Best Investing Neighborhoods

Do you know the best place to invest in real estate? No matter where you are in the country, you're near a prime location. And you don't need an in depth analysis to give you a radius of quality investing homes and neighborhoods near you. With all the potential real estate in your city, county, and state (and the whole of the country) you may be tempted to invest in a market with which you’re unfamiliar. Perhaps you've recently traveled to a FUNDING TOUR and though the town was out of your normal area, you found ...

By |2020-01-26T00:47:36+00:00June 18th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Fixing, Flipping, Getting Started|

Does Your Offer Have Teeth?

Are you able to properly present an offer on a property, without wavering or back peddling? If you struggle to make offers on real estate, either out of timidity, uncertainty, or naivety, then rest assured. I can train you to have better results. Broad offers with little to no direction or education lack more than conviction. You must be presenting three-tiered offers that are appropriate to the situation and property in question; offers that will benefit the seller, allow enough room to make a profit, and result in a gain after being sold quickly on the ...

By |2020-01-26T00:49:53+00:00June 6th, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Property Evaluation|

9 Things to Know Before You Flip Your First House

Flipping a house is an AWESOME idea! You've seen the shows, you know someone who did it, or you check in with our blogs and social media often enough to see so many success stories. Now, you're ready to try it! What could go wrong? While I applaud your enthusiasm and believe that you should do what you're passionate about, I also want you to be prepared. In addition to guarding yourself with as much education on the subject as possible, let's kickstart your dreams with a few things you should know before getting started. Curious ...

By |2020-01-26T01:51:23+00:00April 21st, 2018|Fixing, Flipping, Getting Started|

Should You Flip Houses? 5 Qualities You Need to be Successful

Do you have what it takes? A house flipper can come from anywhere, but not everyone is cut out for the gig. That might be shocking to read, coming from someone who teaches on how to do it, but I've seen enough over the last few decades to know. There are a few basic qualities I believe one must possess to successfully take a home from distressed to full ARV, sell it fast, and make a profit. And I don’t mean you must know your way around a table saw. Although it serves you to have ...

By |2020-01-27T21:16:37+00:00April 14th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Fixing, Flipping|

Don’t Let This “Problem” Get You Down

Problems are just learning tools; each an opportunity to do better next time; each a tool you can sharpen. The most consistent problem we hear about when our borrowers renovate a property is finding a contractor that delivers on their promises, doesn’t do expensive and unnecessary work, and maintains both budget and timeline. If you’ve ever done a flip, you may have encountered a less-than-stellar contractor or subcontractor. Not all contractors are bad. There are some amazing people in this world. But, sometimes you discover a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Do you know what to do ...

By |2020-01-27T21:33:49+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Communication, Fixing, Flipping|

Planning Your Project

Planning Your Project With each passing day, your loan costs you a little more. Don’t get discouraged...get organized! The best way to assure that you’re maximizing your profits on any given project is to make sure you’re maximizing your time. Well, okay. The BEST way is to buy the property at the right price--we make money when we BUY, after all, and we realize that money when we sell. But I digress…Time is money, but unlike money, you can’t get your time back. TIME IS UN-REFUNDABLE. USE IT WITH INTENTION. Even the experienced investor may need ...

A Decade Since the Housing Crash

It's been a decade since it happened. Is there still a glutton of inventory in the marketplace after the real estate fall out of 2008? Last week we talked about how flipping houses affects the economy and visa versa (to read more <CLICK HERE>). This week, let's take a look through a different lens. The effects of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression still impact our world a decade later. An article put out by USA Today stated, "By one Federal Reserve estimate, the country lost almost an entire year's worth of economic activity ...

By |2020-01-27T22:08:07+00:00February 24th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Fixing, Flipping, Getting Started, Property Evaluation|

Are Flipped Houses Bad for the Housing Market?

Do Flipped Homes Dramatically Change the Housing Market? When it comes to investing in distressed homes, I’ve heard it all. You probably have, too, especially if you've been in the industry long enough and have explained what you do to enough of your friends and family. Most recently, I had the opportunity to tackle a concern from an upset buyer who claimed that the rise in renovated houses was ruining the housing market. Coming to Spokane, Washington from a larger market where home prices had risen steadily over recent years, he noticed a correlation between the ...

By |2020-01-27T22:11:49+00:00February 16th, 2018|Borrowing, Entrepreneurship, Fixing, Flipping, Property Evaluation|

Small House, Big Payoff

Nathan Brown had always watched the flipping shows on TV and talked about one day doing a project, but it wasn’t until he returned from a vacation when he realized it was time to do something about it. With instruction and guidance from Lee Arnold of the Lee Arnold System for Real Estate Investing, Nathan took the plunge. “After so many HGTV, DIY Network and Do It Yourself home shows, we knew it was time to take the plunge. Calling COGO capital was the first step in a great decision. Talking with Lee and his staff, they helped ...

By |2020-01-27T22:45:44+00:00January 26th, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Getting Started, Testimonial|

10 Questions Your Potential Buyers Are Asking

Do you know what potential buyers are asking themselves when they look at your property? We can anticipate the basics: Will they like the kitchen? Are there enough bathrooms? But what about the underlying questions every homeowner wants to know? By now, we know that you make money when you buy and you realize that money when you sell. Easy. If you want to fully actualize all the money you can, consider some of the questions your potential buyers will have in mind when touring all the hard work you've made happen. The more you can ...

By |2020-01-27T23:19:28+00:00January 4th, 2018|Fixing, Flipping, Property Evaluation|