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UltimateHog
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15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money

LINK Any house flippers on here? I've always thought about it.

5) Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL: 23% Gross Profit
Single Family Flips (first half 2013): 2,673
YoY change: 32%
Average purchase price: $102,193
Average gross profit: $23,446
Gross profit percentage: 23%


4) Pittsburgh, PA: 32% Gross Profit
Single Family Flips (first half 2013): 617
YoY change: 79%
Average purchase price: $114,355
Average gross profit: $36,537
Gross profit percentage: 32%


3) Palm Coast, FL: 34% Gross Profit
Single Family Flips (first half 2013): 528
YoY change: 267%
Average purchase price: $127,896
Average gross profit: $43,721
Gross profit percentage: 34%


2) Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA: 56% Gross Profit
Single Family Flips (first half 2013): 2,662
YoY change: 329%
Average purchase price: $153,617
Average gross profit: $85,537
Gross profit percentage: 56%


1) Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL: 82% Gross Profit
Single Family Flips (first half 2013): 729
YoY change: 111%
Average purchase price: $62,826
Average gross profit: $51,657
Gross profit percentage: 82%



MrBlue105
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
My brother-in-law's parents made hella bank by buying flooded houses and gutting em(collecting road home money in the process) and renting em to mexicans


UltimateHog
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
Screw renting though.


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KBeezy
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
That ain't real money slumlording


Renovating and flipping shows real ROI when done well

Slumlording brings a lot of heachache for a meager profit


Towelie
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
I've got some friends that have been killing it in Orlando, it's starting to level off a little though. The biggest problem they're having right now are Chinese cash buyers paying 15-20% over asking prices picking up all the good inventory.


stout
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
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I've always thought about it.



I have flipped plenty of real estate through the years. Not just houses.

I was there before all the shows on TV showing everyone how "easy" it is. Articles like this and those shows create a false reality where everyone thinks it is easy and "they can do it too"

It's not nearly as cut and dry. People in this article and people on those shows have spent years building up market knowledge and the proper contacts to locate the best deals. They also built relationships with contractors and suppliers that service them first and give them the best deals for ongoing business. They buy the property cheaper and get it remodeled lower than you could do it. It's not as simple as buying a foreclosed property, slapping some paint and floors in it then reselling it.

I saw so many horror stories of people losing their life savings trying to emulate what they saw on TV with zero market experience or construction knowledge.

I started as a Real Estate agent 13 years ago in 2000. Bought my first flip in 2001 and got my contractor license and built my first spec house in 2002. I was there pre sub prime bubble and rode it before it popped so I have seen it all.
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CaptainsWafer
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
Yea but you get to call yourself a lord though.


Creamer
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
I declare thee lord of this land.

I always think of this when I here landlord.

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UltimateHog
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
Oh I'd probably have some of my family, my uncle has flipped a handful of houses over the last 5 years or so in Springdale/Fayetteville.

How'd you know I watch DIY and HGTV frequently?


Salmon
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
My parents would be perfect for this, with my Dad being a carpenter and my Mom being an interior designer. They have thought about it some, but they always just do not want to deal with the headache.



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trillhog
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
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The biggest problem they're having right now are Chinese cash buyers paying 15-20% over asking prices picking up all the good inventory.


you should b/c their go to guy for deals if you got a inside track. that's a good customer that'll pay over market cash.


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TheIndulger
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
Yeah, you do have to really know what you're doing before getting involved in this. Precisely why I wouldn't, unless someone managed the whole thing and I just invested.


DollaChoppa
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
This is how the economy got fricked in the first place.


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stout
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
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unless someone managed the whole thing and I just invested.


I do this too. I have 5 different investors I deal with for really big deals and larger developments.


TH03
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
you ever dabble with tax sales?


LSUTigers00884
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
Uncles name is Larry?


UltimateHog
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
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Uncles name is Larry?


Negative.


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yellowfin
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
There were some really good deals on the gulf coast after the bubble burst around 08. Lots of middle class families were stuck with condos they couldn't afford and were worth less than half of what they paid.


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stout
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
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you ever dabble with tax sales?



Too long to fool with and you have no guarantee of a return. You have to pay on it unopposed for 3 years before you can apply for ownership if I recall. During those 3 years the owner can pay you back the principal with some interest and fees but nothing too crazy.

I looked into it but it seems like a long time to tie money up in hopes you get to file for it one day or get a little bit of interest.

Also, chances are if someone is not paying their property taxes they will have other liens on the property before the 3 years is up from other stuff they aren't paying on.

I know of a few people that did get land this way. They found land where someone had died and the heirs were out of state or couldn't be located and didn't pay on it. Nothing ever huge. Like a few acres here and there. Some of it was even land locked.


TH03
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re: 15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons of Money
yea, 3 year redemption period. I've just seen a couple landowners up here get loaded from buying shite tons of tax sale properties. the ones they've kept have now been leased and producing so it's free money. I'd like to get into it, but I'm afraid it might be a larger investment that I can't do right now


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