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Flipping Home Works!!!

Topic: Investments

Does flipping a home really work? Yes, you may make sure of it by watching any late night television lately.

The idea of flipping a home refers to the practice of buying a home usually at a cost somewhat under market value and then quickly selling it again at market value to make a quick profit. The property can be priced at under market value for a number of different reasons. One reason is that it is need of certain improvements and repairs in order to make it worth the potential true market value.

When this is the case, the purchaser will have the repairs and improvements made and will recoup this expense when he sells the price. Although this will reduce his profit a bit, the improved property should sell easily and the cost of most, if not all, of the repairs can be recouped as part of the new sale price.

Another method of purchasing properties under market value is through foreclosure sales. This is where the owner of the home is about to lose the property anyway for inability to pay the mortgage payments. The owner is willing to take less than market value in order to make a quick sale that will save at least part of his investment in the home. There are always properties on the market at discounted rates for alert investors to purchase and then flip.

A lot of debate rages around the practice of flipping homes, but this controversy does not really have much to do with the value of the process to the investor. What is really the issue is how the practice of flipping impacts the neighborhoods where the properties are located. Although this issue might not be of any interest or concern to a potential flipper and does not really impact his chances of making a good profit, it is still comforting to civic minded investors that the arguments that the procedure actually is good for the neighborhoods are strong and valid.

The basic point is that improved and repaired properties tend to raise the value of the surrounding properties as well. As long as the flipper is practicing ethical and legal principles in his transactions, he might well be helping other home owners and revitalizing stagnant neighborhoods while making a nice return on his own investment of time and capital. Flipping homes - is certainly one of the variant including investment possibility.

07/20/2007
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