Someone who actively or passively invests in real estate for cash flow, appreciation, tax benefits and/or leverage.
Key Factors to Consider
Retirement: Many employees and small business owners in today’s economic environment have little to no retirement package. For these people, investing in real estate can make great long-term sense.
Buying and Holding: Buying and holding a property is beneficial because properties generally increase in value over time. As the property value increases and the principle loan amount decreases, the growing equity can quickly become a great resource.
Flipping: During certain real estate cycles, flipping properties can be a great way to make a quick dollar. However, if you are not experienced in construction and/or real estate sales, you may need to form a small group (generally an LLC) to help protect your large investment.
Renting: Having great renters in your long-term investment property can be of great benefit. Not only do reliable renters help keep the property in great condition, they also help decrease the principle loan balance via their timely rent payments.
Down Payment: Generally speaking, investment loans require a least 20% as a down payment, but often have better rates as the down payment increases.
Cash Offers: Many investors make “all cash offers” when buying an investment property. These offers can result in great deals because of their shorter escrow periods and loan contingency waiver.
What is the Next Step?
If you are ready to move forward with an investment property, please choose one of the following options: