Posted December 28, 2011
An investor can choose from a variety of investment opportunities depending on the level of risk they are willing to take. Real estate alone has many choices which have made a lot of people build wealth quickly. However, this type of investment may not be for everyone.
“Because of the risk involved, anyone who is planning to venture into this business should and must have stable ways, strategy and enough knowledge in bringing in money for a diverse portfolio, which offers a financially secure future. Each type of real estate opportunity bears different risks and when it comes to choosing the ‘good’ one, an investor must consider different options.
Your first option could be the ‘Commercial real estate’ which is considered relatively secure compared to other forms. However, it requires a substantial amount to begin with. It is relatively secure and stable because most business owners prefer to stay in one location on long term basis. For some real estate investors who have already built a sizable portfolio and who have plenty of money to risk, money is not a big issue on this type of investment.
If you don’t want to own a business property then you can become a landlord. Another investment option is ‘residential rental properties’ which are long-term type of real estate investment. This can create residual income as well. It works for some because it can promise a comfortable retirement especially for those cautious real estate investors.
House flipping is another popular real estate investing strategy that can offer instant profits. However, this is a high-risk venture because the investor typically buys a property and makes a way to sell the property quickly.
One real estate investment that offer better profit is the lease or rent to own properties. With this type of investment, an investor can help a family who can’t afford to own a home. In this type, the investor can receive rent payments higher than the usual amount, but will eventually sell the property in the long run. But in the case that the purchase wasn’t complete, they can have it rented again. You will also have no worries with the repair and maintenance because the tenant or the family will have to do these all for you.
All these real estate investment options are surefire ways to build fortunes. However, how you start, what you have, and your strategies will determine your success rate in this business. Take your time before you plunge in and when you are already ready, it is wise to use several options to spread the risk because real estate market is so unpredictable…”
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