How to Invest in Real Estate
"I made my first investment at age eleven. I was wasting my life up until then." ~ Warren Buffett
Land has always been a sought after asset, and today more than ever the richest in the world made their money in real estate. Buying land is a way for business minded people to diversity their assets, earn income and ultimately increase their net worth.
Owning a rental property in addition to your principal residence is a great way to build wealth. Unlike investing in the stock market, with real estate you have the added bonus of having someone else pay down your mortgage. And like owning shares in a good company, equity grows over time.
Real Estate Investing is a Business
A viable business is primarily about positive cash flow. Real estate investing is exactly the same, which makes real estate a good investment in any market. Revenue needs to cover expenses, and hopefully there is some left over at the end.
Investing is about analyzing markets and holding a property for the long time. And over time, real estate values always increase in the long term. Whether prices rise or fall isn't as important to a true investor as the investor has no immediate plans to sell. As opposed to a speculator, whose goal is to purchase and flip for a quick buck.
Partnering with the right agent is crucial to conduct a thorough analysis of properties for investment purposes. A Realtor must know or have access to the rental market values as well as all the costs associated with operating the property, including maintenance and lending costs.
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