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Investing in homes

When considering financial stability, investing is one of the best ways to secure the future. Certainly, investing in financial markets is one option.  To be successful, it takes patience and knowledge to wade through its volatility.  Another avenue, however, is investing in real estate.

Real estate is potential right in your backyard.  Or your neighborhood. Or your city.  The value tends to only increase and has long term benefits. Watching real estate market trends helps. Being knowledgeable about current trends and projections allows you to take advantage of opportunities when they become apparent.  In many cases, self-education is the fastest way to acquire the knowledge you need.

Because real estate tends to appreciate (increase in value), the pathway to wealth increases. Owning real estate is an asset.  Its value grows stronger over time, and as your equity in the investment increases, your own profitability improves.

So how can you invest?  First, owning your home is the investment that is immediate.  Your monthly mortgage payments contribute to the equity in your home.  You should see that equity increase over time, and when ready to list your home with a Realtor and sell, see an increase in profitability.

Another way is purchasing additional property that will provide you with a regular cash-flow. Owning rental property fits this bill.  It can be residential or commercial.  Now, you are in the role of landlord. Some items fall under your domain to maintain; others are the responsibility of the renter.  In either case, the contract states the division of accountability.

Owning secondary properties also provides tax incentives. This incentive varies by state and by the type of property owned and its location, but the law is clear:  investing in properties can equal tax breaks for the investor. This means more money in your pocket for future investing.

Sometimes, you can find opportunities to invest in a consortium. This would be a real estate transaction that pulls together a variety of investors to develop or underwrite a property. The passive investment generally improves over time and has the possibilities to outperform the stock market. But being knowledgeable about the real estate market can also affect your own investment strategy when you consider your 401K investments. 

One of the most popular trends these days in flipping houses. The ability to purchase a property and immediately add value through cosmetic changes and muscle power is incredibly intriguing for a certain demographic. This takes vision and problem-solving skills to a whole new level, and it’s not the right path for everyone.  But it can be a quick way to add more assets–which means equity–which means financial stability–to your portfolio.

No matter the real estate pathway you  want to investigate, there is something for everyone.  The best thing to do is to contact a Realtor you trust. The Yosha-Snyder Group is poised to help you realize your future goal. Whether it is finding a forever home, securing a future flip, or launching the landlord  journey, The Yosha-Snyder Group has a real estate expert ready to talk with you.

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