Anytime you purchase real estate for a profit,
youre participating in real estate investing. Many individuals
have made it a full-time career, though anyone can become an
investor and still keep their day job. But like any investment,
be that stocks, bonds or business ventures, youre taking
a risk. Real Estate being such a costly investment, your risk
can be substantially greater. Those willing to ride the tide
and stay calm through the industrys ups and downs have
been known to earn substantial profits.
Real Estate investors typically
fall into two categories :
1.) Those who buy property
at low or below market prices, fix this property up and sell
it for a profit
2.) Those who buy property to lease for ongoing revenue
The first group of investors tend to seek out
foreclosures or fixer-uppers, urgent sales due to death, divorce
or job transfers, spending between six months to a year making
necessary repairs and high-yielding cosmetic improvements from
curb appeal to completely new bathrooms and kitchens, porches
and paint. When the property hits the market again, these investors
strive to not only recoup the expense of the purchase and renovation
expense, but also reap a sizable profit for their time and effort.
The second type of investors often find themselves in the role
of property manager, collecting rents, ensuring property maintenance
and ongoing tenancy. This may include residential or commercial
The real estate industry tends to be a relatively
safe, long-term investment with predictable profitability potential.
If youre looking to cash in, watch the market and do your
homework. Then give it a try. Download Here, using Adobe Acrobat Reader See www.adobe.com for more on Acrobat Reader
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