and probably your pants, hat and sanity, as well.

First you  will need to determine what your strategy will be in real estate investing.  Do you want to buy a property, fix it up and sell it quickly or do you want to buy a property,hold it and wait for the market to increase?  Do you want to deal with renters? All of these questions are ones that you need to answer before you invest in any piece of real estate.

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Thinking Ahead 2019

Consider what to do when ballooning consumer debt finally pops

Article Published by : American Banker, January 2019.

Commentary by: Valerie Robinson, REI & CME  on January 25,2019

Bankers are getting more concerned and worried about the rising cost of consumer delinquencies. What does this mean?  While households are managing to keep up with their loan payments, many are taking on more debt than ever. According to the banks, “Total household debt hit an all time high of $13.5 Trillion in the third quarter.”[1] Credit card and auto loans  delinquencies are seen on a downward term as seen from the Federal Reserve Bank in NYC.

The Banks have factored in the slow wage growth of the economy, the high housing costs and even the low personal saving rates among us working -class families. Is mentions how the bans can imagine  many households falling behind on their monthly bill payments even if the economy sours , or it they are faced with a sudden financial shock,divorce,unexpected major medical expense. Some will even wind up in bankruptcy. The problem with this model/scenario is that some borrowers of real estate  can wind up in deeper debt than anticipated. I’m NOT saying this is how you, the real estate investor will end up or see yourself in the years to come.

This is from the banks view regarding finance and where the economy is today and reflective of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Jerry L Nemorin, a former Wall Street investment banker commented as he stated,”This was during the financial crisis, and many consumers were in distress. There was no solution out there that was a  fully comprehensive solution and help work through the problems at that time”. Investors should be more savvy with knowledgeable

Education in Real Estate Investing 101

by valerie Robinson, REI & CME  on January 22,2019

There are several online sights that are helpful resources for banking, rate of interests forums and information on how to investigate Finance for yourself.  Your next step is to learn how to investigate the value of real estate properties yourself. The question we receive most is” Should you use or a real estate agent and have them show you property after property while you try to look for a good real estate investment? This question we will address and offer our opinion in our next article.

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The ABCs of Real Estate Investing

Let’s Talk Commercial Real Estate Shall We?

The difference Between Income Tax and Property Tax

The Benefits of Real Estate Investing!

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The Benefits of Real Estate Investing


Real estate investing is increasing at a staggering rate these days. More and more individuals are learning that real estate investments can offer wonderful earning potential. Real estate investing is a process which has many attractive qualities that make it a viable money-producing opportunity. There are a number of benefits that go along with purchasing real estate investments and the following paragraphs will highlight some of these benefits. As you will see these attributes make it quite apparent why individuals are becoming interested in investment opportunities of this type.

Build Equity in the Property:

For those individuals who are looking to invest in real estate on a long-term scale, there are certain benefits to doing so. When individuals purchase real estate and hold onto it for awhile, they are ultimately able to build a good deal of equity in the home they are purchasing as an investment property. Equity is a beneficial aspect for the homeowners since the more equity a property has, the more that it adds to the net worth thereof. This is an important and frequently cited reason why individuals do choose to invest in real estate and maintain the property as an investment for a long period of time thereafter.

Possible Tax Advantages:

Another benefit of purchasing real estate for investment purposes is the possible tax advantages that one may receive as a result of owning the investment property. Depending on a variety of factors, individuals who own investment property may just see some gracious tax advantages as a result. Therefore, individuals may be more than ready to invest in real estate once they have looked into possible tax advantages that result from engaging in a transaction of this type.

High Rate of Return on the Sale of the Property:

When the investment property is sold somewhere down the road, the homeowners will most likely see a high rate of return on the sale of the property. Depending on the market at the time of the purchase and sale, this rate of return may be more than generous when one looks at the profit margin. Some factors to consider if looking to purchase property and sell it within a short period of time after the initial purchase include current market for property sales, renovations and upkeep necessary to get the property ready for the sale and ability to hold on to the property longer if a sale does not come as quickly as one had expected. If one has considered all of these possibilities and still feels that they will be able to sell the property quickly, then this is a wonderful benefit of real estate investment.

Lease the Property to Tenants


While some real estate investors choose to purchase the property and then sell it shortly thereafter, there are other individuals who have a different reason for purchasing investment properties and wish to obtain a profit by other means. These individuals are ones who prefer to purchase the property and then lease it out to tenants. By doing so, the homeowners are able to pay for any mortgage which may be present on the property plus receive any additional income from leasing the property to tenants.

Investing in real estate is a wonderful way to gain equity in a piece of property, take advantage of possible tax benefits and maybe even make a considerable profit from the sale of the property once the individual feels like doing so. These are some of the many reasons why individuals are purchasing real estate as investment property and current low interest rates make now a perfect time to buy. The benefits of real estate investing are difficult to pass up, so go ahead and find your first real estate investment property!

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Real Estate Investing: Simple Ways To Make More Deals And Earn Greater Profits

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If you surf the Internet and read books on real estate investing you will come across a lot of useful information, though the majority of these sources concentrate on providing information on just one particular sphere of investing. The best part about this form of real estate investing is that you can earn money in more ways than one and never have to spend your own money in the process.

Not A Get Rich Scheme

It should be clearly understood at the very outset that real estate investing is not a scheme that makes people rich overnight and without expending much effort. On the contrary, real estate investing means putting in a lot of hard work and it will also take time before you realize your objectives. It also requires that you perfect certain techniques and combine them with your experience and strengths; so that you act in the best possible manner at all times.

One way of getting ahead in real estate investing is through rental properties because being a landlord is an activity that has been known to man for many a long time and it has always helped one to earn good money. It is however something that does not happen too often because you don’t want to rent out your property on a short-term basis (in most cases). You can also profit from a technique known as lease optioning in which you get to control the property without actually becoming its owner. The best part about this form of real estate investing is that you can earn money in more ways than one and never have to spend your own money in the process.

Also, real estate investing could also mean going out looking for more deals because as you will have realized, the more deals you are able to close the more money you will end up earning. You can also wait for a good deal to come your way and whether you are a pushy investor or one who is patient and waits for deals to come your way you will need to be very persistent if you want to succeed in this form of investing. Thus, you should talk to as many owners as you can because the more deals you make the greater the amount of money you will have earned.

Once you realize that the more deals you close the more money will come your way you need to focus your real estate investing efforts in a few simple yet effective directions. First off, you need to try and buy properties from private owners since it will allow you to bypass competitive buyers who usually throng auctions looking for bargain buys. Also, private owners may be facing foreclosure and thus would be on the lookout for a buyer so you can land some sweet deals in this novel and effective way.

You can also profit in real estate investing by selling and leasing back. A source worth tapping out in this regard is businesses that have bought properties during boom periods but who are now facing liquidity problems. If you have the cash, such businesses will be willing to do business with you and you can then buy the property and then lease it back to the company and expect a nine to ten percent return on your investment.

However, foreclosures are a better option because you can get the property at knock-off prices and then make a good profit by selling them later, when the time is right. Using these simple strategies, you should not face any problem with increasing the volume of your real estate investing dealings and as you will have more properties on hand chances are that you will be able to convert them into more profits by making as many deals as you can.

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5 Tips To Successful Joint Ventures

“I’ve always believed that that only way to cope with a cash crisis is not to contract to but to try to expand out of it” Sir Richard Branson

When businesses think of team building, business owners usually associate it with building their company’s internal workforce into a lean-mean fighting machine. Team building, however, should be extended to include external relationships such as those with other businesses. Enter joint ventures or JVs for short. The purpose of this article is to give tips to entrepreneurs and small business owners. This article is not a “green light” for spam with your links and offers please!

Joint ventures generally are business partnerships established between two or more parties (individuals, business groups, companies, corporations) for the purposes of expanding the business and achieving merits by joining forces and working as a team. The parties involved in joint venture agreements complement each other, leverage each other’s assets, compensate each other’s weaknesses, and at times equally share risks.

Less than 5% of businesses use joint ventures effectively and most don’t even use it at all. To get the most out of joint ventures correctly, multiple factors such as choosing who to partner with, approaching potential partners correctly, negotiating a win-win deal for all parties involved, and having a well-coordinated execution need to be taken into consideration.

There are several types of joint ventures. Big companies may join forces to become even more powerful and thus dominate the market, while small companies may team up to build a stronger presence in their market niche to fend off bigger, resource-rich companies. JVs can also be used to gain access into foreign markets. Foreign companies often form joint ventures with indigenous companies that are already present on the market, but lack capital or financing to truly take advantage of the market potential. Foreign companies can bring money, new technologies and competitive strategies into a joint venture deal, while benefiting from the relationships and the brand of the domestic company.

These complementary partnerships benefit all the businesses involved if set up correctly with the right partner. Here’s a powerful but simple example of a JV that many businesses can take advantage of to grow their small business fast. It is a highly efficient method of increasing business profits by teaming up with another partner whose business is non-competitive and offers a highly valuable asset, a highly responsive client list that would be interested in your products or services. By tapping into this hidden goldmine, small businesses can save thousands of dollars in marketing expense to reach their target clientele while achieving the goal of boosting the bottom line. The business offering the vehicle in which to reach these clientele, the client list, benefits from offering complementary products and services that it does not sell and makes a cut of the sales generated from marketing to this list.

Here are 5 tips for joint venture success:

1.      Choose your partners carefully. A joint venture has greater chance of being successful if partners have an excellent reputation. An essential component to good team building is having the right partners. They must be trustworthy and have a high level of integrity. Joint ventures involve extensive team building effort because it is a relationship between two parties and if the relationship is to last, it must be nurtured and kept going.

Both parties must be able to trust each other and deliver on each other’s promises. To find the right partner, perform solid market research and approach people and businesses you would want to do business with LONG term. If you want to form a partnership with a certain company, make sure that its business practices are in-line with yours. It would be very difficult for you to form a reliable team with people who lack motivation or professionalism, so you should look for well-trained, open-minded potential partners.

2.      Know what to expect from the beginning of any JV relationship. Know from the start what your goals are, what you want to accomplish, and see if your goals are attuned with the partner. Each company/person should come up with a marketing plan and clearly specify what is expected from their potential partners. Plan your strategy ahead of time and make sure you cover all the legal aspects stipulated in your joint venture contract, like resource availability and management, special allocations, mutual gains, deductions, and income issues. Stick to the business development plan and establish new priorities and goals as you progress. By efficiently managing resources and by maintaining a good, competitive business policy, you will secure the longevity and the success of your business.

3.      Draft proposals like mini-sales letters. Compose a professional proposal letter explaining the advantages of the joint venture in a convincing way. Keep it short, clear, concise, and coherent while briefly introducing your business and why they should do business with you. Remember to tune in to the radio station your prospective JV partner listens to, WIIFM or What’s In It For Me. If you want to propose a joint venture to anyone you have to give them a really good reason why they should do it. Otherwise, they will most likely decline your proposal. Successful companies receive many joint venture offers, so you have to stand out. You should educate them about the advantages and the benefits of choosing you over the others. If this partner happens to be a dream partner, stay persistent as persistence demonstrates sincerity and determination to make it work for the potential JV partner.

4.       Avoid shooting too high with your offers. If you are a smaller business, do not target your offer to a large company first as it will most likely be thrown away. Instead of aiming too high at this point, establish successful joint ventures with small companies in order to get noticed by the bigger, powerful ones. Establish a reputation as a solid business owner who knows how to turn joint ventures into gold for their partners.

Businesses naturally gravitate towards successful businesses. Remember to toot your own horn by announcing JVs through press releases and/or articles in trade magazines. As your business expands, the competition will quickly become aware of your presence, and there is a chance that powerful companies might come up with proposals of joining forces with your company.

5.      Be honest and open with all business transactions always. Once you have negotiated the details of the joint venture, the actual work begins. In order to keep things going, a lot of trust, understanding and expertise are needed for ongoing team building on both sides. Maintain an open dialogue and always address issues upfront before it becomes a bigger problem that threatens to break up the partnership.

These are the basic rules for joint ventures and it is ultimately up to you to see whether a deal will be successful. Learn with each joint venture deal to improve on the next deal. Deals can only be made if you go after them. With lots of hard work, you’ll develop enough expertise to be a joint venture expert and take your business to the next level.

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