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Trap # 2: The Buy, Fix, Flip Fiasco

There is the golden rule of business. This is not the golden rule you learned in Sunday school. The golden rule of today’s business is that he or she who has the gold makes the rules. They make the rules and then they enforce them. Banks require that when you to agree to their deal you must live or die on their restrictive and limiting rules.

I also want to address purchasing a foreclosure at a tax auction or sheriff sale. You’ll have to comply with their rules. When you’re buying a property in that venue, where you have an auction, you’re buying the property without ever seeing the inside of it. It’s boarded up, it’s papered up, you can’t get in, you’re not going to see it. You can’t bring your appraiser in. You can’t bring your inspector in. You can’t get in to do it. This is what I call Real Estate Gambling. If you buy it, pig in a poke, you have no idea what you’re getting into. Plus, you have to pay for the...

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