July 10, 2018

Episode 3: How We Decide Whether To Flip Or Hold A Property

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In today’s episode, Brian and John share their strategy in the real estate investing field — what properties to buy, how much to buy for, how to flip/sell properties, what profit margins you should be aiming for and a lot more. Listen to learn about their practices on how to buy at a discount and what factors you should be considering when diving into the real estate investing industry.

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Covered Topics:

  • Strategies on how to buy & sell real estate properties
  • Buying Off Market at a Discount
  • Flipping Houses
  • Rental Houses
  • Making decisions

Show Notes:

00:31 – The latest in John and Brian’s real estate work

02:32 – Today’s episode is about their real estate strategy

- Buying OFF Market at a Discount

- Check the neighborhood

- Check the price range

- Check the rental rate ratio — Consider the 2% rule

05:39 – An example of the opposite spectrum in their strategy

07:32 – The last and most important thing to look at

08:24 – Flipping Houses

- The desirable features of houses today

12:15 – Rental Houses: Middle B and C+ neighborhoods

- Look at crime stats of the neighborhood

- The criteria to look for

- Key partnerships with lenders and banks

- Putting properties in the MLS

19:34 – Single Family Houses that qualify for both flipping and renting

- The factors to help make decisions

Topic Takeaways

  • Aim for The 2% Rule: One month’s rent is 2% of the value of the property.
  • Look at neighborhoods that tend to appreciate in the future.
  • Keep all-in costs to 70-75% of retail value for rental properties.

Tweetable Quotes

“The last thing we look at is whether we think that a neighborhood is going to appreciate or not.” (Tweet This!)

“When we analyze a property, we like to see our end goal to earn a minimum of 15% all-in.” (Tweet This!)

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