Make More Money in Real Estate

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In order to do well and make more money in real estate investing, you’ll need to do some homework first. It’s worth the time you invest, before investing your money in becoming a successful real estate investor.

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Location location location!

Do proper research before real estate investment. Start by looking at properties. Decide what locations would be attractive to renters. Is it close to public transportation, shopping, schools and entertainment? Good idea to have a spreadsheet handy. Location is the primary decision you make in going forward. Besides location include condition (do you need to budget for repairs, for example). You’ll need to research what your  projected rent earnings and maintenance costs will be. This will help you focus in on what properties you may want to consider.

Make no assumptions about the potential value of a property. This assumption is dangerous in the real estate market. Your safest bet is to only invest in properties that provide a positive cash flow (amount of income from rents over your mortgage, taxes and maintenance costs). If you’ve done your homework and select the right property or properties, values will normally increase, in time.

TIP! Always check out the whole neighborhood where a property is located before you invest. A desirable neighborhood will usually maintain its value, while a more depressed economic area is not likely to give you a good return.

TIP! Always gain a good knowledge of the local market values. The cost of mortgages and rent in the neighborhood is a better indicator than market value. All must be taken into consideration. Don’t invest your money in real estate without doing the research first. Errors and assumptions in real estate investing can be extremely costly. A property that is located in an area of increasing values or stable values will typically maintain its value. Income from rents is higher so as the property increases in market value, so will your income from rents.

hire a qualified building Inspector before buying

Never invest in real estate that you have not had inspected by an experienced and independent or third-party professional. You want to hire a neutral professional inspector.Hire a Professional you can trust!

After you have had some success in investing, you may want to consider a broader horizon and invest in some commercial properties. Commercial real estate investing normally give you lucrative long-term rentals. Strip malls and office complexes can be great choices when it comes to increasing investment potential, if you buy in the right location!

Contact Gene Mock, Associate Broker, Premier Team, Keller Williams Realty

to get started on your successful real estate investment program!

Northern Virginia Realty - Gene Mock

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