Real Estate: Renovating Your Property

It goes without saying that I own these stocks. I have invested about 1% of my investment capital in each of these plays. All data is from S&P and was collected recently.

Paint your house as soon as possible. Keep in mind that a property that has a freshly painted either window or front door is inviting. Paint also inside your house and make sure that you paint it based on the designs as well as in the styles of your house. It is also better if the color of the paint also matches the features and appliances.

If you have ever dreamed about obtaining financial prosperity, becoming a real estate investor will put you on the runway. You will need a winning attitude and a determined spirit. Setting your sights high is another key to becoming a successful real estate investor. Be confident! Know what you want and go after it! There are lots of investors out there but there are plenty of homes and wealth to go around! Be determined to change your life! Be willing to try something different! Every time you drive past an empty house in your neighborhood, tell yourself that you can own it instead of looking at it. So what are you waiting for, let’s get to work!

The second rule in real estate investing is to always, always be prepared for the deal. Many people buy as a direct result of knee jerk reactions to all the bad news they hear. That’s the natural thing to do when sources around you are pushing nothing but volatile pieces of news. But a wise investor needs to be objective and dispassionate in their decision.

Real estate is not the stock market. You cannot expect to play it for short term profits. In the past, people have invested in property and flipped it for handsome profits. But that bubble has popped and it is anybody’s guess when things will be as they were before. So, play in real estate only if you are in it for the long run.

The IRS is one reason to avoid taking on a self-directed IRA real estate invesment on your own. This branch of the government has many rules regarding the use of retirement funds for real estate.

Option 2 – Private Property Sales. As stated above, you’re saving a lot of money and have complete freedom with regarding to marketing, showing the property, picking your offers and closing on your own terms. You’ll put in the hours and effort, but for the right seller it’s the way to go.