How Ugly Houses Can Make Investors Beautiful Profits

When real estate investors search out properties they have many factors in mind. Is this property in a good location? What is the potential resale value? What tax incentives are present? These are just a few examples of what investors think of when considering a property. One of the most important concepts though is potential profit. The greater the profit, the more appeal to real estate investors.
So where do ugly houses come in? Ugly houses are usually small, inexpensive houses that may need a bit of work. The overall cost of one of these properties is a lot lower than the typical housing market in its particular area. While this might mean that some renovations need to be made, often times this additional cost is well worth it.

This may be the reason why the “ugly” house is so cheap to begin with. Its owner may not have the funds or skill set to make needed improvements around the house. Savvy investors can hire a professional to make the necessary improvements in order to improve the home’s resale value. Then sell it for a large profit.


Another common occurrence is that some homeowners are in dire circumstances, and need to get rid of a property quickly in order to move on with their lives. This can range from many different areas. Unfortunately, the divorce rate in the United States is very high. This leads to many homeowners looking to get cash quickly in order to move on in their lives. Another example is when a resident is forced to move to a different location. This often leads to quick turnover and low prices. These are just a couple of situations when homeowners are looking to sell their house quickly.

The examples mentioned above show how in many cases, an ugly house may simply be an ugly situation. This is a great opportunity for real estate investors.

When an ugly house is purchased, it can then be fixed up and marketed using various resources. Since the initial cost was so low, it can then be sold at a cheap price. This ensures quick turnover, which also saves real estate investors money.

Ugly houses are sometimes looked down upon, but in reality they are great opportunities for investors. Another plus side is that just about everyone wins in this kind of transaction. The original resident gets a deal quickly, investors update property (which benefits the neighborhood), and new homeowners get a good deal when making the purchase.

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Andrew Yessen
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