The recent economic downturn has affected prices of real estate properties in almost all localities in the United States. With economists predicting an upswing in the economy, now is the time for investing in real estate.
Often investors focus on returns to the exclusion of downside risk. This propensity is highly risky and can cost you all of your capital. Why not focus on investment characteristics to limit or eliminate downside risk? This concept can with relative simplicity create investment scenarios likely to produce good returns and assure that your capital […]
Never before have so many people, from all backgrounds and circumstances, investigated beginning real estate investing. If you have ever thought about buying and selling property for profit, or even if you’re just curious, this article is for you. There are several different paths to beginning real estate investing, but I’m going to suggest one […]
Currently there is an abundance of real estate for sale. Nearly everywhere you turn you find “For Sale” signs peppering the landscape of communities throughout the nation. Newspapers contain page after page of real estate listings, while newsstands offer a bounty of magazines portraying every conceivable type of real estate property.
If you own rental property, you might want to consider selling your mortgage note to an investor. Doing so can help you obtain a lump sum of cash to pay off debt, medical expenses, college tuition or other expenses. The amount of money you can receive will depend on various factors such as the type […]
A popular type of real estate investing is known as “house flipping.” Typically, homes in need of repair are purchased for less than market value. Investors then renovate and repair the property and sell it for profit. Oftentimes, these houses require extensive cleaning, painting and overall sprucing up. Some require major renovations such as the […]
Real estate prices are governed by a huge number of factors. Therefore, real estate investing advice is not like a sure shot prescription about how you should invest. Rather, it is a broad set of guidelines that will help form your own thumb-rules. The most important real estate investing advice is that investment in real […]
What is the tipping point that makes investors overcome the deadly fears of real estate investing? More importantly, what are these fears that kill investors’ dreams? I am not a psychologist so the following comments are from observations that I made over the past 35+ years as an active real estate investor and mentor.