Investment Property Flip or Rental

Hampton Roads investment real estate

Finding good homes to flip

Home Flipping or Collecting Rental Property

  Rule # 1 Stay in your Local Area.

If you are interested in investment property in Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk or any part of Hampton Roads, Don Maclary can help you find the perfect income property. Things to consider when searching for your investment property:

  • Location: For either Rental Property or purchasing homes for sale to flip is important to stay close to home, This makes managing the project or rental easier.

  • Budget: Don’t get over your head make sure you have reserves to cover the unforeseen.

  • Home Selection 1: If buying a home to flip know what your completed cost will be leaving a margin for error, The profit you are expecting to net, And what the home should sell for when completed.

  • * Again leaving a margin for error and the cost of selling the property.

  • Home Selection 2: If buying a home to keep as a rental (what most investors are doing today) I always suggest the first this to consider for a rental is would you live in it! A property you would not consider moving into is a property that is likely to become a problem rental, This is where most people would make a mistake.

  • Think of the expression birds of a feather flock together.  If you rent to people that think more like yourself it greatly reduces the risk of landlord tenant conflict.


By Don Maclary

Howard Hanna – Realtor

Howard Hanna Real Estate and the Choose A Home Team are dedicated to serving our clients needs by listening to their wants, needs, and goals, This is what many people miss in real estate a plan that works well for one client may be a horrible plan for another. When developing an plan of action for clients there are many moving parts to consider such as budget, starting age, plans to stay or leave the area, personality, job security, etc. So before jumping in head first spend a little time with a Realtor and design a logical plan to move forward with.


Don did a great job helping me find a home. He went above and beyond to help with all the paperwork. I didn’t have a printer so he let me borrow his at his house to get all the documents completed in a time. My experience as a first time buyer was awesome.
~ Eric, Real Estate Buyer

The postings on this Real Estate site are made by Don Maclary - Realtor and do not necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of Howard Hanna William E. Wood.