Fast fix to make a real estate buck

Part 1: How to profit from fixer-upper homes

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As longtime readers know, I've been buying fix-up single-family houses and writing about earning profits from these homes for many years. In this three-part series I will share my tips on how to find the perfect flipper properties. (See Part 2: Surprising places to find real estate flipper properties and Part 3: Being nosey may snag real estate bargains.) OPPORTUNITY #1 – FAST FIX-UP FLIPPER PROPERTIES. Fixer-upper properties, whether houses, apartments, shopping centers, warehouses, or any other type of property, are available in every community and in all price ranges. Properties needing fast fix-up are the primary "flipper" profit category. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Many real estate investors make a full-time business of acquiring fix-up properties, upgrading them, and then quickly reselling for fast profits. To illustrate, have you seen those big billboards and newspaper ads in many major cities that say, "I buy ugly houses. Call Joe at 555-5555." Joe is obviou...