Home » Real Estate

A Beginners Guide to Real Estate Investing

Aug 17, 2007
Real estate investment is an excellent way of investing for profit. However, it is a field that would require a proper understanding of the various aspects involved in such investment and the type of return that you could expect. You must plan properly before taking the actual plunge. It is a big investment and would require a good capital to start with. The investment amount can be your own surplus money or you can obtain a mortgage. Even with a little money for making a down payment and a good credit score, you can start right away.

There are many ways for making an investment in real estate. One way is to invest in a house. If you go in for this kind of investment, a good option would be to look for a house that needs repairs. This is termed as a fixer upper house. This means you fix the problems in the house gradually, as you continue to live there. In this way you would be adding to the value of the house. It would be much more profitable for you, if you can complete the repairs yourself. You can continue to live there and save the rental that you would have to pay otherwise and in course of time, you could sell the house at a profit, for another low cost property.

Another way would be to buy a house at a low cost, one that needs fixing and to fix it in a short time, without living in it. Thereafter, you could sell it for a profit. If you are able to buy cheap property in a locality enlisted with the sellers market, you can simply hold on to it for a few months and resell it at a handsome profit, without making any investment in the repairs. By repeatedly buying and selling, you will be able to pile up a handsome amount, which may actually enable you to buy two houses. Your actual investment remains what you had initially invested. This is how your investment in real estate would continue to grow.

You could invest in real estate to acquire property and earn profit from rent. This would require you to take care of any problem with the facilities associated with property, even as it is occupied. You, as the landlord, would be responsible for whatever repairs may be required in the rental premises. Tenants should take care that they do not cause any destruction to the property. For many people, this involves a lot of trouble, but for those who can manage; it offers a great way to earn extra income. The mortgage payments are taken care of via the rental income generated, relieving the pressure of repayments.

Every type of investment discussed requires a substantial investment, in terms of time and effort from your side, apart from money. Locating a suitable property to buy, dealing with tenants and getting the property repaired, would all require time and running around. But there are thousands of people, who have dabbled in to this game of earning profits via real estate investment and have succeeded.
About the Author
Real Estate Investing is made easy with Real Net USA. Our four step program of find, fund fix and sell, is your blueprint to Real Estate Investment success. Discover how you can profit at http://www.realnetusa.com.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 126
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources