To make money in short-sale foreclosures you must
first understand foreclosures. Two strategies to make
money in foreclosures are quick cash and long-term
wealth building. Some real estate investors employ the real
estate investment strategy of long-term wealth building.
In long-term wealth building you buy and hold property for
income and appreciation. This can be a very effective strat-
egy in areas of the country that experience very high rates of
price appreciation, such as California and the Northeast.
Once you invest your money in real estate, however,
it can be difficult to liquidate or sell your assets quickly.
Because real estate is the biggest-ticket item for most people,
there are the fewest number of buyers in the marketplace
compared to most other commodities. The quick cash strat-
egy addresses the problem historically associated with real
estate investing: the lack of liquidity.