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5 Ways to Get Started with Real Estate Investments

Room with dark gray paint, wood door and mirrored cabinet doorsWhen it comes to investments, there are several routes to go. Among them are cryptocurrency, forex, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, bonds, equities, and real estate. Some of these routes are more variable and less profitable. You might not be able to influence your return on investment.

Lior Abramovich, a real estate operator with a decade of expertise in the single-family rental and build-to-rent industries, believes that real estate investment is the most profitable and rewarding alternative. There are various advantages. Some of these include the ability to control your investment and make improvements that will increase your returns. When you invest in real estate, you can willingly make improvements that increase the property’s worth. If you opt to sell the property, you will be able to earn more money. Furthermore, you can legally raise the rent if you add additional value to the property. The passive income you can earn as a rental property owner will increase if you provide services and amenities such as waste management, housecleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, fitness centers, electric vehicle charging stations, community gardens, pet parks, and so on.

Real estate investing protects against inflation. While other businesses are feeling the effects of inflation, your property is appreciating. It provides a greater range of investing opportunities. You can select the one that best fits your lifestyle and objectives. Furthermore, real estate investment allows you to accumulate equity and wealth. You can use this equity to buy more properties. All of these advantages motivate investors to invest in real estate.

Here are five ways to get started:

1. Invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Smartphone next to person's hand holding cashREITs include trusts or corporations that raise funds from investors to purchase, maintain, and operate high-income properties. This route is intended for investors who want to own real estate investments without going through traditional transactions.

REIT investments appear like company stocks because they can be bought and sold on major exchanges. Profits are taxed in regular company stocks, and they can pay dividends after taxes. REITs, on the other hand, do not pay income tax. As a result, they distribute 90% of their taxable profit to shareholders in the form of dividends. It is also a lucrative route for investors who want to invest in real estate but lack the funds to do so.

2. Become a landlord

Another path that allows you to make passive money is to become a landlord. Because property costs are rising, more people are opting to rent rather than buy. As a result, the demand for rental houses rises.

Although rewarding, being a landlord entails a plethora of obligations such as marketing, cleaning, inspection, maintenance, lease agreement, rent collecting, tenant screening, eviction, pest control, and so on. If you opt to perform them yourself, they can be time-consuming and exhausting. If you are thinking about taking this route, we recommend hiring a property management company.

The benefits of investing in rental properties include capitalization through leverage, consistent income, property appreciation, and tax deductions. The disadvantages include poor renters who may cause damage to your property, time-consuming tasks, and the possibility of low revenue from potential vacancies.

3. Research online real estate investment platforms

Person sitting at a desk using a laptopAn online real estate investing platform is a good option if you want to engage in a larger residential or commercial venture. Several online real estate platforms connect property developers with investors looking to finance projects with equity or loans.

Crowdfunding is another term for this type of real estate investment. The benefit of this option is that you can invest in any region of your choosing with no restrictions. You can invest in project portfolios or in a single project. The disadvantage is that management costs must be paid. The investment has lockup periods and is not liquid. Some platforms are only accessible to investors who have been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

4. Purchase and flip a house

House flipping entails purchasing a low-priced property and selling it for a greater price within six months. It is the wild side of real estate investment and involves extensive marketing, valuation, and renovation knowledge.

House flipping can be classified into two sorts. The first involves buying and selling without any renovations. The other involves making improvements and modifying the property to increase its worth before selling it.

The advantages of investing in this choice include receiving quick returns and not tying up your funds for an extended period of time. The disadvantage is that hot markets might abruptly cool. When this occurs, the property’s value may suffer. Second, you must be well-versed in real estate marketing.

5. Rent out part of your home

Two people furnishing a room togetherYou might even consider renting out a room in your home. It is still considered a real estate investment! That is, you will live on the property while earning a profit. Some investors prefer the Airbnb short-term renting route. Instead of remaining idle, that spare room in your house might be able to generate some income.

 

You can invest in real estate regardless of your financial situation. All you need to do is research your options and choose the best one for you. Always seek professional advice before beginning your real estate venture.

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