If you’re like most people, you have a desire to have your money work for you.
Real estate is one of the oldest forms of investing, having been around since the early days of human civilization. Predating modern stock markets, real estate is one of the five basic asset classes that every investor should seriously consider adding to their portfolio for the unique cash flow, liquidity, profitability, tax and diversification benefits it offers.
Here are 10 ways to make money in real estate:
1. Buy and Hold Real Estate
2. Become a Lender or Private Mortgage Investor
3. Flip Investment Properties
4. Lease Options
5. Wholesaling Real Estate
6. Short Sales
7. Rent-to-Own Investments
8. Fix and Flips
9. Pre-Foreclosure Investing
10. Real Estate Syndication
Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and it can also be a great source of income, especially if you’re sitting on a large chunk of equity.
If you’ve owned your home for a few years, chances are you’ve built up a healthy amount of equity — the difference between what your home could sell for and what you owe on it. As real estate prices rise, so does the equity in your home.
Equity is essentially a cash cushion that grows as you pay down your mortgage or as your property value increases. You can tap into that equity with a loan or line of credit, but if you do so responsibly, it can also help you achieve other financial goals.
Here’s how to use your home’s equity to invest in your future:
1. Pay off debt — for good.
2. Make college more affordable for your kids, or yourself.
3. Renovate or remodel your house to increase its value and make it more comfortable to live in.
4. Invest in real estate.
Most of us have some sort of savings and would like to see it grow. In other words, we’d like to be passive investors with an opportunity for higher returns.
Passive investments in real estate are easy when you use multifamily syndications. It gets your money working for you instead of you working for your money.
Investing in real estate syndications is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
Why? Because ALL investments in real estate syndications take time to grow, and most “serious” investors are looking for slow and steady growth over the long term, at least 5 years.
Real estate syndications are an easy and passive way to invest in real estate through the purchase of shares in a real estate property. The advantages of this investment strategy are clear, as it allows you to mitigate risk as a smaller investor and capitalize on the expertise of others in analyzing and purchasing commercial properties.
Let’s take a closer look at what benefits possible when you invest in real estate syndication:
● Receive a steady monthly income
● Earn a predictable rate of return
● Diversify your portfolio beyond stocks, bonds and cash
● Invest in multiple properties at once
● Enjoy the potential for tax-sheltered profits
Deciding to invest in real estate is an important financial decision, and you want to know as much as possible without having to do all the heavy lifting yourself. If this sounds like you, you’re at the right place. Check out our eBook to learn more about how you can diversify your portfolio by investing in a real estate syndication.