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Three Real Estate Investment Techniques to Boost Your Income

Jul 11, 2008
Creative real estate investing can put money in your pocket. It can also be a lot of fun. Historically home values have always increased even through other rough housing markets. Investing in real estate in the current market is a terrific idea. If you wish to start investing in real estate think about using a three prong approach.

Think long term strategy. Many people want to invest, but in reality only want to look at investment properties. They have no real clue as to what they should do. In fact they have no plan. Like any business you need a plan.

A property management company can help you hold properties for the long term. By managing the rentals for, you they allow you to focus on buying properties, not day to day management. This can make holding homes for the long term easier to do.

When you reach retirement how many homes do you have to own free and clear to have a great stream of income. Then your money is working for you, not you working for money. A great agent can help you with your success, by being a great partner on your team. He can help you find properties in great neighborhoods. Properties that people want to rent and that will increase in value over time.

Don't have any funds to buy rentals then consider re-habbing a home. This is a well used investment approach. I actually became an agent to get the capital to do this type of investing. Finding and fixing properties to flip to a retail buyer is a solid money earner if you do your due diligence.

There are a lot of people flipping houses these days. You have to be smart about it. You make your profit when you buy, you collect it when you sell.Once the repair work is done you have many options. You could sell it immediately, put it into rental or lease option the property.

Ok you don't have the money to invest in a flip. What do you do. You wholesale a property to another investor or retail buyer. Find a great property and get it under contract. Then assign it to someone else for a little higher price.

With this approach your not really in the deal and have no risk, other than losing your fee, if the deal falls through. It is a great technique to build up your investing capital so you can use one of the other techniques. There are many investors who simply do wholesale.

If you think long term and short term and use these three approaches you can do quite well for yourself. Your equity and holdings should grow steadily over the long term. Be steady and consistent and you will win with these investment techniques when others do not.
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Have you thought about property investing, make sure you check out Tommy's interesting no cost article 7 steps to property investing,and buying a home
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