The What, Why, and How of Investing in Real Estate
Investing in real estate is a flexible and lucrative venture. For most of us our house is our most valuable asset. By acquiring and investing in these assets we can see big monetary returns, and build a better financial future for ourselves.
An Investment Property is real estate acquired with the intention of earning a profit through renting the property, selling the property, or both.
Your first investment property could be the starter house you grew out of, or a new purchase all together.
Consider a property in a neighborhood with low crime, a strong job market, attractive amenities, and reasonable prices. Always recognize your budgetary limitations and never buy a property that you cannot afford to keep.
Housing is a basic need, so no matter what state the economy is there will always be a demand for rental properties.
Land is a diminishing resource and because of an ever growing population the value of land continues to increase.
Investors profit from a variety of tax benefits such as expensing mortgage interest, repairs, real estate taxes, travel expenses, and any other costs involved in maintaining your rental property.
As an owner you control the investment and can determine how long to hold the property and can liquidate the asset at any time.
Gain a passive income through your rental property. Aside from the initial investment and upkeep costs you can earn money while still focusing on your regular job.
Research is key when buying an investment property, no research is a recipe for disaster. Resources such as Realtor.com, Zillow.com, and trusted local
Realtors® will help you choose the right investment property for you.
Let the tenant make the investment for you through rent. Every month your tenant will be paying your mortgage through their monthly rent.
Hiring someone to manage the day to day. Property managers are professionals who manage your assets for you for a minimal cost. They place tenants, collect rents, and oversee the property while maximizing the rate of return.