Tips for Real Estate Beginners

Investing in real estate can often feel overwhelming. It is difficult to know where to start and that is why we’ve assembled this guide. Visit the links below to learn more about the basics of investing in real estate.

Residential Real Estate Investing 101: US
Understanding Cap Rates: What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know
3 Mistakes Successful Real Estate Investors Avoid

Financing

Using leverage to fund your investment properties can maximize your yields. You place a down payment of 20-30% and use “other people’s money” for the remainder of the balance.

Learn more:

Cash Versus Leverage – Learn the Benefits
5 Ways to Finance Your Single Family Rental
Alternative Ways to Finance Real Estate Rentals

 

Location

The old adage for real estate is “location, location, location!” Choosing the right location can play a big role on your return on investment. We’ve identified some of the best markets in the country for real estate investing.

Learn more:

Real Estate Investment Locations
10 Markets Where Investment Home Returns Beat the Stock Market
Top Single Family Rental Markets for 2016 | Research Report

Management

One of the easiest ways to invest in real estate is having a partner.  Working with a company that can help you manage your assets means you won’t get a call during the weekend to fix a broken garbage disposal. A good management company will also screen for tenants and collect the rent.

Learn more:

5 Easy Tips to Improve Your Investment Property and Attract Renters
5 Traits Your Property Manager Must Have
How to Screen Tenants for Your Investment Property

Major Factors to Consider Before Investing in Real Estate

There are many factors that contribute to a successful real estate investment, but it ultimately comes down to your overall investing goals and choosing properties and strategies to see those goals realized. Here are a few of the major factors you should consider before investing in real estate.

Learn More:

Economic Factors You Need to Consider Before Investing in Single Family Rentals | Part 1: Job Growth
Economic Factors You Need to Consider Before Investing in Single Family Rentals | Part 2: Construction
Economic Factors You Need to Consider Before Investing in Single Family Rentals | Part 3: Interest Rates & Mortgages

How to Build a Real Estate Investing Strategy

Much like investing in the stock market, you can invest in real estate based on your specific financial goals. Watch this informative webinar to learn how you can create a strategy to help you build an income stream for retirement, fund your children’s college tuition, or even build wealth.

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