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How to Make Sure You’ll Profit From Real Estate Investing

Real estate remains one of the most important and potentially profitable investments you can make. Most successful investors diversify their financial portfolios by including a wide array of real estate investments. You might not have the capital to buy up blocks of prime Manhattan real estate, but you could start your real estate investing by getting into the housing market in your city. Here are some of the ways to make sure you’ll profit from real estate investing:

Profit From Real Estate Investing: Buy Low, Sell High

To score a profit in real estate you’ll want to apply the same guiding principle that is found in the stock market: buy low, sell high. How to Buy Real Estate explains that this is harder to do in practice than just saying it. It’s important to not get caught up in the fervor of buying. Many times when everyone is buying is the opposite of the right time to buy. Whereas the stock market can move fast, investing in a property can tie up your funds for several months. You have to be prepared for the inevitability that you might be carrying a mortgage on a property while also paying off your home mortgage. Will you be financially stable enough to handle those demands? You will also have to decide when is the best time to sell a home. That decision could determine the scope of your potential profit.

Profit From Real Estate Investing: Be Careful with House-Flipping

House flipping is a way to create profit from a real estate investment in a short amount of time. Rules of Renovation cautions that hiring help during a renovation can get expensive fast, which is why it’s a good idea to do as much of the work yourself as possible. However, if you find yourself in over your head, it’s better to hire professionals rather than do a bad job of it. Some of the work that you could take on is demolition. It doesn’t take a lot of skill to take down cabinets in a kitchen or pull up tiles and carpeting. That work can save on a crew day. As mentioned, hiring help during a renovation can get expensive fast and anywhere you can cut your costs will help increase your profit margin.

Profit From Real Estate Investing: Become a Landlord

Flipping a home isn’t the only way to generate income from a property. You could also set it up as a rental property. If the location is ideal for vacationers, then you could make a lot of money from short-term renters. With extended lease occupants, you would be guaranteed a reliable source of revenue that can pay for your mortgage along with a little profit. All of this will mean becoming a landlord. This allows you to maintain the property as you see fit and control who the occupants will be.

Investing in real estate isn’t limited to buying houses for a flip or a rental. You can also invest in commercial spaces and vacant lots. The best course of action is always to make an informed decision before any money exchanges hands.

See you at a meeting soon!

The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

We meet twice a month.

Click here for information about the monthly luncheon.  

Click here for information about our nighttime general meeting. 

One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

We look forward to meeting you at a meeting soon!
Click here for membership information

Get our meeting notices and market data emailed to you.



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February 2019 Lee County Florida Foreclosure Report.

February 2019 Lee County Florida Foreclosure Report.

Where does the February 2019 Lee County Florida foreclosure report come from?

We download from public records and trend with Microsoft Excel. We have been doing this since 2007. This report has value because it is a leading indicator of bank-owned homes coming to market.

Compiled and analyzed by Jeff Tumbarello.

February 2019 Lee County Florida foreclosure report: Trends at a glance. 

Mortgage Related Lis Pendens Filings:

  • February 2019: 103 Mortgage related Lis Pendens.
  • January 2019: 88 Mortgage related Lis Pendens.
  • February 2018: 57 Mortgage related Lis Pendens.

Certificates of Title Conveyed:

  • February 2019: 40 Certificates of Title were conveyed.
  • January 2019: 76 Certificates of Title were conveyed.
  • February 2018: 70 Certificates of Title were conveyed.

February 2019 Lee County Florida Foreclosure Report: Notes.

  • 7 of the foreclosure filings appear to be a result of the Bertram Versus US bank decision due to the date of the last payment.
  • The lack of Certificate of Title Growth in relation to the Lis Pendens filings shows that the market has improved to the point if you go into default. You can trade out.
  • The disruption within the foreclosure trend lines from Hurricane Irma has passed.
  • The current trend of the distressed market NOT being the primary (last cycle) driver will continue.
  • The current filings appear to be the following factors.
    • Old Modifications that are now going bad. (2005-2007)
    • New Low money down builder transactions. (2016-2018)
    • “Normal” Distressed Situations.
    • Probates where a mortgage was involved. (2005-2007)

February 2019 Lee County Florida Foreclosure Report: Average Last Payment Due Date.

 Year The Mortgage Originated

Average Last Payment Due Date

1999

9/1/2018

2000

0

2001

0

2002

0

2003

1/7/2019

2004

0

2005

12/15/2014

2006

10/11/2014

2007

6/5/2016

2008

5/16/2017

2009

7/1/2018

2010

11/25/2015

2011

0

2012

6/16/2018

2013

0

2014

3/15/2015

2015

6/19/2018

2016

5/12/2018

2017

7/14/2018

2018

6/1/2018

 

See you at a meeting soon!

The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

We meet twice a month.

Click here for information about the monthly luncheon.  

Click here for information about our nighttime general meeting. 

One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

We look forward to meeting you at a meeting soon!
Click here for membership information

Get our meeting notices and market data emailed to you.

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