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Is it still profitable to buy and flip homes?

On Behalf of | Oct 15, 2022 | Real estate transactions |

Buying a home for the purposes of remodeling or repairing it is an expensive investment. If a Tennessee buyer does not intend to live in the home, the ability to resell the home quickly and for a reasonable amount of money is critical. Flipping homes can be a practical way to invest funds and make a profit, but changes in the real estate market may give a potential buyer a reason to pause and consider whether this is still a profitable endeavor. 

Important considerations for flipping a home 

Thanks to reality television shows, the popularity of home flipping has increased dramatically over the last few years. However, changes in the market can make this a riskier endeavor than in the past. While they are decreasing, home prices remain high, and mortgage rates are at around 7%. It is difficult for many average buyers to afford to purchase a home, which means home flippers may have less interest in their properties. 

Additionally, there has been a significant increase in the cost of supplies and labor. Flipping a home is more expensive, and it may not be as easy to make a profit or even an equal return on an investment as it was in the past. Many experienced home flippers are taking a break or reducing the number of properties they are flipping at one time. 

Making a smart investment 

Real estate can be a tricky investment, and Tennessee home flippers would be wise to give careful consideration before buying an investment property. Due to changes in the market and economy, it is more important than ever to be cautious and careful. Before making an offer, one will benefit from seeking experienced legal guidance.