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What Is The Best Real Estate Strategy For You?

Mar 4, 2008
The world of real estate investing is a very imaginative world out there. Your success revolves around your creativity and productivity. You have keep reassessing your strategies for new ideas to make a profit. I wish I could say that real estate investing makes millionaires over night which we all know is not likely. We all love to dream to make a fortune when we are young and live that fantasy life. I will not say it is not possible with real estate, but it all depends on how hard you are willing to work and give up making that possible. Many of the gurus out there say the exact same thing as I am telling you know. You are looking into a hard journey for about ten years of living modest and investing wisely. If you do that you will be successful in real estate.

There are many different types of real estate investors and what their ideas of investing are. The oldest and most traditional way is the old buy and hold scenario. I would purchase a piece of real estate and turn it into a rental. The rent should cover all costs and provide a little positive cash flow to be a good investment. Many investors would even take a small negative each month just because of the tax right offs and passive income that it attributes. This is a proven method to build wealth in this fashion, but the headaches endured as being a landlord worth it. That will be up you to decide. Just imagine that you could deal with all of your tenants with out to many headaches for 30 years. You now have ten rental properties paid off. Imagine you could be collecting $1,000 per month per rental per year. When you start multiplying them by ten the numbers get really large. Basically as a retirement you know are making $120,000 per year off all your properties. That sure would make a nice retirement wouldn't it? That is a very basic common approach that many people use today and have used in the past. They would rather make a little money now and be set in the retirement years.

A very popular but not new method is called flipping. Flipping is basically buying a property at a lower price and selling it at a higher one. It sounds really easy and many got very greedy doing that a few years ago. The market was going up so fast anyone could almost become a flipper. Well when the markets were not going crazy flippers would typically buy a distressed property and significantly low price and turn around and sell it at retail price when redone for a decent profit. As the markets are today it is getting fairly hard to become a flipper. The housing market slump is making it very hard to find out what properties are actually worth. The next big problem is the credit crunch now people cannot even get a loan with good credit to purchase a home.
A good investor would implement both strategies into his portfolio. If you

buy and hold you do not generate much income for some time. If you include flipping you can generate income to sustain yourself and help fund future investments. It all depends on you market when you can use certain strategie.

Remember this phrase: "DO THE NUMBERS WORK" that is the key to everything.
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