This post, written by Ethan Roberts, was originally published on Auction.com.
Many investors today want to add real estate to their investment portfolios, but they don’t understand the complex nuances of real estate investing or how to begin the process. Real estate investing is substantially different from investing in stocks, bonds, and CDs, and it
If you’re young and you’re looking to purchase a new home to live in, maybe you should consider turning your first home into an investment property. While most people wait until after they’ve bought their first or second home to begin investing in real estate, you could start much sooner than you think. We’ll explain
Real estate has long been regarded as a sound investment. Wholesaling and property management of commercial and residential property are just a few of the ways investors can profit from real estate, but it takes a little savvy to become successful in this competitive arena.
While certain universities do offer coursework and programs that specifically
1) You are more in control. Every physical real estate investment you make puts you in charge as CEO. As CEO, you are able to make improvements, cut costs (refinance your mortgage), raise rents, and market accordingly. Of course you are still at the mercy of the economic cycle, but overall you have much
From the first decision to invest in real estate to actually buying your first rental property, there is a lot of work to be done. This task may be daunting for the first-time investor. Owning property is a tough business and the field is peppered with land mines that can obliterate your returns. Here
Low mortgage rates have made buying a home more affordable and turned rentals into an attractive option for investors.
Throughout the downturn in the housing market, average investors, sometimes pooling their money, have bought foreclosures at a sharp discount and turned them into rentals. Many homeowners also have purchased a second home and rented out
Every year, millions of Americans circle April 15th on their calendar in frustration and despair. Our beloved Uncle Sam asks working Americans to stroke a check for all of the hard earned income for the previous year. However, the old adage of turning something negative into a positive may just apply in reference to
There are basic necessities that humans have: Food (including water), clothing and shelter. Here are four good reasons to invest in rental properties:
Appreciation: Residential real estate traditionally appreciates 3 to 5 percent a year.
Cash Flow: Money left over at the end of the month after all expenses are subtracted from income is cash flow.