I'm very new to the analyzing of deals and assessing the return value of properties. I follow several buyer's lists and get many emails with their wholesale inventory advertising something like "Home for $140,000 with ARV $250,000" or something similar. If these deals are so great, why don't the companies just invest in them?

Not trying to be negative or condescending, just curious on the motives and whether or not these analyses they advertise are even close to factual.