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Invest In Real Estate Like A Pro With These Tips

Posted in Home Buyer Tips, Home buying, Home Leasing, Home Renting, Real Estate Investing, Real Estate Tips by southorangecounty on April 22, 2014

Invest In Real Estate Like A Pro With These Quick TipsReal estate investments are still going strong and will probably continue to be a popular method of financial gain into the future.

Real estate is solid. It is a tangible product that is attractive to both beginning investors and experienced pros. The most important part of getting started in real estate investing is knowing what you’re getting into and what to watch out for.

Here are 4 top tips from real estate investment professionals:

Understand The Realities

Real estate investment, like any form of investment, is risky. Do not use money you cannot afford to lose. Careful study, understanding the market, and practice help alleviate a lot of the risks but things happen in the best of situations so don’t play with what you can’t afford to lose.

Research Is A Constant

Research in real estate investment isn’t something you do once. Research is constant. It is a daily part of your efforts and should always be at the forefront of your mind. From changing banking methods to market changes, researching and learning must be ongoing to be a successful real estate investor.

Know The Property

Research isn’t limited to financing and the real estate market. You need to thoroughly investigate each property before you buy. Fill out an investment worksheet to see if all the costs associated with the purchase will allow a satisfying profit.

Learn About Personal Protection

Taking risks with the money you have set aside for investment is one thing. Taking risks with your family’s savings, property, and other assets is another. Consider starting an LLC. You can choose from a single LLC to cover all of your real estate holdings, or having a separate LLC for each property purchased.

About Bob Phillips

I’ve been working with real estate investors in South Orange County for over 3 decades, helping them to identify suitable properties, helping them to manage their holdings, and helping them to increase their holdings, using devices such as 1031 exchanges.  There are always investment opportunities in our area, and I am well trained and experienced to help you ferret them out.  Give me a call – 949-887-5305 – or shoot me an email – – and let’s talk about your real estate goals.

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