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Want to Invest in Real Estate? 7 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before You Buy Another Real Estate Investment Course

Here are seven questions to ask yourself.

1. Is this a hobby or a business?

Ask yourself why you want to invest in real estate.

-Do you want another income stream

-Do you want to build equity in a house

-How many sellers and buyers do you want to speak with each day/week/month

-How much time do you have to invest in real estate

-Are you working a full time job

-Are you retired looking for additional income

-What do you want to do with your time?

If you want to build a real estate investing business, then you need to treat it like a business.

Are you going to be a landlord? Then you need to determine how much time you want to spend collecting rent, maintaining the property, making repairs, answering tenant calls late at night, etc.

Or have a property management company handle the tenants and maintenance? Then you need to determine who you will hire to manage your property and how much you will pay them. Typically a property management company will charge one months rent to locate a te…

Real Estate Investment Training Courses Teach Investment, But Are They Right?

It's all about cash and real estate investment training courses teach that investment is a smart idea, but we're going to look at the good and bad here. Not that we are attempting to be too materialistic here but let us accept it, we need some security that would run down thru the years. And that is precisely what a property investment is. Undoubtedly , the benefits that property investment might provide are far many than folk would have first thought. And whilst we do not all have first access on making an investment in property, working on ways to invest on one is a good option when attempting to save and make money in return. If you're more forward looking and would like to see a steadier earnings, you should be investing your money on real state. Your home as an example, would not forever remain as your home if you opt to have it hired or sold one day. Not only would this attract great sums of cash, it might also help you become more secured when you must produce cash…

Top Secrets Real Estate Investors Use To Turbocharge Their Businesses

Have you ever wondered why some real estate investors seem to make it all look so easy? We have all heard the stories about how one investor made over $100,000 in a week by flipping a house. Or maybe about how another one bought a multimillion dollar apartment complex and walked away with cash at closing.

So how do these people do it? And is it something the average person off the street can learn to do? Well, those are some of the same questions I had when I first started in the business. So I spent months of research and tens of thousands of dollars to learn what strategies these successful people use that the rest of us do not. What follows is a brief summary of what I learned. Some may surprise you, others may not. However, I found these to be common words of wisdom from every successful investor.

1. Real Estate Investing is a Business, Not a Hobby

Every successful real estate investor I know operates their endeavors strictly as a business, even if it's just a part-time thing. T…

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) – a Different Way to Invest in Real Estate

Real Estate Investment Trusts are securities that invest into real estate and can be traded on the major exchanges or held in a private trust for individual investors. Individuals can invest into REIT's by buying the shares of mutual funds or shares of a non-traded REIT.

Some REIT's invest into a mix of real estate types, while others focus on an industry segment such as hospitality or medical facilities. This flexibility gives investors the opportunity to diversify their overall portfolio and then also within the asset class of real estate by choosing REIT's that invest into various industry parts.

Advantages

High Yields- Many investors are attracted to REIT's for their high interest rate yields. REIT's have on average shown investors an 8% rate of return over the past 10 years, although the returns can be as high as 15% depending on the structure and the portfolio's holdings. These high yields can be reinvested or taken as a current income stream depending on t…