[dropcap font=”” size=”31″ background=”” color=”” circle=”0″ transparent=”0″]R[/dropcap]eal estate is one of the best ways to make money and build wealth. There are a lot of options to make a profit.
It can generate an ongoing income source and can rise in value with time and can prove to be a good investment in the cash value of the home or land that you buy. It can be a part of your overall strategy to begin building wealth.
When investing in real estate, the goal is to put money to work today and allow it to increase so that make profit and money in the future. The profit, or “return”, you make on your real estate investments must be enough to cover the risk you have taken, taxes you have paid, and the costs of owning the real estate investment such as utilities, regular maintenance, and insurance. This investment needs money to be spent and to maintain and take care of the property in order to continue to provide a source of income.
There are several ways to buy your first real estate investment. If you are purchasing a property, you can use debt by taking a mortgage out of a property. The use of leverage always attracts many real estate investors because it helps them acquire properties they otherwise could not afford.
Property prices and demand for rentals can go up and down, so direct and indirect property investments are for the long term. If you’re willing to wait, you can ride out the losses in a slow housing market and earn profits again when times are better.
Also, people believe that buying stocks is a good investment but here the only way to make money is when the stock appreciates in value and you sell it at a good time. There is always less risk in real estate leverage than in stock leverage.
The real estate investment will be a result of your own efforts and you can make money in many ways-
Rental Income-renovate the place, promote it, screen a proper tenant, and keep it up over the years. Options-
- Renting smaller units- probably a duplex or a triplex.
- Renting to businesses- here rents are generally high and it is safer if you go for a well-known business to rent to.
Ancillary Real Estate Investment Income: Ancillary real estate investment income includes things like vending machines in office buildings or laundry facilities in low-rent apartments. In effect, they serve as mini-businesses within a bigger real estate investment, letting you make money from a semi-captive collection of customers.
Selling high & Buying Low- one can always make extra money by selling high and by buying low. Stage the property to attract buyers over market value and your awesome negotiation skills can turn an instant profit if you buy under market value.
Tax benefit on interests- you can often deduce the mortgage interest from the rental income, and create a tax-free profit. This varies from country to country.
Tax benefits on improvements- you can deduce the cost of the improvements from the rental income, while the added value of the property is all yours to keep.
Increasing equity-if you take a mortgage to finance a rental, you can increase your equity with every mortgaged payment.
Leverage increases returns-by putting less percentage on a property, you will still receive rental income based on 100% of the property value making it a great return. There is less risk in real estate leverage than in stock leverage.
Profit from extra cash flow on a refinance-you can generate more cash flow every month if you are able to refinance the property to lower your mortgage bill payments while the rent stays the same. Also, you can build a cushion for maintenance, save up for a deposit on a new rental, or have more passive income to live off.
Most of the real estate markets bargain to potential buyers in the form of distressed sales. These are homes or properties that have usually been foreclosed on that the bank is willing to sell at a loss in order to clear its books. If you are thinking of purchasing a property that you plan to rent out, you’ll be able to profit off your investment as soon as you find tenants. With this, you can take the money you earn and reinvest it in your property or use it to pay off other bills and debts. Industry standards say that you’re required to put at least 20% down when buying a house. But if you can’t afford to pay that much, you might be able to purchase an investment property with much less than that by getting an FHA loan. These loans give people who don’t have the greatest credit the chance to become homeowners.
In order to win, you buy properties, avoid bankruptcy, and generate rent so that you can buy even more properties. However, keep in mind that “simple” doesn’t mean “easy”. If you make a mistake, consequences can range from minor inconveniences to major disasters.