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


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Today’s most prolific investors are savvy, business-minded individuals that have found the path of least resistance to financial freedom.
A Breakdown Of Cryptocurrency In The Real Estate Industry
Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain network, in particular, are relatively new technologies most people are still trying to wrap their heads around.
401(K) Vs Real Estate Vs IRA
Both IRAs and 401(k)s are great ways to save for retirement.
9 Creative Ways To Save For A House (That Actually Work)
The majority of Americans today want to purchase a home, but are concerned about affordability and increasing home prices.. However, with the right amount of diligence and creativity, you can start saving for a new home today.
Philadelphia, PA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis 2018
Real estate in Philadelphia has become the beneficiary of a perfect storm. The local housing market has made up some impressive ground since the last recession.


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Work Experience

Founder & CEO
2007 - Present (12 years 5 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 (15 years 5 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 3 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