Buying real estate is about more than just finding a place to call home. Investing in real estate has become increasingly popular over last fifty years and has become a common investment vehicle. Although the real estate market has plenty of opportunities for making big gains, buying and owning real estate is a lot more complicated than investing in stocks and bonds. we'll go beyond buying a home and introduce you to real as an investment. This is the wild side of real estate investment. Like the day traders who are leagues away from a buy-and-hold investor, the real estate traders are an entirely different breed from the buy-and-rent landlords. Real estate traders buy properties with intention of holding them for a short period of time, often no more than three to four months, whereupon they hope to sell them for a profits. This technique is also called flipping properties and is based on buying properties that are either significantly undervalued or in a very hot market. our process of house flipping we attempt to buy a property at a relatively discounted price, sometime doing major repairs alone with cosmetic changes, makes the property more appealing for next buyer.