Sean Flanagan

Sean Flanagan

Sean Flanagan is an active real estate investor in the Central Florida area, with close to two decades of experience in one of the most competitive markets in the country. His passions include real estate, as well as helping other real estate investors reach new levels in their own businesses. Sean has developed knack for creating unique real estate investing systems in his own business, then testing, tweaking and perfecting them. He's shared these systems with thousands of investors nationwide, and continues to do so today.

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    • Is Lease Option the Right Sales Strategy in the Current Market?

      It may be difficult to sell a home or investment property in today’s market, especially as prospective buyers delay their purchases in expectations of better deals, assuming home prices will continue to decline. However, with the market starting to show early signs of bottoming, there may be a possible, timely solution for both sellers who intend to sell their property and buyers who consider buying but still remain somewhat unsure whether this is the right time. That solution is a lease option.A lease option is a transaction in which a property is rented to a prospective buyer for a specific…

    • Top 13 Realtor Blogs

      If you are looking for an informative real estate blog to get up-to-date information and exchange your views, here are thirteen choices that can educate you about the latest market developments or help you come to the right decision about your home purchase or investment.1. http://4realz.net/The top spot in the realtor blogger world rightfully belongs to 4Realz.com. This social media marketing blog on real estate features a sophisticated website with resourceful content that discusses general market developments, investing themes, and the latest news about real estate business. The website also provides real estate agent’s advice, the latest gossip about different…

    • Taking Advantage of Bank-Owned Properties for Sizable Return on Investment

      The economic downturn, rise in unemployment to nearly two-decade highs, and tightening of lending standards have forced many American families to default on their mortgages and to lose their homes. As a result, the total number of foreclosures has surged to record highs in recent years. In 2008 alone, some 2.2 million homes were in foreclosure and another 3 million homes are expected to enter the process this year.These staggering statistics describe the collapse of the housing market, which, for many homebuyers and investors ready to take advantage of sharply reduced prices and historically low rates, may represent an excellent…

    • How to Identify Promising Markets for Real Estate Investments

      In the general investment theory “buy low and sell high” is the paradigm of investing. In real estate investing, which is subject to multiple influences of the local market, this paradigm is supplemented by an additional consideration for maximum return on investment: property location. When the two are combined, buying properties at low prices in the right local markets can yield substantial returns on investments. However, the question is how to spot when a particular property market is ripe for investment. The answer may lie in the specific economic dynamics of that market.Like prices of any investment asset, prices of…

    • Transactional Loans: A Solution for Short Sales Financing

      Intense regulatory scrutiny has prohibited the practice of back-to-back closings that allowed investors to close both property purchase and resale transactions simultaneously using the resale funding to purchase the property from the original seller. This simultaneous closing, called “flipping,” allowed the middle buyer/investor to serve as an intermediary who simply cashed in on the price difference between the original purchase price and the resale price without any personal funding involved in the transactions.Now, however, the new regulations require that the “middleman” investors use their own funding to close the purchase of property involved in double closings. This has increased demand…

    • Three Alternatives to Conventional Real Estate Financing

      Many homebuyers and investors have been reeling about how difficult it is to get credit from conventional lenders. Indeed, banks have tightened credit to the point that their lending standards today are most stringent in over fifteen years. With scarce and relatively expensive credit from conventional lenders, several viable lending alternatives have emerged. Here are three possibilities to secure financing for your home purchase or investment:1. Small lending institutions, such as savings and loan institutions, credit unions and small regional banks, have not been bruised as much by the current credit losses as have been large banks that securitize their…

    • How to Locate Good Wholesale Opportunities

      Wholesaling or flipping real estate should be the buzz-word of investing in real estate this year. With the number of distressed and foreclosed properties climbing through the roof, small real estate investors have plenty of opportunities to make quick profit in the current market. And the opportunities for money making are bounded only by the investor’s motivation and willingness to work hard in order to find the right properties and to close the deals with prospective buyers.Given that wholesaling houses does not require putting money down or taking property ownership, risks about losing money in this business venture are almost…

    • Choosing the Right Entity for Your Real Estate Business

      If you are a single real estate investor or a group of investors with an intention to establish a business, there are many considerations you will need to make. However, one of the most important decisions will involve determining the structure of your business that limits your personal liability and ensures protection of personal assets. There are several types of business entities that exempt their owners from personal liability and safeguard their investment assets.- S Corporations are legal entities established for real estate investing purposes as investment conduits. By issuing stock, corporations amass capital from single investors, including small investors,…

    • 9 Sure Fire Ways to Flip Houses Fast in a Slow Market

      The housing market has hit rough times in all parts of the country. Flipping houses is one aspect of real estate that remains a bright spot during this gloomy time. To flip a house, you contract to buy the home then immediately sell your buying rights to another buyer. The following are nine suggestions to help you flip homes fast, even with the economic downturn. Do your research. You need to know as much as you can about how to flip homes. Know what types of possible repairs to look for, how to estimate the cost of renovation, what motivates…

    • Top 10 Real Estate Investing Blogs

      Pay close attention to what you’re about to read…The secrets you discover on these blogs cost you nothing and could make you rich!Here’s my list of 10 blogs that consistently provide great information for real estate investors (beginner, intermediate and advanced). While there’s definitely more good real estate blogs than the ones you’ll find below, you just can’t go wrong with these. If I forgot some, let me know about it by writing a comment.www.reitips.comDescription: This blog is written by J.P. Moses, who is a real estate investor, blogger and social media junkie. He’s also a great copywriter, so his…

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