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The costs on aflipare usually more because it takes longer to sell a home than it does to rent a home and the repairs are more expensive. If you rent a home, many times a renter is ready to move in immediately and will pay you rent and the deposit right away.

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  • Is it better to flip or rent a house first?

  • My average time to flip a house is about 6 months, but the big projects can take much longer. Flipping houses is not an amazing advantage over rentals because of the time it takes to flip and the costs to flip. Below is a video I made on whether it is better to flip or rent first. How much money do you need to buy a flip or a rental?

  • Why have you kept flipping houses and rentals?

  • I have kept flipping houses because the profit margins are still there on the flips. There are almost always opportunities to flip houses, but there are not always opportunities to make money with rentals. Although I stopped buying residential rentals in my market, I have been buying commercial properties in the last few years which do make money.

  • How much does it cost to flip a rental property?

  • On a $100,000 rental, you may need from $25,000 to $35,000 in cash. A flip can take from 25 to 0% down depending on the financing you use. You may be able to get some of the repairs financed as well. On a $100,000 flip, you may need from $10,000 to $50,000 in cash.

  • Should you refinance your rental property or flip it?

  • When you refinance a rental, you are able to keep the property and still make money every month. There are tax advantages to keeping rentals as well. I think rentals are a better investment than flips, but flips still can be a great source of income. I like to have a great source of income and make great investments.