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The Things That Keep People From Investing In Real Estate

Feb 17, 2008
The misfortune that the real estate industry is currently facing is no longer new to everybody, thanks to the TV and the newspaper editorials. It's everybody's knowledge that real estate prices are on a downtrend adding to the people's fear of buying or selling real estate properties. But witty investors see this unparalleled decline in prices as the time to do a lot of bargain hunting to prepare for the real estate rebound.

During the last 85 years of the real estate history in the United States, the housing market prices have seen a steady increase except only during the Great Depression. But this downturn in real estate prices then only lasted for 2 years. This amazing record of the real estate industry is even unmatched by other forms of investments like valued metals, stocks, and bonds.

Many events have occurred this past 85 years. Among them are the Korean War and the Vietnam War and we also had undergone recessions, inflation, and deflation. Landmark events have passed like the baby boom and the women liberation to progress into the computer, and the Internet age. But why do people still seem to avoid from real estate.

This is because people want instant result; a quick and easy way to earn money. Certainly the downturn in the housing market does not favor this get-rich-quick scheme, not unless you want to wholesale. Wholesaling is done by buying low and selling low.

But people don't want to wait for long to see their gain; people seem to want everything instant these days. They forgot the two advantages of buy-and-hold; that is to say depreciation and tax advantages.

Other source of disappointment among people is lack of tenants, vandalism, maintenance, negative cash flow, law suit, renovation, and foreclosure among many others. But you cannot find any investment opportunity that doesn't have a slightest bit of challenge. The good thing about it is that there are experts that can help you solve these problems or you can even learn to solve them yourself and become an expert about them.

As you can see, real estate investing could very well be your income earner and wealth builder. You just have to spend some time to learn how to overcome the challenges and be courageous enough to take calculated risk. Take a look at doctors; they endure years of battering school and incur huge debt just to attain success.

Real estate investing is a business where you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars and you don't necessarily need to incur debt to start with. There are many ways to enter in this business with no money down; you just got to be diligent enough to find the right partners.

Real estate is perhaps one of the most proven income earners of this country. This business exists for almost a century now and it had kept a marvelous record since its birth. Almost the country's entire millionaire came to be because they invested their money in this business. What's keeping the rest from making huge income is their incapability to take an opportunity presented to them in real estate investing - anyone has the potential to make it big in this business.
About the Author
About the author: Jacques Coquerel is a real estate investor in Atlanta, GA. He has transacted more than 750 properties since 1996. For Real Estate Investing Tips get his free course Real Estate Investing Free Course.
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