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  1. 1. Daniel M Croke
  2. 2. Are you considering making REO purchases in bulk? If so, you may be making a wise investment. Prior to making any decisions for or against, however, it is necessary to have a clear insight into the advantages and disadvantages of such a venture.   REO (Real Estate Owned) properties can be found in the accounting books of a number of financial institutions. Most people realize this. What they do not realize is that most financial institutions would prefer such properties were completely off their books. Real estate is not easily made liquid and can cost a lot of money to maintain. Marketing it to potential buyers also comes with fees. This is why the aforementioned lending institutions would prefer to get such properties off their books.
  3. 3. As a result, many opportunities open to being able to purchase such items in bulk. This is where the greatest buying advantage comes into play. Financial institutions may be open to unloading several REOs because it is not necessarily easy to move them one at a time. When a buyer makes a bulk offer, the lender could be persuaded to let the properties go at a dramatically reduced bulk price. That means the buyer may end up with several valuable properties at bargain prices. That is the greatest advantage: Buying REOs in bulk is synonymous with purchasing at low costs.   But…the buyer may end up with several properties that might be drop even further in price to a degree far less than what he paid for. Remember, many REOs could be distressed properties with declining equity and limited interest on the market.
  4. 4. This means the purchasing investment might not be an investment at all. As such, it becomes vital to perform the due diligence into the properties prior to the purchase.   Of course, there is another advantage here that can offset the previously mentioned disadvantage. While you purchase the items in bulk, you can sell them individually. So, will some properties may be tough sells, others could prove easy to sell and at tremendous profits. It is conceivable that the profits of the sold properties could offset losses and costs with the underperforming properties.
  5. 5. Additionally, there are other ways to make money with properties other than selling them. Those properties that may not be completely attractive for sale could be converted into rental properties that deliver effective income streams.   One disadvantage present with either selling or renting the home is that it may require additional repair or upkeep work in order to make it viable. Foreclosed homes have a tendency to fall into disrepair which means additional money must be put forth to improve the property. This can also require a significant time investment since such repairs may take time.
  6. 6. There is a positive to this approach which is, of course, the repair work may increase the equity of the home. While it is impossible to predict for sure how much the equity will increase or even if the equity will increase at all, repairing the home will eliminate many stumbling blocks to renting or selling the property. And with buying in bulk, you may acquire some properties that require no repair work and are not a money drain in any way at all.
  7. 7. When you invest in the right areas of Cleveland OH , Detroit MI , or Memphis TN your real estate investment will typically generate potentially higher returns vs other areas, as in most cases it will require lower investments capital, create higher potential cash flow opportunities, and you'll end up being more successful. If you perform the necessary due diligence and work with the right people you'll have a higher chance of success.   Wholesale Real Estate Source is a Real Estate Investment Company Involved in Buying and Selling Wholesale Foreclosed Properties Nationwide. To Learn More about Us and Properties Available for Sale Visit http://wholesalerealestatesource.com/