• Buy and Hold Strategies for Investors Buy and Hold Strategies for Investors

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    Buy and Hold Strategies for Investors

    Buying properties to hold for investment purposes may not be as straightforward as you think. People often think that a rental property is forever – but many factors go into how long an investor holds an income-producing property. Market conditions – including sales and rental performance, financing and the goals and objectives of the individual investor all play an important part.

    How Long to Hold that Rental Property?

    If you were to take a poll, most would probably believe buy and hold properties are meant to be owned forever, passing on only in death. And for most investors who kind of dabble in real estate – purchasing a property here and there, this may be true.

    However, professional investors are aware that not every buy and hold property is forever…

    There are some properties that indeed will stick with you forever, but there are others you may only own for a few months or a few years.

    Let’s take a look at the various buy and hold strategies employed by real estate investors and when to use each once.

    Short and Mid-Term Investment Property Strategies

    Seller Financed and Subject-To Rentals

    Seller financing is a fairly common strategy employed by investors to acquire rentals. Many times you will stumble across a homeowner who doesn’t really need the lump sum a cash sale will bring but is ready and willing to get rid of an unwanted property. You can often negotiate with these sellers to take...

    Buying properties to hold for investment purposes may not be as straightforward as you think. People often think that a rental property is forever – but many factors go into how long an investor holds an income-producing property. Market conditions – including sales and rental performance, financing and the goals and objectives of the individual investor all play an important part.

    How Long to Hold that Rental Property?

    If you were to take a poll, most would probably believe buy and hold properties are meant to be owned forever, passing on only in death. And for most investors who kind of dabble in real estate – purchasing a property here and there, this may be true.

    However, professional investors are aware that not every buy and hold property is forever…

    There are some properties that indeed will stick with you forever, but there are others you may only own for a few months or a few years.

    Let’s take a look at the various buy and hold strategies employed by real estate investors and when to use each once.

    Short and Mid-Term Investment Property Strategies

    Seller Financed and Subject-To Rentals

    Seller financing is a fairly common strategy employed by investors to acquire rentals. Many times you will stumble across a homeowner who doesn’t really need the lump sum a cash sale will bring but is ready and willing to get rid of an unwanted property. You can often negotiate with these sellers to take...

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  • Newbie Real Estate Investor Tips Newbie Real Estate Investor Tips

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    Newbie Real Estate Investor Tips

    Are you looking for some real estate investing tips to start building your real estate empire? Or maybe just to generate a stream of income separate from your day job. Real estate is one of my personal favorite investments. Here are just a few reasons why:

    • Cash flow. Even if you finance your investment property, you’ll still enjoy a positive cash flow (assuming you did your due diligence to make sure the property would be a wise investment). And once your tenants pay down your mortgage, your cash flow sky-rockets.
    • Tax breaks. Even with the new tax plan, there will be plenty of deductions available for investment property owners.
    • Appreciation. In addition to the cash flow and the tax breaks, real estate generally appreciates over the long-term. Of course the exact rates vary heavily between markets and years. So I really consider appreciation to be icing on the cash flow cake.
    • Highly passive income. Once you have good tenants moved in, you’ll just need to handle a few repairs and a lease renewal annually. Or you could hire a property manager to make the income entirely passive.
    • Perfect for real estate professionals. As a real estate pro, you already know your market and have insider information to help you make smart investment decisions. Plus the cash flow will help stabilize your income during your slow season or even through a down market.
    • Asset-building. If you spend your spare time collecting smart rental properties, you’ll be able to build quite a...

    Are you looking for some real estate investing tips to start building your real estate empire? Or maybe just to generate a stream of income separate from your day job. Real estate is one of my personal favorite investments. Here are just a few reasons why:

    • Cash flow. Even if you finance your investment property, you’ll still enjoy a positive cash flow (assuming you did your due diligence to make sure the property would be a wise investment). And once your tenants pay down your mortgage, your cash flow sky-rockets.
    • Tax breaks. Even with the new tax plan, there will be plenty of deductions available for investment property owners.
    • Appreciation. In addition to the cash flow and the tax breaks, real estate generally appreciates over the long-term. Of course the exact rates vary heavily between markets and years. So I really consider appreciation to be icing on the cash flow cake.
    • Highly passive income. Once you have good tenants moved in, you’ll just need to handle a few repairs and a lease renewal annually. Or you could hire a property manager to make the income entirely passive.
    • Perfect for real estate professionals. As a real estate pro, you already know your market and have insider information to help you make smart investment decisions. Plus the cash flow will help stabilize your income during your slow season or even through a down market.
    • Asset-building. If you spend your spare time collecting smart rental properties, you’ll be able to build quite a...

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  • Foreigners Want American Real Estate Foreigners Want American Real Estate

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    Foreigners Want American Real Estate

    Foreign Buyers and recent immigrants are buying the most real estate as ever since record keeping started in 2009. They spent $153 billion on American properties which was a 49% overall increase from last year. These purchases accounted for 10% of the total value of existing home sales in the US (not including new homes).

    Canada

    A big factor in this increase is Canada. They nearly doubled their purchases in the US in the last year due to the relative affordability of homes in the states. With cities like Toronto and Vancouver becoming more expensive, the US market becomes more appealing.

    China

    Beating Canada, China was the biggest buyer. They spent almost $32 Billion dollars during the surge, while Canada spent $19 Billion.

    Top States

    The top 5 states that foreigners are investing in are Florida, California, Texas, New Jersey, and Arizona. Canadians started investing in Florida, China focused on California and Mexico preferred Texas. It's all about location.

    Foreign Buyers and recent immigrants are buying the most real estate as ever since record keeping started in 2009. They spent $153 billion on American properties which was a 49% overall increase from last year. These purchases accounted for 10% of the total value of existing home sales in the US (not including new homes).

    Canada

    A big factor in this increase is Canada. They nearly doubled their purchases in the US in the last year due to the relative affordability of homes in the states. With cities like Toronto and Vancouver becoming more expensive, the US market becomes more appealing.

    China

    Beating Canada, China was the biggest buyer. They spent almost $32 Billion dollars during the surge, while Canada spent $19 Billion.

    Top States

    The top 5 states that foreigners are investing in are Florida, California, Texas, New Jersey, and Arizona. Canadians started investing in Florida, China focused on California and Mexico preferred Texas. It's all about location.

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