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Turning real estate into wealth

| Jun 12, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate |

Some people in Pennsylvania may argue that real estate is already wealth. This is not necessarily true. Wealth requires proper debt management to increase net worth. The property itself will also need to be properly managed or an investor may find themselves paying a monthly mortgage with no return on that investment.

A common piece of advice is that it is important to have a lot of money saved to create return on investment. Buying real estate with as little debt as possible certainly helps with turning a profit, but it is possible to make a profit with very little money. Here are some tips.

Embrace humble beginnings

According to Business Insider, real estate investors can start with nothing and create wealth if they start small. It may be tempting to purchase that quadruplex, but single-family homes may suit more startup budgets. There is always room for expansion later.

Invest in long-term learning

The real estate market is constantly changing, and so are the laws and various idiosyncrasies of how the market works. Investors who succeed are often those who invest in their long-term education through watching the market, reading books, taking courses or working with a mentor.

Focus on passive income

Few people can quit their job after their first property investment. Because of this, Business Insider recommends purchasing a low-income property for $55,000 or less, turning over property management to a third party and collecting passive income. This may provide annual yields of 8% to 10%, which can then be used to purchase additional properties.

Secure preapprovals

Even established investors recognize the value of low-cost investments, so they will compete for those cheaper properties. Some will have cash-in-hand. To win these and other commercial real estate deals, Forbes recommends preapprovals. Receiving a preapproval from a bank may help to shorten the sale, making that investor an attractive buyer even without cash.

Investing in real estate is one of the best decisions anyone can make. This often remains true in the face of some unfavorable fluctuations in the market. Thus, relying on sound financial decisions and a fast close may help many investors to realize their biggest dreams.

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