Real Estate Investor & Educator, A&E's Flip This House, President at FortuneBuilders
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One of the premier real estate investors in the country, Than Merrill is the Founder of CT Homes, LLC and A sought-after speaker, Than is a nationally recognized expert in real estate investing and education, marketing and entrepreneurship. He has shared the stage with ... more


The 7 Stages Of A Real Estate Rehab
Real estate investing doesn't end with buying the home. Before you can move into your new home, or flip it for a profit, it often needs to be rehabbed. Here are the seven steps needed to do that right.
Freddie Mac Vs. Fannie Mae: Everything You Should Know
FNMA and FMCC are large financial institutions that were created by the U.S. government and typically buy mortgages from large and small lenders and hold them in their portfolios. They also repackage and sell mortgages as mortgage-backed securities.
How Often Can You Refinance Your Home? An Investor’s Guide
Refinancing a mortgage is not uncommon; it can be a way to take advantage of a better interest rate. You can refinance your home to get a cash-out loan against the equity you’ve built. The real question is, how often can you refinance your home?
5-Step Guide To Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) In Real Estate
Knowing the fair market value is important whether you’re buying or selling a property. When you’re selling, you want to know how much to list your home for.
How To Calculate Net Income: Formula & Examples
Knowing how to calculate net income is a requirement for any type of business owner. It’s an important measure of your company’s financial performance.
Subletting: A Guide For Landlords & Renters
Different states and municipalities have different laws around subletting.


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Toledo, OH: Real Estate Market & Trends 2016
Off to a hot start, the Toledo real estate market looks to continue the trend in the second-half of 2016.

Work Experience

Founder & CEO
2007 - Present (15 years 7 months)

FortuneBuilders is the leading real estate investment and business education company in the country. Ranked in Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc500 list for three consecutive years, we educate, coach and mentor real estate investors through our systemized business and real estate processes. 

We are active investors in real estate with over 700 real estate transactions in the last decade and starred on A&E's hit TV show "Flip This House".

Founder & Real Estate Investor
CT Homes LLC
2004 - Present (18 years 8 months)

Than Merrill is the founder of CT Homes, LLC, one of the most successful real estate investment and residential redevelopment companies in the country. Started in New Haven, Connecticut, CT Homes gained national recognition as the stars of A&E's hit TV show "Flip This House". After relocating to San Diego CA in 2009, we are one of the regions most active residential real estate investors.

Professional Football Player
NFL - Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2001 - 2003 (2 years 5 months)

After a very successful college football career, Than Merrill played in the NFL for two years with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before pursuing real estate investing full time.


Yale University
1997 / 2001
Political Science