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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Getting harder and harder everyday as prices have hit the moon....

Everyone lives in a 1 M shack.

Apr 04, 2016 11:47 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Harder and harder to find great deals..all prices escalating!

Apr 04, 2016 12:25 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think that rentals are good - buy and hold - if the rents are good it doesn't matter what the sale price is when you don't intend to sell

Apr 04, 2016 12:10 PM
Emanuel Cirino
Keller Williams Realty Lakeland - Lakeland, FL
R.E. Agent/Investor From FL Looking to connect!

The market is shifting quick lending is slowly being losend up a bit and you are beginning to see the subprime market coming back in a big way. what does this mean? in the next year or 2 Fix and Flips are a great way to generate cash quickly. But this should not be long term as you are seeing good inventory selling faster, DOM are shrinking & people are over paying for properties.

I see the major opportunities in land! Spec and tract construction is a very great investment to go for. land is still cheap and there is not a ton of competition in one off residential lots. The competition is more in the commercial space.

And the best opportunity if you have the capital is in lending its self. You see many new Hard Money Lenders popping up, trying to hide themselves as "crowdfunding ventures" companies such as realtymogul or realtyshares pretending that there model is new to raise venture capital when in actuality the model has been around for a long time.


Apr 05, 2016 04:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends on the buyer's requirements.  There is opportunity everywhere. They may not realize it until years later though.

Apr 05, 2016 03:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Investors are still buying properties at trustee sales.

Apr 04, 2016 11:25 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Silvia. Opportunities will be available to you when you are ready. I would start with something that you have a comfort level with, most likely rentals or a flip.

Apr 04, 2016 05:16 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES SHIFT is a relative term. Rentals are still possibility for investors - however, not too many flips now-a-days.

Apr 04, 2016 04:50 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Silvia the real money in Los Angeles and vicinity is in the deep pocketed ultra luxury development for Mega Mansions or in units that are 100 or more... FYI there are about 130 of those luxury condos being built and about 20 ultra luxury homes being built as well... Endre

Apr 04, 2016 04:25 PM
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

For the short term, buying rentals that already have active leases provides for instant income.   For the long term, buying land and holding it for future development is the way to create a nest egg.

Apr 04, 2016 01:08 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I lean towards rentals and look for properties which have gone stale in the market as the better investment if the right price can be had. There is no specific type or price point unaffected in my opinion Silvia. Land interests me when a rezoning can occur for the better and flipping does not attract me in the least. All the Seller can do is say no or counter.

Apr 04, 2016 11:47 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Buy & Hold is tight on margins, flips are tough to pencil out, Multi-doors that are under performing are a good bet and buying up land or nonperforming commercial space is big right now for large development. Bosa is buying up all of Downtown or optioning it...interesting times. The real (residential) investors bought here in 2007-2011 and then got out...we have more seminar investors in our res-market and developers that are crushing down 3-4 houses and putting up multi-family green buildings.

Apr 04, 2016 11:31 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Anything, if the price is right, I prefer Forest Land.

Apr 05, 2016 01:53 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Thank you everyone!  I am having this conversation more and more with several of my current customers as well as some who are interested in real estate investing.  Your comments mirror what's going on here as well and I appreciate getting this first hand insight from places around the country!

Apr 05, 2016 04:48 AM
Mary Jane Harris
Allison James Estates and Homes - San Diego, CA
Real Estate Agent serving San Diego County

We are in a shortage of inventory in the mid range home pricing in San Diego...occasionally we will have a ''fixer" home come on the market...great investment to either fix and flip or hold as a rental.

Apr 05, 2016 04:24 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

None, unless you are very lucky and get a deal that no one knows about and sellers have no clue what the value is( relying maybe on low Zestimate?).

Apr 05, 2016 03:36 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is a good time to buy rental  properties

Apr 05, 2016 12:09 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Apr 04, 2016 11:45 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Rentals and in town lots

Apr 04, 2016 11:38 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's tight for these opportunities in my market right now Silvia--almost no distressed properties, Charlote was recently ranked as one of "worst" cities to flip homes in terms of return.

Apr 04, 2016 09:58 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I have to agree with what Sam said.

Apr 04, 2016 07:23 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Vacation or long term rentals are strong here.

Apr 04, 2016 06:29 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Our market is more stable here than yours.  There are some great bargains though, I have a buyer gettting a greta deal on an REO that should close in a couple of weeks.

Apr 04, 2016 12:58 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ditto under Lise Howe & Kevin J. May 

Apr 04, 2016 12:31 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We are seeing some flips, but our prices are increasing so fast, it is harder to make money.

Apr 05, 2016 11:43 PM
Colleen Boyd
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Main Street Properties - Perdido Key, FL
Specializing in Condos on the Gulf Coast. Fl & Al

Rentals are probably the best bet right now. The very cheap flip homes have been sold out for the most part. If an investor is willing to take a slightly smaller profit there are still opportunities to be had.

Apr 05, 2016 04:54 AM