Mortgage rates continue to fall for the fourth week in a row due to the Fed’s holding its interest rate steady on Wednesday’s FOMC meeting.
Buying real estate is about more than just finding a place to call home. Investing in real estate has become increasingly popular over the last fifty years and has become a common investment vehicle. Although the real estate market has plenty of opportunities for making big gains, buying and owning real estate is a lot more complicated than investing in stocks and bonds. With the following points, you will learn to see real estate as an investment.
Crowdfunding is a concept that’s been coined over the past decade by money-raising schemes for more off beat ventures – travel adventures, headphones for cats, quirky business proposals. Now, it’s made it’s way into real estate. It allows average people to pool their money together and invest in apartment complexes, office spaces and even commercial shopping centers.
Some of these projects literally end up paying for themselves with ROIs as high as 107%.
In 2002, brothers Kelly and Chris Edwards bought their first house in Raleigh, North Carolina. They were both in their 20s at the time and had both noticed a trend that the people with the hihest net worth owned real estate. They bought the house for $88,000 and in the next years bought another four or five properties. Today, they own [...]
Most prospective real estate investors can spot red flags indicating a bad investment — a long listing time, steadily declining asking prices, high neighborhood turnover, etc. But what about "green flags"? Signals that an investment might be promising are just as important to consider, and you don't want to overlook them when you're hunting [...]
An energy efficient home can pay dividends over the years, of saving money on utilities.
REITs have recently become more popular for small scale investors who want to dip their toes into real estate, but don’t want to take the big risk that comes with buying a property of your own.
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