Investment Property Guide
Stocks go up ... stocks go down. Economies ebb and flow. The value of real
estate rises and falls. No single investment can promise uninterrupted profit.
That's why savvy investors diversify their holdings.
Since real estate - like the stock market - tends to ride out
its ups and downs well, providing good long-term results, record numbers of
people have been buying second properties as investments. Purchases have risen
25% over the last five years to $50 billion. In fact, forecasters expect Americans
to purchase 3.6 million second homes over the next 10 years. That's about
1,000 a day!
Is it the right time for you to follow this growing and potentially rewarding
trend? This guide will help you make that decision.
Download our Investment
Property Guide and read about the following topics:
Adding a Home to your Investment Portfolio
Understand what an investment property is and why the real estate trend is
Things to Consider Before Investing
Before you get started, you'll want to determine whether or not it fits
your financial plan.
Beginning Your Search
Learn where to begin and how to shop like an investor.
An Expert Home Team Makes a Big Difference
From real estate agents to appraisers, developing a strong network can work
to your advantage.
Follow Up Teamwork with Homework
We encourage you to do some research on being a landlord, to study the rental
market and to determine your potential cash flow.
Applying for Your Loan
Find out why it's so important to secure the right financing.
Preparing for Closing
Learn about the closing procedures.
Renting Your Investment Property
Now that you have your property, how do you find the right tenants? We'll
suggest some criteria to help you set your standards.
Maintaining Your Investment Property
As an investment, it's crucial to keep your property in the best shape.
Find out if hiring a property manager is right for you.
Use our handy real estate listings decoder and review our helpful checklist
to help you get on your way.
Don't know your ARM from an APR? Refer to this comprehensive glossary.
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