Many Californians are moving out of the state and going to Oregon. When this market turns around (which it will by mid 2009, you could even be up a lot more than what I’ve mention before.
A quick look at the math will demonstrate that purchasing for cash flow works. Let’s start with the purchase price. You decide to purchase a property for ,000,000. You deposit 0,000 as your down payment and earn a 10% cash on cash return on your investment. This investment will pay you ,000 in the first year and as the rent increases, so will your cash on cash return. Plus, while you’re holding the property, your 0,000 loan is amortizing or being reduced by your rental income. This means that you’re recovering your down payment while you pay down the debt.
Being a long-distance landlord is not usually the best idea. Living close to your properties has many advantages. When you are just starting out, you may be the “handyman” who gets called if your tenant has a maintenance problem. It’s much easier to handle any issues, or to check on your property, if you live within a reasonable driving distance.
Barnett suggests doing as much homework as possible. She states, “Last year, there were multiple offers on the property I bought. The seller takes a look and decides what they’ll accept. They don’t always take the highest price. What worked for me was I had cash and could close the deal sooner. I looked at the property, had inspectors check it out. I went with them. I got up on the roof with the inspector.” However, according to Bromma, the practice of doing your own research places you in the minority.
Look for an association that meets at least monthly if not more. This gives you a time to attend, meet people, have people meet you, ask questions, learn, network. If you have a choice this is the ideal situation. Now if the group only meets online or virtually, you might try to work with this group and see if you can’t find a way to get the people at the virtual meeting to attend a live networking events in town – be sure to work with the leader of the virtual group.
Simply said than done. It is quite simple to join but you have to keep in mind that before joining, you have weighed the pros and cons of the group. Because every real estate invesment group produces sets of rules and standards to follow, you have to make sure that it has met the criteria you have set on yourself. Don’t agree with the terms if you don’t feel comfortable with the group. The moment you have decided to join in, commit. Invest your energy and time working with your group. In every group, there are certain fees to provide so make sure that you are aware on the price. Still, if you are hesitant to commit, visit other groups and analyze them well.
In case your lawn looks weedy and lifeless, you must edge it as soon as possible. You can animate it through planting different plants that are suitable to the size as well as to the designs of your property. Otherwise, your buyers will surely lose interest to see your property.
Share market investments and other business opportunities always pose some threat, as they do not provide you a steady income. On the other hand, in real estate business you have far more stability and security than the rest. The profits that are earned from real estate may although not reap any quick benefits for you but in long term it is the only investment that is going to provide you with stable income.