With your REI, you need to know one thing straight, and that is you simply cannot aspire hard cash immediately. You have to wait and watch the market movements and other socio-economic and politico economic factors before selling your property, like a mall or your home. Instead, you can always borrow a sum of money against your property! But! Hey! Do you really want to go for borrowing?
The financial downturn has its benefits. For instance, if you are a buyer in this market, chances are you will make a handsome profit because it is a buyer’s market out there. For one thing, rates have crashed. So, anyone making a buy today can be assured that they are buying when rates have bottomed out. Secondly, most sellers have come down from their high horses and are willing to sell if they get a genuine buyer with a reasonably good offer. Some are even ready to sell if they break even. So, if you have the money, there’s no reason to hold yourself back.
What’s a seller to do? One of the newest ways to get laser-targeted traffic to your offer to sell is through the Internet. Having your own locally specific listing appear in the big search engines can create a flood of interested buyers calling and scheduling appointments to view your FSBO real estate. Even better, you can compete directly with MLS and real estate brokers on a level playing field.
Lastly in my opinion, this is by far THE SAFEST real estate invesment you can possibly make. If the real estate market collapsed today, your tenant must still pay the appreciated price that you two agreed on if they wish to purchase the house. If they back out, you can keep their down payment and the extra rent payment (for the option to purchase the home). In addition, the collapse of the market will create a renters market where people will be better off renting a home for some time instead of buying one. Your house can now change from a rent to own property to a rent only property for the duration of this time. Finally, it is likely that since your original tenants intended on purchasing the home, they will have likely kept it in a good condition and may have improved the property.
Keep a real job. This has really hurt our progress. Lenders are really looking for 3rd party income, even though you could be fired at a moment’s notice.
Market Research and Strategy. This is where you break down the work you have done assessing the industry; why you know there is an opportunity and how you will take advantage of that opportunity. You can talk about a few of the technicalities, but remember not too much detail that is what the appendix is for!
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.
With curb appeal remodeling, you are required to think like a real estate investor. Usually, this type of remodeling applies on flipping property investment because when the investor buys the property for a purpose to get high profit, they improve it through curb appeal remodeling. With low cost spent, high return on investment can be got back.