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December 10, 2010 Leave a comment

For somebody just getting into real estate, the best tactic is to search for houses that are run down and need some work. Homes such as these may require work in order to sell the on, but they are very well priced. Homes that need some flooring done, carpeting, a paint job or just a general clean up are a good target. Look out for houses that will cost too much to do back up however.

A  great place to  start if you want to invest in real estate is Greenwich Real Estate. They have some once in  a lifetime real estate opportunities because of the fall in prices.

Anybody with experience in repairs and DIY can save a lot of money and make a lot of money by doing all the work themselves. If you are unable to do the repairs yourself then make sure you higher reputable people do to it for you. You may be able to find a contractor who is willing to work on the house for you and be repaid with a cut of the resale money, otherwise find contractors that offer a fair price.

Do not buy a home that looks like it needs repairs without getting an estimate for the price of those repairs, especially if there is structural damage. The longer you are in real estate the more you will learn and be able to handle on your own, however when you first begin you will need to rely on professionals to help out. When you have gathered all of the vital information such as estimated costs for repairs, you can make an educated decision on whether you want to continue with the purchase, and have an idea of the price you are willing to pay.

When you have bought and resold a few houses you will have people you like to work with and will therefore be much more comfortable and efficient in your endeavors. You just need to give it some time and put in the effort, you will have an advantage over most investors because the homes you are targeting will be well off their radar. This means you don’t have to worry about fierce competition and can comfortably work your way up through real estate investments. The fact these homes require repairs means you will get a much better price for them because the seller will know what repairs it needs.

When you learn how to effect these repairs yourself, or have people who can do it for you for a good price you will really pull ahead in the market. You can even start making money on overlooked properties because other investors thought they needed too much work. If you can find homes like this located in nice neighborhoods you will really be able to make a significant profit. You will pay less for the home, repair it and then be able to sell it for a tidy profit.

Don’t just buy any home that seems rundown and is a fair price, be more selective however. When you first start out your finding will be limited so don’t look for projects that are too large, you can’t afford to make a mistake. Start out with small homes and then move up to larger homes when you have some experience behind you, this is when you will start to make serious amounts of money.

Don’t run before you can walk at the beginning. You won’t make money right away, you will need to take your time. As time goes on however you will start making more and more money and once you have a lot of experience you can take on bigger projects. After a while you will find yourself making a great living in a really fun market.

Like I said earlier in this post, you should check out the Greenwich homes for sale. Now is the time to take advantage. The homes in Greenwich, CT are amazing and you have to see them to truly admire their beauty.

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