Jumpstart Your Career in Real Estate
Benefits of Real Estate Investing
Monthly Cash Flow
When you invest in residential real estate, you own a tangible asset that generates cash flow from rent every month.
This asset class isn’t tied to the stock market. You can truly diversify your portfolio and earn steady cash flow, even during a bear market.
Appreciation is the extra icing on the cake. As you continue to own the rental, your property increases in value.
By investing in real estate, you build equity using “other people’s money” to finance your investment, which increases your net worth.
There are great tax advantages that come with owning real estate. You may be able to write-off expenses to help your bottomline.
Hedge Against Inflation
Investing in real estate provides a hedge against inflation. In fact, rents typically increase 2-3% per year along with growing appreciation.
Myths About Real Estate Investing
Investing in Real Estate is Too Expensive
If you limit yourself to your local market, your initial investment may be too high. As a general rule, you want a property where rent is close to 1% of the purchase price.
The key to keeping your costs down is to invest remotely. For instance, in markets such as Indianapolis, IN, where the median home price is $130,400+, not only will your down payment be more affordable ($26,080 respectively), it’s also more likely that you can generate positive cash flow even when fully leveraged.
I Can’t Invest Remotely; I Don’t Know How to Identify A Good Investment
“Invest in what you know” is a famous quote by legendary Peter Lynch. Until recently, this was sound advice, but no longer. All the information you need is online.
When you sign-up online for an Investor account on HomeUnion, you have access to 500+ solid investment properties that have been identified by our proprietary algorithms and vetted by our local market experts. We do all the legwork for you, so you don’t have to spend hours researching local economies and available listings to try and find sound investment opportunities.
I Have to Be A Landlord
People understandably equate investing in real estate to being a landlord and therefore assume that it takes a lot of hands-on work.
This assumption that the investor has to do all the work themselves is a myth. When you invest with HomeUnion, you’ll never have to be a landlord. We are an all-inclusive service where you invest and we do the rest, which includes all tasks to maximize your returns like orchestrating the rehab, marketing your property, finding tenants, and day-to-day management. Partner with us, and you can truly Be An Investor, Not a Landlord.
As a beginner real estate investor, it was also good to get coaching from the team at HomeUnion about the characteristics of a good investment property. I’ve been very happy with my experience, and I would consider purchasing another property with them in the future.
As my first-time buying a home, I appreciated how responsive the Solutions and Closing team were with answering my questions. And partnering with HomeUnion has allowed me to add real estate to my portfolio through a simple purchasing and investment process.
As a first-time investor, it was extremely beneficial for me to receive expert guidance from one of HomeUnion’s Real Estate Solutions Managers. He was very informative and thoroughly answered all my questions.