Arbitrage is one of my favorite advantages of real estate. If you’ve ever heard me speak on real estate before, you know I like to start the talk off with reasons I like to invest in real estate. I do this because most people don’t know the incredible potential real estate has to increase your cash flow.
Wikipedia says “In economics and finance, arbitrage (/ˈɑrbɨtrɑːʒ/) is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets: striking a combination of matching deals that capitalize upon the imbalance, the profit being the difference between the market prices.” In other words, perfect arbitrage is buying low and selling high.
I believe in real estate you can almost always buy low and sell high. People who know what they are doing can buy real estate every day for less than it is worth or could be worth. These two things make buying low and selling high possible.
The Art of Arbitrage: Buying Low and Selling High
Situation of the Seller
Foreclosures and short sales are one example of the “situation of the seller”. Banks are in the lending business, not the real estate business so they will sell a property for less than it is worth just to get it off of their books. Other investors will potentially sell a property for less than it is worth if they are looking to get out of a property.
Other seller situations to be aware of
Condition of the Property
In this instance, you are looking for properties that need to be repaired. However, the best kind
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