having trouble finding SF deals in San Antonio

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I troll the mls, hud etc everyday.  Have several realtors doing the same.  Have not found any good deals within the past month.  There are several wholesale investment groups that sell homes in San Antonio, but they offer no option period in their contracts.

Any advice on finding deals? I am pre-approved with hard money and conventional exit. Have to be able to buy and rehab with 70% ARV. This is for buy/rehab/rent.


Almost all wholesalers do not allow an option period. I have seen some do it for serious buyers who put down $500 - $1000 for 2 to 3 days of option. Also the days of 70% deals in San Antonio are over. I am not saying you won't get lucky and find one, but realistically most of the deals you are going to see will be at 74% - 80% (ARV - repairs).

If you're looking to flip houses, in order to get the margins you want, you'd need to buy at higher acquisition price and higher ARV. This will give you the spread you want even though you have to buy over 70%. If you're looking to hold the properties as rentals, there are plenty of higher percentage good cash flow deals around.

Either way, don't get hung up on the 70% rule.  There are deals to be had an money to be made at higher percentages.

No way @Seth Teel , my guru said I could buy at 70% with no money out of pocket!

Originally posted by @Tim Macy :

No way @Seth Teel , my guru said I could buy at 70% with no money out of pocket!

Stop listening to David Fisher. 

@Donald Hendricks I've never heard David Fisher say it, he's always said people avg 15-20k out of pocket.

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