House Flipping – is it still profitable?

Is House Flipping Still Profitable? Even in the high priced market, and the tariffs on the materials used to do house flipping, the success is all in the details. The house flippers that I know and associate with do great sometimes and not so great other times.  House flipping is profitable if you have ambition, … Continued

RE Investing Due Diligence Answers

Real Estate Investing Due Diligence Trivia Answers: 1) The invalid step in the due diligence process is #2, as there is no reason to do more due-diligence until you have an accepted offer.   2) The correct answer is #4, as you should consider all in your first step of due diligence, and you could add … Continued

Real Estate Trivia Due Diligence

Real Estate Trivia – Due Diligence Due Diligence is the investigation or audit of a potential investment or product to confirm all facts, according to Investopedia. How should one do their due diligence when purchasing a buy-and-hold investment property? 1) There are 4 stages in the due diligence process, which of these is not one … Continued

Pro-Formas

Real Estate Investing:  PRO-FORMAS Creating pro-formas for real estate developments, acquisitions, and dispositions can be a tedious endeavor! There are so many factors to consider when analyzing a development project. In no time, several “back of the envelope” calculations can quickly turn into a jumbled mess of spreadsheet tabs, projections, convoluted formulas, and—worst of all—sleepless … Continued

Property Flipping Down 12%

Property Flipping Down 12% If you are a house flipper, you may be feeling the pull of a shift in the business. Then again, you may be rising above the challenges in the house flipping market.  Nation-wide, it appears, the house flipping market is getting tougher, not just in Eugene/Springfield Oregon. According to ATTOM Data … Continued

Self-Directed IRA Investing

The Self-Directed IRA Investing — Myth or Fact? By IRA Advantage, Portland OR The following are common objections to using IRA/401k funds for real estate investments.  Here are the truths: Personal Use– You cannot personally use property owned by your IRA. Correct, any benefit to a plan’s owner from an investment prior to its distribution … Continued

Learn more about Land Trusts

Land Trusts

Do you use Land Trust, or do you put your investment properties in your own name, allowing all the predators and creditors to find your assets?  I hope not! In the early 90’s we had a rental property in Minneapolis, MN. It was the middle of January, and we had an ice/rain storm. Someone that … Continued

Hiring Contractors

The task of Hiring contractors is tricky at best. There is much to consider when hiring your contractors. First I consider the contractor’s license. Make sure your contractor is licensed properly in the state for which you are hiring. In Oregon, you go to the Construction Contractors Board to look up your contractor’s license, bond, and … Continued

8 Ways to Make Money in Real Estate without a License

You don’t have to be a real estate agent, broker or have a job in real estate to make money. There are many ways to make money in real estate, and here are 8 ways to make money in real estate without being a professional. It’s remarkable to see how real estate investing can create … Continued

Affordability of housing is difficult on the Pacific Coast

DS NEWS Report: Home Affordability: The Tale of Two Coasts For all the ink spent keeping tabs how the lack of housing inventory affects affordability, it turns out that affordability hasn’t gone anywhere. Based on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, released Thursday, housing affordability remained essentially flat throughout all four … Continued