General Real Estate

Real Estate Tips: Flipping Houses

Everyone seems to want to get involved in real estate these days but few know exactly where to start. Even further, those who have figured out how to get started lack the willpower to put their dream into action. There is one sure fire way to find success in real estate. It does not come down to having lots of money, either. Instead, it is a chance available to almost anyone who has the work ethic to see it through. By “flipping houses”, you can make more profit in a year than you had ever dreamed.

When you flip a house, you buy that property at a relatively low price because of some noticeable problem, and then you fix the house up and sell it for a greater profit. The theory is fairly simple and just about anyone can do it. People have been flipping cars for years, but the flipping of houses is something that has just come into popularity as of late. In order to get started with this method of real estate investment, you must first find a house that you can buy for a cheap price. Consider government foreclosures and HUD fire sales. Sometimes you can get lucky enough to get one of these properties with no money down.


Once you purchase or acquire the house, you must be willing to do all of the things in order to restore it. Obviously, most people lack the know-how or capability to make major structural repairs to a home, but many people can do the small jobs to improve the look and feel of a home. Therefore, you should only consider purchasing houses that have cosmetic problems that you will be able to fix. Even if the cosmetic problems are many and major, they are still something you can fix without much of a problem. Put in all of the hard work yourself and you can enjoy all of the profits with yourself. Instead of paying someone a huge amount of money to repaint the house, grab a roller and do it yourself. If something like plumbing or lighting needs to be repaired, you will probably need to hire a professional, though.


Once your fixer-upper is completely refurbished, you should be able to sell it at a good profit. If you bought the right home at the right low price, your keep should be worth the time and effort. The process does not stop there, though. Once you have the money in hand from selling the house, go out and find another house to refurbish. This time, buy a bigger or more expensive house that you can re-sell for an even greater profit. This process can go on and on until you have flipped enough houses to turn a huge profit.


Flipping houses is the surest way to make a profit in real estate. While many do not have the willpower to make it happen, the folks who are willing to work hard often reap the benefits of their struggle in the form of huge amounts of money.