Flipping Houses For Dummies, 4th Edition
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The first step in the house flipping process is the most crucial to your success — finding a property or properties with profit potential. Following are some ideas of where to look:
  • Look for dontwanners in your neighborhood — vacant, unkempt homes the owners "don't want."
  • Search on Auction.com.
  • Read local foreclosure notices, available through your county's sheriff's office or register of deeds.
  • Contact banks to find out about real estate owned (REO) properties.
  • Network with probate, bankruptcy, and divorce attorneys.
  • Search HudHomeStore.com.
  • Team up with a Realtor.

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Ralph R. Roberts is a master at flipping houses, earning a profit even in the deeply depressed real estate market in Metro Detroit, Michigan. He is the award-winning author of several books, including Foreclosure Investing For Dummies. Joseph Kraynak is a writer who's contributed to several Dummies books, including Flipping Houses For Dummies, Oceans For Dummies, and Selling on Amazon For Dummies.

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