How To Buy Like An Investor

Dated: 12/22/2016

Views: 227

How To Buy Like An Investor

Image title

Have you ever wondered what exactly investors do to ensure that they get a return on their investment or get that "Deal"?? Well there are many different approaches but, like with most things, there are some commonalities and basics that must be understood and taken into consideration. 

1. What market are you in?? - There are 3 different markets, and you ought to know them! 

                                       I. A Sellers Market: inventory is low compared to the demand = Prices are going up

                                      II. A Buyers Market: Inventory is high buyer's have many homes to choose from = Prices going down

                                     III. A Balanced Market: Demand and Supply are balanced = No Pressure on price either direction.

Knowing the different markets will tell you not only where to begin negotiations, but also what to expect from the seller once negotiations have begun.

2. The Home Hunt- Depending on whether you're in a seller or buyers market, the difficulty on finding a property that you can get into with equity gets harder or easier accordingly. 

                             The important thing to do when you find a property that may or may not have equity is use an experienced agent like myself, or anyone on the A-Team, to show you what the property values at currently, the cost of improvements/repairs, and what the new value would be with improvements. With some simple math, you will be able to see what equity you would have going into the home, and what equity you'd be building each month.

3. Financing - How do you plan to pay for the property

                            There are several things to consider when choosing the right financial plan, and many loan programs available. The most important thing is to find out how fast you will be building your equity (our goal being to have already bought the property with equity). Keep in mind with a conventional loan you can remove Mortgage insurance once you're @ 80% Loan to Value, Which will make your payment lower each month. There is other options like the owner carrying the note or using private financing, but more on that in another blog. Feel free to email me @

if you have any further questions regarding financing and our professional recommendations.


For homes under $150,000 in Lake Havasu City click the photoHomes under150,000

For Homes under $250,000 in Lake Havasu City Click the photo

lake Havasu Homes under 250,000

For homes with  RV garages or RV parking  in Lake Havasu City Click the photo

Rv Garage Homes in Lake Havasu City

For Land in Lake Havasu City

Land for sale in Lake Havasu City

For New Construction in Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu New Construction

For pool homes in Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu Pool Homes

For 4 bedroom homes in Lake Havasu City

4 bedroom homes in Lake Havasu City

For all other homes go to

#havasuCharles    #theAteam

Follow on Twitter @cmbrown92

Subscribe on Youtube

Connect on Linkedin

Like on Facebook /charlesbrownsellsaz

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

Kristie Day Lake Havasu Custom Built Home

Thought I would touch base on building your own home!  The first thing is finding the lot that you love...the street that you love...and if you are looking for a view....the view that you love!

Read More

Return To Cattail Cove Hiking Trails Outside Lake Havasu City

After getting a taste of the trails at Cattail Cove State Park, I was ready to hit the trails again.  Last weekend's short trek of McKinney Loop was a great family experience, but today I left

Read More


I have noticed a recent trend in a notice of trustee sales, look at the current foreclosures and short sales in lake Havasu. Below the photo for on that, I found.I have my eye on the one

Read More

411 Riverfront Lot 15


Read More