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Investing in Gilbert Arizona Real Estate

Aug 17, 2007
While most of us would love to have an extensive portfolio of investments, the reality is that most of us use our homes as our primary investment vehicle. And that's a good thing: real estate tends to be one of the safest and most reliable investment tools around - far more predictable than stocks and bonds.

Arizona is one of the best states for real estate investment. There are a number of cities and communities around Phoenix that have increased substantially in value and are still increasing. There are communities that are geared towards high-end investment, like Scottsdale, and then there are some communities that are more affordable, like Gilbert.

Investing in these more affordable communities serves a completely different purpose. For instance, Gilbert is a family friendly community. This community is built around equestrian and hiking trails, golf courses, fishing and boating. There's a very active and growing business community.

Because Gilbert is so affordable, it's a great community for investing, especially for people that may not have considered themselves as real estate investors. More people are buying second homes for investment than ever before. In fact, last year 40% of all home sales were for investment purposes.

In part, more people are able to afford to invest in second homes because there are so many great mortgage options. Second home buyers are able to find an affordable Gilbert home, and yet still continue to pay their first mortgage. Add in the rental income from the second property, and your mortgage may pay for itself.

The growing business climate encourages people to move to Gilbert. There are a variety of businesses expanding operations to the Gilbert area, creating a demand for rental housing. Whether you are considering a condominium or town house, or a single family home, there will be a rental market.

When you factor in the appreciating values of the home, you could find yourself with an investment property that doubles in value within 10 years. Family communities like Gilbert are very desirable; if you decide to sell the property you are sure to find buyers.

Your first step to invest in Gilbert real estate is to discuss the situation with a qualified mortgage consultant. You'll find out just how affordable purchasing a second home can be. Next, sit down with a real estate agent and find out more about the wonderful opportunities for homes in Gilbert. Before long you'll be watching your equity (and your investment) grow.
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