Are You a Wholesaler or Fix and Flip Investor?

Are You a Wholesaler or Fix and Flip Investor?

The term “flipping” is thrown around a lot by the media, real estate gurus and Realtors. Heck, our site is called flippingphoenixhouses.com. But there’s a big difference between flipping a house and fixing and flipping a house. There’s the person who flips a house for...
Why I Love Do-It-Yourself Homeowners

Why I Love Do-It-Yourself Homeowners

Everyone has a weakness. For Superman, it was kryptonite. My business partner, Manny Romero, can’t handle the smell of cat urine (I know this because we walked through an REO house once that reeked of it and he had to make a fast exit after just two minutes). As for...
The Pros and Cons for Hiring Licensed Contractors

The Pros and Cons for Hiring Licensed Contractors

I like to fix and flip houses. I also like to save money, which is why I’m always conflicted when it comes to deciding whether or not to use licensed or unlicensed trades for my rehab projects. There are pros and cons to both. Licensed tradespeople are required to...

Phoenix Housing Market Update: 8/10/12

Haboob. Say it out loud. Haboob. Sounds funny right? Almost dirty. What is a haboob? A haboob is a dust storm. So I guess it is a dirty word. In August, haboobs are pretty common here in the desert southwest. These towering walls of dust approach our city limits...