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real estate real estate buying and selling# How do you pick a house to flip?

Last Updated: 23rd May, 2020

**The 7 Commandments of Choosing a Profitable House to Flip**

- Buy the smallest
**house**in the best neighborhood. The best neighborhood is going to have the best schools. - No curb appeal can be a good thing.
- Do your homework.
- Don't buy unique.
- Don't pay retail.
- Don't forget to check out the neighbors.
- Don't buy on a busy street.

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People also ask, what is the 70% rule in house flipping?

The **70** percent **rule** states that an investor should pay **70** percent of the ARV of a **property** minus the repairs needed. The ARV is the after repaired value and is what a home is worth after it is fully repaired. Here is a calculator I made that figures the **70** percent **rule** for you.

Furthermore, what is the average profit on a house flip? The **average** gross **profit** on a **flip** is $65,520, but that's gross. Renovation costs must also be factored in. If you plan to fix up the **house** and sell it for a **profit**, the sale price must exceed the combined cost of acquisition, the cost of holding the **property**, and the cost of renovations.

Secondly, how do you flip a house for beginners?

**House Flipping Steps for Beginners**

- Step #1: Assess Your Cash Situation.
- Step #2: Start Building Your House Flipping Team.
- Step #3: Find a Good House to Flip.
- Step #4: Do the House Flipping Math.
- Step #5: Manage the Rehab Tightly.
- Step #6: Work Fast, Make Profit.
- Leave a comment below and let me know!

What is the 2% rule in real estate?

The **2**% **rule** says that for a rental property investment to be “good”, the monthly rent should be equal to or higher than **2**% of the purchase price. For a $100,000 property, the monthly rent collected needs to be $2,000/month or higher to meet this guideline.