When investors talk about investing in real estate, many of us get horrible flashbacks to the global economic recession of 2008. In the aftermath of this crisis, few people are inclined to even consider real estate as investment opportunity and instead shy away to seek alternate investments.
However, real estate investment could be a potentially smart choice and an area of the market that shouldn’t be ignored. Don’t shut the door on a great opportunity!
At its simplest, real estate investing is the purchase of a future income stream from property. Whether that is through buying a house and renting the property out, or buying a run-down property and re-selling after you have done some renovation work, the choice is up to you. There are many different types to invest in as well: retail, commercial and residential to name a few.
Ok, let’s say you’re interested. But what does investing in real estate actually mean?
One way is to buy properties. As mentioned, you can buy properties with the aim of renting them out and collecting rental income. For example, an option could be to buy a home in a high-demand area like New York or San Francisco, and then renting out your property to young professionals working in the city. Or, if you have a good eye for a bargain and a knack for renovation, you can choose to buy a home to ‘flip’, which basically means cleaning up a home that used to be out-dated and poorly structured and turning it around into a newly furbished, modern house. This method has recently been popularized by HGTV shows such as Flip or Flop or Fixer Upper and the key notion is to buy low, renovate, then sell high. And for you? A tidy profit at the end for you all your hard work.
But if you’re already struggling to scrape together a deposit for the down-payment of your first home, this may not be a good option for you.
No problem! Enter: the iBillionaire Real Estate Strategy.
The Real Estate Strategy invests in REITs (real estate investment trusts) as well as companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property.
REITs in a Nutshell: similar to a mutual fund or an ETF, but instead of owning a portfolio of stocks, investors in REITs own a portfolio of commercial or residential properties and/or mortgages. Just like a fund, you can buy shares of a REIT as part of your investment portfolio.
In fact, buying into this strategy offers you exposure to many types of real estate investing that might otherwise be unavailable. Investors in this strategy will earn a share of the income produced through real estate investment – without actually having to go out and buy or finance property.
It’s like owning a house without actually owning it!
Real Estate can offer some really great benefits and provide multi-faceted investment returns to your portfolio. Investing in a strategy like iBillionaire’s Real Estate can also add real diversification to your portfolio, a must for any serious investor.
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