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Tips for Successful Investing

Aug 17, 2007
One of the quickest paths to financial freedom and security is through the world of real estate investing. Millionaires and even billionaires have been made on the real estate market, but what is it that they know that you dont? There are a series of common sense tips that can be given to any potential investors in the market that if followed can put you on the path to a secure income for decades to come.

One of the reasons so many people go after real estate investing is that it is less volatile than other kinds of investment. Land and buildings are the closest things we have to permanent investments in our world and they tend not to lose value over time. With the stock markets all around the world going up and down like a yo-yo, real estate investing has become a beacon of sanity in an otherwise insane world. But real estate investing isnt without its own pitfalls. The novice investor needs to know how the game works to win it.

The first step to learning about real estate is to know how much things are worth. If you are looking at a particular property in your area, you need to understand how and why things are worth what they are near there. The best way to evaluate that is to draw a circle representing a one mile radius from the property you want to buy and look at what things in that area are worth. Look at what they have been listed for, how long they take to sell, if they sell at all and what the difference is between the asking price and what the final selling price was. All these things will help you evaluate what a particular area is worth. If you find out that 85% of all the properties in your circle sat on the market too long, did not sell for the asking price and bankrupted several people, it might be an area to avoid. On the other hand, if the area is selling well, people are making money and investors are happy, that might be a place to put your money.

Some basic investing ideas that you need to keep in mind is if you are looking mostly to invest to save on your year-end tax bill, than you might want to think twice. Tax laws chance far too quickly to really use real estate investing for tax relief. Real estate investing is a longer-term investment normally, and using property investment for short term tax relief can be a mistake.

Another good tip to keep in mind is to know how much its going to cost to run your property once you buy it. Depending on what your strategy is, if you plan on simply sitting on your property with hopes to sell it back at a higher price a few years later, you need to know how much it will cost to upkeep the investment. If all you have is a plot of land, obviously the upkeep will be considerably less than if you bought an apartment building. Just the property tax load on an investment can swing the chances of making money in the wrong direction.

The best thing any investor can do is to know their local market and seek help if need be. Dont be afraid to ask questions and you can come out on top of the real estate investing game.
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